Adv y paul f @ 3 forks, austin f1 — 22 days ago
Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
Big nose of over ripe blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, raisins, dried fruits, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light alcohol, vinaigrette, graphite, bonfire smoke and peppercorn.
Full bodied, big and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with prunes, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, tobacco, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, pencil lead and light vegetables.
Long finish with fine tannins and cherries.
This is a delicious Syrah blend from Paso Robles. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A great sipping wine.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).
Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature and calm down. Might be too fruity for some.
I paired it with cheeses, dried fruits and light appetizers.
A blend of 50% Mourvedre and 50% Syrah. Aged separately for 26 months in 85% New French Oak barrels.
15% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 3 months ago
At Pam's, from total wine — 4 days ago
Adv Paul f @ 3 forks , austin tx — 22 days ago
Best wine of the Austin Hill Country wine tour. Super smooth finish. Dark blackberry berry flavor — a month ago
Nice smooth finish. Great Paso Robles wine from Austin Hope. — 4 months ago
Super smooth and creamy, jammy with flavors of dried cherries and blueberries. A big mouthful of wine. — 24 days ago
Four months ago I visited the exciting newcomer to Texas and our first serious natural wine shop - Southold Cellars. Our spring allocation tasting was led by Adrienne Ballou, assistance winemaker. After I left, I learned Adrienne was just about to release her second vintage under her personal side project, Lightsome. I didn’t give it much thought but recently was persuaded to try her Tourigo Nacional.
I’m really stunned. This is easily the best Texas wine I’ve tried. It’s not even close really. And I’d be surprised if Adrienne recognized how good this is.
The aromatics are stunning and elegant. What you get from the best Cru Beaujolais. Sour wild blueberries, macerated raspberries, and iodine. Significant stem inclusion - it’s the flesh of Gamay and personality of cool climate Syrah. I can’t wait for what’s next from Adrienne.
Side note: I since learned Eric Texier went bananas for this wine at our WildWorld Fest in Austin this year. I’m not crazy — 25 days ago
Sampled at the Wild World Wine Fest back in May and found at a liquor store in Austin. So delish! — 4 months ago