Buttery, clean, delicious — a month ago
Spectacular! The Sangiovese complements the Shiraz perfectly. Meaty, Smokey, savory and luscious. Fantastic! — 2 months ago
Liquorland $10 very tasty easy to drink, little sweet, — 3 days ago
Very peppery, medium bodied red. — 2 months ago
Absolutely gorgeous. Phenomenal rich luscious fruit and voluptuous tannin. Would not pick it blind as Sangiovese. — 3 months ago
Absolutely delightful — a month ago
Friend house warming. Recent discovery of cabernet blend in beechworth is pretty good. Vanilla and chalky mineral. Abit of white paper feel. there is also some blue fruit and floral taste like pomerol. Quite smooth and elegant but still got some background bitter taste. Plum sweet — a month ago
At East Bay Nasty Women Pinot Noir tasting. This might have been my favorite of the line up. I immediately, confidently (and very incorrectly) called Burgundy (Cote de Beaune) based on the texture—lithe with silky tannins that are ever so slightly rustic on the finish. Lovely purity of fruit - tart red cherry, rhubarb. Savory/herbal finish reminded me of the Sonoma Coast. At one point, the fruit ripeness would have screamed new world but with warmer and dryer recent vintages in Burgundy, that’s no longer a given.
This producer, like nearly everyone else in the world making Pinot outside of burgundy, cited Burgundy as their influence and has spent a good deal of time there, but in this case it really shows. Of course, there are likely details that make this uniquely Mornington-Penninsula-esque and I can’t pretend that I’ve had nearly enough Australian Pinots (shame on me!) to tell you what those are. This is one of the coolest growing regions in Australia, and these vines are grown in soils with a high % of sand.
Found this photo via search as I forgot to snap a bottle shot. I *think* the vintage was 2016. — a month ago