Delicious pinot, oaky, smooth neither sweet nor dry. Perfectly balanced. — 3 days ago
Not as sweet as 2019 — 2 months ago
Our second go round with this blend. It continues to connect on a very poignant level. A nice wine for Lamb, pork chops or rabbit ragu pasta dish. — 3 months ago
New favorite Rosé- only $12! — 5 days ago
Nice and smooth on the nose and a smooth silky finish. Nice Shiraz! — a month ago
Aonair’s other wines get more fanfare (mainly because there is more to go around), but their CabFranc was always my favorite offering. At a production size of 3 barrels, getting access could be a bit tricky but it was always worth it.
My note here is extremely similar to the 2014 I opened about this time last year. This was pop and poured. Made in a more powerful Napa style, there were zero green pepper notes. Aromatically, it was a combo of rich, ripe red and black fruits all dipped in fondue chocolate, baking spices like cinnamon and clove. Cedar too. While decadent in profile, there was plenty of acidity here to keep this from being too flabby. Notes of Christmas spice cake, red and black licorice, Black Forest cake shavings and a hint of herbs on the finish. Whereas the 2014 was more rich and hedonistic, this 2015 was more dusty and sported a much more powerful structure to the core. — a month ago
Lovely florals and subtle spice in the bouquet. On the palate those florals remained and delivered also bright red fruit and incense. Not overly complex in the estimations of my palate. But I got nice fresh red fruit and the brooding pathos of some floral and spice at the same time. That balance is a little tricky so worth a note. A concise finish with real subtle tannins. Overall quite pretty. — 3 months ago