Mezcla tina, or “Red Blend”
Syrah dominant, a helluva barnyard nose!
Heavier bodied, with bits of blueberry and apple skins, some sweet grass, tobacco, aged perfectly, (I got lucky), with the tannins complementing the star fruit acidity.
50% Syrah, 14% Petite Syrah, 26% Garnacha, 10% Petit Verdot.
This is the first red wine I have had from this area, usually known for Pisco production. — 19 days ago
A blend of 97% Zin and 3% Petite Sirah, dark Ruby with purple edges. Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and member of San Fran’s Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge and planted vines. Aromas of rich dark fruits with herb spice notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with some vanilla oak and pepper spice. Firm yet soft tannins, medium finish, good mouthfeel ending with spicy fruit character. Nice! — 2 days ago
Tried this at Maxwell and really enjoyed it. Smoky, fruity, high tannin, low acid and full body. — 19 days ago
One of the best Syrahs I’ve had. Complex nose of bittersweet chocolate, raspberries, cherries, smoke. The wine was very focused and fresh for 14 years old. Blackberry, black pepper, graphite, with a hit of menthol on the finish. Sadly, the last bottle of 2006 they had. Would def buy this again. #dumol #theunionhotel — 13 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.
My first thought when I smelled this, and again when I tried it, was “this is so familiar.” I was correct. I had the 2016 vintage courtesy of @Shawn R a year ago for the WNH event in San Antonio. This was so rich and flavorful! Sporting a warm and soft profile, it shows baking spices on the nose with powdered sugar and honey roasted cashews. On the palate it’s full of Creme brûlée, banana pudding and savory truffles toward the finish. Drinks a touch hot. If you enjoy the bigger style, you’ll love this. Thanks Ryan. — 9 days ago