A classic Sauvignon Blanc from Napa’s oldest winery which is true to tradition, approachable, delightfully clean, crisp and refreshing. Presenting aromas of dried herbs and fruits its mouth feel is well balanced with soft hints of grapefruit, lime and passion fruit. Although, noticeable the citrus notes do not overpower the body and taste of the wine. This is a backyard sipper that’s sure to be spending the summer in the Canadian Rockies with us. Cheers 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦 — 3 years ago
NOSE:cassis, black cherry, leather, both baking spices and savoury herbs (like nutmeg and bay leaf). Plum and mulberry. Nutty vanilla. Smells like proper, grown-up wine - though not especially heavy.
TASTE: initially very good. Dry, bitter cassis, cherry, herbs, medium weight with nice velvety mouthfeel - but not a lot of the other fruit from the nose (more air improved). Tannins bring a long, dry, bitter finish - sticks on the tongue- burnt-plant. There’s a bitter herbaceousness that is almost like straight cassis berries (which I have in my backyard, so speaking from experience) - very elegant in its way. Went very well with steak and smoothed out with air, the dark fruit became more prominent...I think a long decant is in order. Many different impressions here … real stuff. 91-92. — 5 days ago
Finished at barbecue in backyard on July 11, 2020. — 2 years ago
Breakfast bubbles. — 3 years ago
Brown purplish color. Barnyard, plum strawberry fruit nose with some floral and leathery notes. Full fruit sweet plum and strawberry taste that pops in the mouth with a bitter coffee and tobacco finish. Sitting out in our backyard on the green with perfect spring early evening weather. What a joy! — 3 years ago
Enjoyed in my backyard with Manami on a beautiful Friday night — 2 years ago
An early Saturday evening happy hour with a Marcassin Pinot in our lovely backyard. Cloudy garnet in color. Strawberry-cherry hits the nose with a funky forest floor, mushroom pop and caramel-vanilla cinnamon lingering. Strawberry-cherry subtly sweet on the front of tongue; spicy mineral and pencil lead gives a soft bitter on the mid to back pallet—finish is medium to long. The tannins are not completely resolved but have integrated since the last time we opened a bottle a year ago. Definitely improving and becoming a soft elegant wine; should drink well in a few years. — 2 years ago