A great Colorado red blend. Dark red color. Nose of boxwood and cherries, somewhat light. Medium bodied. Slightly jammy, taste of berries and slight bit of spice. Finish diminishes quickly. — a year ago
Delicious! — 10 months ago
A socially distanced night catching up with friends while enjoying some fun wines. Posting what I was able to get pics of!
VASO cellars is essentially Dana Estate’s third label. However, what makes VASO unique is that while it’s a third label, the fruit that is used is the same fruit that goes in to Dana. No young vines or anything like that here. The main difference is the way it is oak aged. This SB comes from Dana’s Hershey Vineyard on Howell Mountain.
This was one of my contributions (alongside a 2013 Theorem Voir Dire). After popping the 2012 a few months back (and loving it), I went back to the well and opened a 2013. This is 7yrs young and drinking so youthful! Overall, the similarities in 2012 and 2013 are almost identical, though I pick up more heat here (I think the ABV was slightly higher here). It reminds me of high end Bordeaux Blanc with the flair of Aesthete’s Sauv Blanc. Aromatically, it leaps from the glass with honeyed sea salt, cantaloupe, lemongrass and white peach. On the palate, it is so textured and rich, almost creamy. More peach, poached pear, lemon oil, and creamsicle. There is good acidity here and while the profile is rounded, it’s certainly not flabby. I’m going to hold my ‘15 for a while based on how these age, but they are so good, I may not be able to wait long. Best around cellar temp...don’t get it too cold or it will mute some of the flavors. Held strong for two days easily. Courtesy of my good buddy @Mike R , who introduced me to VASO a while back. — a year ago
My favorite type of wine. I wish it was a little heavier bodied, but oh so good. Spicy after notes. — 10 months ago