A very enjoyable Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County.
Well balanced and fruit forward with black fruits, chocolates, earth, wood, light vanilla, spices, figs, peppercorn, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs and tobacco leaf.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and easy drinking.This one has high alcohol so watch out.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Good by itself or with food like a nice burger.
I paired it with skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, potatoes and asparagus.
Will drink nicely in the next 5 years and already delicious.
A blend of 95% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Sirah. Aged for 14 months in 100% French oak barrels.
14.75% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 4 days ago
Medium lemon-green; medium plus intensity aromas of lemon curd, white peach, pineapple custard, organic earth, funk; dry, medium acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of lemon curd, underripe stone fruit, funk, organic earth, pineapple custard; long finish, concentrated flavors, complex fruit and creamy texture, outstanding — 3 days ago
The only reason why any of these have survived is because they were all sitting in a remote cellar, and NOT Classic!! Two more to go. This wine is ALMOST at the top of the hill but I still think it needs another 2 years or so. This wine is massive. Sweet youthful fruit nose and cinnamon. Still rather youthful blackberry and blueberries on the palate. Streusel. Cinnamon and black fruitcake. Pepper finish. Toasted tannin and quite a bit of it. No way I would have guessed this was 10 years old. Moon Mountain fruit...how incredible! Another 10 years to go...at least. — 8 days ago
A night cap after the Scarlett Reserve. Tasted many times with consistent notes. This is a stunning SB. Exotic, tropical bouquet. Loads of citrus fruits on the palate. Deftly balanced. Best domestic SB we’ve tasted.
In the background, our new cellar. Glass frame will be inserted in a week or so. — 11 days ago
Deep purple in color and cloudy, with a short reddish /brick rim.
Beautiful nose of blueberries, black plums, vanilla, wood, spices, forest floor, tobacco leaf, wet cave, medicine, vegetables, black pepper, acetone, old leather and earth.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, raspberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, dark coffee, earth, wet leaves, herbs, vinaigrette and vegetables.
Medium plus on the finish with sour cherries and fine grained tannins.
This 9 year old Syrah from Russian River Valley is still drinking nicely, although on the way out.
Unbalanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle and died after 90 minutes of airtime. After 60 minutes tannins come out.
I really liked the nose more than the palate, and loved smelling on it.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
14.3% alcohol by volume. Unfiltered.
$75. — 2 days ago