@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. — 6 days ago
Fresh oak. Residual sugars give a lovely dry caramel apple with warm spices. Not sweet. Balanced, thoughtful, interesting. As it warms it gets heavier.
We're drinking with smoked pork and poultry, and it holds up. Also works with pecan pie.
Would pair well with a grilled steak if you don't enjoy reds. — 8 days ago
Luscious fruit without being too sweet. Nice drying finish to balance the softness up front. Very much to my liking. Excellent. — an hour ago
Juicy, ripe fruit from the merlot works well with the herbal dark backbone of Can Franc. Layered, well built wine. — 11 days ago
Sorrel, black Cherry, musty leather, currants, blackberry, opaque ruby, wet, almost flat but on the rim acid to tannin wise and it works, the fruit falls fast but starts with a high acid and at the finish there is a grassy, sweet, focused lump of wet body — 8 days ago
This wine has me trippin. Someone on here mentioned motor oil on pavement—check! And pencil lead. And bitter herbs. And some dried fruit. And lavender. And the the taste of someone starting a V8 engine. And it’s chewy. And dry. And it hits you big but finishes long and elegant but rough around the edges (like I dunno, a Vivienne Westwood or Rick Owens leather jacket). And most importantly, it all weirdly works beautifully. Love it — a month ago