Small makes wine. A sentence that applies 100 percent. This doubt is exclusive. Vintage 2015, ready to drink. An explosion on the palate, wild cherry, round in the finish, soft as velvet. Close your eyes and dream of the sky. — 11 days ago
captivating blend by winemaker Michel Friou, the 2018 Almaviva Red Wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 19% Carmenère, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Weighing in at 14.9% alcohol, the wine was aged for eighteen months in French oak (73% new) before bottling, a touch more Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch less Carmenère than the ’17 bottling. Right away the allure of green bell pepper notes entice alongside Turkish coffee, creme de cassis and blueberry compote that all take shape in the glass. The palate is dense and plush but shows a sterling veil of tension that runs through the core of the wine. Layers of anise, green bell pepper, blackberry cordial, and Black Forest Cake all parade on the palate. Absolutely gorgeous to consume in its youth, this really needs a two hour decant fully evolve if you can’t hold back from enjoying this gorgeous wine. Drink 2022-2040- 97 — 8 days ago
Celebrating my Mom’s birthday 👏🏻
Every time I open a bottle of this I hear Russell and Victoria yell, “ONTOGENY!!!” It’s a fun blend that never disappoints and is always appropriate. It’s rambunctious and energetic but still poised and knows how to play well with others 🍷 — 19 hours ago
Unbelievably rich, deep flavor profile — 23 days ago
Drinking on the back patio in November - Bam making pb banana bread and not drinking it — 16 days ago
Douro Reserva Port Barrel finish. Deep, near black hazy purple. Abundant, port-like nose of dark berries and patent leather. Dark fruit, vanilla, and patent leather reign on the full-bodied palate. Medium tannins. Medium minus acidity. Tastes like a light Port, which is understandable given the varieties and production method. Best with hearty neat stews or roasts, but a nice lighter cigar will work, too. Drink now through 2030. Yes, that’s what I wrote. — 6 days ago
Very cool surprise. 1st time tasting a Gran Canaria wine and ditto Listan Negro. Translucent bright ruby that fades into a burnt orange rim. Sexy spiced red cherry and plum and breathy, dank cigar smoke on the nose. Transitions smoothly into dashes of ground pepper, worn leather, and brandy-braised orange and red fruit on the palate. High acid. Tannins are hard to describe, coming in late and light, but toothsome. Lots to think about here and huge QPR value. — 10 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty one from California.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A very pretty color.
Fruity nose with blueberries, plums, currants, light cedar, vanilla, light earth, licorice, black pepper, spices and chocolates.
Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue in the next 5 years.
This 6 year old is showing nice complexity and balance, with a very enjoyable mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, but gets more complex as it opens up. I let it decant for 2 hours.
A good quality wine. Delicious, interesting and engaging.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers. Was really nice with the Italian salami.
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Grapes are grown in Napa County and Sonoma County.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 4 days ago
“It sang to me” she told me to write.
More like the constant echo of “it’s a fox! it’s a fox!”
Blueberry pie, baking spices, cool red cherries.
Like I’m foraging in the wilderness and a fox points me in the direction of a shrouded bush of berries it knows to be cranberry like. Linear in its complexity for me, a few notes not worth expounding on, but drinkable to the utmost. Bursting with fruit flavor. The red starburst of wine.
Mistletoe is starting to peek its head out just like our two foxes. — 8 days ago
Very dark in color. Nose mostly of mineral with little fruit. Red fruit on the palate-strawberry, raspberry and cherry. The acid mineral skeleton sets off the fruit. A well defined presentation. ABV 12.5%. Luis Seabra makes some of the most interesting wines coming from the Iberian Peninsula. 4* — 2 days ago