Mother vine Cab from Concannon clones 7, 8 and 11. — 6 days ago
Forgot to post these from the other day. Mark, Dan and I were able to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the wine storage facility, and some unique stuff was opened, as always!
I’ve had very few Williams Selyem wines, but it is always a treat to enjoy them. This is without a doubt the oldest Pinot that I think I’ve had the privilege to taste. Amazing that at 16yrs old, this can still have such abundant fruit characteristics. Even more, it really needed quite a bit of time to open. Pop and pour was mainly red clay, soft plum, herbs and the faintest bit of raspberries. After some time in bottle, the raspberries burst forth and were gorgeous. Since this was so old, acidity wasn’t as pronounced, but I think that gave the raspberries an even more lush and abundant flavor. Lovely bottle. Could still go 2-3yrs. Compliments to @David T for this gift. — 5 hours ago
Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind.
I really enjoy Ritchie chards, and was actually able to blindly guess this was from Ritchie vineyard. I always get a nuttiness and waxy finish from this vineyard. Happens every time. Bigger texture. You aren’t mistaking this for anything other than Cali chard, and it will almost always be from a top producer. — a day ago
Bordeaux blend with berry, cherry and chocolate. — 6 days ago
Dark, inky, purple and worthy of buying more — 18 days ago
Paul Hobbs 2013
Very ferrous and tangy. Burns the throat somewhat as it goes down. Im not so sure its worth 120 dollars a bottle. I like it, but I wont buy it again. Its not as good as 80 dollar Grgich Hills or a 40 dollar Honig nor anything that Orin Swift makes over 50 dollars. Okay.. the rating: Dark fruit on the initial palate with blackberry and raspberry. The mid palate brings on the tart bite of iron and dryness. There is also spice and Pepper. The finish ends dry and leaves no sweet nor bitter aftertaste. — a day ago
On the nose, bright floral dark currants; blackberries; dark cherries, blue fox mix, chocolate, volcanic minerals, stones, loamy soils and dry & fresh dark florals. The body is full and round tannins really beginning to soften. They are dusty & velvety. Blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, milk chocolate, mocha powder, loamy soils, clay with hint of iron minerals, nice acidity and a beautifully well polished finish. Photos of, one of their tasting rooms & high iron Farella volcanic soil. — a day ago
Fine for cheap wine. Easy to drink — a day ago
Polo Field Petite Sirah. 2014. So delicious — 18 days ago
Friday night enjoying a very nice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with a good friend of many years. The 2011 Chehalem Three Vineyard Pinot Noir.
On the nose there is beautifully delicious red fruit, ripe strawberry, red raspberry, ripe tomato, clove, cola, vanilla, rose petal and some dry earthy soil.
On the palate is red raspberry, strawberry, cherry, cranberry, cola, vanilla and a forest floor component.
The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity, medium smooth tannin that leads to a long fruit filled finish. A very nice expression of a clean Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a day ago