Saturday night and we have opened the 2016 Goulée by Cos d'Estournel. The blend on this wine is 77% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.
On the nose are beautiful dark fruits, black cherry, blackberry, stewed plum, black currant, baking spices, vanilla, graphite and dark earth.
On the palate I am noting the dark fruit of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, green bell pepper, bitter dark chocolate, graphite, a touch of oak and earthy minerality.
This wine is rich and full bodied and well balanced with medium + acidity that flows into an in your face medium + grippy tannins. I wish everyone a continued prosperous weekend, but please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 16 days ago
60% Gewurz, 40% Sauv blanc—a fascinating blend to keep an eye on in the region — 12 days ago
Super tasty and smooth...especially for the reasonable price. Great everyday drinker. — 14 days ago
Like Foradori, Ochippinti is a name I associate with unreckless natural winemaking - as it goes, the families are good friends. I’ve had the stubby Frappato many times - always good, feral, with minerals and tannins at a tiny 11.5% ABV. Simple enough - red berries and the truth. — 20 days ago
Wow ~ of all the vintages in the flight this one did it for me! Sumptuous nose as well but far from subtle. Flavors run deep starting red but quickly turning black. Strong structure of the vintage still there but finally shedding a few layers of tannins revealing walls of mocha and truffle. D!G — a month ago
32/23/23/22 blend of Vermentino, Marsanne, Rousanne and Grenache Blanc. Pale white, excellent clarity. Floral and stone fruit notes in nose. Lemon, lime, tangerine pith and stone fruit flavors, lime and mineral in finish, almost dry, robust level of acidity with a variety of acids - tartaric, citric, malic. Slight carbonation in the mouth - tactile-wise, not visually. Good food wine but Vermentino character makes it suitable as an aperitif. Grenache Blanc gives it a moderate skin astringency on finish along with an herbal (dill) and slight white pepper aftertaste. Overnight, a ripe black plum skin flavor emerges in the finish, accompanied by a tart, slightly chalky flavor, maybe from lees contact. Complex flavor profile; the varietal blend and proportions largely work here. Fun wine but still easy to drink despite the apparent complexity of its components. Creative but successful wine craft overall. — a month ago
Very good crianza. Flavorful, good youthful drinking, and not over-oaked. — 9 days ago
With bolognese! Cherry blueberry earth, $18.50 on sale from Astor. — 7 days ago