Very tasty served too warm restaurant pet peeve. Reminds me why I once got so excited about cool climate Syrah - it has many of the pretty spicy savory things I love if a little softer and less cut than I'd like. Grateful I didn't spend the $175 delectable lists. Pretty tasty, but still short of killer for me. Maybe tomorrow it'll open up more. — 4 days ago
Blackberry/blueberry compote, brandied cherries, violets, tapenade, coffee beans, dried oregano, iron, green & pink peppercorns, game, jerky, smoke. Energetic rounded acid, light medium bodied, inky-juicy texture, minimal narrow smooth velvet tannins, long smoky-herbal-earthy finish. Highly aromatic, balanced rusticity/polish, secondary notes perfect for pairings. — 5 days ago
Reasonably priced £44 Montrachet 👍 that hit the spot with Roast chicken 🍗 in the 🌞
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🏵 92 points
🍷 Golden straw
👃 Heady honey infused citrus, light oak & minerals w/ apricot, vanilla & white flowers
👄 Med body of creamy silk lemon curd & zingy lime zest in soft minerals w/ touch of green apple & vanilla in med acidity
🎯 Long buttery citrus cream mineral linger — 10 days ago
This is a sample of the 16 Insignia still in barrel.
On the nose, the dark fresh florals exploded. The fruits are very dark currants and well extracted. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries and blue fruits hues on the edges of the glass. Sweet tarry presence, loads of baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, clove & nutmeg. Dark spice, black tea, pipe tobacco, dark rich soil, core of anise and fields of violets.
The body is thick and full. The wine still very fresh. The tannins big, meaty and chewy. The dark fruits are quite floral. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries with blue fruits. Sweet tarry presence, loads of baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, clove & nutmeg. Dark spice, black tea, pipe tobacco, dark rich soil, crushed dry rocks, river stones, tough leather, cedar, core of anise with red flowers and fields of violets. Very good round acidity. The long, big, ruby, lush, well balanced finish is beautiful.
The fruit, tannins and acidity all speak to it being 95+ and a long cellar.
— 4 days ago
Day 2 notes as day 1 it was an end of the night open and it needed 24 hours to really show. Nose is all black fruits, tiny bit of horse, granite, meat, earth, herbs, licorice. Feral. Dense gamey olives as well. Complex aromas. Palate has insane freshness and purity. So clean and straight as an arrow with great acids blackberry fruit and complex stoniness on the finish. Compact, long and balanced. Way more upside here. — 13 days ago
What a delightful Pinot from Humboldt County in Northern California. This limited production offering (only 3 barrels) from Micah Joseph Mirth and Adrian Jewell Manspeaker is totally top notch. It’s so Burgundian it gives me goosebumps 🤤 Black raspberry liqueur, blueberry, spiced cherry, preserved strawberry, dried herbs, freshly picked flowers, violet, damp stone, crushed earth, forest floor, and nuanced baking spices. I could drink this everyday. — a day ago
Silky. Dark juicy fruit. Great acidity and freshness. Slightly gangly and not fully integrated. This is a baby. Look forward to checking in a year or so from now. — 3 days ago