90 just for its smoky dried grass aroma with weed notes :) — 2 months ago
Light bright fruity very tasty — 3 months ago
Dinner with a friend, brief notes this evening.
Under-ripe peach, orange rind, candle wax, beautiful.
48 Hour Update:
Nose has sliced peach (cold), crushed apricot, orange rind and candle wax.
Palate has waxy yellow apple (baked), orange zest, under-ripe peach, somewhat savory wine with medium acidity and finish. Likely will evolve to a fine bottle in a few years time. — 7 months ago
The better steak wine over the 2009 Ormes de Pez but, not the more beautiful, elegant wine.
The 2010 Rioja marries the Wagyu Ribcap while showing its Ranchero characteristics.
The palate shows tumble-weed, tannin fruits that are; brambly, ripe, slightly candied; blackberriesblack raspberries, dry, dark cherries with skin, ruby, black plums, very w/ ripe strawberries. Tumbleweed, straw, dark spice, tough leather, clove, sage, dry clay & top soil, crushed rocks, black pepper, dark, berry cola, mint, oak barrel powder, used charcoal with candied florals that are fresh & withering; dark, red, purple & blue. The acidity is top flight. The long finish is well balanced fruit & earth, persisting nicely falling onto earth & dark spices.
Photos of; Margues de Murrieta & vines, large oak vats and their wine shop.
1/15/21 — 12 days ago
Extra dry, clean and fruity, similar to lamarca — 3 months ago
Pale gold pour to hazy grapefruit greyhound, with packing foam white head that breaks down like albumen. Slow and slick. Floral notes of jasmine in grapefruit, lemon blossom, candied lemon and limeade. Awesome lemon entry is steely and silvery mineral sensations dancing arm in arm with grapefruit and lemon citrus, artfully subdued. Meyer lemon pith. What a treat for the coastal elite! Love the early eighties motifs. #wickedweed #coastallove #wickedweedcoastallove #hazyipa #hazy #ipa #indiapaleale #hurricanerelief #NCbeer #AshevilleNC #wickedweedbrewing #beer #bier #biere #birra #cerveza #cerveja #ale — 4 months ago
Dank weed and a juicy ass apple. Like a Fuji or a red delicious or some shit. Pass the nug again. — a month ago
Despite having leaked the bottle showed brilliantly. Auslese can withstand a lot of mismanagement and turn out fine. I’ve had this since release and it hasn’t been through ideal cellaring circumstances for maybe the first 3 years I had it. Glorious nose of apple pie, pie crust, insane aromas, just insane. Tobacco. Herbs. Maybe weed. Tree bark. Dusty wood dust. Seaweed. So insanely complex. This wine is fully secondary, with hints of possibly tertiary. Floral, spacious and just haunting. So insane. Wow. Wow. What incredible insane inner mouth cotton candy, confectionary aromas. Juicy, opulent, 4 dimensional. Wow. Elegant and complex and sweet like cake. Just the most uncanny and deliciously mature Riesling I’ve had in years. Genius. — 2 months ago
Catchy label. Classy, pretty cool, and info dense. Deep red/ruby. Black in the center. Smells nice. Toasted herbs, black licorice, tar weed, black pepper, and smoke. Flavor is smooth and easy. Bit more fruit and jammy/juicy stuff than expected. It has nice balance and plenty of kick though. Lingering complexity of basil and sage with the dry tannins. This is nice drinking complex Italian red. Would crush with a nice rich sauce or hard cheeses and dry cured meats. — 6 months ago