Dry orange peel. Light. Delicious — a month ago
Very smooth. Tastes a bit like a sweet vermouth. Similar to Cinzano but not exactly the same. — 11 days ago
Nose has ripe blackberry, smashed blueberry, dark chocolate, black currant jam, old tanned leather and moist soil.
Palate has warmed plum, over-ripe blackberry, black-red currant jam with medium tannins and a long finish. Amazing wine, needs another 10+ years of relaxing still. Rustic, but complex.
Never would we have guessed the age of this wine even remotely accurate! Nose and palate of Cabernet with maybe 12-15 years of age, not 25! Damn you exquisite Portuguese wines, why must you be able to hold on so long!? Fresh yet complicated, like a high school sophomore.
Paired with a great sirloin from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm). Well salted and rested before hitting a hot grill for a great sear, then over to the cool side, 15m total and done to a sexy, medium-rare.
Cork pulled, 5h rest, +2h decant. Needs 4-5h in the decanter for subsequent bottles.
Future bottles should be 2025+, minimum — 2 hours ago
2018. Crisp salty — 6 days ago
Sppiaggia 4/16 joe severino — 16 days ago
Going for a walking picnic soon, so I’ve got my summer hat locked and loaded.
Turf, thorny rose stems, the white pith of grapefruit. Super vegetal. Like forest moss.
Tart. Puckered peaches, pineapples, and cherry pie. It’s unctuous like a sharp cheddar. Tannic and acidic. Bubbles and a bit more sugar would be welcome here to round out the intensity.
In my mouth, a field of orange trees have been planted. — 13 days ago
Drank 6/1/20. Very nice with grilled lamb chops.
Nose of cherry cola, blue fruit, and some sweet baking spice. This is in a nice place, with similar flavors of cherry cola, blueberry, black currant, leather, backed by medium, fully integrated tannins. Lovely balance. Medium finish. Drink now and over the next couple of years.
3/22/8/4/3 +50 = 90 pts. — 3 days ago