This is a very nice sweet wine from Napa Valley.
Showing black fruits with wood, cooked cherries, dried fruits, coffee, light citrus (on the nose), eucalyptus, light alcohol, dark coffee and spices.
Full bodied sweet and bold with medium plus acidity.
Has enough acidity to balance the sugars.
This 13 year old Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
14.1% alcohol by volume.
93 points. — 19 days ago
The nose displays depth, texture and nuance.
Palate draws you in like a black hole. Oodles of ripe black cherries combine with espresso, cinnamon notes and cedar. There are many layers on the mid palate, complimented with powerful tannins, soil and good acidity. A brilliant effort, with lots of runway ahead of it. — 13 days ago
Very nice. Unusual. More Chardonnay like than Riesling. Darker, richer, and a bit of caramel. But also some grassy or herbal notes. Only 11.5% al. Great balance. — 3 days ago
Pinot Noir on limestone. Tart bright red cherry, red plum, blackberry, black cherry, red flowers, green bell pepper, black pepper, wild herbs, high minerality gravel like, reductive, no new oak, elevated acid, medium plus tannins, medium plus finish. Young vines, 10% whole cluster, cold soak. — 8 days ago
It's time for #MerlotThursday. Here's a delicious one from Napa.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, peppercorn, dust and graphites.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, peppercorn, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, metals, chocolates, dark roast coffee and light vegetables.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great Merlot from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Rich and extracted.
Needs an hour to open up properly and show the tannins. After 3 hours of airtime, black licorice notes come in, which was a nice surprise.
Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely now.
This Single Vineyard is a very hard one to come by. Thank you Kim and Barry for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
100% Merlot grapes were grown at 2,100 feet of elevation. Aged in French oak (60% new) barrels for 25 months. A small production of only 143 cases.
Delicious and tasty.
15.3% alcohol by volume.
$215. — 8 days ago
Love this as a sparkling wine. Kir Royale our of the bottle. Cassis (maybe some blackberry and green apple, too?) and then more traditional champagne yeasty / biscuity-ness. Wish it had another level on the finish. — 12 days ago