Cute and classy label. Darker color than a lotta pinot noir out there. Aroma is nice. Ripe berries from cool places (say coastlines and mountain tops). That classic cherry cola of Pinot. Flavors are nice and bright. Tincture of medicinal plants (echinacea and\or elderberry), iron in red meat served rare, pie cherry, or even choke cherry. Nice long finish with some of that woods after a forest fire or peat bogs in the sun. It’s a very nice, dry and balanced Pinot with elegance. — 11 days ago
Churchill Wine Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018: Medium-bodied, red & dark fruits & spice yet it is so much more than this! So many levels of aromas & flavors, this was the perfect wine for our Thanksgiving meal. Churchill Wines congrats on your first Pinot Noir release! I loved it and can’t wait to drink more! Nice work. Cheers🍷 — 6 days ago
The Ritchie is one of the more pleasurable Napa/Sonoma Chardonnay’s I’ve had. The fruit is very good and made by Winemaker-Jean Hoefliger...who has a French background & goes easy on the new oak.
The body is thick and round with nice viscosity. Green apple, lemon, lime candy, overripe pineapple, just a touch of buttered popcorn, caramel, soft wood notes and backbone, butterscotch, delicate chalkiness, limestone & volcanics with yellow lilies, spring flowers and mixed greens. Full round acidity. Beautifully polished, elegant & s well balanced finish that persists nicely.
Photos of; the entrance to AXR’s main tasting room at the rear of the property, their guest house that in the days of prohibition was a Brothel, a sitting area under the Redwoods that overlooks their Estate vines & the AXR house that fronts the property. — 16 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍽!
A Thanksgiving cheers to Chateau Boswell. We hope they rise from the ashes like a Phoenix soon.
When this crosses the palate, you have no doubt you are drinking Sonoma Chardonnay. It shows; edgy chalky volcanic backbone, green & golden apple, syrupy overripe pineapple, tropical melons, lime candy, white stone fruits, buttered popcorn, saline, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, Lemonhead candy with yellow lilies, spring flowers and mixed greens. The acidity & viscosity are excellent. The finish is lush, well crafted & balanced with high polish that persists minutes.
The structure & backbone in this Chateau Boswell will be perfect for our brined turkey. However, still well deserving of more cellaring. — 7 days ago
Still deep purple in the glass 11 years in. Throwing a lot of sediment. Grilled meat, blackberry, chambord, a hint of menthol and baking spices on the palate. Chewy and savory finish with plenty of fruit to balance out the tannins. I may be underrating this. — 4 days ago
Wine #4 of the night. The winner of the night! Fresh, young and juicy. The 15.7 alcohol was completely hidden behind plump, juicy fruits, soft oak and spice and superbly supple tannins. These wines age beautifully but the purity of a younger vintage is truly awesome. — 11 days ago
A new producer for us, purchased direct from the winery.
Nose displays pears, white flowers, and the slightest hint of volatility. The palate is muscular and demonstrates urgency when it hits the mid-palate. Powerful, zippy acidity gives way to honeycomb notes, without the sweetness. The finish is mineral-driven, with very little detectable oak treatment. Chablis lovers should take a good look at this example. — 6 days ago