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!
Had the ‘92 not been alongside it, this may have stolen the show, but it seems to be much more tightly wound. Mainly strutting notes of red plum, cherry tart and rhubarb on the nose. Slightly St Estephe like on the palate currently with cherry swisher sweets, blackberries drizzled over bayleaf and herbs. Quite tannic. Hold or decant for a few hours if enjoying now. Thanks @Bill Makens . — 11 days ago
Has been five years since I've enjoyed this one. Wrote a novel the last time, mentioning that the next decade would be kinder to this wine than this one, and I still for the most part believe that. I think the drinking window on this wine will be short. If you're holding a mag or 3L of this wine, I can imagine how much better off you're going to be than the holders of the 750's. Black cherry, dirty raspberry and graphite. A little more herbaceous than the 91, and also a little thinner. I think either this wine is as good as it gets, or can maybe see some improvement in the next couple of years. Best years for this wine IMO 2020-2025. — 24 days ago
Fruit forward, delicious blend. Wine Access. — a day ago
Deep, deep purple in the glass. The blackberries on the nose threaten to overwhelm the oak, lavender, and vanilla aromas but never does. From the good folks at Von Strasser, this is a rather plucky Petite Sirah that I definitely underestimated. Big, dense stuff with high acidity. Despite the utter bigness of this PS, it has an undeniably smooth mouthfeel. The more you drink this, the more fun it is. Rustic yet refined, this baby has a lot going for it. Wonderful fruit on the palate with blueberry cobbler and cherry pie upfront and toasted oak and spices on the backend. Really nice expression of Petite Sirah. — 13 days ago
A wonderful Zinfandel. Goes great with grilling....had it with Turkey burgers with Mayo, Provolone, and Microgreens (wasabi mustard and beetroot). Very smooths with a dark ruby color and medium body. Slight spice and earthy to the nose. Cherry and earthy to the taste. — 16 days ago
Well built and getting better with age. Still young—strong tannins, plum, dark cherries, hint of baking spices. Won’t revisit for several more years. — 10 days ago
Shima-san for Fracta gave me on October 15. — 3 days ago