Tasted alongside the 2013 vintage. Both wines were opened about eight hours in advanced and allowed to slow-ox at cellar temp (51°F). Comparatively, this was initially more reticent. Eventually, after letting it sit in the glass for about 30min and coming up to temp, damp earth (decomposing leaves), potpourri, sea breeze, mushrooms, and sandalwood on the nose. Cherry, black tea, and dried herbs on the palate. Towards the end of the bottle, this was gaining momentum and rivaling the 2013 in terms of enjoyability. Hold’em if you got’em. Better after 2025. — 2 hours ago
King Frosch Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Pfalz, Germany
Light yellow in color with a green hue.
On the nose citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, minerals and white pepper.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with lemon juice, citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Tangy finish with lemons and sea salt.
This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Germany. Easy drinking and great for the pool. Tangy and engaging with nice balance.
Good by itself or with food. Better when properly chilled, and would pair very well with seafood.
12% alcohol by volume.
$30. — a month ago
Star bright yellow gold. Shy nose and medium bodied palate of yellow apples, honeysuckle, and a hint of white pepper. Medium acidity (low for the variety, but not for California) but still bright enough and with just enough fruit for classic white wine fare. Pork chops or roasted chicken come to mind. Drink now. — 23 days ago
First time I tried this wine some years ago I thought it was a Pinot for Shiraz lovers. It remains a full bodied Pinot with black cherry and black plum with fluid soft tannins. Easy to like and very much a new world Pinot. Good with Duck Pancakes at a good Asian Restaurant on the Gold Coast. — a month ago
Deep fruity blackfruit/blackberry aroma; Touch of tobacco leaf and black pepper, licorice(?), chocolate/espresso, and vanilla oak on the bouquet. Medium plus tannin. Yummy. $12 rec from Deb at BGarden. — 11 days ago
Rich, smooth and medium bodied. Black fruit leaning with hints of fig. $16 at WF. Great for the price — 13 days ago
The grand finally of the evening was the full bodied Cab with multiple layers of dark, dry earthy fruit soaked in tobacco chocolate and fine, well integrated tannins that create a sensational finish. Paired with bbq lamb chops marinated in olive oil infused with rosemary, Basel, black pepper, garlic and sea salt. Heavenly! — a month ago
This Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast in California, is drinking very nicely now, although still young.
Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, coke, light vegetables, Indian spices, violets, tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Dry on the palate, full bodied and elegant.
Grippy tannins (once it opens up), on the finish with tangy raspberries.
This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon. I had it before, but apparently did not let it open up all the way. Really enjoyed the mouthfeel.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly and come to itself, so be patient.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.
Nice to see this kind of wine from California at such a low octane.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$43. — 2 months ago