I recently conducted an experiment...Wine.com 10% off of $99, an offering that does not present very often.
All wines needed to score 90 or above by Wine Spectator..except for the Burn Cottage PN all bottles were less than $20. My purchase... five bottles in total.
1). Burn Cottage Moonlight Race 2015. WS 91..
Most expensive $42.
2). Novellum Chardonnay 92 by JD..this was
Included to make the $99.
3). Innocent Bystander PN 2017. 92 by WS.
...will keep you posted on other two.
This wine is great for sub $20...blueberry...cherry..tea leaves.a soft herbal component and dried flowers or sage. This definitely beat the Burn Cottage in terms of complexity!
Record temperature set in Iowa today! 1° early am! WHAT!⛄🌨 — 3 years ago
Another bright food-friendly Pinot from Central Otago NZ. Hazey, and probably biodynamic and unfiltered... so open and drink up. Sour cherry notes, very tasty. — 4 years ago
Watched during Moonlight. Good flavor, strong — 2 years ago
It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This time it's a delightful Cabernet from Sonoma County.
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose with blackberries, blackcurrants, plums, cherries, light vanilla, eucalyptus, earth, licorice, mint, cloves, spices, dark chocolates and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, leather, chocolates and earth.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon from knights Valley in Sonoma County. Well balanced with nice complexity and a very soft and smooth mouthfeel.
Good by itself or with food. Fruit forward, spicy and elegant. This is a good wine to sip on by the porch.
Needs an hour to open up properly and balance itself out.
At this point the high alcohol is not noticeable, which is always nice.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet is very approachable now, and will be good in the next 10 years.
I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.
Aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 4 years ago
Lovely Malbec, would drink again. — 5 years ago
Tsukika 2018 - Released 7th Dec, 2019. 1,870 bottles produced. Less filtered, fine texture. Citrus, quince, apple, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, shortbread. Beautiful, elegant, gentle. Maternal. Should cellar a few years to see more dimension. — 3 years ago
Superb nose of cherry and earth and blood. Very intense! The palate is superb too with an exquisite balance between a delicious cherry juice and a long acid backbone. Slight tannins kick in in the end to mark a long finish with fruits and cherry moonlight notes. Once again foillard delivers big time in a more subtle, precise way than 14 and 15. My favourite Beaujolais producer — 4 years ago
What the doctor ordered on 95 degree day. Crisp. Light honeydew. — 5 years ago