Happy Delectable New Years!!!.....the night is sketchy, but the wines were brilliant!!
1) Manfred Krankl's 2013 Next of Kyn #7.
2) 2012 Marcassin chardonnay.
Not sure which was which, but I remember layers of black fruit, pear, orange peel, cassis, spice, flowers, minerals, earthy, wet rocks, a BlackBerry vanilla finish....elegant. powerful, rich, full body....wow — 22 days ago
Pale lemon in color.
Strong nose of apples, lemons, diesel, minerals, light vegetables and spices.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with a touch of RS, and lemon grass, green apples, pears, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and white pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with tangy limes, grapefruits and peppercorn.
This is a very nice Riesling from Israel. Nicely balanced, tangy and tasty. Spicy with mild complexity.
Reminds me of a riesling from Mosel. A very nice sipping wine to have by the porch.
This Single Vineyard Riesling is a Good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years.
Grapes are grown in the upper Galilee at 2,500 feet of elevation. Kosher.
12% alcohol by volume.
$25. — 3 days ago
Generally regarded as one of Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. This is the second one of 6 I had in the cellar and based on this I need to drink the remainder in the next couple of years. The wine is pale to medium Ruby. On the nose there are sweet dusty cherry aromas with lovely florals. The palate is just medium bodied, quite sweet, lighter than expected but quite a persistent long finish. A very good Pinot but lacking some mid palate oomph. With time stewed red fruits - that Bass Phillip swampiness. I have had better examples of the Premium. Next in 4 to 6 months. Footnote: My previous note in May 2019 indicates the wine was showing better at the time. — 12 days ago
New Years Eve at The Farm Restaurant, Carneros Resort and Spa. Opened some of my favorite wines: Marcassin Chardonnay, 2012 with oysters and caviar and salmon dish. Structure of wine is layered with apricot-orange, floral blossoms, lemon, cedar and vanilla. The Next of Kyn, 2013 Syrah blend paired nicely with the Wellington beef. Covers the pallet with dark blackberry, licorice and chocolate changing in taste as it opened up. Tannins still present but not over powering. Both wines deserve a 9.5 rating with plenty of age left on them. — 22 days ago
This is spectacular right now. Great purity with lifted lemon, hints of honey and softened white floral notes. It has a great balancing salinity on the mid palate and real complexity. Starting to show some of the secondary notes of age/ oxidation but in a really good place. Given those notes I’ll probably drink the next of these soon in case they turn. Wonderful stuff. The best pucelles I’ve had from Boillot — 4 days ago
My first glass said to me another outstanding bottle of Insignia. After dinner I poured a second glass and POW. It opened up and this is beyond outstanding. The balance, structure, tannins, mouth feel and aroma make this a wine that few will ever experience its greatness. I don’t hand out high scores but I might have underrated this one. I have 10 bottles left and I will cherish them over the next many years! WOW🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago