This wine has become my “house white” and the 2017 continues a great run. Clean, medium-weight at 13.4, unoaked, with a brilliant balance of acid and fruit—this $20 wine checks all the boxes for complex/ethnic dishes and then some. Case arrived today... popped and poured tonight with high-end Indian... venison vindaloo, gruyere naan, and chicken korma....the Tablas held its own to a remarkable degree. Waxy, weighty, almost tart...once again happy NOT to pour Chard or SB. — 23 days ago
Single vineyard 100% Garnacha, from a plot planted in 1945 at 580 meters above the monastery, 1500 Bottles and 100 Magnums
On the nose black fruits, red cherries, herbs, a hint vanilla, roasted cedar, medium to full bodied, fine layers of ripe dark fruits, ripe fine tannin, lovely acidity, fine cedar, juicy, creamy aftertaste ! 94 DSP — 7 days ago
I haven’t tried this 2017 WWB wine of the year for more than a year. Needless to say, I was completely blown away with this stunner. The 2014 'God Only Knows' is an utterly fascinating wine from the amazing team of Christophe Baron and Elizabeth Bourcier of Cayuse Vineyards. This stunning Grenache was sourced from the Armada Vineyard and instantly impresses as it opens to intoxicating aromatics of red fruits, meat, tangerine rind, black forest cake, black truffle oil, and Earl Grey tea. This walks a tight rope between power and elegance, showcasing blackberry cobbler, and black plums with red raspberry preserves, red cherries and pomegranate seed. Beautifully balanced and structured this continues to impress with its gorgeous texture and poise. Flavors of blood orange, umami and black olive tapenade continue to add complexity and impressive range as they build on the finish. The combination of purity and precision are a thing of beauty. Overall, this is a complete success, and one of most impressive wines ever from Walla Walla. Outstanding now and also possesses lovely aging potential. Drink 2019- 2029-100 — 8 days ago
Great way to make a fruit liqueur pop in a cocktail. Nice midcourse or after-dinner/pre-dessert tipple. For mixing: Good w/ coconut cream. — 11 days ago
Today was a good, productive day. Some good reading, writing and a brisk run, topped off with a glass of amber wine.
The color a sap like emerald orange. A bouquet of forest mist and sea fog. Melon and raspberries.
A surprisingly welcome balance of lush, bursting fruit up front finished with a dry, tart slight astringent quality.
Mystifying color and glint, subtle, natural bouquet, well-balanced and surprising drinking experience.
Apricots. That’s what I’m missing. A punch of apricots right in the middle. — 11 days ago
Enjoying a head-to-head Grenache tasting with this an Nine Suns. Certainly cool climate, had the Rocks District funk, but blew off well through the day before dinner. Herbaceous tapenade tang with some iron and rock hiding underneath. Looking forward to what 5-10 years will bring. — 8 days ago