My quarantine light red dream — 6 days ago
In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors with tobacco, pepper and earthy cedar notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft tannins on a smooth medium+ finish. Grab pizza or pasta and enjoy the great value wine. — 20 days ago
Had another bottle, aged well. Steve & Paula Black pursued a dream in 2003 and purchased a 110-acre vineyard located in the Red Hills of Dundee creating The Four Graces, named after their four daughters. Medium Ruby with surprisingly complex aromas of red fruits, herb and spice. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with tea and espresso notes adding a bit of pepper spice. Well balanced acidity with fine tannins, medium(+) length, ending with earthy notes. Nice value! Tasting Sample! — a month ago
Pretty nice, light, perfumed Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Marborough district. — 25 days ago
On the paper, sounds like a dream: jura + savagnin + maceration.
Really not disappointed but I would have never guess that direction if tasting blind.
More friendly than your usual savagnin. Slightly fizzy. Good structure. Lack a bit of minerality and freshness. Not totally dry. Almost remind me more of some riesling on the skin!
Clearly for maceration educated, not sure I’d start here otherwise... — 18 days ago
The 2014 Meritage was a dream. — 2 months ago
A privilege. Holding up like a dream. — a month ago
Hey hiiii I opened this for my first solo pod recording but don’t you babies worry I drunk dialed a friend at the end so you hear someone else. This wine‽ Smells like what you thought high-school-autumn would taste like in junior high. Tastes like a damn good adult vacay to say...I dunno autumn leaves in Vermont? I’ve never done that but if I’m ever allowed to leave LA again (“Safer at Home” mandates staying in place so I dream). Essentially this is your perfect Cali Pinot. If called to make a J Vineyards fave call? Well I would need to taste this beside the Strata bottling (in my Taco Bell pairing column) but gosh it’s good. — 21 days ago
Roses, cherries strawberries - all good stuff in your nose, and more interestingly - mushrooms coming through already! A tad sour perhaps, saccharine too, at the start. 30mins in much better and less peaky. Overnight with maximum village (one 174ml left) and it's a liquorice and cassis dream. Rating creeps up with every sip. — 2 months ago