Clean winemaking, transparent Sanford fruit. Nice complexity, If you know the vineyard you’ll be pleased, this is a nice iteration. I’m still not convinced that I loooove central coast PN. At its best it’s really good but just doesn’t really blow me away. Personal preference. I’d rather drink Sonoma coast, Anderson Valley, Oregon — 16 days ago
Deep rustic aroma of cooked blueberry/plum and bouquet of vanilla/oak/subtle spice on the nose (date I say graham cracker?), abundant berries and balanced tannin/acidity on the palate with a lingering flavor that leaves you smiling and eager for more. Absolutely love this wine. First use of my coravin and excited to compare next time I open a fresh bottle. — a day ago
This is a very tasty Grenache from California. Showing raspberries, cherries, red currants, earth, vanilla, vegetables, wood, spices, tobacco and chocolates.
Nicely balanced with mild complexity.
Medium bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate and easy drinking.
Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Spicy and entertaining.
I had it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses by the lake.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$34. — 17 days ago
I have to be completely honest. This producer was not even on my radar. I tasted it at Elyse while tasting Montagu. We met the Winemaker-Kimberly Hatcher. In addition to being a Winemaker, she is a hero as a full time Firefighter in the Napa Valley. She also sports one hell of a ripped physique. Not sure where she finds the time.
I normally have an aversion to Santa Rita Hills Pinot as they are normally too extracted for me. Not the case here. It runs just short of that marker.
The 2018 Morgado drinks surprisingly well this young. The mouthfeel is sexy, rich, lush & full. The fruits are nicely ripened & just a touch candied; black plum, blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries mulberries & blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & vanillin. Soft savory grilled meats, understated tobacco & soft leather, dark rich soils, black licorice, mixed berry cola, crushed rock powder, limestone/sandstone, soft wood use, black fruit tea with purple, dark, red & blue florals set in lavender. The round acidity is near perfect. The finish is as glorious as the start...rich, elegant, well knitted & balanced fruit and earth & persists minutes.
One of the nice surprises on our Napa experience. — 20 days ago