A beautiful deep magenta-purple color. Fruity and perfumed aromas of blackberry, loganberry, vanilla, clove, currant, and violets rise from the glass. Polished and fine tannins glide across the palate, outlining a medium-full body that is loaded with black fruit, currant, sweet tobacco, and baking spice flavors, finishing with a flourish of chocolate-covered cherries. Drink now - 2027. $35 on Wine Access. Get more. — 15 hours ago
My wife wanted to buy me an interesting wine as a Valentine’s Day gift and chose the 2013 G.D. Vajra Kye Freisa. I’ve tasted a lot of the Piedmontese grape varietals, but never Freisa until tonight.
After a decent decant, the Kye, being a dark ruby color, was a deep, rich wine with notes of roasted strawberry, wild blueberry, black plum skin, rolled tobacco, white pepper, blood orange, dried herbs and hot asphalt. The wine initially seemed a little wild, earthy and gamey, but that blew off after a bit. Structurally, the Kye was medium plus body, medium plus tannin, high acid, and had a fairly long finish. Delicious wine that paired well with a fire roasted tomato bolognese with rotini. — 7 days ago
Light in color but not in body. Reminiscent of a potent rose; strawberry, pepper, wintergreen. Perfumery qualities after given enough time to open up. Acidity mixed with strawberry notes is slightly off-putting, but would pair wonderfully with many foods. — 3 days ago
Starting this weekend off right with some solid bubbly on a Saturday afternoon. 100% Sparkling Chardonnay from the Trento DOC of Alto Adige Italy. Bright straw yellow color. Aromas of yellow apple, white flowers and a hint of yeast. Ripe yellow apple fruit flavors with just a touch of pear, lemon and baguette. Consistent bubbles and slightly creamy texture. Beautifully balanced, bright and refreshing. Not a mainstream region or offering, but Good Stuff! — 14 days ago
Nice off-dry Riesling, better than expected for its age and color. — 4 days ago
Medium gold in color, the honeyed nose shows apricot, minerally/earthy “petrol” notes, and almost a Semillon-like lanolin note. Rich in the mouth and off-dry (like a German Feinherb), it’s got deep fruit and earth flavors and is quite full-bodied (14%), with a little alcohol showing at the tail end of the finish. Not a delicate-styled Riesling by any stretch. It’s the kind of Riesling that will go better with white meats than anything from river or sea. — 12 days ago
It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday
Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
On the nose cooked cherries, red currants, plums, oak, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, earth, light vegetables, metals, Mediterranean spices, chocolates and black pepper.
Full-bodied with medium acidity and long long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, plums, oak, licorice, chocolates, tobacco leaf, spices, cocoa, earth and peppercorn.
Medium finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Merlot-based Bordeaux is rich, spicy and interesting, with a tangy finish. A little off balance at this point.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime (2 hours).
I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and it feels like it is in its dumb phase. Still young, but already enjoyable.
This 5-year-old from the great 2016 vintage, would age nicely in the next 15 years.
Thank you Elvira for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 16 days ago