Ok.......so I am not a wine expert I just love wine. Usually on a late July evening after a glass or two of a light white with the wife I would pour myself a big beefy cab and settle in to a nice cigar on the deck. Usually a nice Padron 1926 or a Liga Pravada 52. But.......I just received a deliberate from First Leaf and after a day in the wine fridge at 57 degrees (Fahrenheit) I pulled this Dry Rose’. Yum!!!! The tag line on this wine is “an elegant rose’ fit for any occasion” so I went with it and it paid off......it is a wine that would pair well with chicken, salmon or a dish that had a full mouth feel like tomato bruschetta. BUT..... does it hold up the the full earthy haul of blue smoke from a Padron 1926 Anniversario........YES! — 19 days ago
This lively, finely detailed Rosé offers fresh strawberry, peach and jasmine flavors, along with subtle floral and herb nuances. Silky and energetic in style, it shows seamless texture and real energy on the finish. The 2018 is simply impossible to resist. $22.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019) — 6 days ago
Citrus, light, hint of tang on finish. More full bodies than a French style wine. — 9 days ago
A Syrah rosé from Washington State... When I saw Syrah rosé, I guess I expected some spiciness, but this is a very dry, savory rosé that I think would pair well with literally any food. Some strawberry on the nose, but not as present as for other rosés. Likewise, there's nothing substantially floral here. Instead, what I taste is almost visual... A thin sheen like a bubble floating through a park in summertime rounding out the surprise deep savoriness that lies inside. Quite a nice rosé indeed. Go Canucks! — 9 days ago
It's so interesting to have my first CA Zin post-Puglia trip. So, I've been drinking Zin since at least the famous 1994 vintage. I've known the grape's heritage for quite a while. I drank a lot of Primitivo in Puglia this past month. And honestly, they didn't evoke memories of Zins, but now the reverse is certainly true. This reminds me of a ripe, big fruit Salento Primitivo.
Lytton Springs is 74% zin, 16% petite sirah, 8% carignane, and 2% mourvedre. It's a deep purple, medium plus bodied wine with white pepper, licorice, and a blackberry undertone. A bit hot on the alc, medium tannins, medium minus acidity.
I've had better from Ridge, but they rarely disappoint and this doesn't.
92 points — 15 days ago
Just a great rosé Champagne from one of my favorite producers.
Prior notes apply; Nose has wet strawberry, orange peel, ripe stone fruits, pineapple core and light, fresh brioche notes.
Palate has strawberry-raspberry mash (light), orange/grapefruit pith, ripe peach (light) and wonderful limestone backbone. — 14 days ago
Acorn always makes me happy. They just seem to get it when they produce wines. This Rose is a nice summer year in oppressive summer heat of Florida. It has a nice clean red floral nose. More red fruits dance in your mouth. Raspberry, fresh cherry, pink lady apple all merge in this refreshing wine. Acid was not a problem and this paired well with grilled shrimp. As with all Acorn products this is a good value in my opinion. Please try it, I trying you will like it. — 6 days ago
On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is leading a live-to-picture performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film, with the Orchestra performing Mr. Williams’ iconic score.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.)
Generally we get to hear Star Wars scores a couple times per season here at Tanglewood, but tonight we get a chance to hear them with the backdrop of the movie (Episode IV) that launched a franchise, to say the least!
I celebrated another full trip around the sun, since my coming into this world, earlier this week. Tonight my wife, some dear friends and me will be enjoying some enticing wines along with our movie night. So notes...maybe, but I'll try! — 2 days ago