Vintage 2018 | The wine is now so appealing, it is difficult to put it away in the cellar and not think about it, for say five years… minerals in the smell and a excellent balance with breathtaking sweet that is balanced by awesome acidity. This is a treat to taste now and in the coming fifteen, twenty years. — 17 days ago
Lime zest, grapefruit, slate. Electric energy as usual — 7 days ago
This thing was the smoothest bottle of wine I’ve had in a decade. 2012 vintage.
Vino gift from kallispell — 4 days ago
Really good. Variety of fruit profiles. Cherry for some bitter. Simple tannins. Stayed very well over a couple weeks chilled having some occasionally. Good sippin’ zin. Had as magnum. Wife tossed bottle before i could get photo. — 15 days ago
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Les Pavots is a dense, powerful wine that is going to need at least a few years to shed some baby fat. A rush of blue/purplish fruit, lavender, sage, tobacco, grilled herbs and incense washes across the palate. There's terrific depth, but the 2019 is so young. The 2019 is one of the more refined young Les Pavots I can remember tasting. It will be exquisite in another few years' time. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2022)
— 8 days ago
Mineral with nice fruit. — 5 days ago
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Peter Martin Ray Vineyard is stellar. This super-classic, old-school Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet is pure magic. Black cherry, cloves, licorice, scorched earth, incense tobacco and saddle leather infuse the 2018 with fabulous depth. Potent and virile, the Cabernet is going to need at least a few years to settle down. It’s a stunning wine in every way. Ceritas fans will surely be delighted to learn that the Cabernet offerings here will soon expand to include a number of new bottlings. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2022)
— 8 days ago
My prologue to another trip to Portugal tomorrow. Very jammy (blackcurrant, ripe plum), vanilla and chocolate. — 4 days ago
Followed over two days. I’m not much of a SauvBlanc enthusiast anymore, but I still appreciate well-made offerings, and this certainly checks off the boxes.
For me, this lands in-between Bordeaux Blanc style and your typical, run-of-the-mill Cali SB. 90/10 SB/Semillon, this is a balanced and chiseled new-world SauvBlanc that plays to its strengths. It doesn’t try to be an aromatic and texturally seductive Bordeaux Blanc style, nor is it a watered-down afterthought. Gooseberry, lemon meringue, limestone and distinct grapefruit aromatics. Fleshed out a tiny bit on day two, but I don’t see the palate evolving much with more age aside from less acidity. Not quite tropical on the palate, yet it does have orchard fruits and a nervy mineral-laced acid-grip at the finish. Enjoy now and over the next few years. — a month ago