Deep color, opens well. Covers a chili nicely. Will buy again. — 2 days ago
Today I had the pleasure of having the 2013 Gaja Brunello di Montalcino Pieve Santa Restituta Sugarille.
On the nose there was cherry, raspberry, plum, anise, balsamic, herbs, dried roses, leather and crushed brick.
On the palate were notes of cherry, black raspberry, plum, licorice, balsamic, leather and a hint of oak.
A well made wine that is full bodied with medium + acidity and high mouth coating sandy tannins that moves wonderfully into a long red fruit brick dust finish. A beautifully structured wine that is well balanced. Have a wonderful weekend stay healthy and safe and be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 9 days ago
Dark color. Smells luscious. Baked blueberry scones, pencils and horses. Flavors also luscious. Berries of the dark skinned variety. Blue, black and black currant, huckle. Hints of smoke and some currant, raisin, galvanized stuff. It’s tasty though. A classic Zin from Lodi. Chewy, jammy, and juicy bombastic raisin, metal winner. — 23 days ago
Nose of cranberry, roasted apple, and a brick-like earthiness. Taste of cranberry, vanilla, tobacco, and dust, with plenty of violets and cherry-chocolate. Very peppery. Powerfully bodied. — 4 days ago
Amazingly beautiful and soft. After decanting, it took a few minutes to really open. Eucalyptus, black pepper, menthol, and faint blackberry brambles. Brick red coloration. Worth the wait! — 9 days ago
Notre Vue Estate GSM Rosé 2019 Chalk Hill, California
Pretty salmon in color.
Nose of citrus, limes, light raspberries, spices, earth, vegetables and minerals.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, cherries, limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, herbs, spices and white pepper.
Nice finish with spices and almonds.
This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County. Fruit forward and refreshing with nice complexity.
Nicely balanced with a buttery mouthfeel. Better when properly chilled.
Good by itself or with food. I had it by the pool with soft cheeses.
A blend of 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 33% Mourvedre.
12.7% alcohol by volume.
$29. — 6 days ago
Here is a young Merlot for #MerlotThursday.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.
On the nose, black plums, blackcurrants, cherries, light wood, Indian spices, licorice, chocolates, earth, black pepper and light alcohol.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, mint, red currants, oak, smoke, spices, coffee, pencil lead, earth and herbs.
Tart finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.
This is a nice Merlot from Bordeaux. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel, but a little hot.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and show the beautiful nose. Tannins show up after an hour of airtime.
This 7 year old is still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. A little unbalanced at this point, and better with food.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers (Brie and Camembert).
A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 65% new French oak barrels.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 10 days ago
The perfect year for California Cabernet , 2014! This is SanAntonio Centennial Red Blend. WOW. I may need a case of this. I would put this up against any 150 to 175 bottle of cab. And guess what? Its half that price. Right from the start you get an amazing distinctive cabernet grape in your mouth. But then there is the malbec and petit verdot and petite sarah kicking in. It also has a syrah grape blended in on the top. I love this wine!!!!!
The bouquet has lots of fresh blueberry pie fresh out of the oven baby! The palate hits very sudden with lots of those big flavorful dark fruits such as blackberry, dark currant, and ripe blueberries. Then comes the pepper and oak. Very Earthy on the mid palate. Hints of mineral rich soil finish it off. The finish is mildly dry and just perfect! Oh my, I need to order more of this before anyone else does. Maybe I should not post this rating... :-) - cheers! — a day ago
Time for a good #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great one from Napa Valley.
Inky in color with a short purple rim.
Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, coke, chocolates, dark coffee, leather, spices and peppercorn.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity. Dry on the palate with nice balance and mouthfeel.
This is a delicious Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Complex and opulent, and might be too much for some.
Dark, rich and handsome. Very tasty now, although still young. Will be nice to revisit it in 10 years.
Robert Parker 95 points. Thank you Scott for sharing.
Good by itself or with food, like a big piece of steak.
A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$120. — 9 days ago