This one is a Grenache/Syrah Blend (based on the body - more Grenache). Not impressive right after opening, but given some time and air, really opened up pretty well. Ripe Mediterranean Cherry, Raspberry and Blackberry fruit flavors. Cinnamon, bacon and licorice on the nose. Minerals and herbs on the finish. Smooth tannins, light body and a really good value. Be patient with this one. — 18 hours ago
Smells like canned green Chile’s from New Mexico, and slow roasted portabello mushroom juice.
Delightful on the tongue with blue/black berry, hint of dragonfruit, pine. A Minerality that is a great accompanying back beat. Love the way the zing on this wine lifts the tannin from the tongue in an ethereal way and carries it, for a long,long finish.
Kevin Zraly would approve.
Another great wine at a great price. Perfect recovery from my 4000 ft worth of cycling ascent today. — 2 days ago
Dark berries and fruity. Smooth. Medium body. A nice blend of Cab (40%) Syrah (35%) and Merlot (25%). Went well w short ribs and root veggies. — a day ago
Unsure of the exact blend here, either Macabeu/Syrah or Macabeu/Muscat, either or, delicious.
Cloudy golden straw color. Ripe pineapple, overripe pear and white flowers on the nose. Honey, apricot, cinnamon (light), medium acidity on the palate.
Biodynamic and spontaneously fermented. Paired this along halibut cooked in sous vide then quickly pan finished with a touch of butter on the stove, a decent combination. I think this wine would shine with something fatty, like foie gras or a good hard cheese. — 10 days ago
Very, very fine tannins, lively acidity, and notes of blackberries, blueberries, rocky earth, licorice, and espresso. 8 years old and it still has many years ahead of it. Balanced and beautiful — one that really wow’ed me! Even better on day 2. — 8 hours ago
We enjoyed this bottle late into the night, taking our time and growing our appreciation of the wine as each sip grew richer & more sumptuous. From an assortment of grapes grown on an arid and rocky, white gravel plateau in the tiny village of St Jean, France - this small batch, biodynamic beauty has alot of personality. Instantly fresh and out of the bottle with notes of red fruit, silky, smooth and growing in complexity as it breathes. By the final glass I was noticing hints of leather & blackberry jam. — 22 days ago
Figured I’d go back to back here with Bila Haut and deal with the consequences tomorrow. I have nothing better to do. My wife is sick, my son is in bed, my dog is going to town on his Kong. So wine time for me. In a blind I’d like to say you could pinpoint similar producer but these are two totally different wines. This is clay-filled with blackberry and a hint of mocha. Dry, dusty, and mouth puckering finish. For a side by side it really comes down to personal preference not quality. — 18 days ago
Such a great value. Syrah grown on rocky/stony terroir always wins out. This is Poor-Man’s Cornas (have I said that before?). Meaty, savory, loads of iron and crushed rock. Savory and mouthfilling. Good balance. Tannins are tamer than Cornas though. — 11 days ago