The darker, more herbal side of Hartford pinot noir is on display here. A smoky, wet earth nose with notes of mushroom and black fruits. The plate is lush but also lean with lots of acidity and very soft tannins. Earth and juicy fruit battle to a draw at this point in the wine’s life making it a wonderful compliment to a wide variety of foods, in this case, pork chops. Very good. — 5 days ago
Limpid ruby-red. Spice-laced red and blue fruit and floral aromas pick up a smoky nuance with air. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry and blueberry along with subtle rhubarb and floral pastille notes. The clinging, gently sweet finish shows very good clarity and smooth tannins. 25% new oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2020)
— 9 days ago
Notes from a day open. Yesterday, this was bretty upon opening. Much better today. On the nose: cocoa powder, plum, soft toast..lovely and elegant. On the palate, good acidity, plum, soft game. This is Chambolle-like today, like a Veroilles from Bruno Clair, with perhaps softer acidity and more alcoholic heat on the finish. Nevertheless, fantastic. — 4 days ago
Yakima Valley Bordeaux Blend- (38% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot). Nose features tobacco, mint, green pepper and dark cherry. Pallet shows big dark cherry/berry fruit with hints of green pepper, dark chocolate and graphite. Body is a bit lighter than expected. Medium tannins. A bit less quality than I was anticipating. — 4 days ago
Cabernet-Franc in front with its tangy notes of raspberry, green pepper, fern, Merlot is also present with plum, chocolate, vanilla touches. 5 years old and still young and lively, marked acidity. Wine "on the fruit". Cut for the guard.
Cabernet-Franc avec ses notes acidulées de framboise, poivron vert, fougère, le Merlot est aussi bien présent avec ses touches de prune, vanille, chocolat. 5 ans et encore jeune et vif, acidité marquée. Vin « sur le fruit ». Taillé pour la garde. — 6 days ago
night cap bliss, first time trying but not the last time.
The fabulous flavor of Midleton Distillery's Green Spot Irish whiskey meets the zinfandel casks of California's famous Château Montelena in this limited edition expression. The red wine influence adds a richness and a chewiness of texture to the smooth and unctuous character of the pot-distilled whiskey. Fans of heavier Irish whiskies will be thrilled by the added weight and suppleness. — 15 days ago
Rocky nose. Not much fruit. Medium acid and body with medium/high tannin. Very interesting. — 19 days ago