Very light and bright. Good wine but not exceptional. 2010. — 7 days ago
The Raats 2016 Cabernet Franc shows ripe, lush and beautifully floral fruits. Blackberries, dark plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, vanilla, light; cinnamon, clove & nutmeg, herbaceous notes, tobacco, dry crushed minerals, saddle-wood, black, dark, rich soils and fresh, red, dark and blue florals. Beautiful acidity. Elegant, ripe, well polished, rich finish.
Photos of; the view from their tasting room, lots of beautiful original artworks from famous local artists...a few of them the Uncle of our host, examples of some of the soil structures around their tasting room vines and their upstairs tasting room.
@Shay A I think you would like their Cabernet Franc and appreciate the QPR as well if you can find them in TX or another state that can ship to you. — 9 days ago
Nice example, perfect food wine. Neutral but not thin. Slightly rich with great acid and length. Citrus and ‘mineral’ if I can use that term. Very clean. — 13 days ago
Another classic. This was from the Helen Turley era at Pahlmeyer and was one of the bottlings that helped introduce me to finer wine. Superb mint dark chocolate and violet aromatics. This has a dash of Cab Franc in it and you can catch it. Very dark and full with fine grained tannins, black cherry and rich earth. Classy and muscular. — 3 days ago
Wonderful wine. Balanced, elegant, so enjoyable. It’s not your everyday Napa cab. The fruit is present, and delicious, but not the star of the show. It’s the way this comes together that makes this wine so enjoyable. The tannins are present, but the acidity stands out more prominently than other cabs. Borders on bright acidity of a great Rioja. Drink this with and amazing duck dish or rich mushroom pasta. Cheers @Cathy Corison another beautiful expression of what Napa cab can do. — 4 days ago
Napa I can dig. So good. Rich but low abv. Little skin contact. Always like muscat. At brushland In Bovina, NY ❤️ — 10 hours ago
Freaky nose for a freaky night — 4 days ago
The 2017 Thorne & Daughter Wanderer’s Heart is; 59% Grenache, 19% Grenache Noir, 33% Cinsault and 8% Mourvèdre.
The nose reveals; beautiful red & blue floral fruits. Blueberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum & poached strawberries. Touch of black licorice, cola, vanilla, dark rich soils, crushed dry rocks, steeped fruit tea with bright, dark, red and blue flowers.
The body is medium. Its mouthfeel reminds me of the light styles that can come out of Burgundy. The wine is delicious. Blueberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum & poached strawberries. Touch of black licorice, cola, vanilla, dark rich soils, crushed dry rocks, powdery chalkiness, grainy volcanic minerals, rich dark soils, steeped fruit tea with bright, dark, red and blue flowers. The acidity is amazing. The finish is well balanced, ripe floral, juicy with some dry tannins and minerals on the long set.
Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door courtyard, Estate vines, decomposed Granitic soils the vines grow in and the entrance to Gabrielskloof. — 6 days ago
Chandon is the first place I saw this, but this champagne is served over ice and you can add side like strawberry, ginger, cucumber, peppermint... In the summer sun: just wow. — a month ago