V14. Very good , very enjoyable. Dusty, coaching, white pepper and cedar nose. Fresh, bright black and blue berry fruit. Tasty, smooth mocha, pepper and leather finish. Nice food wine. — 5 days ago
This California red blend is always enjoyable by itself or with food.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, mocha, coffee, vanilla, peppercorn, earth, wood, spices and caramel.
Full bodied and bold with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Dry to off dry on the palate with medium acidity.
Easy drinking with a nice finish and fine grained tannins. Might be too sweet for some.
A great party wine.
I paired it with a BBQ Meats.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 8 days ago
Another (few days belated) write up of previously taken notes. This one was quite unique—a thing with beeriness and salinity but smoothness—there is flavor galore notes here—candied orange and pomegranate but my enjoyment of it is so texture based. Just super cool and a bit off the beaten path. — 14 days ago
Summer afternoon playing backgammon on the patio! Spectacular sparkler! — a month ago
WNH Morgado Virtual Wine Tasting with winemaker Kimberley Hatcher and mentor Russell Bevan.
Coming from Steiner Vineyard in Bennett Valley (not familiar with the vineyard at all), this 2016 is, for me, in the same vein as a Kongsgaard or Hudson Chardonnay. When poured in the glass, it was golden and appeared oxidized. I anticipated it to be heavy and overly rich, but it wasn’t. Aromatically it showed honey roasted nuts, touch of orange marmalade, and herb crusted yellow fruits. On the palate, there is really nice acidity followed by more herbal yellow fruits, lemon cream pie crust and a finish showing a mix of cotton candy and lanolin. This goes through a similar “death and resurrection” type winemaking process (if I’m not mistaken), a process that John Kongsgaard made famous. It has a very Hudson/Carneros feel to it. Very enjoyable now. — 19 hours ago
Color of clear ruby with purple hue around the rim. Nose of cherry and blackberry jam, ripe grapes, stingy sensation in the nose, a bit homey note, and a bit spice. Taste is leafy, tobacco leaves indeed, slightly sweet, marginal tannins, some bitter rind, a bit peppery, ripe grapes, and some chalky mineral. Aftertaste shows some more mineral types of note. Quite dried, mineral dominant, yet pleasantly on par — 6 days ago
Wow. Totally surprised by this wine. As I understand it, La Voix is an offshoot from Steve’s flagship operation, Palmina (the best Italian varietal-based wines outside of the Old Country, IMHO). I was a bit skeptical at first - was concerned about it being over-oaked like the one vintage of John Alban’s Perra Docs North offerings that I’ve had - but this is terrific (and an amazing QPR). Definitely has an old-world flare to it in terms of acidity and minerality (more Chablis than Burgundy), but with CA fruit through and through. Do yourself a favor and try one of these! — 20 hours ago
Pineapple-grapefruit look blasts a big-bubbled white puff with even stacking. Igneous lacing formation churns into Pahoihoi. Grapefruit and pineapple match the drapes, with the pineapple turning jell-o with cream topping. Papaya and mango make the rounds, ripely. Clean palate of zesty lemon wrapped around just ripe mango, and a tangerine thing that rounds it to mango texture. Minerally pineapple suggests a weightless and steely finish, but the lime drops the dime to call it home. Good rotation back to white raspberry! #newbelgium #newbelgiumbrewing #voidooranger #ipa #indiapaleale #newbelgiumvoodoorangernineteeneightyfiveipa #voodoorangernineteeneightyfive #newbelgium1985 #1985ipa #beer #bier #biere #birra #rotatingseriesbeer — 9 days ago
Old Westminster Winery out of Maryland makes good Piquette, but this isn’t exactly pure Piquette. It’s a wine/piquette hybrid of both first and repressed juice - about 10% ABV.
Blinded by the light - delicious lemon drop summer shandy of Piquette Blanc, Gruner, and Vidal Blanc. Hazy yeasty lemon salty peaches. — a day ago