Needed 2+ hours to fully reveal ripe berries, plum, leather, substantial, fine. — 4 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 — 10 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 — a year ago
Vino “importante” per antonomasia, frutto del vitigno Nebbiolo, coltivato negli 11 comuni storici piemontesi. Rosso con riflessi granata, al naso etereo, in bocca secco, asciutto, austero, armonico m e persistente. Affinato per 3 anni di cui almeno 2 almeno in botti di legno. Di grande struttura, questa domenica accompagna delle pappardelle altrettanto importanti.
Valutazione finale: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
— 4 months ago
After Bistro Byronz with Dena, Al, Stacey & Jaclyn — a year ago
Sabores frutales, suave al paladar. Aromas agradables. — 2 years ago
Quite nice - decant 1-2 hours before. — 2 years ago
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.
— 9 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. — a year 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... — 2 years ago