I let it age a few years and it was fabulous. Okay, it has a 15% alcohol content, but the mouth feel was still fabulous, with ich deep dark berry and maybe a bit of leather flavors. A keeper. — 8 days ago
Berries and vanilla. Medium tannins. Very smooth and mellow — 9 days ago
Young but stellar already. Dark stewed red & black fruit, leather, incense, and more than a little freshly turned earth. Great structure - mouthwatering acidity with grippy and long tannic finish. Better than some Gigondas / CdP I’ve had recently. Long life ahead. — 8 hours ago
Excellent Cote du Rhône ...full fruit smooth, balanced, enough body to please... — 11 days ago
Carbonic Grenache from the Northern Rhône. Talk about an internal personality conflict. But it’s a very nice wine to slug down with dinner. Hard cherry and kirsch fruit over some nice granitic minerals. Reminiscent of a nice Bojo. Lively in the mouth, and there, too, displaying a Bojo like character, but with a bit more peppery heat showing through in the back half of the palate. — 6 days ago
Whoa. Pop and pour. On the nose:.intense black cherry, loads of garrigue and dried herbs, a touch of bacon fat, incense, blackberry cola, heady, but so aromatically complex and utterly enticing. On the palate, good acidity, black cherry, cola, herbs with a suggestion of the medicinal, very sweet blackberry...surprisingly light on its feet, then a soft, enveloping wave of palate coating, velvety tannin. There is perhaps a touch of alcoholic heat on the nose that betrays the 15% ABV this has, but that might just be the power of suggestion. Absolutely perfect for my mood tonight. — 3 days ago
Nose has smoked raspberry, over-ripe back cherry, red currant jam, (minor) leather, cedar shavings, baking spice (?), un-cut red pepper, blackberry and light alcohol heat.
Palate has black cherry pastry, tart plum, slightly hydrated prune, blackberry, (minor) green herbs and under-ripe black currant. Medium finish, decanted ~1h really needs more time to open back up.
Decent pairing with slowly grilled/smoked pork spare ribs. Generally spare ribs are my Zinfandel go-to wine, but the Zin's at the house are either too young, or much too old to accompany. This CdR is a solid partner. — 9 days ago