Red garnet in color with brown hues showing signs of bricking. Nose - Savory and perfume vanilla aromas pop from the glass. Raspberry, forest floor and cedar notes follow. Taste: creamy and elegant and flavors well integrated; smoke plum-blueberry flavors are the initial taste. The minerals and spice of the wine are noted with flavors of vanilla and cedar following. A medium and juicy finish. A nice wine for a Sat evening. — 5 days ago
Drinking really well at the moment. I popped and poured this, and while it could have used a 30min-1hr decant, it really came alive out of the bottle after the first glass.
My main thought here is how elegant this is. Not overpowering with fruit but certainly not thin in structure. Black cherries, plum, spiced rhubarb and some chamomile on the nose. The palate is open for business with a vein of acidity down the middle alongside underripe red and black fruits, herbal spice, black tea and some mint. I didn’t necessarily find some of that RM signature orange zest, but blood orange had its profile all over this in a restrained way. The way this bottle is trending, I could see this maybe showing a slight uptick in integration, but I’m hard pressed to say this will get better…just different. The only other 2016 RM Pinot I’ve had was Silver Eagle (darker, more rich than this Summa), so I wonder how the other Pinots are drinking… — 14 days ago
Hallelujah, no signs of oxidation ere! Butterscotch and a hint of caramel on the nose.
Pineapple and five spice on the mid-palate confirm this as a fine example eight years in. I purchased a case of this vintage, and the majority were oxidized. Good robust acidity and moderate sweetness suggest that this bottle has longevity. — 12 days ago
People do not age California Pinot Noir enough. This is as true of lesser bottlings as it is the expensive single vineyard wines. A lot of people believe that the only California Pinot Noirs to age are the $70 bottles with fancy single vineyard names on them. But a humble Sonoma Coast bottling from a good producer will almost always blossom for 6-12 years, provided it is balanced and has good acidity. Here’s a 13+ year-old bottle that is just singing with raspberry jam, red miso, dried herbs, forest floor and a hint of leather. Wonderfully delicious — 8 days ago
Deep garnet color. Fragrant aromas and flavors of strawberries, cranberries, pomegranate, dark chocolate and black tea. Touch of earth and black pepper on the finish. Brimming with acidity. Tart and tangy. Light to medium bodied. Firm structure. Quite gritty but also elegant at the same time. Well made. — 5 days ago
Now this is a very interesting and unique Syrah from Sonoma.
Stinky nose with lots of tar, chocolates and wood.
Full bodied and bold with nice complexity and very fruity on the palate.
Showing black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, vegetables, dark chocolates, tar, earth, peppercorn, bitter herbs and barnyard.
Powerful and rich. Very extracted and fruit forward.
This is definitely one of those "in your face" kind of wines. Not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.
Feels very young for a 9 year old.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A small production of only 13 barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 12 days ago
Arbe Garbe Sonoma County Proprietary White 2019: Medium-body. Low acidity. Elegant balance with expressive floral notes & layered fruity flavors. White peach. Citrus. Guava. Pear. Honey. Crisp & clean finish. This was a great recommendation of a beautiful & interesting white blend of 50% Malvasia Bianca, 30% Tocai Friulano & 20% Chardonnay. Not common to the New World but these varieties are common in the Friuli region of Northern Italy. Glad to see them grown locally & expressing the local terroir of Sonoma County! Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 18 days ago