“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
Vintage differences are a good thing. And with global warming, we’re losing so much of that, as every year seems to be uniformly hot and dry all over the planet. The FLX is one place, however, in which vintners battle the elements year-round, and the industry, fast thinking and resourcefulness this challenging climate requires separates the top class from the also-rans. All I have to say about this wine is that it’s both true to the chaotic nature of the FLX ‘18 growing season and an absolute accomplishment when simply evaluated as a bottle of quality dry Riesling. — 14 days ago
Black cherry, loganberry, raspberry, vanilla, plum and oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins. — 2 days ago
A wine that can hold up to vinegar and lemon!!!!! I paired this with a vinegary meatball tomato broth and a lemony salad and it was perfect. So much acid. And it was still good. Also delicious on its own, after decanting in the fridge for a day. — 11 days ago
This has become a favorite date night wine for us. Especially with the tariffs in place (our ex-favorite was a Moschofilero).
I still prefer the off dry, but this medium dry offers a cool common denominator to various palates, keeping everyone happy.
Nice roundness. Classy, subtle bouquet and hue. — 4 days ago