With Kim Swanson at BLVD — 2 months ago
What a surprise! Cork crumbled despite climate controlled cellar. Heady scents of raspberry and cocoa. The wine was showing very well for 20 years old. Fresh, vibrant raspberry, dark chocolate, and a bit of spice. Only had a small glass, but would live to see what this is like after being open for 12 hours. #swansonvineyard — a year ago
V18. Very good. Crushed berries and smoked meat nose. Juicy, black currant, blackberry and cassis fruit. Dry, slightly bitey, mocha and soft leather finish. — a month ago
Very smooth,, drank with mom on Thanksgiving 2020.
Vintage 2017 Nappa Valley.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdon grapes.
Bottled by Swanson Vineyards in Homeland, CA. 14%alc — 4 months ago
Notes of apple and tartness but heavy with butteriness. As it has remain opened it has become more crisp yet fuller with a heaviness. — a year ago
My first Ardberg and it left quite an impression. Gosh! This was like eating bacon and smoking cigars. Ron Swanson should be drinking this instead of Lagavulin 😂 Truly, it feels like someone decided to bottle up that campfire by the sea that's been drenched in bacon fat from dinner the night before. With water, the marine quality becomes more apparent, but that smoke just remains. Only with great concentration can one discern some fruit notes (citrus). The finish is just all about that endless peat. Surprisingly, this whisky was quite "smooth" despite all the extremities it brought. Definitely need to taste more Ardbegs to understand what's going on - not displeasing, but for now, Talisker's more up my alley in the category of peated whiskies. — 5 months ago