Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!
My second bottle to pop of the evening. In my experience with PM, this seems to be the most elegant/finesse bottle I’ve had. Of guessing blind, I think I would have gone to burgundy. And it has sub 14 ABV! I always assume PM is ripe, rich and full bodied but this was restrained. On the nose it was very tropical showing stone fruits, mango, sugar crusted guava and ginger shavings. Reminiscent of Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay on the palate as the acidity is really energetic. Crushed limestone, powdered lemon bar and a cotton candy like sweetness toward the finish. No problem popping these now. — 4 days ago
Ripe red and black fruits sweet ripe tannins. It’s a very delicious wine. It seems a little simple though, not much complexity with no tertiary aromas or flavors and the alcohol feeling for me is on the high side. Very good. #redblend #redfruitblackfruit #californiazinfandel #sonomawine — 2 days ago
Nice full bodied cab. Went well with steak. Notes of currant and green peppers, slightly spicy. — 6 days ago
Color is really light, mix of ruby and bloody grapefruit. Nose of wet mushroom, spice, fresh cranberry, pomegranate, and strawberry ice cream. Taste follows the nose with addition of substantial zest, good mix of acidity and sweetness. The taste is actually not light but flavorful. Aftertaste shows some more spice and zest. A bit too much zest. Other than that, quite nice. — 8 hours ago
Medium to dark purple with a nose of blackberries, black cherries, and a hint of coffee. Medium to full-bodied with great structure and balance. Good tannin structure and a nice finish for this wine. Excellent price to value ratio at $20 at a warehouse club. Beat out another wine twice it’s price. — 14 days ago
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, from Moon Mountain and Alexander Valley fruit, is endowed with striking aromatic presence, gorgeous ripe red fruit and fabulous balance. Juicy and wonderfully inviting, the 2017 shows how alluring Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon can be. $24.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020) — 3 days ago