A pretty low-key orange wine. Nice cloudy, glowy goldfish hue. Strawberry, red cherry, white peach, tangerine, dried savory herbs. Mild tannins, moderate acidity. Approachable and very food-friendly. (This review is for the 2018 Mendocino Marsanne/Roussanne orange wine) — 4 days ago
Just a few pics of the wines from last night’s monthly 4th Friday. Too many bottles to try!
This was decanted about an hour by the time I got to it. Still needed another 2+hrs. Mark mentioned a bordeaux like nose to this and I totally agree. Deep purple in the glass. Dusty gravel, violets, dark cocoa and underripe blackberries. The entry and middle palate of this were big, but the finish beefed up even more with chewy tannins and big structure. Graphite, baking spices, currant, roasted plum, and sweet pipe tobacco. Very good, but hold for even better days ahead! Thanks @joe leatherwood . — a month ago
At 15 years old, perhaps slightly past peak maturity but still fruit dominated, with a little tannin. Nicely balanced though only a trace of structure; very pleasant. — 15 days ago
Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.
Great nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, wild flowers, coffee, light earth, light vegetables and pencil lead. Wonderful nose.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, vegetables, earth, spices, black pepper, wet leaves and herbs.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very enjoyable Carignan from Mendocino County, California. This 43 year old is still drinking nicely. Still very tasty, but doesn't have many years in it.
Great nose, but not fully balanced any longer. Showing great complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Feels like an old Northern Italy red.
Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins and complexity. Died after 3 hours of airtime.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
12% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 16 days ago
Nice. Has a little “bite”
— 2 days ago
Date night with my wife after the symphony. — 6 days ago
Medium-body, smooth, notes of cherry — 6 days ago
Love. Distinctive — 5 days ago
Fruity and not too sweet — 5 days ago