Consider it an intoxicated decision that I brought this bottle for a boys night out… Intoxicated on the high of Stella’s stellar Rosso a couple of nights ago that is. And given how displeased my wife was when informed that it was the only bottle we had, you could say this was a misjudged decision. It was great though - clearly cut from the same cloth as the Rosso but with extra depth, the Brunello soared with a bouquet of fresh flowers, strawberries, cherries, exotic spices, and hints of vanilla, followed by an incredible robust-yet-airy palate, with a mineral undertow and an elegant silky texture only found in the finest of Burgundy. But the question remains - was it great enough to warrant the wrath of a woman? Thankfully, I was never granted the “privilege” to find out. Call it husbandly smarts, but I was sensible enough to spare a couple of glasses for the wife that evening, and was quick to secure more bottles from the importer. — 4 months ago
I was in the mood for Sauvignon Blanc that had more to say for itself than “hi, I’m Sauvignon Blanc” to which I’d theoretically reply “do I LOOK like a Basic B? Huh? Whatcha gonna say about THAT Savvy B?” Kidding, I’d never do that but if I were the type to be so insulting this wine would not bear the brunt of my wrath because it is more than SB spiritually and literally (there’s 8% Sauvignon Gris in the mix). It is understated. Sort of hinting first at greens, then grapefruit and lemons. On the palate it is quite elegant, bringing in honeysuckle and zip. It does a graceful dance over your tongue, a petite allegro but slightly slowed down, not too fast too follow if you happen to be it’s dance partner.
If you like your SB to slap you around and make you say it’s name this may not be your jam, but if you want a little intrigue, this one’s for you. — a year ago
Even poured into a sad plastic cup, this is delicious. A little heavier bodied than I prefer but still a great mouthfeel. Great lingering finish. — 9 months ago
Very nice. Liked the single vineyard McIntyre and some of their clone specific bottling better. But still very good. — 9 months ago
Lightly citric nose, add a mouthful of slightly sweet buttery herbs to the citrus fruit, and finish long and floral. An excellent Sauvignon Blanc for under $20. — 9 months ago
92 Points, Planet Grape: "Full, velvety, fresh and dry, with notes of raspberry, sour cherry, sassafras, cinnamon, cumin, hay bale and sage." 100% Pinot Noir. Only 1,680 cases produced. Pair with Asian dishes with dark sauces like oyster, soy or hoisin, Gruyere or Brie cheeses, pork or duck.
— 7 months ago
Live the earthiness of it. Like some of their other Pinot better, but this has a great unique flavor — 9 months ago
Funky nose. Definitely get earthiness and the wet stone. A unique Grenache. — 9 months ago
Pre-Covid vintage; what have these grapes of wrath provided unto us mere mortals? Pink and gold, excellent clarity. Strawberries in nose and mouth, hints of peach, apple, pear and lemon flavor, mineral finish. Acidity is fine; this ain’t watery to my palate, just “lightly flavored”. If you want a fruit-forward red fruit dominant Rosé, this is not your wine. Its charm is it’s different. Good for sipping, but not a great food wine, I’d think — 9 months ago