Can’t believe this is a 2007. From the Clonal Series that Greg Brewer put together when he was still at Melville, this wine is absolutely terrific. Beautiful notes of candied strawberries on the nose, this wine still has great balance, a pure, focused palate, and an elegant finish. An absolute testament to the ageability of pinots from the Central Coast, this one still has several more years of life left. Just terrific. — 12 days ago
The 2012 Saxum ‘Bone Rock’ Syrah (WWB, 95) is a stunning wine which shows tremendous verve, terroir, weight and intensity, with an exceedingly long finish. The wine is sourced from the Bone Rock block of James Berry Vineyard which is a steeply sloped site planted to head trained Syrah. Amazingly enough, while terracing they found fossilized whale bones when they were digging and needed to use jack hammers to plant the vines. It is not surprising that the flinty undertones impress alongside a deep core of dark currants, wild blackberries and pipe tobacco flavors. The brightness and length of the wine adds to the drinking enjoyment. Showing beautiful poise and elegance, the 2012 ‘Bone Rock’ Syrah will continue to provide drinking enjoyment over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2020-2033 — 6 days ago
Straw-hued. Aromas and flavors of butter, coconut, cream, oak, papaya, passionfruit, pear, and vanilla. Medium-full body and medium-high acidity. A finish of lemon and minerals on the palate. Very approachable and easy to drink; a solid example of a sub-$15 California Chardonnay. — 10 days ago
Bolt to Wines Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017, California
Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.
Strong nose of blueberries, plums, wood, licorice, alcohol, light vanilla, light barnyard, peppercorn, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco and chocolates.
Full bodied and soft with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, vegetables, herbs, peppercorn, chocolates and tobacco.
Medium finish with soft tannins, peppercorn and cherries.
This is a nice surprise. A very tasty Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills in California. Not really drinking like a Pinot Noir, though. Drinks more like a Washington Syrah.
Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel, and a spicy and tangy finish. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.
Good by itself as a sipping wine. A Pinot Noir not for the Pinot Noir drinker. Very unique.
Much better after 2 hours of airtime, although good right out of the bottle.
Made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes.
14.7% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 2 days ago
Dense burgundy-red, highly extracted pigment. Floral, cherry, cigar box, butter and higher alcohol notes in nose, but only 14.5% alc/vol. A hint of menthol initially. Medium to high skin astringency with butter, cranberry and red fruit flavors. More flavorful than fruity on first pour, slightly tart; needs time to open. Chocolate-seed tannin flavors emerge after an hour. I’d age this awhile longer, else decant. — 9 days ago
Blend of Grenache blanc, Rousanne & Viognier
Jeb 92 and states it taste like a bottle 3 times the price looked up my cost, $14.99. I can definitely see this at $30.00-$40.00
The highly talented Joey Tensley has crafted an outstanding white wine inspired by the amazing value-driven whites he’s long cherished from the south of France. At first you’re greeted with hints of honey and cinnamon poured over freshly cut seasonal peaches. The aromatics are exotic and wild with plenty of orchard fruit, orange water, and middle-eastern spice. There’s plenty of bracing acidity to keep the wine fresh and bright on the palate with a solid fruit core. This Rhone-style white is arguably the best version at this price I’ve come across in quite awhile — 20 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.
Ripping acid, even with 7yrs on it! Pure Meyer lemon upfront with added notes of honeysuckle, chamomile and underripe citrus. On the palate it was limestone and mineral driven. Slightly reductive. I called this Chablis. Nice imitator. Thanks @Jack Thompson . — 14 days ago
Cannot stop drinking. I think I first tasted this 2016 or 17 and year after year it is my darling. About to heat some pizza to go with. Egads LOVE this carbonic Sangiovese. I want to share it with the world:just the whiffs of kirsch and bubble gum and light and SO perfect with a slight chill and I’m about to see how it goes with a pizza pie. Some LA nights are more fun than others. — 5 days ago