Exuberant nose of violets, dark berries and white pepper. Touches of cedar, funk and bacon present initially but seem to blow off. First taste was best, as it quickly became a bit thick and grippy, though I’d still call the tannins fine grained. This is maybe middle of the road - neither modern nor impenetrably rustic. For a big Syrah this is glugable now but I expect it to start hitting its stride in 10-15y, as there’s plenty of stuffing. — 22 days ago
Spontaneous pull for dinner, needing something to hold up to rigatoni with sweet and spicy Italian sausage in homemade red sauce and a hit of medium dry Madeira (Broadbent), this is working just fine. 👍
Nose of a tannic raspberry, fresh cherry, some alcohol lingers and should eventually blow off.
Palate has generous raspberry, spiced/ripe cherry, green pepper, cocoa powder, cedar box and small amount of forest floor.
Great QPR with the price of admission at only $13.50. Good wine isn't always expensive. — 20 days ago
This one was pretty decent. I found it to be on the sweeter side (but not cloyingly so). Lots of floral and berry notes. I probably should have started with this one, but then I might not have liked that Greek one as much. — a day ago
Inspiring story.... best part about a wine (other than sharing it with friends and family), is learning the origin, history of the winery, process, and passion of the cellar master/wine maker.
This was a wonderful and delicious blend of grenache and syrah from Rhone. Full bodied with raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, spice, vanilla, and limestone/gravel/stone. A fruit forward and approachable wine filled with tons of stewed/baked red fruit with ever so slight tannins from the French oak.
Read about their story at the link below...
https://www.kermitlynch.com/our-wines/domaine-gramenon/ — 20 days ago
Cool straw and water color. Smells like pears and fresh rainwater. Hint of citrusy zing as well. Flavors are lovely. Floral with more pear. Hint of honey. Little citron and lanolin. A lovely white with pizazz. For $8 it’s a steal. — a day ago