Last bottle of wine back home in middle of Covid, with dad, 8-13-20 — a day ago
This may have been one of the best wines I’ve ever had. Perfect for a social distance night on the deck, 12 feet from our best friends. Served with a fabulous rigatoni with home made sauce. Perfect. — 3 months ago
[Tasted on April 7, 2020 at Home]
Purchased wine at winery during visit to Sancerre in 2013. Grown on the slopes of Chavignol on Kimmeridgian limestone soil. Gold color. Round and floral on the nose. Grapefruit, lime, white peach fruit with a touch of honey and an herbal note. Bracing acidity with chalky minerality. Wine has aged well and drank very well over several days. — 4 months ago
Not too hard not sweet very smooth — 5 months ago
Held on to this for a few years and enjoyed yesterday with a couple unique meals. First off, nose was modest dark berries with dark cherry as well, mushroom, some green pepper, and slight must/earth tone. Flavors were smoothed together and the finish was medium. Now to the food - has home made “sloppy joe” that helped accent some of the vegetable qualities and slight cherry. Then had some with an meat, mushroom and pepper omelet - paired even better with that. — 3 months ago
Dark ruby-purple color, this shows too much oak for my taste, both aromatically and on the palate, definitely a departure from the earliest versions of this lovely mountain-grown Syrah (1995 home version was fantastic), kudos to Jim and Barbara Richards (sure miss them)! — 4 months ago
Nose has moist leather, blackberry jam, grilled red pepper, dried blueberry, dry cedar shavings, dried black cherry, dried rose and dry gravel.
Palate has dried blackberry, dried blueberry, sauted red pepper, minor cedar box, Cuban cigar, ripe plum, lingering acidity and mild tannins. Overall in a quite nice spot this evening.
Perfect pair to homemade burgers from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), cooked to a beautiful medium-rare served on toasted brioche burger rolls. Topped with the first harvest of our heirloom lettuces, it was a cool 44°F this morning so ideal timing to trim lettuce in the cold frame today. Home grown tomato topping will have to wait until August. 🤷♂️
Decanted 6h+ and doing just fine. Last bottle displayed heavy green pepper and herbal notes, not this bottle, more to our expectations. Can continue to hold/evolve another 6-10+ in proper storage.
95% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc — 2 months ago
First bottle of a little at home Domaine Bohn tasting, an old family-owned Alsatian producer. Outstanding NV 100% Riesling. Floral yet dry, notes of pineapple and minerals. A pretty heavy white at 14.1% abv, but doesn't feel like it. The Schieferberg vines are grown in Precambrian shale 💀 — 4 months ago
Been breaking out some fun wines deep from the cellar to keep spirits HIGH during the stay at home Cali mandate. Day 10 is no exception......time for dinosaur steaks and a 2009 Bryant Family!!
Decanted 1 hour. An arresting deep dark garnet color(lots of cloudy sediment). On the nose: caught me completely off guard with stewed meat, black olives, band aids, some licorice, red berries, and floral. Taste: Wow, this is singing "Stairway to Heaven " ....no garage band version, this is Led Zeppelin 1970s!! Dark cherries, chocolate, espresso, tobacco.
A Mark Aubert beauty with fine, silky tannins coating the mouth. An elegant, rich, soft wine with a long toffee/blueberry finish — 5 months ago