1986 tasted 4/7/18
Tolstoy in a glass.
It starts brooding and deep, but brightens quickly with brandy and spice. Intense and complex. Soaring combinations of fresh fruit and candied citrus peel, with reality-anchoring acidity. The oxidative notes are held in check by a myriad of flavors. Each sip is a new chapter, fresh nuances, new overtones. The only tragedy was when the bottle was empty. — 15 days ago
This is really good. Great refreshing acidity, almost like a Sauvignon Blanc, but with more weight and density. Lots of lemon and floral notes along with ample minerality. A little too bracing straight out of the cellar, but just right at room temperature. — 10 days ago
Initial taste is light flavoring, with a stronger, smooth plum finish. Acidic bite through the tasting. Nice aromatic smell. — 18 hours ago
⚡️Man, these wines have so much verve.. they remind me of my 4-yr old - full of freaking energy and absolutely unrelenting... in a good way of course 😇
Nose is so clean with some mineral drive, crisp Granny Smith, and floral aromatics, palate is lively and fresh.. much more crisp and light weight than the Charles Heintz vineyard. The anti-Cali chard. Rombauer lovers, look away! 😆 — 17 days ago
Trout Gulch single vineyard at a great price. And I won $20 bucks from a friend who bet it was French. I declined the money and asked for a bottle. I found this Alfaro to be typically Cali... with a bit of oak, butter, almond, and tartness... all in balance and not overpowering. — 16 days ago