Young and fresh from the glass with black cherry, cranberry, roses and poppy. Great vintage holding up phenomenally! Black and bing cherry palate with soft,textural black olive, bright raspberry, lingonberry and catalyst salinity. Juicy! Great acidity makes this seem so young in every way, the only hint is a slight fade to brick, but mostly unvarying rim to rim.
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like getting out of the bath and being wrapped in a warm towel. cool, acidic, poppy on the front and then warms up into a cozy, fruity, hug on the back. i love gamay. i love this peppery little guy. can’t find too much info on the production, other than hand harvested. still like this wine a lot.
day one was the best, then i felt like it was a lot hotter. — 2 months ago
Poppy, raspberry and cranberry. Handles a bit of chill well — 4 months ago
Honestly? I didn’t have high hopes for this. I’ve been storing it under non-optimal conditions since 2009. But, wow, this is gorgeous. Wild strawberry, raspberry, marasca cherry, balsam, white truffle, red licorice, poppy, dried plum, kalamata olive, autumn leaves, wet river rock, barbecue smoke, umami. Incredibly complex, silky, and surprisingly vibrant. Not much primary fruit left, but it doesn’t come across as tired or faded at all. There are still enough tannins to give it structure but overall this wine is very light on its feet—yet somehow it’s 14.9% alcohol?! I’d have guessed 13.5. There’s definitely some heat, but it’s still pretty elegant and lean. This was such a delightful surprise, and brought me back to my early days in the wine industry. — 2 months ago
Full bodied red, tart raspberries and strawberries, with a dry satisfying finish. — 3 months ago
Poppy and zingy berry! — 3 months ago
Christmas Gift from Petersbergers — 2 months ago
Very refreshing, poppy blau! — 3 months ago
Had with beef tenderloin with chocolate, cranberry reduction yum — 4 months ago