Nitty Gritty Wines

Cavallotto

Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

Acidic and with some gritty tannins, but also with a healthy amount of fresh and dried flowers, Kirschwässer, strawberry liqueur, and grapefruit pith. A great intro to Nebbiolo, with many of the more complex characteristics one would hope for in such a wine while still being full of fruit and ready to drink within 20-30 minutes. — 2 years ago

Peter Michael Winery

'L'Esprit des Pavots' Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Really yummy, tastes as if just bottled. Chocolate-laced gritty tannins and lots of dark earth tones. — 4 years ago

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@LM Segal Good review Cheers 🍷

Keating

Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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9.1

The tannins were just a touch gritty, but this was otherwise a very nice cab that showed its Rutherford origins very well. — 4 years ago

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Trent Fletcher

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Had this back in February. Much more secondary in nature with leather and earth. Agree w gritty tannins. Still very good and enjoyable.

The Steven Kent Winery

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

David T
9.0

Nice evolution at this point. Lots of dark cherries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, good spice, dry crushed rocks, gritty volcanic minerals, chewy leather, tobacco, graphite, dry and fresh florals. Good acidity, just a touch hot, the length, tension, structure and balance is pretty good. Finishes ripe, fresh to slightly dry tannins. — 5 years ago

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Alfredo Maestro (Bodegas y Viñedos Maestro Tejero)

El Marciano Grenache

Gritty and tannic but with excellent sour cherry fruit and structure. Fresh, natural, yummy. — 2 years ago

Primitivo Quiles

Raspay Reserva Alicante Monastrell 2012

Drinks like aged Rioja with a slightly more meaty palate. Gritty tannin with mature notes of licorice and leather. Cool wine. — 4 years ago

Seavey Vineyard

Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

David T
9.8

Few wines fit perfectly into my wheelhouse. This is one of a few. I picked this up at Seavey last weekend. 1997 is such a historic Napa vintage and this wine lives up to every inch of it. It’s a wine that you want to slowly sip all night.

On the nose; very, ripe; blackberries, sweet & sour dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, huckleberries with slightly baked strawberries haunt the background. Mixed berry cola, vanilla, cherry liqueur notes, some black licorice, limestone minerals, very light clove, soft subtle dark spices, dry crushed rock powder, sweet tarry notes, saddle-wood, very soft leather, forest floor, blue flowers and dark fresh & withering flowers.

The body is gloriously soft, round and beyond elegant. Still has plenty of soft, round, slightly tarry tannins. The structure, tension, length and balance have hit its sweet spot with another 7-10 years of really good drinking left. It’s harmony on the palate. Ripe; blackberries, sweet & sour dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, huckleberries with slightly baked strawberries haunt the background. Mixed berry cola, vanilla, notes of caramel, cherry liqueur notes, steeped fruit tea, some black licorice, just a hint of herbaceous, limestone minerals, very light clove, soft subtle dark spices, dusty tannins, dry crushed rock powder, gritty volcanic minerals, dry clay, sweet tarry notes, saddle-wood, chewy soft leather, forest floor, blue flowers and dark fresh & withering flowers. The acidity is about as perfect as I’ve had. The finish is nothing short of astounding. It’s long, elegant, ripe, well balanced and doesn’t end. One of the more exceptional wines I’ve had in some time.

Photos of, Seavey Winery & tasting room, the stairs the lead up to Williams office and show that late 18th century architecture, Williams desk in his old office and their Estate vines with the hillside painting the background.
— 4 years ago

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David T

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum Also, your magnum will be less evolved than the 750ml I had mine.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I’m less evolved too, so the Seavy will be perfect for me.

Le Macchiole

Messorio Toscana Merlot 2011

Very New World style. By the nose and palate, this one allost seemed to resemble a Malbec. I believe this is 100% Merlot. Decadent black and purple youthful fruit and a hint of chocolate on the nose. Entry is gritty, black and purple fruit with cocoa nibs and herbal character. Herbs carry to the middle where a baking spice note shows, but again this wind seems to have more of a dark purple and tarry black fruit background. Very weighted finish. Thick and inky. I think this could benefit from a few more years of bottle aging but drinking well now! — 3 years ago

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In agreement with Mark here...very new world in style. All merlot. Wouldn’t have guessed it was Italian at all. Rich and ripe. Ripe blackberry, blueberry and dark cocoa dusted dates on the nose and a similar profile on the palate...acidity and tannins are fairly high, keeping this wine in its place before getting too high octane. One of the better Italian wines I’ve had.
9.3
Benjamin Keator

Benjamin Keator

Fuck! I thought he was going to save this for me. One of my favorites
joe leatherwood

joe leatherwood

Ben, it’s ok .. got a few more for next time.

Domaine Gourt de Mautens (Jérôme Bressy)

Vaucluse Red Rhone Blend 2011

Gorgeous. Earthy, gritty and peppery with bright fruit in the background. Very well done. — 4 years ago

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Eric Kent Wine Cellars

Syrah Kalen's Big Boy Blend 2015

A bit gritty, Needs some more time. — 5 years ago