Double decant and pour (decent sediment). A formidable dark garnet color with some bricking. On the nose: very aromatic nose of dark plum, green vegi, leather, sandlewood, menthol, wet forest floor. Taste: soft, rich, medium body wine with dark plum, tobacco, smoke, minerals, and a very dry spicy minty mocha medium plus finish. — 8 days ago
Wow. You’d never know this was a Merlot. Mushroom, red currants, and a touch of plum at PnP. After 2 hrs open it starts hitting its stride. Dark chocolate, white and black pepper, some leather, and a touch of allspice. Becomes a bold red in a way that doesn’t match the label. It’s an 04 that still has legs. — 14 days ago
Raspeberry, Sequoia, Santa Cruz Mtn soil.
Carbonic maceration, destmmed after 10 days, fermented on-skins for some time more, pressed to mouthfeel, native ferment, unfined, unfiltered, 13% abv. Slightly cloudy without notable sediment.
I really appreciate this wine, while my friend is bonkers for this wine. Easily approachable, easy drinking & pair-able, does not seek to destroy (thank you!)
Very pleasant, fruity, great on its own or with food. Great without decant (notes potent for me though), I enjoyed more with 1 hour decant. Enjoy now. — 14 days ago
Chateau Loudenne le Chateau Bordeaux Rosé 2020, France
Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. This week we have a unique opportunity for a Rosé made with Merlot grapes.
Light salmon in color.
Nice fruity nose with lemons, citrus, light strawberries, earth, minerals, peaches, herbs and light vegetables.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with light red berries, citrus, grapefruits, green apples, limes, spices and black pepper.
Medium finish with bitter almonds and limes.
This is a nice and interesting Rosé from Bordeaux. Nice and easy drinking. Pleasant and light.
Crisp and refreshing and a good pool wine.
A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and light appetizers. Paired well with the mashroom Brie cheese.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 23 days ago
Dark red purple with near black core. Inviting nose of black plum and graphite. Full-bodied palate confirms the nose with moderately firm tannins and medium plus acidity. Lingering dark graphite finish. This is what a “stinkin’ Merlot” should be like. Big, plush, and dark fruity. The almost Bordeaux-like mineral note adds to its capacity as a classic accompaniment to light cuts of beef, medium cheeses, or everyday casseroles. I’m enjoying with beef stroganoff. Drink now through 2025. — 19 days ago