Smooth cherry with tart notes that build through a fine acid finish. Paraiso’s value pinot is solid and satisfying making it a great party wine or casual sipper. — a day ago
Great value, as always. Santa Cruz Mountains goes Rhône... — a day ago
Legs, 7/10. Smells like spice and dark fruit, cherry on the nose. Smooth taste! I thought the bourbon would overpower but it's really good. Not too tannic, lightly sweet, good cab! — 4 days ago
Tonight's wine I have opened is the 2016 Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Silver Label Monterey County Pinot Noir.
The nose is very expressive and well integrated with strawberry, cranberry, cherry, raspberry, barnyard, rhubarb, vanilla, rose petal and smoke.
On the palate is tart cherry, strawberry, plum, raspberry, mint, spice, light toasted oak, minerality and earth.
This wine is medium bodied with a vibrant mouth feel, medium to plus acidity and medium fine tannins that lead to a medium to long fruity, dusty finish. Have a great weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 10 days ago
Beautiful, silky, and easy — just like sultrily slipping off an unattainable New Year’s resolution to not drink alcohol for a month. This luxe wine is actually a cheap date at the $5.99 Trader Joes sticker price. I found a new favorite to break my New Years resolution for the next 27 days. D: Lavendar, cocoa, and allspice. D’s New Years resolution is to be more descriptive about all the alcohol he intends to consume this month. — 17 days ago
Great wine for everyday drinking. Big, round Smooth and supple, slightly sweet and well balanced. Low tannins are a plus! Loved the 2016 a bit more. The 2017 is right there....enjoy! Hints of cherry, cranberry, earth & spice. Their motto, “the best Pinot Noir you can afford to drink daily.” — 10 days ago
The pale golden wine shows the oak fairly well, and offers a nose that shows an earthy twist on the expected grassiness. In fact, most Cali SauvBlancs I find are rather fruity smelling. This one has plenty of character. The mouthfeel is quite weighty for the variety, and has savory edges which frame the fruit perfectly. This is not a simple sipper or salad wine. It has gravitas and complexity. — 11 days ago
2004 Sine Qua Non "Ode to E" Central Coast Grenache.
Gearing up for a major snowstorm here in Chicago. A great reason to pull the cork on greatness. On one of the best Grenache wines I’ve ever tasted. Heck, maybe THE best. If not first in it’s class, it definitely doesn’t take long to call the roll. Certainly one of my favorite wines, period. I love everything about it including the label: “A Love Forever In Bloom, Face With Tracks Of Life’s Attacks, Tattooed Scars Of History, Weathered Crust, Full Of Lust For That Rose Of Love For E.” The wine? The nose is a dreamy aromatic symphony of roses and raspberry compote. Also incense, pepper, graphite and a touch of smokey something off in the background somewhere. Beautiful. The palate is blast of sweet dark berry liqueur with that pepper and Asian spice creeping in on the backside. So lush. So complex. The finish? Intense, rather spicy and never ending. Never ending! As with all things Krankl, mind boggling balance between depth, complexity, raw power and utter weightless elegance. Simply put: Perfect. However you choose to define it. I think my favorite definition of perfection is from Coach Gary Gaines: “Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didnt let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasnt one more thing you could've done.” Well Manfred can certainly look us all in the eye on this one! — 3 days ago
In Sedona. Kelly loved it. A little too thin for me. — 3 days ago