Exquisite Grenache plum and leathery Syrah jump from the glass with a dusty touch of non-Brett barnyard. Black cherry, licorice, burnt rye toast, blackberry, raspberry reduction, and violet aromas. Big blackberry and luxardo cherry opener, with black currant and ripe black plum. Smooth edges all around here, with grape leaf, and a grape or two too. Touches of mint with bitter chocolate expressions make this a dance of equestrian beauty as saddle leather sage and dark cigar coat the finish. Bolero. .
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Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.
It was my first time trying Moone-Tsai wines aside from their widely distributed Napa Valley Cab, so some of these were totally brand new to me. Melka is the winemaker.
This was my wine of the lineup for both now and possibly down the road. A great blend of the Howell (massive structure, chalky/dusty, big and ripe fruit) with the Cor Leonis (slightly savory, inky, herbal). This has velvet like tannins right now but they are really persistent. Plum, nutmeg, creme de cassis, heady display of the entire fruit spectrum (red, blue and black) jump from the glass. Slight addition of graphite, black licorice, and currant on the palate. Juicy, savory, decadent. Lots going on here. Very good. — a day ago
Fieldwork Koalaty Time double ipa. Enigma, galaxy, and Vic secret hops. West coast stylish, lots of melon and some tropical notes but excellent pine and bitterness. This is up there for one of the best double ipas I’ve had. Very easy to drink but complex. The aftertaste is fascinating. Cantaloupe and like an earthy flavor I can’t quite pin down. — 5 days ago
Plum jam, blackberry, dry with balanced tannins. A perfect weeknight table wine. — 23 days ago
My wife is the beer nerd in our house, and I don’t approach beer like I do wine. I know that some traditionalist hate on this super trendy, hazy, OJ-looking style, but I like it when done well, and this is the best one I’ve ever had. Juicy, creamy, and delicious. This producer’s stuff is on point. — 13 days ago
Smooth drinking heaven. Amazing structure and balance. Big nose of dark fruits with earth, smoke and spice undertones. Similar on the palate with such a rich smoothness giving way to more complex flavors. Drinking better now than most Zin’s at this age. Putting some down for the future! — 6 days ago
Delectable and smooth. Well balanced tannins. Oak, leather and blueberries. Excellent pairing with steak dinner. Seems to gain some unique flavor note from the Irish whiskey barrels that I can’t quite place. We drank it well decanted, which may contribute to the smoothness. — 6 days ago
Very well balanced. This reminds me of Sierra Nevada celebration mixed with a tropical/citrus hazy of the moment. I can only imagine having this 10 years ago and being shocked with flavor similar to pliny. What makes this great for me is the excellent malt backbone that isn’t sweet or boozy. — 14 days ago
Opened quickly. Went well with scallops and pork belly, trout and medallions of beef. Would look for bother bottle — 2 days ago