It was half price with free shipping so I had to try it despite the vintage, Parker 96 This just arrived today, I’ll save the other bottle to rest a bit The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Guest Cottage is a blend of Beau Vigne's two estate properties located on Silverado Trail, one west of Soda Canyon and the other being Stag’s Ridge Vineyard, which sits at 1,400 feet in elevation. It is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak. — 14 days ago
This is an astounding effort from a fantastic vintage for region that’s not supposed to grow anything but tobacco… This single varietal is grown at lower level elevation. Not too far from Greensboro, this is remarkably expressive of herbs, florality, and dried red fruit￼￼￼￼! The balance in mouth feel are exquisite… Absolutely shocked to learn that this was vinted at Childress under Michael Zimmerman‘s direction￼￼. Stunning!! — 20 days ago
@Delectable Wine This is the Crimson Ridge Vineyard of from Red Hills. The 2017 Crimson Ridge bursts with a lot of personality and style. Fairly high elevation, this wine poured a rather desirable crimson color (go figure) into the glass and was busting with black cherry, black licorice, smoke, graphite, cumin, baking spices. This had a very volcanic / red clay background from the nose to palate to finish. The palate is full-bodied, busting with black cherries, spice bread, cinnamon, builds black licorice to the back where figs, dates, hint of black olive swirling around as well. This wine finishes with a lot of youthful tannic character which softened with an hour in the glass. A bit of black pepper here as well. A ton of personality here in this wine already, yet SO young. Perplexing. I definitely think the best years of this wine are probably starting in 2022, with optimal drinking 2022-2035. Rated 94+ points. — 2 months ago
I had no idea that Comte Ladin made a Macon Chardonnay. From a higher elevation, biodynamic vineyard. This is a serious Chard and delivers well above it’s price. Tart green apple, some citrus, crisp and acidic. Drinks like it came from further North. — 12 days ago
So this is massive clearly high elevation Napa. Even after 4 hours of air it’s still huge. Tons of dark sweet fruit, some maple flavor, herbs, pepper, prunes, christmas spice. It’s tasting pretty good but not necessarily my style. — 25 days ago
The elevation of this vineyard comes out in the wine! Beautifully made! — 2 months ago
Dark Inky in color with a short purplish rim.
Strong nose of plums, blackcurrants, blackberries, earth, wood, vanilla, smoke, peppercorn, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, espresso, light herbs and pencil lead.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, black cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, earth, tobacco, herbs, bitter vegetables and peppercorn.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very nice Malbec from Israel. This Single Vineyard is spicy with a tangy finish.
This Single Vineyard is nicely balanced and fruit forward, with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
I gave it 3 hours to open up, but it is drinkable right out of the bottle (I usually give Malbecs 3 hours of airtime, Probably a personal preference, though). Showing an aromatic nose, once it opens up, so give it time.
I've had the 2014 not too long ago, and it was much better, so it would be worth your while to wait with this for a couple of years.
Good by itself as a sipping wine. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
100% Malbec grapes are grown in the upper Galilee region at 2,200 feet of elevation. Aged for 15 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher and non Mevushal.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 10 days ago
medium ruby violet fading to garnet rim; dark berries, black olives, black peppercorns, charcoal, beef jerky, prominent stem character; more savory than fruity on the palate with peppery finish; full bodied, medium+ acidity, medium+ tannin, 15% ABV; winemaker Charles Smith, 100% Syrah with 100% stem inclusion, aged 27 months in 53% new French puncheons; Powerline vineyard was planted in 2012 at foothills of Blue Mountains at 1200 feet elevation, in cobblestone river rocks with underlying sand and gravel; $46 — a month ago
A pleasant Zin! Not remarkable, but just right for a weeknight. Moderate fruitiness and clean finish. — 2 months ago