this is one of the few that tastes better every sip you make from it... and not because of the alcohol inside, but because of its finesse and elegance. I just drained the whole bottle with my girl who thought it was an exception to overrule her rule to not drink alcohol. bon appétit. — 9 days ago
Wow! Such great flavor. Delicate, but complex. Really enjoyed this. (Bought in BA last Nov) — 13 days ago
Very nice wine! That almost upsets me, because I quit my membership w this winery today, which is crazy because I have loved all their offerings! Maybe need to rethink that decision. Wine is dark maroon in the glass. Smell is ever so pleasant, with forest smoked berries trekking up the nose. A sip says ahhh, smooth, hot, gentle, dark smoked fruity warmth with a finish that rates particularly high. Yum. I think I need to UNcancel my membership tomorrow. — 2 days ago
Holy cow! The lower ratings of this wine must be referring to a different wine. This is a voluptuous, heady, powerful petit verdot, huge even. Wet concrete, pencil shavings and blackberries on the nose. Ripe blackberry, huckleberry, and blueberry gush across the palette, and immediately get squeezed by firm tannins, peppery and cured meat notes. This is an amazing wine that could easily go 3-6 more years (or longer). Yum!! — 12 days ago
Such an awesome blend 💥 Only the second bottling I’ve had from Lewis Cellars but the more I drink their juice the more of a fan I become. On @Delectable this is listed as being a Cabernet Sauvignon blend - perhaps other vintages contain that varietal - but this 2016 has none of it whatsoever. Weighing in at a crushing 15.5% ABV, this blend is a composition of 61% Syrah, 38% Merlot, and 1% Petite Sirah that surprisingly has very little heat to speak of. Suave, velvety, oaky, meaty, jammy, and full of stewed, brooding dark fruits, bacon jam, vanilla, anise, clove, menthol, mocha, graphite, all embedded in some serious texture. One especially unique aspect about this wine’s nose is the perfume on it. Being a serious fragrance connoisseur, I routinely pick up on similarities between my perfumes and colognes and the wines that I drink. While this is nothing especially unique in and of itself, this particular blend has noticeable notes of musk and bergamot that send my senses into a maelstrom of satisfaction. I digress. The tannins are nowhere near being resolved but this presents in a silky smooth fashion. Love it. — 9 days ago
Been on a petit verdot kick lately. 2012 was an “easy” year to get ripe PV and this one is not overripe. The beefy tannic structure is just what I would expect. Black plum, subtle blackberry notes, some mocha and oaky notes are most prevalent. It is a solid, but not stellar example of what WA state can do with the fruit. A good side by side for something of higher caliber or a second bottle. Price point for the varietal is also a good deal. — 10 days ago
Good amount of sediment. Still a deep concentration with some slight bricking on the rim. Nose shows red and black fruit and some woody, steamy notes. Not an egregious amount of musk, but not exactly fresh either. Palate showing tart red fruit: focused, ethereal. Heavy purple flowers: lilac. Light in weight, heavy in perfume — 8 hours ago
Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.
One of the main reasons we go to Napa every year is to attend the Trilogy Release party. Trilogy holds a special place in my family’s heart and it’s always a treat to visit the estate where they pour it like water!
I’ve had many vintages of Trilogy, and this may be the most “elegant”. When comparing to the last 5-6 vintages, this is lighter and more mellow. More potpourri/dried floral aromatics here with added bayleaf, and black cherry cordial. Quite smooth on the palate showing cedar, dusty ripe red and black berry fruits, baking spices and mocha. — 3 days ago