Checking in on this one tonight.
Nose has under-ripe peach, tart green apple with the wet mineral notes on high alert.
Palate has clementine peel, under-ripe tangerine and (light) wet slate.
This halbtrocken seems a little ackward tonight, maybe better tomorrow, or in a few more years... — 7 days ago
Very cool Sauvignon blanc from alto adige. Doesn’t have the typical over the top aromatics - instead a very balanced refined nose of flowers, honey, hint of tropical fruits and citrus followed by mouth coating acidity on the palate and a medium+ finish — 18 days ago
And they say its takes two to tango, this rarity from the great Peter Dipoli sure is something to spend the night with.
Still remarkably fresh in its primary fruit with one foot entering its drier stage embedding its very sophisticated and complex tertiary character of truffles, forrest floor, coffee, mint chocolate and spice. The palate flows with such an elegant posture, with a good portion very fine powdery tannins that holds the wine throughout and developing, complex finish. — 12 days ago
Really good, $12 from Berkeley wine. — 16 days ago
For my 5,000th review on Vivino, it's time for a special bottle. Here is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend.
Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.
Gorgeous nose of blueberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, black pepper, tobacco, herbs, leather, wet leaves, earth, vegetables and graphite.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Smooth and elegant.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, figs, licorice, wood, vanilla, sweet cherries, graphite, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, light vegetables and black pepper.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
What a great surprise. This Bordeaux blend is drinking so beautifully right now. Well balanced and very complex. Gentle with lots of fruits and earth notes.
This 14 year old from Knights Valley needs a couple of hours to open up properly and really show up. Delicious.
Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Spectator 95 points.
A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit verdot.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
15.1% alcohol by volume.
$200. — 5 days ago
My first Lauer GG, this is everything I love about his wines compacted like a crushed car into something so dense as to be almost unknowable. Would be curious to know how these drink decades beyond. — 12 days ago
I usually like Peter Jakob Kühn, but not this bottle. Not sure if it's the style or just this example, but the mid-plate came off as oxidative. Nevertheless, it is still a good riesling with intense and rich fruit aromas, and heaps of acidity which it nice tension against the creamy phenolic finish. — a month ago