Quite a nice blend. Looking forward to the other selections in a few years. — 4 days ago
From the best of times to the worst of times, wine gets better with Swiss time! Hundred percent Merlot from the Southern Part of The Swiss Canton of Ticino, known for its limestone soil. There is a nice “forever young” medium ruby hue at first glance. The aromas are abundant with plum, blackberry, some cherry, fig as well; also get some cream and vanilla scents. On the pallet it is a delight with more plum and cherry immediately apparent; some chocolate, light coffee notes, and the slightest hint of bay leafs as well. On the mouth it has that velvet texture at first lips touch; it is surprisingly full and rich, the tannings are supple, the acidity is firm (for a change) with medium high alcohol and a very decent finish. Absolutely love well made Merlot and this is the perfect example, pricy and hard to get, but still perfect.
PS Funny thing, when “the bug wine” bites you! It bit me a long long time ago, but it takes time to learn, appreciate and afford wine that truly changes you. Obtained this bottle by another wine lovers recommendation; always knew it was going to be great, but timing is of the essence when it comes to bottles cared for and properly cellared. They’re opened when they’re opened! Cheers. — 23 days ago
Excellent pan seared scallop accompaniment. — 2 months ago
Mid Ruby red in colour. Somewhat closed on the nose - red fruits - cherries in particular. After a decant and an hour with regular swirling still a muted nose. On the palate savoury red cherry with medium minus acidity. At 5 years it would appear to have a huge future - this is my first of 4 bottles. Solid and latent on the palate - yet to open up but the quality is there. Main Ridge was the first licensed winery on the Mornington Peninsula in 1975. This producer not always easy to source. — 21 days ago
Deep purple in color with a cloudy purplish rim.
Strong fruity nose of black plums, black cherries, black currants, chocolates, oak, earth, light vanilla, spices, graphite, light barnyard, vegetables and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long skinny legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, chocolates, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, olives, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very nice, and Fruit forward, Syrah from Napa Valley.
Nicely balanced and good by itself as a sipping wine. Rich and extracted.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours in a decanter, when complexity shows up.
This 3 year old is still young, and will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.
I paired it with cheeses and fresh fruits.
100% Syrah grapes.
14% alcohol by volume.
$43. — a month ago
RD Winery Hundred Knot Grenache 2019 Sonoma Valley, California
Purple in color with a wide reddish rim.
Sweet nose of cherries, blueberries, sweet strawberries, licorice, oak, tobacco, vanilla, chocolates, spices and black pepper.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, red currants, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, peppercorn, chocolates and coffee.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Grenache from Sonoma Valley. Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.
Showing mild complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Light and engaging and a good summer wine. A nice light chill would be a good idea.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and brings in more structure.
Alcohol is nicely integrated already, so watch out.
Would be nice to see how this evolves in the next 3 years.
I had it by the pool with some dried meats, fresh berries and cheeses.
A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months (20% new).
15% alcohol by Volume.
$53. — 2 months ago
Unmistakable Hundred Acre - brilliant vibrant decadent power amazing example of what their wine can be - maybe my 2nd best version of this wine - oh by the way I have a new daughter in law - traditional wedding in early 2022 but to get her visa they did a very elegant and simple wedding - damn you covid - but who cares as this wine solved a lot worries and we relaxed and celebrated - more to come - to my son Rob and daughter in law seonyeong- all similes — a month ago
Sunday chill chardonnay *** from Knipser, Germany. They only make a couple of hundred bottles, once every few years when the vintage permits
Intense, bright golden color, the wine sticks to the inside of the glass.
Nose has citrus and orange peels, my son smelled autumn leaves.
Palate gives citrus fruit, white stones and a nice round mouthfeel and creamy texture.
Finsh is long and an extension of the palate.
95RP, fully agree — 6 days ago
This is the Tobala our favorite to sip on. — 2 months ago