Dark purple in color with a purple/ reddish rim.
Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, black plums, earth, wood, light vanilla, spices, herbs, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolates and black pepper.
Full bodied and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, tobacco, chocolates, earth, herbs, oak, licorice, dark coffee, pencil lead, cloves, light vegetables and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a wonderful GSM blend from Paso Robles. Nicely balanced, rich and fruit forward. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Still young and needs a few years in the bottle, but already delicious. Would age nicely in the next 5 years.
Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Complexity comes in in the decanter.
Spicy and interesting to drink by itself, and good with food too. Delicious and approachable.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board meats, cheeses and crackers. Goes very nicely with the aged Brie cheese.
A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. Aged for 18 months in (40% New) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 175 cases.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$56. — a day ago
A massive, hedonistic monster of a wine, the 2016 ‘Patrimony’ Cabernet Sauvignon performs beautifully at the four year mark with a dense core of dark fruits with chocolate and black tea undertones. This spent a significant time in new French wood (30 months) which has created a very plush mouthfeel and err of decadence. Not for the weary, enjoy now with a very long decant, as this will go for another fifteen plus years. — 4 days ago
Southern Rhône blend from Paso Robles, California. Blend comprised of 54% Grenache, 33% Mourvèdre, and 13% Syrah.
This wine is medium purple. It has medium(+) intensity of youthful, playful aromas and flavors of candied black fruit such as blackberry and black cherry, also black plum; it also has violet, peat, anise, tobacco, black licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, and meaty characteristics. It has medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, medium tannins, and a medium(+) finish that lingers on the palate. Drinking really well now. With @deked1
Calcareous Vineyards, Très Violet, Paso Robles, California. Vintage 2018. ABV 15.3%. — 7 days ago
Medium gold...floral and petrol notes on the nose. Rich, ripe, viscous, almost oily as it coats your mouth. Ripe fruit explodes... guava, pineapple, mango, and a good portion of funky forest floor... real weight on the palate and a long acid-tinged finish. Tablas makes lots of wine... but they’re focused and finished and full of wonder. Tablas’ white wine program is simply first-rate—-purchase any and all! — 10 days ago
Phillipe Melka has now been sourcing from the ‘Paderewski Vineyard’ for several years. This wine is quite simply Paso Robles at its finest. Inky and deep once in the glass, this takes on chocolate cake tones alongside tar and black licorice with black olive tapenade tones rounding out this evocative nose. The palate is deep, intense and downright delicious. Not only quite massive, but the err of freshness with a light salinity imparted is really impressive. Deep dark currants and black cherry cordial mingle with coffee ground flavors on the palate. Utterly sensational in its youth, this has another fifteen years of life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2033- 96 — 14 days ago