Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose with cooked plums, cherries, wood, light vanilla, light vegetables, earth, tobacco, dark chocolates, spices and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, blackcurrants, oak, spices, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, bitter herbs and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a juicy Syrah from Mendocino County in California. Drinking very nicely now with lots of fruits. Nicely balanced with a nice, soft mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, but better after a couple of hours of airtime, when the complexity comes in.
This Single Vineyard is spicy and interesting. Rich and powerful. A good quality California Syrah.
Still young and would be nice to revisit it in 5 years, although very approachable now.
A nice collaboration between an American wine maker and a Northern Rhone wine maker . A small production of only 300 cases.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 8 days ago
Blown away. I cannot recall a domestic pinot noir that holds a candle to this wine. A clear ruby in the glass with soaring notes of forest floor, crushed cherries and raspberries, tobacco and sandalwood. On the palate, elegant yet multidimensional with incredible depth of flavor, with gradually building notes of mushroom, meaty dark cherries, cranberries, leather and anise followed by a persistent spicy and mouth coating finish. Very Burgundian, leaning toward a top notch vosne romanee. — 6 days ago
Sweet, smooth, easy to drink red blend. Just became one of my favorites! — 11 days ago
Nice fresh crisp citrus and fruit — 25 days ago
Very Raj+Sashi in that this is pure French, summoned from New World. Very Chablis at first. With decanting and temperature White Burg appears. Both with a drop more fruit than their old world counterpoints. Very enjoyable already and I’d venture this will age beautifully for a decade+. — 11 days ago
Year in and year out, this is one of my favorite wines from one of my labels. A mild garnet color with thin edges. The exceedingly pleasing nose features notes of green tea, shy red cherries, and fresh herbs. Faded rose petals and raspberry crumble round things out.
I hate to use the term Burgundian to describe domestic Pinots. It’s almost always false and just plain isn’t fair. This definitely deserves the moniker. Silky smooth in the mouth with medium acidity and body. Well integrated tannins and some lively spice add to the prettiness of this.
The combination of rusticity and elegance really takes this to another level. Sly and delicate red fruit shine on the palate while the earthiness takes hold. Moist earth, dried forest, and straight up gravel. Long finish showing more spice and just a little kick of cinnamon. Spectacular stuff that really shows what Oregon Pinot is about. — 20 days ago
These are night 2 notes. On night 1 it was showing a lot of fragrance but was shy on the palate. Just the opposite on night 2: nose shows shy but pure notes of crisp apple, underripe peach, and slatey minerality. But it’s got nice roundness and intensity in the mouth, with a nice, user-friendly balance of minerality and fruit. Dry, but not in a demanding way. Very nice. (Thanks to my brother for this gift bottle!) — 6 days ago
Good California Syrah that is Northern Rhone done well in the new world. Right after opening I got those savory, peppery notes typical of Syrah but on the palette I was surprised by the amount of vanilla, a day later the oak characteristics chilled out and was a delightful combo of black fruit, herbs and pepper. Medium + body and medium - tannins — 6 days ago