This blend of Tempranillo and Graciano, estate-produced from organically groen grapes is full and flavorful, with notes of dark berries and plums, ground coffee, leather, powder, and smooth tannins. It's a fantastic partner for small game, burgers, or chili, Manchego cheese, paella, and grilled fish. — 5 months ago
Woooooow!!! This was the 2007 vintage and I was lucky enough to get a small taste...Sensational wine, layers of indescribable fruit goodnesss that is so rich and long and nuanced. It’s actually a little drier than expected but simultaneously exploding with raspberries and strawberry jam with hints of smoked game and lambic beer...By far the best Chateauneuf-du-pape I’ve ever tried. — 3 years ago
Great bottle but still young waiting game is still playing. leather with small hints of raspberry possible boysenberry, slight earthiness. Gravel and a bad of basil. — 4 years ago
Really great small batch California Bordeaux blend - black currant, tobacco, etc. — 7 months ago
Beautifully smooth Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah. Rich, thick, velvety wine made of dark red fruits with touches of coco. It’s perfectly balanced and I could want for nothing more than a case of this and friends to share a meal at my table. May your cup runneth over! Lovely chilled. — 2 years ago
Had another bottle of this rustic wine. Super happy with it. This time enjoyed with a mix of game - goose breast and duck breast l - and some couscous and mushrooms. Later had a small cheese course with a raw milk cow’s milk, alpine style cheese. — 3 years ago
This wine is very well-made, it’s soft spoken, medium-body, but full of lush fruit, great finish, surprisingly long for a Chorey. Immediately pretty and feminine, with a nose dominated by small red fruits (raspberry, Morello cherry) and black fruits (blackberry) set off by note of liquorice and underbrush. With air it evolves towards strawberry preserves and gingerbread with light game and leather notes. It is well-built with noticeably elegant tannins. — 4 years ago
Wine 6/12 (Pinot Noir aka 'Peanut of the Night')
Nose has ripe cherry, tree bark, roses, blood orange slice, minor cedar notes, molasses cookie and fresh blackberry.
Palate has dried strawberry, ripe cherry, dried citrus, tart cherry, molasses, baking spices with notable tannins/acidity, a very long finish.
A perfect wine for any party, if you don't like this there might be something wrong with you. Are you a dyed-in-the-wool White Zinfandel fan, maybe this isn't your game then.
Once again it is notable that I have made one full trip around the Sun earlier this week. We had our small, social bubble team to the house for celebrating my getting older and somewhat less flexible in advancing age...Whatever will be done when I creast 50? Well, at least it's several years until needing manage that concern.
We enjoyed well-salted Ribeyes (Kinderhook Farm - Valatie, NY, prepared 48h in advance), turning to a beautiful medium-rare after a mere 12m of grill time and smashed, small red potatoes with capers (yeah try it, don't judge me yet). None of the bottles were particularly planned as 'steak wines'; we didn't care as it really was a wine nerd-fest of grapes/regions, from Burgenland, Austria to Brittany, France. Wine and food were on individual plateaux today. This was the vom Boden Spring Experience case, expertly curated by Stephen Bitterolf, and well received by our tasting crew. — 10 months ago
Quite dark redblue color for a PN; the nose is full of raspberries and dark cherry but also has some savoury forest leather/game type of aromas; taste contains all from the nose plus high spicy acids, some oak flavours and weak small tannins. Very well made NZ pinot, paired with Montana intenso cheese, Chianti salami, and Shostakovich's 8th quartet. — 4 years ago
Beautiful nose of ripe cherry and a touch of earth. Beautiful oxblood color. Fantastic pallet of ripe cherry, dried cranberries, a touch of earth and pure elegance. I would love another in a few years. Paired great with small game birds. — 5 years ago