Really nice Cabernet Red Blend! I am getting dark chocolate..dark cherries..cigar..pencil lead..blackberries..cassis..and vanilla that is superbly integrated so it presents to be not to sweet! Great long finish to this wine!
Everyone try and stay healthy and positive! — 4 days ago
Jammy! Strawberry jam. Charcoal on the nose. Some dark fruit there. Fruit forward for sure. If there was oak, it has resolved itself nicely at this point. This has aged well and is in the right part of the arc. Alcohol at 15% but I think it’s shy of that. — 16 days ago
Melville always over delivers at their price point! This is a delicious blend of dark fruit and smoked meat. At 8 years old it’s showing unbelievably well. And yes we’re pulling corks a little earlier! Stay well - we need every cork dork to support the wine industry (buy a box of your favorite). See if you can do take/delivery from a great restaurant or a club. — 13 days ago
2018 vintage. A blend of Cinsault (40%), Syrah (30%) and Tempranillo (30%). Vineyards at 1050 m altitude in the Bekaa Valley. Serious gastronomic rosé, don't serve it too cold. Complex nose with watermelon, crushed strawberries and a hint of roses. Concentrated and layered fruit, fresh acidity, subtle spices and an impressively long ripe red grapefruit finish. An amazing high class rosé at only 13 euros! Note: this is one of the oldest estates in a Lebanon, established in 1868, and apparently it was the first Lebanese winery to produce Rosé wine, in 1964. — 5 days ago
My last Little Wine IV. A blend of vintages 2012 2013 and 2014. Ripe plums with a hint of prune - fruit cake aromas. Obviously the product of old vines - entirely from the Hoffman Vineyard apparently. Lush and fluid textures on the palate. Amazing quality for the price. — 10 days ago
Had this 6 mos ago at Tasting, liked it, bought several bottles for cellar. Blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec, made by 30 year Chappellet winemaker Phillip Titus. Deep Ruby, purple edges, youthful aromas of black fruit, spices and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with some vanilla and tobacco and herbal floral notes. Vivid acidity & firm tight tannins with long finish ending with a youthful character, aging well should benefit from bottle aging. — 7 days ago
It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Israel.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Nose of cherries, blueberries, wood, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, espresso, pencil lead, vegetables, herbs and black pepper.
Full bodied and soft with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, wood, licorice, light vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.
Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice surprise. I've had this wine for the last 4 vintages, and this is the best one yet. Easy drinking with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Feels like a blend of new and old world wine.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up ( 30 minutes). After an hour of airtime, tannins show up.
Drinking very nicely already, even by itself.
A blend of 36% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 12% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Franc.
Grapes are grown in the Judean Hills at 2,000 feet elevation, and aged for 10 months in oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.
14% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 3 days ago