Lovely light floral and bright red fruits with a peppery finish and mild tannins. Excellent with beef, lamb or possibly turkey. — 13 days ago
Deep, dark forest fruits. Lingers, in a nice way. Agree slightly tart taste. Very slightly leans towards the sweet side for me but could rank neutral. — 23 days ago
Fairly dense red, moderately extracted pigment. Black cherry, black currant, mint and butter aromas. Fairly ripe flavors of cherry, blackberry, black currant in mouth, rounded mouthfeel, slightly tart blackberry and cranberry on finish with seed bitterness and mild skin astringency. Lactic aftertaste. After an hour, white pepper and then, 90 minutes later, cocoa emerges in the finish and aftertaste. After two hours, barrel smoke emerges. Great fruit, nothing too fancy on the winemaking end (perhaps deceptively so) but exactly what I’d want from a Lodi Italian varietal like Barbera, especially if you can decant an hour or two and wait for that white pepper and cocoa to emerge. — 11 days ago
Dust, berries, dust - this is what this smells of.
Bright berry juice with big minty herbaceous tarragon. Medium bodied, yet on the lighter side, with very dusty mouth encompassing tannins. Like tannin turns into 1,000,000 little hints of tannin and displace themselves all over.
Negative remarks for wax. No one wants to dull their wine tools with a wax encapsulation. No one wants to put a wine with this flaw on their list, as it’s too finicky to open in service. — 24 days ago
Dark red fruits, touch of wet earth on the dry finish. — 15 days ago
Smells of escargot in shallots.
This is one of those wines you should always have on the shelf, when you need a guaranteed well made Syrah.
Green pepper, smoke, fat, bright acidic fruit, dried plums, well integrated tannins with that acidity, tabac, and cocoa bring up the rear, and linger on. — 15 days ago
This is so good, I’m damn happy to have found Louis-Antoine Luyt by way of Noel Téllez — a day ago
Buoyant and playful on the palette, I am in love. — 14 days ago
Here is a beautiful wine to celebrate Cabernet Franc Day.
Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.
Fruity nose of dried figs, blackberries, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco and light alcohol.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs and coke.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi, California. Fruit forward, extracted and tasty, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up.
Delicious, but might be too sweet for some. I'd like to revisit it in a year or two.
Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 4 days ago