Had this bottle at the Bird Cafe in Pt Arena. They have very reasonable corkage fees. This is a very velvety dense Pinot. Loved it, so glad I started buying from winery in early 2000, think this 2014 could go another 15-20 years.
Slow to open, but lasting through the 3 hour dinner, wish bottle was bigger — 10 days ago
Not a lot of experience with 100% Freisa with age, this was killer. The wild and rustic tannins have shown some integration, yet their grainy appeal is still there. Crushed strawberries and fruit leather mixed up with alpine amaro herbs, sweet and bitingly bitter at the same time. Earthy. Crushed our pizza dinner at Cotogna — 6 days ago
“Francesc and Joan started making wine from their family’s organically farmed vines in the austere Terra Alta region of Catalonia in 2009, drawing on a 200+ year agricultural heritage to make distinctive natural wines that were an immediate hit in Europe. Vernatxa is their name for Garnacha Blanca. The vines are more than 80 years old, deeply rooted in sandy soils. For this bottling, the grapes are fermented on their skins for 7 days, and aged in 500-liter neutral oak barrels. The result is a complex and robust wine, perfect for a meal, with a golden hue and notes of white peach, fennel and quince. It’s fresh yet serious and structured, with a long mineral finish.” — 25 days ago
a nice follow up to 2015. This wine is really complex with aromas of red fruits, violet and herbs. While drinking the wine I had the feeling that I knew this signature in another wine drunk before but I was not able to get my hands on it. While reading CT someone mentioned Musar and yes.....bullseye... musar it is !!!
Really a good wine. Good amount of tannins yet very drinkable ... a very good QPR — 23 days ago
Noted of pepper, meat, stone, raspberry, and garrigue on the nose. A little dry with red fruit flavors and mint, smooth, and lingering finish. — 17 days ago
Pretty good. Grenache and syrah. 2011 vintage. — 12 days ago
Clear deep ruby color.
Clean nose, pronounced intensity. On the nose, primary aromas of black cherry, with secondary aromas of coffee.
Dry, medium(+) acidity, medium(+) tannin, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced flavor intensity. On the palate, primary aromas of blueberry, with tertiary aromas of tobacco. Long finish. — 14 days ago