All I do is study and occasionally forage the grocery store for sustenance’s day sometimes wine. I’m eh on this. It has a nice sharpness. On the nose some pleasant stones. Sorta like you are hanging at a creek near your camping ground and the rushing river smells so fresh and entices you but as you take off your shoes and wade in the rocks cut your feet a tad. Pleasurable and not. I’d prefer wading into the surf of nice sand. All the same: peaches roses and wet rocks are tasty. Even if they are not in balance they are all enjoyable. Not a fave but not a total miss — 2 days ago
Запекшаяся кровь, влажная земля, черника, компот из чернослива, чёрный перец горошком, тонкий дым, сахарная пудра. Красивый развитый аромат. Среднетелое, вкус собраный и зрелый, с умеренной кислотностью и слегка зеленоватыми танинами. В общем собрано и красиво состарено, но с некоторым недостатком фруктовости и глубины во вкусе. 16,5/20 — 15 days ago
On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor David Newman is leading a live-to-picture performance of Leonard Bernstein’s score for “West Side Story”, originally directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.) The BSO installed very fancy and large LED screens on the perimeter of the Shed facing the Lawn, amazing!
Very nice light Salmon color. Nice fruit, 50% Cinsault & 50% Grenache. Very tasty, much better than their still rosé. — 22 days ago
Another Wednesday Wine Committee lunch, this time hosted by my buddy @Will Adams ! As always, all wines are tasted blind.
This was such a head scratcher. I actually pleaded the fifth here and couldn’t give an appropriate guess. I guessed it was French but couldn’t decide if it was southern Rhône or more burgundy. A lot of complexity here. Peppery and spicy but quite a bit of red and black fruit. — 4 days ago
If you’ve never had a wine from Cairanne, you’re missing out on one of the wine world’s greatest values. Having just achieved AOC status in 2016, these wines from the Southern Rhône are really delicious.
This particular wine is from Denis Alary who owns one of the best domaines in the region and was instrumental in the region’s rise to AOC status. The wines are typically concentrated and full-bodied GSM blends with notes of ripe black fruit and spice. Not overly complex but well balanced and well made. I think of them as something between a Gigondas and an aged Lirac. They can be drunk young as the tannins are usually ripe and smooth. Really fun wines to drink and very budget-friendly. 2015 vintage on Aug 8, 2018. — 10 days ago
Lovely French white blend. Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Roussanne blend together beautifully. Fruit from 100 year old vines. Lucious on the palette. Lovely straw color. Ripe stone fruit, honeysuckle, a hint of limestone. It's a beautiful wine. Better when it's closer to room temp rather than straight from fridge cold. The flavors really come out in the glass. WA rated 90-92. Try to find this one and buy multiple bottles. After our first bottle, was really glad I had several more! — 16 days ago
100% biodynamically-grown old vine Grenache. Fair amount of brett imposes on an otherwise interesting nose of deep, tangy black raspberry fruit. Some nice clean, stony minerality too. Surprisingly for a Grenache, you can also sense in the nose that the acids are very bright, and the sip confirms this. Dense, very tangy, and with some nice stoniness, but I find the brett a little much (others may not mind as much). Drying, mouthwatering finish. Can’t believe the acids on this. — 7 days ago
I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.
@Delectable Wine : This is Torbreck’s Hillside Vineyard Grenache. I didn’t see it in the database.
Wow! Surprise of the night. This Grenache was so incredibly perfumed. Wasn’t spicy or red fruited. Faint purple in color, heady aromatics of potpourri, fresh plum, cassis and almost a light mid palate. Definitely not heavy. Flavors stayed with me forever. — 5 days ago
Beautiful evening with the loved ones and this guy out of Spain. Interesting blend of grenache merlot syrah and carignan.. heavy cedar and leather to the nose. Plum blueberry cedar leathers and dust to the palate. A very bit hot ... HOT!!! With almost 15 percent alcohol content. Med plus finish but hot. — 6 days ago