Laser focused - very well made and built for the long haul. This bright ruby red and translucent Grenache took 1-2 days to open up from its reductive slumber. Given grenache’s propensity to oxidation - one can tell the fruit and wine were handled with care. 15% whole cluster. Seek this team out @grosgrain — 6 days ago
Black cherry, plum, raspberry, red licorice , and green herbs on the nose. rich but lifted on the palate. Rich, dark red and black fruits are ripe but ripe, and mixed with espresso and dark chocolate. A little bit of graphite adds minerality. Tannins grip but are ripe.
#sample — 9 days ago
Woah. Love this bouquet. Super fresh, super zingy.
Love the cloudiness in the hue. A bushel of berries, a garden, a sharp and breezy forest.
Blackberries, raspberries, cherries. Tangerines, pomelo. Parsley 🌿
Lovely. Celebrating a big milestone today. Just received news that I’ll have my first print publication for a short story of mine that will be published in pages alongside one of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s short stories as well.
Over the moon 🌙 — 24 days ago
Another sleeper...go get some of this before the price jumps. This red blend has great body and just enough tannins to keep the pallet moving forward with every bite you take. This one will handle moderately spicy foods...including seafood that’s mildly spicy and fresh. — 3 months ago
This wine is perfect for a hot summer day. The citrus notes make this easy to drink, and includes light notes of guava and grapefruit that pair nicely with the herbs included. Refreshing, complex, and delicious. — 12 days ago
2018 vintage tasted June 2021. If I were to blind-taste this wine, I would have never guessed it’s a Cab! I think I’d say it was some sort of weird blend of Pinotage and Merlot. But if the tasting judge pulled off the wrapper, I would smack my forehead in embarrassment and exclaim, “of course it’s a Cab, but it’s soooo unique!” The tannic structure is not what you get from a Cab from its optimal growing regions (Napa, Sonoma, Coonawarra). The body is lighter, and its medium tannic structure lets a lot of spice through. I don’t think it’s quite as good as the 2016 vintage, but I have to give it same 9.8 rating which I gave the 2016. Maybe I should edit my 2016 rating and push it up to 9.9? (I’ve never given a wine a 10 or even a 9.9, but maybe I’m being too much of a wine snob?) Anyway, I taste so few wines at this level of sophistication that I worry I am underrating it and that I’m not damning it with faint 9.8 praise.
This wine is young, but I’m sure it will be fully drinkable in 20 years (long after I’m gone!). But I’m not sure it will get any better with age—rather it will only change from great to a different great.
Tasting notes: cinnamon and blackberries on the nose. Dry red fruit on the front. Medium tannic structure—not silky, but not puckery. It has a long finish with all sorts of spicy post-orgasmic pleasures.￼
All I can say is, if it you can get yourself on the Quilceda Creek mailing list, you will be blessed, and you will be one of the coolest wine drinkers around.￼ — 12 days ago
Very cherry, with nice vanilla. Classic cab in many ways but the finish is notable. Supremely easy to drink. — a day ago