Truth be telling I bought this only because of the label. I was surprised on how much of a good cab this is. Nice oaky fruit taste but not too harsh. If you like your cab a little more on fruit side that this is a good one to choose. — 6 days ago
Getting better but still needs some more time to get the rough edges to soften. ￼ — 13 days ago
Flora Springs will always hold a special place in my heart. It was an older bottle of Trilogy that was my “ah-ha” moment with wine. Their single vineyards are nice wines, but the Rennie Reserve and Rutherford Hillside are undoubtedly my favorite from the portfolio. Hard to believe 2013 wines are approaching 8yrs, so I wanted to check in...
This poured dark in the glass but had a touch of fading around the rim. Immediately hit with very dark and roasted aromatics...mocha, baking spices like nutmeg and a hint of vanilla, mixed berry pie, and roasted fig. I was both surprised, and pleased, at how smooth and integrated this was on the palate. Stops just short of decadent, with berry infused dark chocolate, ripe black cherries and blackberries, sweet herbs, lavender, and a clean finish. I’d say this is definitely in peak drinking window and not getting any better. Enjoy over the next 5yrs or so. — 16 days ago
Excellent natural wine - bright but not tart, fresh but not light. Love it — 4 months ago
The weekend has official started and I have opened the 2015 Burgess Cellars Howell Mountain Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there are good aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, herbaceous notes, clove, vanilla and oak.
On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, herbal notes, licorice, pencil shavings and dark rich soil.
This wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + refined fine tannins that moves into a long dark fruit earthy finish. It looks as though we are moving quickly into spring and we all have been keeping ourselves healthy and safe. Lets keep working hard and we will all get through this safely. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 months ago
Very dense and primary still. Dark plum, damson, blood, hint of minerality and menthol. Beautifully rich and smooth, real velvet on the palate. Good balance and long. If there’s a knock, it lacks a little in definition and wildness... all is subsumed in a smooth and rich ride. — a month ago
Love every one of their Zinfandels. Big fruit without big tannins! — a month ago
Belle Pente (bell-pont') means "beautiful slope" - for their 70 acre hillside vineyard & winery site in Willamette Valley. Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, herb spices and hints of floral notes. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors, sweet undertones, herb notes and smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with mineral herb notes. Major flaw, THEY NOW LEAVE CORK EXPOSED!! Pass on this one! — a month ago