30ish bucks i think and it's a solid value.
After uncorking, I sniffed the wine in bottle and got a strong presence of molasses and brown sugar on the nose. But once it was in the glass, that aroma was totally absent. Cherry, raspberry up front, plum on the end, baking spices, little clove and allspice. Didnt feel hot and saw that it was 14.3%. Newsome is known for their zins. Their calaveras zin goes in the 20s and is a great value.Their single vineyard zins (shake ridge/kirschenman/big john!) are outstanding for under 40 bucks. Prospect 772 is my favorite rhone producer in calaveras county. Forlorn hope makes great natural wines. Newsome harlow is the zin master. Calaveras county is a gem in the sierra foothills. The tasting room is in murphys, which is one the most quaint towns in california. It's 2 hrs from the bay area, 45 min from skiing, and endless gold rush towns to explore. — a day ago
Plummy, meaty and spicy, full body. High tannins. Would go well with BBQ. — 2 months ago
Sharper tannins once it's breathed but the don't last. Dry, fruity, easy to savor alone. Heady finish — 12 days ago
This wine is insane. Nose is an absolute assault of clove, cardamom, incense, menthol, and, most prominently, a freshly unwrapped piece of grape Bubble Yum (which I suppose no longer exists). Palate is completely disjointed, with intense dark fruit, loam, asphalt, and licorice. Great restaurant. Vanessa has lost her mind over it. I was actually quite lucky to get any wine at all, as McCusker insisted that everyone working in the restaurant down to the dishwasher should try some. — 20 days ago
Top end Faugeres in excellent shape, though still a good 6-8 years from its peak. Just returning from a dumb phase and heavy with blackberries, pumbs, pepper, and hints of leather and oak (though not too much). Glad I bought a few cases of this from them at the Fête de Bacchus back in 2009. — 4 days ago
Stunning bottle of wine. So unusual to find the Mourvèdre grape in isolation. Recommended to be by my Majestic rep, and boy was he right?!? A really interesting red; incredibly rich but with a delicate and elegant finish. My favourite wine to date. — 2 days ago
Light and fruit forward, watermelon jolly ranchers but way better. carbonic fermentation. — 5 days ago