After trying the entry level wines I grabbed a reserve to see how it compared. Aromas of black fruits and berries with hints of sweet notes. On the palate sweet cherry and raspberry well integrated with oak and licorice. Soft tannins, lingering, ending with a sweet candied character. Very nice and more refined than entry level offerings. — 10 days ago
Great beer! Not what I had expected at all. Great nose, almost smells like high quality cider. Tastes slightly sour, slightly bitter, very fruity. — a day ago
It's Wednesday night and I am starting the Thanksgiving weekend off with the 2015 Bergström Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
On the nose there is an abundant amount of red fruits that is prevalent with every sniff. Notes of strawberry, cherry, cranberry, some barnyard, rose petals, wet leaves, herbs and dusty soil.
The palate reveals notes of bing cherries, cranberry, raspberry, mint, dried herbs, rose petals and dried earth.
This is an elegant medium bodied wine with a crisp fresh silky mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + fine sandy tannins that lead right into a medium to long fresh finish. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 18 days ago
Out of the 4 wines opened at The Bird, this one edged out the Numanthia 12 by a hair. Quite similar profiles IMO. This Walla Walla Syrah was quite enjoyable with dark black fruit on the front. Consistent with the 2015 I tasted a bit ago but IMO, this one had a bit more of a smoked beef flavor in the middle that the dark sweet and still youthful fruit gave way. Chose this as the "food" wine since most chose the Bird Burger (a grass fed beef burger)....it went rather well. Popular with the crowd of novices and winos, the smoky finish was very complementary. Maybe I might acquire a few of these WA Syrahs afterall to have for these purposes....(not a word, @Shay A .... 😆) — 2 days ago
This afternoon I stopped at a fee wine stores looking for a nice wine to try tonight and I came upon the 2014 Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz Bordeaux Blend. I have been wanting to try the Betz wines for some time now and I finally pulled the trigger on this one. A blend of 71% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot.
This wine is beautifully complex on the nose with black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, vanilla, caramel, mocha and graphite.
The dark fruit continues through on the palate with black cherry, blackberry, plum, blueberry, black currant, vanilla, caramel, mocha and graphite.
This wine is full bodied with a smooth lush velvety mouthfeel. There is medium to + acidity and medium + rounded tannins that lead right to a long sweet dark fruit finish. A beautiful wine with many years of life to go. I am glad to have tried this and I will be off to purchase a few more bottles Have a wonderful rest of your week and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago