Nice oaky & refreshing. Enjoyed in Palo Alto on Saturday night with Rafael! — 10 days ago
Deep ruby color.
Aromas of baked black fruit, vanilla, clove, raspberry.
Dry. Flavors of fresh ripe blackberry, raspberry, vanilla, licorice, clove, cinnamon. Rich velvety tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — 2 months ago
Pour Richards 15. A big well-rounded wine with something for everyone. Had a t-bone with it the second night. — 2 months ago
Medium-deep ruby color.
Aromas of black stewed fruit, browned butter, cinnamon.
Dry. Flavors of cassis, buttered brioche, vanilla, licorice, raspberry compote, cinnamon. Rich, velvety tannins. Yum!
Finish: 4/5 — 15 days ago
As one can expect for a Dave Phinney wine, this is rich and ripe, but it has so much more to offer at year 14. Blueberry, fig, tobacco, cracked pepper, dried mushroom, and slight hint of barnyard. On the palate it’s juicy yet soft and ultra smooth. The finish is long, candied, and earthy.
My 2nd and last bottle. At its peak. — 2 months ago
50% Syrah; 40% Grenache; 10% Mourvèdre — 23 days ago
Not strong, but nice — 17 days ago
Always such a singular wine. It has the weight and richness of a white Rhône, with the acid and mineral tension of a great white burg. I like to say “Chaveneau.” It’s stunningly aromatic with layered depth and complexity, wafting from the glass with ripe tropical fruit, hazelnut, wildflower honey and pastry cream. The palate is rich and intense, but retains focus and balance along with killer volume, an elegant texture and excellent length. I continue to prefer GDP blanc to the rouge. — 2 months ago