Some moments are there for you to savor. It was a glorious sunset and we relished every moment of this special wine made by the late Jesus Guillen. Such a gorgeous wine and vintage, the 2012 White Rose ‘The Neoclassical Objective’ Pinot Noir (WWB, 93) is now very gradually evolving towards tertiary black truffle and forest floor tones. At the forefront remains beautiful amalgamation of red and dark fruits, with bright acidity and lighter citrus rind tones. The combination of freshness and texture is truly outstanding, as light tannins line the core of fruits, with a touch of clove and exotic spice. With excellent length, this beautiful wine has a long life ahead of it despite being eight years of age. Drink 2020-2032- 93 — 5 days ago
medium yellow, pale watery rim; lemon, Golden Delicious apple, pear, vanilla extract, honeysuckle, lees; orchard fruit, citrus, creamy texture; medium body, good acidity, 14.2% ABV; whole cluster of Pinot Noir were gently pressed, taken off the skins, barrel fermented, and aged 14 months in 25% new French oak; easy to mistake for Chardonnay; $95 — 3 days ago
Steve & Paula Black pursued a dream in 2003 and purchased a 110-acre vineyard located in the Red Hills of Dundee creating The Four Graces, named after their four daughters. Medium Ruby with surprisingly complex aromas of red fruits, herb and spice. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with tea and espresso notes adding a bit of pepper spice. Well balanced acidity with fine tannins, medium(+) length, ending with earthy notes. Nice value! — 4 days ago
Saturday night and I felt like having a good Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I have opened the 2012 Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
On the nose there is strawberry, cherry, cranberry, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, rose petal, a hint of smoke and fresh earth.
On the palate I am getting strawberry, tart cherry, cranberry, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, spice, a hint of oak and a nice earth note.
This wine is medium bodied that fills the palate with medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that moves right into a medium + to long red fruit finish. Seems as though we are moving out of our 3 month slumber very briskly and there are those that think that all is normal. Please continue to practice social distancing, stay healthy and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 5 days ago
This 08 is outstanding and provides a vivid glance of why the 08 s will be with us for even more time to come. This is an exquisite wine with soul and breathe. Distinguished character expressing terroir and full fruit that gently and fully expressing across the entire palette. She is to be adored and honored in the prominence attributed to the tradition of her full expression. — 4 days ago
On this Saturday night I have opened the 2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills Salem, Oregon.
On the nose there is cherry, black raspberry, plum, funk, vanilla, white pepper, light oak and dry earth.
On the palate there is tart cherry, raspberry, cranberry, clove, baking spice, minerality and damp earth.
This wine is medium bodied that has good complexity with medium acidity and medium fine tannins that moves seamlessly into a medium to long fresh fruit finish. Please have a wonderful safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago