Nice Syrah! Violet with slightly orange edge. Very interesting nose, at first it has lots of mature red fruit, then it changed to a very meaty profile, also dried prunes, and violets. Medium acidity and low astringency but good permanency and nice aftertaste. De Martino is without a doubt one of my favorite Chilean producers. — 16 days ago
I’ve enjoyed a decent amount of Calisle zins and really enjoy their take (not overly jammy, balanced spice), but this was my first experience with this offering and it was very unique. The aromatics here don’t smell like Zin...more Syrah like. Funky nose. Blood orange and spicy rhubarb with red fruits and cardamom. On the palate it is crunchy and energetic, oozing black cherries and zesty citrus. Very intriguing. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald . — 7 days ago
I remember drinking this wine a few years ago and when thinking back, it feels like the newer vintages have upped their ripeness and extraction. This was quite dense with rich fruit and spice...crunchy cranberry, pomegranate, and black peppercorn aromatics. The front palate is loaded but fades a touch to where the finish is a bit thin. On the palate there is a lot of potpourri and spicy rhubarb pie wrapped in black cherries. Not much acidity. I’d drink these fairly early. — 4 days ago
Nice piece of Napa history went down tonight to celebrate the upcoming 15th anniversary at Folly Beach SC. Herbal nose. Aged yellow fruit. Poured medium to dark amber color into the glass. An hour gave this one more aromatics. Cashews, peanuts, rosemary, overripe yellow fruits. The entry was surprisingly dense and full bodied. Palate rather equal to the nose. Finishes with a little more acidity than I thought it would. Went well with an eclectic group of tacos which brought out a kinds of things here. — 9 days ago
Spicy and dry very good. — a day ago
Deep ruby. Abundant nose of red cherry. Structured medium-bodied palate (medium minus tannins) yields red cherry and black tea with a lengthy dark finish. Medium acidity wraps it up making this a classic food PN that some may enjoy as a sipper. Excellent example of what the Russian River Valley can do for this variety. Drink now through 2026. — 4 days ago
Freshly baked pastry and peaches bring together a great ensemble. In its youth, it was an ugly duckling - ugly no more! It’s now soft and rounded, suggesting short-term cellaring only. Beautiful layers and texture, but minimal acidity - @ Domodomo, NYC.
— 9 days ago