Decanted. Didn't touch until 3hrs open. A soft touch of reduction still, some very soft Cameron mushroom/funk, then loads of rainier cherry, wild strawberry, soft plum, baking spice, loads of complexity and nothing is overdone. On the palate, lovely acidity, black cherry, baking spice, soft white pepper, crystalline black raspberry, good salinity, very soft tannin on the dark finish. This is darker than the Clos Electrique, which makes me appreciate it slightly less, but this is a stunning btl of PN. — 5 days ago
Ruby with berry fruit and floral spice aromas. On the palate blackberry and cherry fruit flavors with tea and licorice notes, lively acidity adding herb spices. Long finish, dry tannins that need some time, ending with bright mineral tones. Nice, but put this one in the cellar for a few years. Small production. — 5 days ago
#kosherwineSunday, and for Father's day, here is a beautiful red to celebrate.
Dark inky in color with a short brick/ purple rim.
Great nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, black plums, cherries, figs, vanilla, oak, eucalyptus, light alcohol, earth, leather, coke, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.
Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and fruity, with blueberries, black currants, chocolates, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead, black pepper and earth.
Medium finish with soft tannins and spices.
This is a great Cabernet blend from Israel. Showing great complexity and a smooth, soft mouthfeel.
Tasty and fruit forward, without being overwhelming. Gentle and elegant. Spicy finish makes it interesting.
Feels like a high quality Washington State Cabernet based Bordeaux blend, just to give you a reference.
I've had it before (a different vintage), but it was way too young. This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now.
A good quality wine and delicious.
Thank you Sharon, for sharing this with me.
I paired it with 3 different Brie cheese and crackers.
A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah. Grapes were sourced from a north-facing plot, on Terra-Rosa soil. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.
15% alcohol by volume.
$100 (current vintage). — 12 days ago
Great classic Napa cab. Well balanced. — 5 days ago
Loving this from the terrific 2012 vintage. Evolved nicely in the glass after the decant too. Edges were still present on open. Needed some rounding...
@Antonio Galloni need to be a pest here — doesn’t feel great to pay for premium service but see ads and not get the unlocked ratings.... issues continue. — 6 days ago
Its the Breaker Vineyard, JS 95
Love the description from the winery so I had to try one ☝️
I think I might get a couple more to age for a few years.
Winemaker's Notes: " The Breaker Vineyard is where we live. Planted in 1972 on its own roots, it occupies a windswept rocky hill on the northern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills. The original cuttings came from Dick Erath and were farmed by Rich Zielinski for four decades. To the north the soils are predominantly Nekia, moderately deep silty clay soils on top of basalt bedrock. The southern portion is predominantly Gelderman soil series which has much thinner topsoils with rocks and cobbles strewn throughout the rows. This endangered beast will be one of only two vintages (2018 & 2019) to come off this old vineyard before we begin replanting. This vintage is very limited and entirely unique. Built to go the distance, we know our children will be enjoying these wines for many years to come. It's just that special. Winemaking Yielding just over one ton per acre, this old vineyard was harvested on the 28th of September. One portion was destemmed into a small, open- top fermenter. The second portion was placed 100% whole bunch in a 500-liter amphora and left untouched for 19 days. The last portion was left 100% whole bunch and foot crushed only. All fermented with native yeast. This wine is a dramatic landscape of rich blue fruits, tense acidity buoyed by sweet tannins, and mouth filling richness. Bottled unfined and unfiltered." — 13 days ago
Nose is toasted slightly with good red and black fruit, licorice and spices as well for this very expressive nose. The wine is medium bodied with good acidity in mid palate and the tannins are present but still have good texture to them, making the medium length finish delicious. Good pinot from Oregon. 90-91
Un nez expressif, fruits rouges et noir, épices et un peu de réglisse. La bouche est très bien, de corps moyen, belle acidité en milieu de bouche et des tannins présents mais de texture agréable sur une belle finale de longueur moyenne, beau Pinot de l’Oregon. 90-91 — 12 days ago