Really woodsy, mushroom, earthy up front with some sour cherry and cranberry. Opens up as floral and elegant. Very soft and acid driven. Really comes across as Pinot Noir, but is something like 80/20 gamay/Pinot Noir. — 14 days ago
Smells like Vosne Romanee. Violet, peach, citrus, stunning purity, mint, feral forest aromas as well. Elegant but concentrated and intense. Sunshine and sweetness of 15 are there but it is balanced so perfectly that it floats despite being a pretty big boy. Good velvety tannins. Serious structure. Will age 10-15 years. — 3 days ago
Nose of cherry, candy, earth, iron. A pretty beautifully complex nose for a 13€ bottle. The palate is a very good explanation for perfect beaujo balance : an acid backbone taking this wine for a ride, a huge and lovely fruit (cherry) playing around, a very nice grip all along and a fresh finish with cherry. Simple yet complex. Fruity yet textured. A wine defying all common descriptions — 10 days ago
Label says Rose, Willamette Valley, 12.5% alc./vol. Pinkish orange in color. Stone fruit and cherry notes in nose with lots of matchstick sulfur. Nice crispness in mouth with great length of cherry, bingish cherry. Fruity but dry. Crisp finish with slight skin astringency. My brother's favorite; he's on to something. Should work well with food but I'd dig it as an aperitif — 19 hours ago
A grown up Beaujolais in opaque ruby. The aromas have spiced perfume and a distinguishing piney Douglas fir note that marries nicely to celery and raspberry undertones. Complex, delicate, and fruity favoring a Burgundian profile to candied Beaujolais fruit you’d get from carbonic methods. On the palette are forest notes, fruit, and perfume but also lots of minerals and earthy accents. — 7 days ago
Doing some palate preparation for a Kobrand dinner tomorrow night, notes forthcoming...
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Still collecting itself in the decanter, this one seems a little tight right now. Initial thoughts are Raspberry Spree® 🤩
Sweetness subsided some, smokey strawberry/raspberry makes a glorious nose appearance, heck yes! Palate conveys the feeling of eating a very ripe plum, tasty! — 6 days ago
First dinner at frog with Evan and serving bulgolki. Distinctive nose with funky but enticing notes and hints of dark cinnamon. Good acidity and balance and medium weight and length. Good deal for the $13 from JR. — a day ago
Love this wine. Black fruited nose. Spicey. Mineral and some serious granite. Black cherry, damson. Terrific. Even some cranberry and strawberry. Floral after some air. The palate is the story. Such energy. Just cracking. So much granite and intense mineral drive. Snappy acids and sneaky length. Sweet sweet fruit. So concentrated, tangy and pure. Just stunning. — 8 days ago