Smoking Redhead

Argyros

Estate Santorini Assyrtiko 2020

Smoking good — 18 days ago

Randy Todorovich
with Randy
Ira, Eric and 6 others liked this

Winzerhof Thörle

Saulheimer Kalkstein Spätburgunder 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is smoking as soon as it’s poured. A few years of age on the great Pinot Ortsweine can do wonders. Bright and deep raspberry and black raspberry along with a complex citrusy note. Loads of woodsy aromas, woodland berry, spice and a big mineral element but is in the background as the fruit is popping on the nose. Palate is hauntingly great. Amazing supple and elegant mouthfeel but with a brilliant red cherry, cranberry, pure and grippy fruitset. Also a hit of citrus. You don’t get that in Burgundy. And it’s really distinctive but adds so much. Smaller 2015’s are so good right. Velvety and ripe tannins that are so pure and fresh and pump the fruit and taper off. Hit of spice as well on the finish is truly great and present 2015 acidity. What a great showing. — 3 years ago

Jonathan, Keith and 2 others liked this

Smoking Loon

The Original Old Vine California Zinfandel 2018

God zinfandel traditionell smakDracks på Karnelund i Gislöv — 16 days ago

Domaine Rose-Dieu

Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Grenache Blend

This was surprisingly complex with stewed red and black fruit, sage, rosemary, wet cement, smoke, and no shortage of barnyard funk. Med + bodied with enough tannin and acid to give plenty of structure will remaining very drinkable. Smoking value, like most 2016 CdRV’s. — 2 years ago

Neil, Kevin and 8 others liked this

S.A.T. Camaretas

Frontón de Oro Tinto Gran Canaria Tintilla Listan Negro 2016

An incredibly expressive and terroir-driven wine that might be one of the world’s best wine values. Volcanic microclimate shines clearly through a heady nose whose first bite is not just smoke but...smoking volcano. Along that sweet dark fruit, grilled lavender, flowers. In the palate more primary with black cherries (grilled black cherries???) exotic spices, cooked black pepper, bay leaf, sage, that sanguine element that screamed high-iron volcanic soil, all held together by a very sitinctive salty spine. Finishes with a long note of those herbs and some drying tannins. Very juicy but with good structure and medium acidity avoiding any sense of being cloying. A really unique, transparent and well made wine that is an astounding value. I wonder whether it improves with age or is at its best here... — 3 years ago

Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. What’s not to like? Structure. Balance. Fruit. Acidity/tannins. Richness. Finishing length. Entry draw. Mid-palate presence. Smoking. — 4 months ago

Bob, Ted and 11 others liked this

Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2017

Someone said natural. Think this is organic farming but I don’t think this is natural wine. Pierre Gauthier, almost 40 acres of Clay/Limestone Tufa in Benais outside of Bourgeuil. Probably just over $25-$30retail, $45-$60 on a wine list. Smoking good. The composite rating here is insanely low for the QPR. Everyone should be drinking these wines. This is a great wine in the grand scheme of things, it’s all about perspective. Entry level wine, the Jour de Soif has no oak, bright fruit, amazing green edge. There is a wet tobacco thing. Classic wine! Love it. — 3 years ago

Daniel, Ted and 12 others liked this