Nik Pegasus Winery Mystic Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Central Coast, California
Ruby in color with a wide cloudy, reddish rim.
Sweet nose of sweet cherries, blueberries, plums, light oak, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and black pepper.
Full bodied and soft, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco, espresso and peppercorn.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins.
This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast in California. Showing mild complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and fruit forward.
Good right out of the bottle and better with some time. Tannins show up after 90 minutes, and even nicer after 3 hours of airtime.
Still young and would be better in a few years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with the Prosciutto.
Aged for 19 months in French and American oak barrels.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$43. — 5 days ago
Clear and golden like sunshine in the mountains on an autumn day or the skin of a Golden Delicious apple. Light and airy aroma. Some flowers. Some citrus. Maybe a lemon herbal or green tea. Flavors are simple but gratifying. Dry. Hint of lemon bars. Slight camphor or eucalyptus, but plenty of bite both tannically and acid wise. Label says ‘honey’. Fits, but without the sweet. Essence of honey? Beeswax maybe. This is lovely paired with lemon cheese cake or spicy Thai food. — 5 days ago
Had fun with a “Judgement of Granite Bay” France vs. California challenge. Both ‘15s, both originally about the same price. The Bedrock was plush and luxurious on the palate while soft on the nose. Glorious to drink. The Graillott nose was like an epic poem about the inside of a French barn. Loved it. But the palate didn’t match. I could swirl and smell that Graillott forever.... and then following that with a sip of the Bedrock... managed the perfect wine! — 10 days ago
It’s actually Mendo and Sonoma county fruit. 70-30 towards the southern clime. Funky and informative label. High ABV of 15.5%. It smells dense. Classic jams of Zin, but a funky side with barnyards and sweet Asian plum sauce like they serve with Moo shu pork. Flavors are balanced and Zinlicious. Plenty of acid, lots of cola, hint of leather, herbal, little licorice. This is Old Vine Costal Zin in all its glory. The tannins are there, but it’s just firm enough. You can’t even tell that it’s so hot with all that alcohol. This was a definite Grocery Outlet buy again wine. — a day ago
A lot of fake and pepper initially. Left it open after having half a glass overnight and much better on day two but could probably use even more time. A bunch of blackberries, peppers of all types, wet bark, some savory spice. I think this needs some more time. — 9 days ago
Southern Rhône blend from Paso Robles, California. Blend comprised of 54% Grenache, 33% Mourvèdre, and 13% Syrah.
This wine is medium purple. It has medium(+) intensity of youthful, playful aromas and flavors of candied black fruit such as blackberry and black cherry, also black plum; it also has violet, peat, anise, tobacco, black licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, and meaty characteristics. It has medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, medium tannins, and a medium(+) finish that lingers on the palate. Drinking really well now. With @deked1
Calcareous Vineyards, Très Violet, Paso Robles, California. Vintage 2018. ABV 15.3%. — 4 days ago