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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago
Very fresh and light Riesling. Chuggable and citrusy — a day ago
Bright red fruit on the nose. Fruit forward on the palate with mild pepper. Laid back acid and tannins make it smooth and approachable. Nice medium-length finish. — 18 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. — 13 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.” — 12 days ago
Great red wine, not dry. Smooth red wine for post $3 face masks would do whole experience again. Would consider upgrading to 5x mask price to $15 masks. Imagine how amazing it would be in a spa. — a day ago
Bright and fruit forward. Bit too much alc astringency on the finish but overall enjoyed it. — 2 days ago
A nose of cassis and cherry
Light to medium bodied, classic twig and branch Pinot combination, mellowed red fruits, strong, yet non obtrusive acidity with just a hint that this wine has touched a stave for any period of time. Great use on the neutral oak here. From Santa Maria, CA. So there is just a touch of that plump ripe fruit from SoCal, yet not enough to annoy. This is a very well made wine, and though it is labeled 14 %. The heat went away as soon as it got some airtime. — 10 days ago