Reasonable price, $12
Love the screw top, decent flavor — 9 days ago
A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend!
In my opinion, I feel like it’s tough to judge a producer from this vintage. There is no doubt though that talented winemakers were still able to achieve gorgeous wines, and this meets the threshold. Compared to other ‘11s, this was a bit more dense than expected with nice ripe notes. I have to admit, this reminded me of ripe Bordeaux...it has aromatics of saddle leather, baked red and black fruits, fig, cassis and even some graphite. On the palate, the fruit is slightly muddled and soft, with pipe tobacco, mulberries, dates, and chocolate. Softened tannins at the finish. I’m thinking this may be in its peak drinking window. — 20 days ago
Love the dark, rich flavor! — 10 days ago
Pop and pour. A dark reddish/purple. On the nose: barn yard funky tart cherry, forest floor and spice. Taste: raspberry, bright acidity, minerals, dried spice, little blue fruit on the end with some grippy tannins and a medium finish.
Poe wines - California cool climate restrained, fresh wines....good price...small batch pinots inspired by the winemakers travels in Burgundy. No Cali fruit bomb here. — 18 days ago
Superb. Still young, but starting to show the first signs of opening in its aromatics.
More than anything, for me wine is about people. That’s why I spend so much of my time on the road, visiting with winemakers, vineyard managers, owners and other professionals. I first tasted this wine in the spring of 2013. I visit many Napa Valley properties at that time of year (2020 looking like an exception) to taste the new vintage. At Blankiet that usually means working blends, but in 2013 I tasted straight from the barrel with Claude & Katherine Blankiet and Denis & May Britt Malbec. It was a fascinating tasting, as I had a chance to not only taste many unblended lots but also see how the same wine responded to barrels from different coopers. So, when I saw this label, it took me right back to that day. It was a delicate time for me. I had left The Wine Advocate, but Vinous did not exist yet. And of course, Denis Malbec is no longer with us.
— 15 days ago
2016 This is what a chard should be, so well balanced and crisp without too much citrus. Good job Debra! — 18 days ago
100% whole cluster Grenache. Slightly on the sweet side for me at first but with time in the glass you seat to get additional notes of black olives following the black and blue fruit. A real votre just full of fun and pleasure! The scarcity of the wine may be causing the wine to be slightly overhyped. Really enjoyed it though! First vintage for the Japanese winemakers in Banyuls. — 18 hours ago
I love the sassy Sashay! My favorite cab by my favorite winemakers, the Frichettes! Proud to have a signed bottle from the artist. — 23 days ago