One of the better East coast Cabs. Pleasant nose. Very flavorful and well balanced. Smooth finish. — 10 days ago
Color of saturated gold, beautiful. Nose of nutty, buttery flavors, spice, sprite, dense flowering note like Riesling, some mineral, and some ripe pineapple and banana. Taste is mouthful with zesty tinkling flavors leading the way, spicy, and less sweet than suggested by nose. Second sips has more sweetness from honey, same spice, and more zesty rind. Aftertaste is dominated by spicy taste from alcohol and a bit short of complexity. I do feel the nose alone earns her a nice rating. — 8 days ago
Randall Grahm steered Bonny Doon’s flagship wine in an elegant direction in 2018. It shows vibrant red berry, cherry and floral character, with herb and spice notes building with aeration. Polished and animated in character, the 2018 is graceful and remarkably flexible with a range of foods. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, November 2019) — 9 days ago
Everything in balance, a very Crozes-like Syrah. Nose has preserved beef, smoky gravel, graphite, and a wee bit of blackberry fruit. Mouthfilling savory flavors, but without overextraction and with decent acids. Had it with mesquite-grilled pasture raised burgers. A propitious paring. — 11 days ago
Low-action top, and black black. Mocha coffee with a caramel creaminess, and a vanilla shot. Licorice, cocoa nibs, a motor oil sweetness with banana leaf, rosemary, s’mores, and burnt brownie. Here comes the vanilla as advertised, bordering on extract, with a licorice cameo, molasses, brown sugar syrup, heavy tobacco chaw/plug, into an exquisite date reduction. This one plays games with your mouth, plunging suddenly into darkness with feigned, scraping reluctance then rebounds into jimmying oak, giving it super strength. And a fiery melted candy house. — a month ago
Lemon jello, just one shade lighter. Rabid creature foaming. Tangerine, lemon, toasted sesame, watermelon rind, soft hemp aromas, dried, diced pineapple. Pineapple with a yeasty streak. Grilled grapefruit, lemongrass, orange peel. Nice session that has a lot of beer flavor as well. Refreshing and easy. I’d hydrate with this. No Water! — 23 days ago
This Brett-kin has been languishing for some time. Smells fresh though. Holding its snowy crown over hazy orange-amber. Graphic lacing (thick lines). Gourd-y with funky white pepper on the nose, nutmeg and clove right behind. This smells incredible with orange blossoms, caramel and lime. Delicious entry with lime peel, lemonade, candid ginger, clove, bing cherry, candied red grapefruit peel, white raspberry, star fruit and of course cinnamon and nutmeg trimmings. What a beer when you wait for the Brett-citrus to evolve. Pump it up! — 13 days ago
Very good sour. — 2 months ago
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and pencil lead.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Drinking nicely now as a 3 years old.
Fruit forward with nice balance. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows the tannins (45 minutes).
Nice enough to drink by itself, but pairs nicely with food too.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$17. — 19 hours ago