Decided to crack this rare one, only 75 cases produced, since the winery opened the library today and offered up some more bottles. This Syrah is extremely big and complex, lots of tobacco, coffee, and earth up front but finishes in a lingering, soft, and ethereal manner. I believe this is the best vintage of The Dare to date and looking forward to seeing how this wine progresses over the next several years. — 22 days ago
Boom. This one has a nice flavor punch to it. Oak and smoke, but bright blackberries. Dare I say boysenberries, with a vanilla wrapper. — 2 months ago
Delicious! On the sweet side — 18 days ago
This bottle was outstanding. Opened with a rusty hue but 4 hours in the decanter and the color came back ruby red and the classic Nebbiolo notes were abounding. Dare I say it was even fresh at times. This ethereal wine has more years ahead. But it was outstanding tonight. An absolute stunner. — 2 months ago
First decent sunshine in the garden
Weekend is on early this week
Got delivered a 6 pack split between 2017 and 2016 yesterday
This '17 is delicious!!
It reminds me a lot of a sangiovese from Radda or Castelnuovo Berardenga or even a northern brunello. Vibrant, mineral, but supported by strong shoulders that you can't notice much at this stage. Neat and precise are the violet,tobacco and licorice.
Spices, leather and cola. The fruit is between a blood orange and a raspberry. I dare to say it recalls a Soldera's Brunello. Long, young and enjoyable from now and many years ahead. — 3 months ago
Poached pear, apricot and dare I say, petroleum? A complex treat from down under. — 10 days ago
Delicious and fresh. Nice medium tannin that integrates into the fruit. Dare I say, crunchy? (Also, like all monte rio, great qpr) — 2 months ago
Very interesting wine. It starts off with a whisper of jam, dare I say raspberry. But then hits you with acid and has a super juicy mouthfeel. Finishes dry with some lingering berry notes. Love this — 3 months ago