Complex with black cherry cranberry up front and mineral wet stone finish — 6 days ago
Cute three tree (or shrub) label. Dark color. High alcohol (14.7%). Smells rich and robust. Maybe a bit of wet leaves in the garden. Berries too. Flavors are deep and intense. Violets and black cherry syrup. Coffee and something licorice-y. Plenty of fir branch and pine cones on the fire in there too. This is a nice Syrah. Hint extra on the fruit front, but balanced and complex. Label says boysenberries a roasted beets. I’d say yeah, beets, sure. It could age a fair bit longer too. It’s just getting started 6 years on. — 15 days ago
Another excellent selection from Red Stitch. — 3 days ago
@Delectable Wine This is the Shake Ridge Vineyard Tempranillo. This is very reminiscent of old world Temp. Sturdy black fruits with pencil lead, smoke, singed herbs, dill, and vanilla. All of this comes through on the palate with the addition of a wet sidewalk minerality and orange peel. Dry and grippy tannins, medium acid, firm structure, medium length finish. Neat bottle. — 9 hours ago
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 — 11 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. — 16 days ago
Deep, brilliant scarlet. A complex, expressively perfumed bouquet evokes spice-tinged red and blue fruits, exotic spices and potpourri, along with a deeper cola nuance and a hint of smoky minerality. Energetic and seamless on the palate, offering finely etched raspberry, boysenberry, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with polished tannins and resonating floral and berry notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2020) — a month ago