On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading GERSHWIN (Piano Concerto in F), GERSHWIN (Variations on “I Got Rhythm,” for piano and orchestra) and STRAVINSKY (Petrushka) with the amazing Jean-Yves Thibaude as the piano soloist on the two first works presented today. Jean-Yves is by far among our favorite pianists to grace the Koussevitzky Shed stage, so graceful, yet poignant!
Hot days call for cool wines, today there are some fun ones planned for sharing.
Very interesting, almost like a wine version of a kriek lambic, yum yum!
@Carla Hine Thanks for sharing! — 8 hours ago
Whoa! Seriously looked like an orange wine. The only thing that could have given it away was the missing phenolics. Even the acidity was rounded, and there's a good amount of fizziness to mimic microbial activity you'd find so often in natty wines. Cool booze that so smashable - love it!
Taste and smells exactly like you'd expect from reading the write-p on Rogue Ale's website: Weird & wonderful fusion of hazy IPA and sour ale brewed with grapefruit and blood orange, then dry-hopped with Australian hops. — 23 days ago
Reddish pink with orangish tinge, excellent clarity. White pepper and floral notes in nose, later some tutti frutti emerges. Strawberry, citrus pith and white pepper flavors, dry, mineral with white pepper and cherry finish with length - tangy. Tutti frutti flavor emerges after 90 minutes. Dry, good acidity, fruity, some complexity, solid varietal expression. Boo yah! A superior summertime rosé. — 4 days ago
Jongleur Petit Verdot red table wine, Columbia Valley, Dionysus Vineyards, 292 cases made. Dense purple red, highly extracted pigment. Butter, black currant and spearmint notes in nose initially. Black currant flavor with lots of chewy tannins, with a slightly salty black licorice finish. Allow 30 minutes to open; nuanced, lightly flavored but depth of fruit, good acidity, an undercurrent of anise, fruit and floral character, but well integrated. Moderate skin astringency. — 8 days ago
Deep red. Displays sexy, highly perfumed aromas of red fruit liqueur, Asian spices, incense and smoky minerals, along with an exotic potpourri nuance. Densely packed with flavor, yet lithe as well, displaying alluringly sweet raspberry preserve, cherry, blood orange and floral pastille qualities that show superb delineation and mineral lift. Fine-grained tannins lend gentle grip to an extremely long, focused finish that shows noteworthy clarity and insistent spice and floral pastille qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019) — 3 days ago
The nose is brooding as the glass even approaches. Ruby, ripe; dark currants/cassis, blackberries, an array of purple fruits, blueberries, creamy raspberries, baked, dark cherries and plum. Mid intensity grilled meats, smoke, cracked pepper, blue/purple fruit cola, black licorice, nice, soft, dark spice, crushed rocks, moist clay, vanilla, understated dry herbs, blue, purple flowers and gently layered lavender.
The body is full, thick, lush and ruby. The mouthfeel is gorgeous/sexy. It just starting to drink softer, showing good integration with another 10 plus years of good drinking ahead. This style, structure, tension, length & balance is why I love well made Syrahs from Walla Walla. Ruby, ripe; dark currants/cassis, blackberries, an array of purple fruits, blueberries, creamy raspberries, baked, dark cherries and plum. Mid intensity grilled meats, smoke, cracked pepper, blue/purple fruit cola, black licorice, caramel, mocha powder, milk chocolate, nice, soft, dark spice that brings heat to the palate, notes of cinnamon, crushed rocks, moist clay, vanilla, understated dry herbs, dark, rich, turned earth, even show a touch graphite, used tobacco with ash, blue, purple flowers and gently layered lavender. The acidity is round and nicely done. The lush, rich, ripe, well balanced, finish glides beautifully & juicy over the palate while it persists minutes.
Photos of; side shot of the tasting room that looks like an 1800’s saloon from the outside, the lounge area of their tasting room, Greg Karrington’s Co-Owner and Co-Winemakers Master Sommelier Certificate (no easy thing to pass) and my wife at their tasting bar chatting it up.
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Spicy slightly plummy nose. Quite earthy in the glass - tart - very much in line with previous wines from the winery. 13.5%. You can taste the dirt in this one. More spice than fruit - Dusty orange zest, hint cherry, chalk, allspice. Will be quite elegant although a little rough right now. It will be interesting to follow the evolution of this wine. In my opinion better than the 16 (a hot year hyped by many). A masterpiece for the money. — 2 hours ago
2017 vintage. Much better than previous vintages and ratings by others...has full body, deep berry flavor, light acidity and balanced palate... very drinkable, definitely will buy again... — 6 days ago