Very good and balanced. Better than the last time and would definitely get again. Earthy and good flavor. — 8 days ago
What a cider should be! Funky, not too sweet. Effervescent but not flat. (I’m rolling my eyes at my own review but I’m not kidding it’s delicious!) 😂 — 5 days ago
I don’t usually like rose. This reminds me of a flat sparkling Pinot Noir. Doesn’t leave the rose aftertaste or headache. — 2 days ago
2914 Riesling had those great mineral notes of an older wine. — 11 days ago
3.1. Nice Rioja but a bit young and a bit flat. On sale for $15.24. — 8 days ago
Dark cherry, a bit ‘heavier’ than I expected, nose was a bit flat. Decanted 2 hours. Didn’t love it, maybe that was my fault? AWM — 3 days ago
This is extremely youthful as a 1967 gets. Yet, it shows its elegant bottle age.
The nose reveals classic Valpolicella. Sour dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, raisins, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals.
The body is; lush, rich, round & juicy. Excellent viscosity. Sour dark cherries dry raisins, dates, blackberries, black raspberries, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, river stone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with bright, fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals. The acidity is flat out sick. The tension, structure, balance & length are a stunning rare treat with a wine of this age. The long, beautiful finish is; well knitted, polished and extremely elegant. It is true wire to wire
For the most part, the older Valpolicella gets the better it is!
Photos of; their barrel room, hillside vineyard, library & aging cellar & our Allen Brother’s Ribcap with Christina’s Potato Wedges & cooked carrots. — 16 days ago
Wonderful valley fruit that is expressing nicely. Dark fruit, cassis, fully integrated tannins, and hints of oak that make this wine sparkle! This is a winner and one worth exploring! — a month ago
I do like this Polish immigrant’s craft.
The blend of fruits are a broad spectrum of, sour, candied and floral, ruby, mid & dark, red fruits, dark, smooth spice, cinnamon stick, floral heaven & flat out elegance. The blue fruits in Paul’s wines are incredible.
Photos of, two of his Southern California vineyards, Paul Lato at a Matter of Taste during our 40 minute chat & their concrete fermentation eggs. — 3 days ago
One of the best. Sidra-style perry made in NY, but not faddish at all. John Reynolds, one of my favorite iconoclastic wine/cider-makers, has been doing it this way for decades. Micro production. Loads of VA but flat out delicious; vibrant, textured, rich and soulful. Do yourself a favor and find some of this if you like natural wine. I’d argue this kills almost any high-VA natural wine. Why? There’s a historical precedent for the style, the flavor profile makes sense, it’s clean and well-made. Great stuff. — 4 days ago