Nero is Martha’s grape. She spent her training at Cos and became one of the only, if the only, winemaker spotlighting the grape this side of the ocean.
It’s raw, seriously structured, and intensely tart. Mountain forest berries and a camp fire. Pine, mint, menthol, and cedar - Mezcal smoke circling above. Vibrant acid and tannin and ripe for food. Very good. — 2 days ago
Peach, green apple, and honeysuckle. Sweet but not overpowering. — 2 days ago
Nose of berry and cherry. Medium bodied, cherry notes, slight eucalyptus and mint. Not bad. — 13 days ago
V09. Extremely good. Smoked meat and leather nose. Rich, fresh, blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight black pepper and leather finish. Very well balanced. — 12 days ago
Grew on me. Tart cherry leads the show. Followed by a carnation of black currant and boysenberry. Ends with a confectionary glint. — 13 days ago
Light, bright, delicate and dreamy. — 4 days ago
Needed a wine with low acidity, low sugar, & minimum yeast content. This had all of that and had a very satisfying taste as an accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner — 7 days ago
Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.
Great nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, wild flowers, coffee, light earth, light vegetables and pencil lead. Wonderful nose.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, vegetables, earth, spices, black pepper, wet leaves and herbs.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very enjoyable Carignan from Mendocino County, California. This 43 year old is still drinking nicely. Still very tasty, but doesn't have many years in it.
Great nose, but not fully balanced any longer. Showing great complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Feels like an old Northern Italy red.
Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins and complexity. Died after 3 hours of airtime.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
12% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — a month ago