I am trying to figure out how to place this. It is a sparkling wine, reflective of a fairly mineral but not austere chard. There’s not much autolysis. I keep waiting for that familiar yeastiness that characterizes Champagne and I don’t get much. I don’t dislike this. I just find it hard to place. — 6 days ago
Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, alcohol, spices, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea and light vegetables.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, sweet spice box, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, wood and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice surprise. A great Zinfandel from Paso Robles, California. Very fruity and nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Not too complex, but very enjoyable.
This Single Vineyard Zinfandel is good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up (90 minutes). Easy drinking and enjoyable by itself or with food and would pair very well with a burger.
I paired it with light appetizers and good friends.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$21. — 2 days ago
2017 Bedrock Riesling from Cienega Valley AVA. Planted in 1963 and dry-farmed. Apparently it’s the second oldest riesling vineyard in California. “Own-rooted in decomposed granite and limestone lovingly tended by the magnificently mustached Pat Wirz,” according to Morgan Twain-Peterson MW. Loaded with flavor. Lime oil and granny smiths with a hint of honey, and lots of rocks. A steal at $25. — 2 days ago
66 percent Grenache the rest Mourvèdre damn I wanna do a Tavel v Paso Robles rosé comparison. This is good. Floral and coral and super ripe citrus-y (ruby grapefruit) stony fun. It is not my number one Paso rosé but very grateful to @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum for pointing me to this. Very valid I should taste more of their offerings. — 4 days ago
Wild spirited and structured at once. Hazy pale yellow and completely unfiltered with aromas of skunky sour dough on a very dank nose of lemon and ginger. Fine bubbles. Flavors of high pitched baked lemon, honey, pear, and a dry finish of chalky limestone and spicy ginger notes. Always on hand - a staple. — 19 days ago
Crushed flowers, berries, red plum, pine needles. Medium plus acid, long finish. Gorgeous Pinot noir full of lush Sta Rita Hills goodness. Very good and drinking very nicely. — 2 days ago