Apricot, maybe peach and a bit of honey. Skin contact makes the color more amber and adds tannins, which is unique for a white. Maybe a little licorice in there too, which is a nice bit of complexity I enjoyed. — a month ago
Nice piece of Napa history went down tonight to celebrate the upcoming 15th anniversary at Folly Beach SC. Herbal nose. Aged yellow fruit. Poured medium to dark amber color into the glass. An hour gave this one more aromatics. Cashews, peanuts, rosemary, overripe yellow fruits. The entry was surprisingly dense and full bodied. Palate rather equal to the nose. Finishes with a little more acidity than I thought it would. Went well with an eclectic group of tacos which brought out a kinds of things here. — 3 days ago
Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!
Ben and I wanted to do a flight of Jarvis chards, so he brought the ‘11 Finch Hollow. The color difference against my ‘14 Unfiltered Finch Hollow was drastic! Much more amber in color, as though it had been oxidized a bit. It has an amazingly sweet nose...someone mentioned it was slightly reminiscent of botrytis. Lots of honey and marshmallow cream aromatics. It tastes like Werther’s Butterscotch, candied ginger and baked marzipan. You gotta love the style. Delicious. Thanks @Benjamin Keator . — 6 days ago
I had a little taste of this a few months ago, but this is my first 750 of this enjoyed with dinner tonight. This is a very red fruit dominated wine. Black cherry, raspberry cola, young pomegranate. The middle of this wine develops a green olive tapenade kind of note in the middle along with some herbs. I was getting something like oregano I think. The finish had good acidity. Has been compared to a Pinot Noir, and I get that. I think this would be a really fun wine to compare to the Antica Angelicall Rosé to be quite honest. The best days of this wine are ahead of it, 7 years or so from now. — a month ago
Wow. Just completely different bouquet than any other wine. Smells more like a citrusy saison than any wine. Melon, grapefruit zest.
Beautiful amber yellow/orange color.
Redefines zip in a wine. Kombucha. Overall roundedness with all the big flavor profiles, umami, sweet, fruity, bubbles, tart.
Wild honey. Wild pleasure.
In writing this, downed the first glass.
— 6 days ago
These Amber wines are dry have balance and length — a month ago
Dry, amber wine with compliments to dark red meats — 2 days ago
Deep amber; medium plus intensity aromas of dried apricot, yellow peach, wildflower honey, saffron, intense fresh dill; sweet, high acid, medium alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors of dried apricot and yellow peach, rich honeyed flavors, saffron and intense fresh dill; long finish, intensely concentrated and rich, high acid really makes the flavors pop, outstanding — 2 days ago
Orange wine. Pale amber in color. Lemon peel, tangerine rind, orange blossom, apricot, verging on tropical, mushroom, ginger candy, and musk. Elevated acidity, medium intensity, medium+ finish. On schist, partially de stemmed. Antão Vaz, Arinto, Viognier. 12% — 14 days ago