Clear, Deep Gold, long slow tears.
Clean oxidized nose with brine, celery and tumeric, caramel.
Dry on the pallet, med acidity, medium body 13% ABV, dry cider apples, celery, clay, wet ground, earthy clay pottery.
I would of guessed either, Sherry or Kvevri , in a blind tasting. Production was 9 months al fresco in glass demiohn (Banyuls!)
55% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 10% Roussanne, 7% Cinsaut, 3% Carignan, 2% Grenache Blanc.
I love Mourvedre.
“This blend features a good portion of Mourvèdre; that variety seems to work best for this style”. I vote for 100% Mourvedre, small batched, three shades of Banyuls (white, rose, red).
Geeked. Exciting wine.
Could easily pair with the flavors of India, Spain, and Middle East.
— 3 months ago
Wine #2 In Italy. We are in Venice and this is the second Valpo Ripasso (last night I didn't have a workable phone). Light to Medium bodied. Aromatic. These wines have both paired really nicely with branzino. Still jet-lagged, with be here for 16 days. Challenging with kids; thus wine will be a necessity.
I'm open to suggestions @Bill Bender @Shay Aldriedge and others. We will hit Tuscany and considering a swing up to Barolo at al.
90 points and rising — 7 months ago
Surprise...I’m a wine that still kicks ass. But I fall apart in about 2 hours. Spice and leather, dark cherry. Ummm — 4 months ago
Organic and juicy Cab Franc. Effervescence in every sip with a delicious cherry presence. Imported by International Wines in Birmingham, Al. $13.99
Day 2 notes- bell pepper and cherries. — 7 months ago
Disgorged 13/04/2015. Of the bottles of this wine that I have had, this one came across a bit brut-al... a little hard-edged and angular, severe on the finish. Things had opened and softened by say 2... — a year ago
One of favorite boutique Napa winery - decanted 2 hours - love the 09, 10 and 12 - not tried the 13 yet - singing in prefect pitch - color is deep red and stunning, smell is intoxicating, taste is with every sip reminding me to smile and the finish is damn right runway model sexy - in honor of @Carl Fischer and the amazing Christmas carol story last night and as a tribute to all delectable folks including the WNH gang - my 2nd seasonal posting is an adaption from Home Alone 2 - "hold it right there - and you respond by saying "this is wine drinkers everywhere" - I say knew it was you as I could smell you near my cellar - you were at my cellar last night and You been drinking with everybody and not always smiling - you been drinking with "Snuffy. Al. Leo. Moe, with the gimpy leg. Cheeks. Boney Bob, Cliff" - you say "I am mistaken and have been not drinking with everybody and when you drink your wine you do smile" - so I say I believe you but tommy gun don't so I going to give to the count of three to pour a glass of wine and start smiling one two and wait you are smiling so keep smiling and Merry Christmas you wine drinking animals!!!! — a year ago
After Bistro Byronz with Dena, Al, Stacey & Jaclyn — 5 months ago
Delicious house wine with an equally delicious lunch at Acqua al due in Firenze. — 6 months ago
Sabores frutales, suave al paladar. Aromas agradables. — a year ago
Quite nice - decant 1-2 hours before. — a year ago