Just a delight! Chenin, Grenache, and Italian white varietals are becoming an increasingly integral part of my cellar. This is the final of six and I can’t believe how much pleasure they bring. Unoaked ,ripe, round, mid-weight with vibrant pear, honey crisp, kiwi notes that dance across your palate. Wish I had more for upcoming patio-time. — 13 days ago
Purple red, very good clarity, moderately extracted pigment. Spearmint, thyme and raspberry notes in nose. Raspberry, cola flavors, tangerine peel finish. Nice acidity, medium body, slight seed bitterness in aftertaste. Needs a little time to integrate after opening. Moderate skin astringency emerges after 30 minutes. 24 hours later, boom, cherry and plum flavors with depth. Super wine if you can decant it long enough, impressive varietal character — 5 days ago
I LOVED this!! Beautiful pear and grassy notes on the nose. As sipped it hits with some arugula, peppery notes, lemon zest and rolls into a green papaya finish. — 7 days ago
Am always impressed by the intensity of flavors and long finish. You can tell it’s not over extracted by the bright color so that’s not where the intensity comes from. Lush red berries followed by some spicy notes with a touch of mocha on the finish. I always try to get my hands on some if I can find some. — 7 days ago
Pale lemon in color.
Very aromatic nose of pears, peaches, white flowers, spices, apricots, yellow apples, light earth, white pepper and herbs.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, earth, vegetables, wet leaves and white pepper.
Nice spicy finish with white pepper.
This is a nice and interesting Rhône blend from Walla Walla Valley in Washington State.
Spicy with nice complexity and a tangy finish. The nose is fruit forward, yet the palate is much earthier, which is always interesting.
This Single Vineyard is tangy and refreshing. I loved smelling on it for a while. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.
Good by itself as a sipping wine and good with food. Would pair nicely with oysters. I had it by the pool and paired it with Brie cheese.
A blend of 32% Viognier, 19% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne, 15% Marsanne, 15% Picpoul Blanc and 4% Clairette Blanche.
13.7% alcohol by volume.
$25. — 8 days ago
Previous bottle was only 10 days ago, fresh on delivery of a mixed dozen direct from Spinifex - and I gave it 92. This time giving it 94 - sour cherry more subdued and fleshy raspberry a bit more forward - much better balance and into delicious territory. What happened? Is it mood? Or was the previous bottle drunk too soon on delivery (is there such a thing as bottle shock on young wine?), or is it bottle variation? I think both were drunk with a similar amount of airtime. In any case, lovely Grenache. — 8 days ago
The ‘Edith’ Rose was sourced from four rows of Grenache which is only grown for Rose. The wine was whole cluster pressed prior to bottling and the wine is kept for another year due to the wine being unfiltered. The wine was aged in both concrete eggs and stainless steel prior to bottling. The nose is very perfumed and shows pretty red rose, wild strawberry with shades of wild mushroom and orange rind that all mingle nicely in the glass. The texture here is silky smooth as the wine seamlessly glides across the mid-palate. Bright guava and strawberry flavors mingle with wonderful peat moss, wet stone and melon tones all fill the palate. This is Grenache Rose at its finest. Drink 2020-2025- 93 — 5 days ago
Grenache from Catalonia from winemaker Richard Case who makes Dave Phinney’s D66 project out of Maury. The donkey is the symbol of Catalonia thus the label. Beautiful red color and fresh on the palate upon opening. Starts to be a touch oxidative on the second day but still possessing great fruit. Have loved the other wine from Pertuisane and this is also a great example of Grenache from this region. — 12 days ago