It’s a great grape for rose. Grenache gets too little attention on its own as it’s typically in a blend. But here this Abacela Rose shines. Cherry. Strawberry. Tart and crisp. Lip smacking. Dry. It’s wonderful chilled on a hot day and equally delicious as it warms to room temperature. The QPR is amazing for the substance of this wine. Ranges $15-20 bottle. And keep some for Fall and Winter too. Rose isn’t just for sunny summers. Goes with a myriad of foods all year long (think turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas). It goes Especially well with all grilled things. Barbecue season here we come! — 5 days ago
Immediately wanted this wine due to the attractive label and funny as hell reviews left by other drinkers! Was not disappointed. Truly effervescent, almost bordering on a sparkle but with natural juiciness and flavor that leaves me thinking slightly of a good light kombucha. Slight acidity balanced with slight sweetness, pretty in a wine glass and goes down easy. Grabbing another bottle ASAP! — 2 days ago
Pale straw w/greenish hue - expressive nose of sweet citrus & honeydew melon + some tropical fruit. Quite the SB nose, silky suave mouthfeel and a beautiful harmony of fruit, texture & acidity. Not Alsatian style - I’d say very New World and impressive. — 8 days ago
I bought this thinking it was the Cuvée, and instead it was the Barrel Select.
I fucked up. — 25 days ago
Bellingar Estates South Pass Syrah 2018, Oregon
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of black plums, wild flowers, cooked blueberries, light wood, earth, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, violets and herbs.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.
This Syrah from Oregon is drinking very nicely now. rich and fruit forward.
Nicely balanced and elegant. Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up. I gave it two hours in a decanter.
This Single Vineyard is interesting and easy drinking. Fragrant and aromatic with a teeth staining color. Feels very much like a good quality California Syrah.
Aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for 24 months. A very small production of only 100 cases.
13.9% alcohol by volume.
$50. — a day ago
Color of light purple with a bit grey tone. Quite clear. Nose of beautiful dried strawberry, aldehyde, roasted pepper, a bit prune, a bit spice, and under the current strength of alcohol. Taste is refreshing, with hint of Coca-Cola, minty, memory of fresh berries, slightly sweet, clean and flavorful. Aftertaste shows some more zest and hint of tannins, drizzled with fresh green grapes. Medium long. Nicely done. — 10 days ago