Monthly WTF wine night with a theme of “something to impress”. As always, wines were tasted blind.
Love this producer’s petite sirahs. Didn’t know they made this wine. Viscous. Baked mixed berry pie, cherry liqueur, nutmeg, milk chocolate covered black cherries and a mix of red and black licorice. — 13 days ago
Of the handful of Geyserville vintages I have had, back to 03, this is my favorite. I decanted for 2.5 hours, and it continued to evolve over a couple of hours. This deserves more time in the cellar, but whatever. Dark, brambly black and red fruit, black licorice, white pepper, baking spices, & clove on the nose (with none of the meaty, soy sauce flavors the 2015 Pagani Ranch had recently). The oak is there for sure but it suits the wine. Explosively flavorful... I look forward to seeing how this taste in the future. Great Father’s Day bottle! — 8 days ago
Not a wine I would expect to buy, only purchase because because of reviews noting surprising “cool climate characteristics” that intrigued me (and a risk-friendly auction price). I was still surprised and very very impressed.
A deep core of Classic black plum - brighter, redder fruits revealed with air - in what is still a very primary wine.
(Apparently) Cooler climate notes of bay leaf are dominant along with some eucalyptus. In the background some nice leather and spice notes, though more red pepper and hot sauce than the black pepper notes I get from more high octane wines. One of those interesting wines that offers something’s little different with each sip, showing more florality and freshnesss at times, others it veered more fresh blueberry, some a bit of smoke and leather, and still others show a very woodsy side of eucalyptus tree. Still very much a full bodied wine with a full mouthfeel and continues to hold big chewy tannins, but is the rare Paso Robles wine (for me) with suffices acidity to create some really good tension and energy. Surprisingly great lengthleaving the palate energized and morphing with some espresso and bitter amaro elements coming in. Simply fantastic as a grilled steak wine. And honestly I think this guy has many years of development to go. — 11 days ago
@Delectable Wine this is the Petit Syrah from Voluptas Calpella Ranch. It was not in the database.
Drinking at prime today! This was a dark and inky pour. Served pop and pour. Black and purple fruit on the nose. Powerful and dark. Had a baking spice to the nose as well. Entry is dark and dense. Sweet black and even a touch of brambly orchard fruit. Middle has more baking spice and baked plums and figs. Finishes with intense mouth coating fruit and still quite a bit of tannic influence. Grapes sourced from Mendocino. Full bodiedz, full throttle, and right at optimal drinking. Wow. — 24 days ago
Excellent. Wine has a nice distinct character. Will definitely make a regular wine for the price !! — 4 days ago