Cherry, black cherry, dark tertiary notes, slightest hint of brett far in the background. Beautiful brickish red, decent amount of sediment on walls of bottle. Medium body, med tannin (aged, chill, activated with turbulence). Elegant.
Fantastic on its own, and with a nice steak, or turkey with cranberry.
Tasty selection — 13 days ago
Fresh and delicious from the moment it was opened and better over the few hours it took for me to kill the bottle on Thanksgiving. Cedar wood, mushrooms and dark fruit. — 5 days ago
Earthy blend of 55% Samsó (Cariñena), 35% Garnacha, 10 % Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo) and 5% Picapoll from Orto’s vineyards in Masroig. Aged in French oak for 6 months. Quite fragrant with aromas of dark fruit, plum, dark chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Rustic, powerful. Dry and rather harsh finish — 4 months ago
Honey stone fruit on palate. Tannins bone dry. Honey orange blossoms Jasmine on the nose. Cloudy and orange deep amber in color￼￼. Apricot nectar on palate — 15 days ago
This has long been one of my favorite California wines ever made, and I think it is one of the most profound expressions of terroir in the state. I’ve been drinking it regularly for the last 10 years or so. Lately, I’m sad to say, it has begun to decline a bit. The bottles I’m opening aren’t quite at their best the way they used to be. Nonetheless while the sour cherry brightness may have been replaced with dried cherry, herbs and leather this is still a remarkably pleasurable bottle of wine with gorgeous structure and deep crushed-granite minerality. — 18 days ago
Still young, but still opened up beautifully to give ripe faro fruit and berry, licorice, black pepper, fresh olive paste, blood, game, beautifully sappy, phenolic herbs, and an exotic hint of peach pit that emerges slowly. Opaque ruby in the glass, the appealingly ripe fruit notes are joined by spice cake, and an undercurrent of smoky mineralogy. Nice mineral structure overall. Beautifully long finish that leaves you with a subtle and sweet taste of white flowers. Beautiful Syrah. — a month ago
Roasted late summer cherries, winesap apples, the distinct smell of the can in which the cranberry sauce comes out of.
The indulgence of avoiding awkward family conversations and eating stuffing alone, deep in your thoughts — 4 days ago
Almost 2 1/2 years later, same case, even more confused now. On the nose fresh cut bell peppers. Dense and dark. Mostly leaves, earth, forest floor. Flavor profile still dominated by charred oak, though not so smoky. — 9 days ago