Excellent Cab. It may be out of Kansas but they have done a great job!! A good buy. — 21 days ago
No rocks for this one, nice & neat is the best way to go
A masterful union of three well-bred bourbons. One, a 13-year mahogany bourbon, un‑apologetically peppery with shavings of dark chocolate. Two, an 11-year silky, wheated bourbon rich with vanilla and honey. And three, an 8-year find, finished in Caribbean rum barrels to impart orange, brown sugar and warm island spice. Every sip, an uncharted, sensory adventure. — 2 days ago
Cheers to my first wine from Colorado.
Inky in color with a brick rim.
On the nose blueberries, currants, oak, light vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, Mediterranean spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette, earth, herbs and peppercorn. Really nice nose.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, ripped cherries, red currants, light wood, cooked strawberries, spices, earth, herbs, light vinaigrette, light vegetables and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from Colorado. Interesting and nicely balanced. Showing nice structure.
This 8 year old is good by itself or with food. Interesting and engaging.
This Single Vineyard needed time to open up. I gave it 90 minutes to bring out the tannins, which I really enjoyed. After 4 hours of airtime, the tannins get much finer.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
Grapes are grown in the Grand Valley AVA and fermented on their own yeast. Aged in American oak barrels. Unfiltered. Vegan. No sulfites added.
15% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 13 days ago
WNH rosé night.
FÆTHM’s Steel Trap rosé of Grenache. One barrel production. According to the release today, there won’t be a rosé this year.
Deep orange with pink hues in the glass. Aromatically, it’s fairly intense as it sports blood orange, grilled rhubarb, citrus spray and sea salt. This is a Rosé that works best at a certain temp...when too cold, the acidity was ripping and the fruit was muted, but when too warm, it lost structure and heat was noticeable. Spiced red fruits, white pepper, and orange blossom on the palate. This reminds me of a heavier version of Cayuse’s Edith rosé. — 3 days ago
Disco! Is an ode to white Bordeaux - another in a series from the talented team at Subject to Change. Rich, slightly honeyed orchard fruits in a full body - a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
I like this wine a whole lot. Serious and seriously well assembled. Oily and sturdy from time in neutral oak, it’s doesn’t flop over. It’s got acid and zip too.
Vanilla spiced lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. Big enough for the main meal — 6 days ago
Different and exciting, big and bold. Bottle closure allowed leakage and some oxidation, though I did appreciate the “jug wine” theme, Would like to try again with better closure. Happy to stain any and everything it comes in contact with, Rubired is used to create the additive “Mega Purple” — 5 days ago
History dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer & went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, & got hooked. A Grenache, Syrah & Petite Sirah blend. Aromas of fresh ripe red fruits with floral & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & raspberry with cacao & espresso notes on sweet savory soft tannins, well balanced, lingering finish ending with fruit & toasty oak. Nice! Consistent Quality! — 4 days ago
Color of egg white, a bit haystack color. Nose of good ripe fruits, like banana and pineapple, some yellow pear, a bit nutty and a bit spicy, and actually a bit oaky. Nose is quite good. Taste of good acidity, pretty dried ( the sweetness comes in 2nd sip), good minerals, clean and refined, carbonated Sprite, and subtle fruity note. Aftertaste is bit short, but overall above the bar. — 4 days ago
After an epic lunch from @joe leatherwood , a few of us got together for a socially-distanced evening hosted by @Keith Fisher to keep the party going.
The pic may be slightly blurry but the label is also blurry on its own!
I agree with @Eric LaMasters in that this one seems to need quite a bit of time to come around. These SQN whites are consistently mesmerizing in their complexity. Checking in at 38% roussanne, 31% petit manseng, 18% chardonnay, 9% viognier and 4% Muscat (what a blend!), it is deeply golden in the glass. Aromatically, it sports crazy dried dragon fruit, banana peel, caramel dipped grilled lemon and sea salt. Amazingly dense and rich on the palate, with a classically waxy profile. Savory popcorn kernel, almond skin, honeysuckle, and quite herbal round out a finish that has a surprising amount of acidity. Love the uniqueness. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald . — 13 days ago