Really liked it. Vegan — 15 days ago
Love this quote from Neil Martin from The Wine Advocate - “Whenever there is a tasting designed to challenge the supremacy of Burgundy, it is usually Felton Road that is ushered into the ring. “. This wine never disappoints. Aromatics of Beetroot, Plums, Sous Bois, Herbs and violets. Sweeter than expected on the palate. A new world twist on Gevrey Chambertin. Medium plus bodied but still a suave Pinot Noir with silky tannins. I will seek out the just released 2019s which Felton Road says “Text book Block 3 that is potentially one of the greatest. “ — 3 months ago
So many prior notes, I’m not going to go into detail here, but in my mind, there’s a paradox here... Katz (the winemaker) has stripped away the usual embellishments, and produced a minimal, laser-focused SB. The major notes of exotic fruits and acidity ring as clear as a bell. Brilliant. — 3 months ago
Enjoyed this 2013 vintage on 6/17/2020 during Schroeck Zoom call; dark ruby in the glass with a little lighter ring on the edges. Nice legs. Dark cherry and spice flavors with plenty of tannins remaining. Very nice zin. — 4 months ago
The Ottantadue from Il Carnasciale. The absolute purest form of Sangiovese, yet it feels so unique. A charming act of red cherries, strawberries caught in a midway of crunchy and that perfect fruit ripeness, florals and a bunch of fresh herbs with a fresh salty breeze and a solid portion of crushed stones that is flirting in the background. Caressing but vibrant fruit profile on the palate with a fresh spine and a slight tannic grip that is working togheter throughout the finish.
An inviting and forward wine yet with plenty of complexity and with the producers signature gravelly identity still intact.
Serve slightly chilled and pair it with fresh pasta with roasted vegetables, dressed with lemon zest, garlic and some top shelf olive oil or whatever makes your Tuscan summer bell ring.
A very welcoming addition and great contrast to the more “meditating” Caberlots in the producers portfolio. — 3 months ago
Quite fruity on the nose with cantelope, strawberry, pink grapefruit, and maybe a hint of thyme. Lots of juicy fruit on the palate: underripe strawberries, grapefruit, orange peel. Fairly high, zesty acidity makes it very refreshing. Perfect wine to ring in the summer and a good value. — 4 months ago
Aristocratic for a 15 year old American Pinot. Has all the hallmarks of Savoy: lush bing cherry, sandalwood, licorice root, black tea leaf and forest floor. Light tannins falling out. The core of the color totally remained intact with just a ring of brown near the edge. Seems in a near perfect place at the moment — 5 months ago