Riddle Bricks

Ricardo Santos

La Madras Vineyard El Malbec 2010

Ah, the 2010 vintage of Ricardo Santos Malbec, a transcendental libation that beckons the soul into the labyrinthine depths of vinicultural exuberance. As I imbibed this elixir, my palate embarked on an odyssey through an enigmatic symphony of hedonistic flavors. The terroir speaks with the eloquence of a thousand poets, invoking an avant-garde pas de deux between dark fruit and enigmatic earthiness.

The tannins, oh, the tannins! Like philosophers engaged in a Socratic dialogue with one's senses, they debate their existence before yielding to a seductive silkiness that borders on a Vinous epiphany. Its finish lingers, not unlike the sermons of a zealous street preacher, echoing in the inner sanctum of one's mind.

In conclusion, Ricardo Santos' 2010 Malbec is a vinous riddle wrapped in an enigmatic enigma, destined to provoke laughter, tears, and existential contemplation. A masterpiece of humorous absurdity in a glass!
— 2 months ago


DaGromis Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

This Barolo shows its garnet color turning to that of bricks. The nose is soft and savory, with an earthy presence to frame the cherry and floral flavors. The palate shows red fruit and licorice with a hefty dose of citrus minerality. Oak spice plays a role, as does the wine’s great tannic structure. The finish is long lasting and centered on the savory side. — 3 years ago

Mike, Daron and 12 others liked this

Château Côte Montpezat

Cuvée Compostelle Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

On the nose, bricks and clay, oak and leather. Taste is tobacco, oak, soft tannins, silky. Blackberries, allspice, slight clove.
This is a 2016 we're drinking in 2020 and it's delicious. Cellar until 2022 or 2024 and it will be amazing.
— 3 years ago

Klinker Brick

Bricks & Roses Lodi Grenache Rosé Blend 2022

Grapefruit, cherries, rhubarb, and bright acidity. Another delicious wine from KB. — 5 months ago

Piero Mancini

Cannonau di Sardegna

N: dried cherries, warm bricks, mixed herbs, and a smidge of tomato paste
P: + sour cherries, as well a black, raspberry, but overall impression is savory. Lots of acidity. Good balance of fruit, acidity, and minerality. Yum!
— 2 years ago

Paul, Adriana and 1 other liked this

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

On the nose, rose pedal, wet bricks and leather. Some orange peel and gravel as well. Super delicate, good acidity, soft velvet tannin. I drank the 16’ langhe the other week and wow is this so much softer and more Burgundian. Super interesting and finessed. Lovely Barolo. Even for a lesser year. — 3 years ago

LM and Anthony liked this


Langhe DOC Freisa 2015

Freisa is just everything the Covid world needs. Granny’s red strawberry candies, cloves, bing cherries, and sun baked bricks. — 3 years ago

Trixie, David and 3 others liked this

Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

2/20/23: 35B
T: deep and soft. A well structured wine. More tannic than I expected.
D: tobacco leaves, bricks, great depth of flavors, Leather with underlying dark berries. T agrees.
Very good.
— 10 months ago

Enderle & Moll

Spätburgunder Rosé 2017

So...I had a birthday a couple weeks back.and due to scheduling, my regular bottle finishing team wasn't available until now, so we're finally doing it up in my grand, unique style.

Notes possibly tomorrow, scores honestly tonight.

Decanted 6H.

24-Hour Update:
Nose has crushed bricks, blood orange, ripe cherries, cranberry sauce and wet vines.
Palate has dried cranberry (unsweetened), chalk, orange zest, black currant and dried blackberry.
Seems a little shutdown, revisit 2023+.
— 2 years ago

Vanessa, Alex and 13 others liked this


Riddle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018


Balanced and earthy. Not overly fruity. Would get again. — 3 years ago

Matt Dill
with Matt