Color of light gold, bubbly. Nose of roasted nuts, nice ripe tropical fruits like banana, peach, and mango, a bit oaky, a bit spicy yet sweet. The nose is good. Taste of good balance among mineral, acidity, and sweetness. A bit too light considering nose is so fragrant. Ripe fruits again and refresh. Aftertaste of some more spicy nature, with touch of mineral, more fruit notes, and roasted nuts. Quite good. — 3 months ago
Thursday night on the precipice of another closed in weekend. Tonight I have opened the 2017 Domaine Les Grands Bois Les 3 Soeurs Côte du Rhóne. A blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Carignan.
On the nose I am getting heavy savory notes, cured meat, black raspberry, black cherry, bacon fat, black pepper, burnt caramel, clove, cinnamon a d smokey oak.
On the palate there is black cherry, black raspberry, savory notes, smokey herbal notes, black pepper, licorice, baking spice and dark soil.
This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that leads right into a long dark brooding finish. This wine is still very young and needs time to fill out to show it's true self. We are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel for this pandemic we have been going through. Please continue to stay safe and continued health. Nostrovia!🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 6 months ago
Big time tartrate crystals when I open had me worried it'd be disjointed. But it was wonderfully complex and balanced. Lavender, leather. The fruit is on the precipice of red and black. Really delicious Cab! Best wishes to everyone in Northern California right now. Stay safe. — 3 years ago
Good standalone, very strawberry, medium everything else but a bit sweeter. Tasty! — 8 months ago
Thursday night and on the precipice of another weekend and it is time to revisit wine from Spain. Tonight's wine is the 2006 R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva. This wine is from Rioja and is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Manzuelo.
The nose has notes of black cherry, fig, licorice, vanilla, leather and cigar box.
On the palate there are well balanced notes of dried cherry, tart raspberry, coffee, licorice, leather and tobacco.
This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + firm tannins that lead to a long persistent dry finish a very nice wine to start the weekend off right. Enjoy the weekend coming up and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 9 months ago