2014 Suuuuuuuuper golden and amazing! It was such a dark yellow, but still tasted bright and smooth. — 2 days ago
Lovely, barn, dark red fruits, medium tannin. — a month ago
Bright. High acid. Young. Fresh. Nice. — 3 months ago
Set aside that this is THE ONLY SERIOUS SYLVANER FROM CA that I know of; this is just a plain excellent wine. I mean the Winemaker’s were skilled. To take a variety known for its “neutral character” and walk that fine line and bring out a purely pleasurable expression says a lot about this historic Sonoma estate.￼￼￼￼￼￼ Controlled aromas reflect its Alpine heritage.￼ never reduced nor overly fruity; The nose on this wine simply invites you to put it in your mouth. Light to medium full in texture it’s perfectly balanced on the edge of richness and acidity, with flavors of lemon citrus light herbs and a faint creamy finish￼￼￼￼. Bravo. I’m impressed. — 4 months ago
Staplehouse patio. 71 degrees. Perfect balance fruit and acidity. Apparently something good came from 2020. — 19 days ago
Bright. I like! — 2 months ago
Steak night — 2 months ago
Dried cranberry, toasty oak, graham cracker, and vanilla. Rich and opulent. Reduced red berry fruit. Solid. Good length. Punches above ABV weight. — 21 days ago
👁This wine is pale ruby with a delicate haze.
👃On the nose, it offers medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas, including notes of ripe cherry, strawberry rhubarb, fresh raspberry, 🍒🍓 also tulip🌷, violet, red licorice, fennel, dill, nutmeg, and wet moss.
👄On the palate this wine is dry. It has med (+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. It also has a medium(+) finish. I find it has good complexity and balance. 👌👌
This wine was fermented with native, wild yeast in concrete or steel and then aged in neutral oak barrels for about six months. According to the @scribewinery website, it comes from "vineyards planted with equal parts of two California heritage clones ideal for the region’s dense clay: Martini and Pommard. The Martini grapes add spice and fresh, high tones complemented by the Pommard’s natural earthiness."
Scribe, Carneros, XII. Beauty Blue, Pinot Noir, Vintage 2018. ABV 13.5%.
Los Carneros, meaning 'the rams' in Spanish, is a unique wine region because it is shared between Sonoma County and Napa Valley. It is one of my favorite places in Califorina for Pinot Noir. With the coastal breezes and fog channeling inland from San Pablo Bay, the vines have a combination of sun and cooling moderators, to aid in both the ripening and the preservation of acidity / brightness of character, which can ultimately lead to a well-balanced, but also well-concentrated wine.
I picked this up at @france_44 and would definitely buy it again. — 2 months ago