A very pretty color of light ruby with light intensity, and a wide reddish/brick rim.
Strong nose of bing cherries, cooked plums, light oak, spices, tobacco, chocolates and light raisins.
Light to medium in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light oak, licorice, chocolates, tobacco and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Williamette Valley. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.
Good right out of the bottle and easy drinking. A good sipping wine. Good by itself or with food.
This 2-year-old, is already showing nice complexity, which is always nice to see.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.
Unfiltered and unfined.
12.9% alcohol by volume.
$48. — 19 days ago
Deep, dark Ruby with a big fruity nose and lots of ripe berries with oaky notes. Jammy big and bold blackberry flavors with some spice, cacao, cedar and leather notes with nice mouthfeel. Big yet soft tannins with berry fruit carried over to the finish with bits of oak and sweet spice. Nice! — 2 months ago
Guests over for Sunday lunch. No formal notes. Went down well with fresh strawberries and cream. The colour was like a dark burnished copper. An apricot note - not overly sweet which was good. The bottle size at 500ml was perfect. One of Australia’s best performed dessert styles on the Australian show circuit with numerous trophies and gold medals. — a month ago
California Syrah the way I like it. And I do definitely like it. A really pretty deep dark purple with a wide brim and little cherry red flecks. This nose is just plain silly good and exciting. Plums and raspberries abound here. Blackberries with a touch of fennel go a long way. The olive aromas are jumping out of the glass and my goodness it’s special. There’s a rich meaty, fatty aspect to the nose that just blows me away. Stupendous.
Every wine I have from Big Basin is just as good as the next one. All so good and so well crafted. Hailing from the Rattlesnake Rock vineyard in Santa Cruz and definitely fruit forward. At this age, it’s drinking with more refinement than you may expect. Classy and stylish but never forgets about the fun. A lesson in how to make a big and bold Syrah without even coming close to going overboard. Smoke and grilled meat in the mouth to go with the vibrant red and blue fruits. Black pepper and menthol. The finish is long and fulfilling. Don’t listen to me, seriously don’t. Just go taste it. — 3 months ago
Nose has grill charred cherry, over-ripe red currant, dried garden soil, dehydrated mint, wet tobacco and dried rose.
Palate has loads of ripe/dried cherry, rose hip, cherry compote, faint cedar/cocoa notes, very 'floral' on palate in a great way, anise candy with a mildly dry, satin finish.
First bottle of almost a case of old BV GdL from a very trusted local source, no disappointing.
Cork pulled for slow oxidation at 10H, then double decant for service.
A great paring to truffle butter stuffed burgers; love your local farmer, ground beef from Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY). — a month ago