smoky! no or minimal skin contact — 8 days ago
Yo this is some good shit. Straight up minerals. Golden straw colour. I wept when they only had one bottle. Wine had similar salinity to said tears. Busta nailed it when he said “gimme some more”. — 3 days ago
opaque purple, prominent glass staining tears; aromatic, blackberry jam, fig, lavender, kiss of vanilla; dense, intense, sweet black fruit, slightly minty finish; full bodied, medium+ acidity, nice tannin/texture, 14.5% ABV; sourced from a single choice block of Larkmead Vineyard in Calistoga, 100% Olmo clone; drinking beautifully now — 25 days ago
Big, some smoke, minerality akin to a Cali Cab Sav. — 4 days ago
This is a very sophisticated Zin. Sophisticated as in raised-on-classical-but-moved-to-big-city-and-got-into-BillieEilish-but-go- waltzing-for-fun way. Shall I be textbook? Let’s.
Eye: medium ruby red thick big ol’ tears
Nose: leaps out! Licorice red/blue/black fruit but mostly like stewed dried cranberries and spice and vanilla bean
Tongue (mine) dry, medium acid, medium plush ripe tannins, high booze level (checking to see if I was correct)ohhhh 14.8! So yeah high abv.
Body is medium plus. Intensity medium plus. It’s all ripe and raisined purple plum, black cherries, blackberries and all of these fruits are dried and ripe plus a handful of blueberries and a slosh of vanilla bean liqueur and some allspice or even...velvet falernum. Finish is medium plus.
This is a Zin I want in my life forevs
— 8 days ago
Purple, concentrated color. Slow-moving, viscous tears with noticeable extraction. Candied black fruit, ripe raspberry and plum, cedar and oak on the nose, delicate anise notes. Silky, smooth tannins on the palate. Kicking off the Birthday weekend with some early Birthday Cakebread — cheers to you, @Deked1 ! — 2 months ago
Totally unique skin on blend. Light, floral with impressive depth and just enough funk. Loved it. — 22 days ago
Had at razza and it’s tastes likes rainbows and midget tears — 16 days ago
three days open and super ripe and delicious with all the summer stuff - acid, bitter, and tears. — a month ago
Just as an exercise in context, this cold peroni with a plate of linguini puttanesca in Napoli is almost reducing me to tears it’s so good. But only here, and now, by myself. ☺️☺️☺️ — a month ago