WSJ wine for Silk Sonic tickets — 4 days ago
Optio Vineyards La Mar Vineyard Petite Sirah 2020, Paso Robles, California
Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Showing black currants, cooked cherries, plums, dried figs, tobacco, oak, spices, light vanilla, peppercorn and bitter herbs.
Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a tasty Petite Sirah from Paso Robles. Showing nice complexity, rich and concentrated.
This Single Vineyard is a nice sipping wine, big and bold. Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Fruit forward, extracted and jammy.
Still young and would be better in a few years. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, and see if it calms down a bit.
In your face kind of wine, so not for the faint of hearts, with a teeth staining color.
Petite Sirah grapes were aged in (50% new) oak barrels for 17 months. A tiny production of only 660 bottles.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
@Delectable Wine — 4 days ago
Very nice wine. I don't remember where I got it but sure wish I did. I'd love to have more! — 10 days ago
So smooth and delicious the flavor notes were lovely!! A great cab!! — 12 days ago
From my gal (whose palate is much better than mine but thinks tracking wine is too much work): Chilled and perfect. Dusky, ruby plum colour. Smells like sweet Alberta wild rose, cranberries, sour cherry, pie spice and a damp evening. Tastes like tart cherry, bell peppers and cola bottle candies. The chilledness walks a fine line between bright acidity and subtle tannins at the end. — 5 days ago
10 years old…lighter in color, texture, tannin, the Tablas CdP influenced blend is in a very good point of it’s development. A touch of browning, the sweet viscus weight of this Paso blend has morphed into something thinner, more complex, more balanced., more nuanced, more interesting. Worked well with simple summer take-out pizza. I love Tablas… their entire program just keeps illustrating how to keep new world conditions and old world farming principles together. Kudos, to all the folks at Tablas and Beaucastle. — 13 days ago
2002 in 2022. Still Lucious dark fruit, dark cocoa, mid bodied and lingering sweet tobacco finish. — 14 days ago
This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Paso Robles. Easy drinking and spicy at this point.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Showing red and black fruits with vanilla, licorice, cedar, earth, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, chocolates and coffee.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
Showing great complexity with a smooth mouthfeel. So pleasant and enjoyable by itself, and really gorgeous after 3 hours of airtime.
This 23 year old is not going to get any better with time, but it is delicious now. I just love these aged Bordeaux blends.
Interesting, elegant and rich. Fruit forward and extracted.
I've had a younger vintage of the Reserve a few years ago, and it is very consistent. Nice to see these quality wines out of Paso Robles.
Robert Parker 91 points.
A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 33 months (60% new). Unfiltered and unfined.
14% alcohol by volume.
$180. — 9 days ago
Optio Vineyards San Luis Obispo Grenache 2020, California
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of blueberries, dried figs, raisins, oak, licorice, cooked cherries, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light tobacco and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with stewed blueberries, cherries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, bitter herbs and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with round tannins.
This young Grenache is drinking very nicely already. Spicy and rich.
Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Showing a smooth mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.
Easy drinking and good by itself. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
Grapes were aged in oak barrels for 17 months. A tiny production of only 3 barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$58. — 15 days ago