“Let me tell you somethin’! Let me tell you...✋🏼. Don’t drink these now. Seriously. Just don’t. Five years from now? That’s probably okay. But not now. Unless...unless you are willing to decant for an extended period of time or slow-ox for three days. Patience will be rewarded however if you allow time to do its work. Only then do you get the classic Rafanelli of red and dark fruit with chocolate, coffee, tobacco and baking spices; executed in a most seductive fashion. Sound structure. The finish is long. This is a great vintage from Rafanelli with a long life ahead. Better after 2025. — 4 days ago
Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, blackberry, licorice, oak and hints of white pepper. Full-bodied and velvety tannins. — 12 days ago
A surrogate from the Loire Valley, this varietal is typically bone dry, and in my opinion, impenetrable. Not this example...
Nose displays apricots on steroids, along with seashells. Palate presents honied almonds, flowers, minerality and very little acid. Moderately sweet, but finishes dry. A nice departure. Drink these now. — 19 days ago
Cooked jammy fruit, slight pepper, light cocoa/earth finish, light/moderate tannins, slight anise, — 8 days ago
Black cherry, loganberry, raspberry, vanilla, plum and oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins. — 2 days ago
Viscous, dark red wine. Dark, ripe fruits on the nose with a bit of olive brininess and dried herbs. Big round body, medium acid and some good peppery tannins that linger on and on. #gotm2020 — 15 days ago
Oh what an AMAZING night. Tasted through 8 vintages of A. Rafanelli Zin with my Purple Tooth tasting group. 2010-2017. Top three were 2011, 2017, 2010. A great night of great wine and great friends. Happy Holidays to everyone. — a month ago