Extra pale straw yellow. Closed off in the nose. A bit of tart apple. Delicious Chardonnay and way too young. Wait a couple years — 14 days ago
Runner-up for Wine Of The Night but definitely the pleasant surprise of the night. Little funky nose and not particularly effervescent for a sparkler. Acidity is muted and feels like a “real wine” as opposed to those chemically enhanced science experiments that pass for luxury wine life in some quarters. Definitely would serve this to my most discerning guests like @Sam Shepard @Brendan Devine and if I could be so blessed, the GOATs of the wine world like @Ron R @Mike R @Willie Carter, a little something off the beaten path. — 2 days ago
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix.
This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Tasty and spicy. Delicious and extracted. A very typical Cabernet for the region, but oh so yummy.
Dry and full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, graphite, dark coffee and peppercorn.
Very fruity on the palate and elegant. Well balanced with nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime (3 hours).
I've heard many people trash the 2017 vintage in California. So far I've not seen that to be true, and this is a great example of that.
This 4 year old is still very young, and would age nicely in the next 10 to 20 years.
Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with grilled Lamb chops.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$190 (current vintage). — 2 months ago
Still a little young but still excellent will develop into a monster. Needs decanting time did not give it enough time￼￼. — 4 hours ago
Great new vintage from Sonja. Love the ruby color — a month ago
Very nice dark fruit blackberries, nice cherry hint of blueberry but not fruit bomb nice silky tannins shit hit a 10 within a year or two￼ — 2 months ago
The 2019 Grenache (Sta. Rita Hills) is dark and potent. Black cherry, lavender, spice, menthol and leather give this appellation-level Grenache tons of power. There is a touch of reduction, but the purity of the fruit is so compelling. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2021)
— a month ago
It’s not fair. Paul brought an 07 a little while back. So it’s interesting to see how this could evolve. Regardless, this is rich, dark, inky, good minerality. Some oregano with lavender. — a month ago
Kelly and Craig both loved it — 2 months ago