Light and refreshing. A bit of red juicy berry but good on the stomach. Would drink again! — 6 days ago
30 min decant(little cloudy sediment). A formidable medium garnet color with some bricking. On the nose: perfumed notes of raspberry, vanilla, forest floor, and cedar. Taste: A creamy, juicy, balanced wine with red plum, smoke, touch of blueberry, minerals, earth, spicy vanilla oak, and a medium finish. Sticking pins in my Packers doll and crossing my fingers, let's see what happens. — 5 months ago
Hell yeah! Impressed w/this Cru which I’m not familiar - deeply dark ruby/inky & opaque, gorgeous, generous & elegant nose of pure red fruit, cherry cough drop, liqueured, sweet spice like cinnamon & allspice, white pepper, mineral. Very complex & engaging. Decent heft & grip on palate w/tannins/acidity playing nicely. This has such a beautiful dusty red fruited flavor, herbaceous almost Sangiovese-like. I could see PN comparisons as well… this really delivered for around $20-22 and I can see some aging potential. — 5 months ago
Great balanced franc. Peppery, light earth. WMT. — 9 months ago
Nice South-Rhone blend: Grenache blend. Black fruit notes, liquorice, thyme, olive, scrubland, conifers: cedar, pine, gables... balance, suppleness with pretty, advanced notes that give character. To drink now.
Jolie assemblage Syrah Grenache. Notes fruits noirs, réglisse, thym, olive, garrigue, cèdre, pins, pignons... équilibre, souplesse avec des jolies notes évoluées qui donnent du caractère. À boire maintenant. — a year ago
Tasting at Somm Cellars — 7 months ago
Smells like fresh oil & jet 🛩 fuel, oh wait thats the Airshow & Oil spill here in Huntington Beach🙄 again.
This is a fresh, snappy berry-driven rosé with delicate floral notes. It's bright and crisp, delicious with or without food. Domaine les Pins has been family run for five generations. They are a small artisanal producer that oversees every stage of the production from start to finish. They have roughly 30 hectares of Cabernet Franc spread out through the Bourgueil and St-Nicolas de Bourgueil regions. They practice sustainable farming, and each and every vine gets singular attention throughout the year. Vines of an average age of 25 years are planted in sandy, clay and gravel soils. Cabernet Franc makes for an excellent rosé. Not only does it bring an array of new flavors into the pink world, but the wine has depth and weight that a Grenache or Pinot based rosé could never achieve. This lovely little wine has aromas of fresh raspberry and white pepper with a subtle presence of culinary herbs in the background. On the palate it has great weight and a stronger red fruit presence than you might expect. The note of white pepper persists and carries through to the crisp and clean finish. — 9 months ago