Yes this is actually Hidden Ridge Chardonnay. Immortal Estates who took over Hidden Ridge sold this to a private label.
Reminds me of the Aubert Cix I just had, seriously its that good.
This could easily pass for a $50.00 bottle.
And thats off the truck & out of the freezer for quick cool down.
Wait till it settles in a few months — 7 days ago
The Wine List at Labart consists of mainly Natural Wines made with little or no sulphur, no pesticides and using biodynamic principles. They would love this in Copenhagen where my daughter works! The wine had an ultra savoury barnyard nose with low acid and low Tannins. 90% Grenache 10% Carignan. These natural wines can be great with food but I doubt their cellaring potential. @Georgina McDonald — 12 days ago
Wow, I am not usually a Bordeuax guy but this was definitely the best Bordeaux I’ve ever had. High in alcohol (taste wise) but deep with Rich aromas, lots of leg and body and most of all, a strong peppery finish!! Love it. A gift from Total wine at $55. This was a 2015! — 16 days ago
The 2011 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rioja by Marques de Caceres is up there with the best Gran Reservas I have sampled from this storied winery. This beautiful wine was sourced from 35-50 year old vineyards with some sections in the Rioja Alta region being 65-85 years old. The grapes for this wine were cropped at a mere 2.4 tons/acre, as the wine is largely sourced from higher elevation sites that are set on limestone and clay. The wine was then aged for 24 months in French oak and then aged for four years in the bottle prior to bottling as the final blending is largely Tempranillo (85%) with smaller parts Graciano and Garnacha. Needing more than an hour in the decanter to fully unwind, the wine slowly unveils black tea and black cherry cordial aromas that mingle with shades of sagebrush and leather, with citrus rind undertones that are all marvelously brought together in the glass. The palate is deep and seductive, showing a wonderful texture and tension that runs through the wine. Exotic spices and chocolate shavings mingle with suggestions of hoisin sauce, peat moss, wild blackberry cobbler and cran-orange flavors. Complex and highly gratifying at the eight year mark, this exotic ‘Gran Reserva’ will cellar well for decades — but is very hard to resist in its youth. Drink 2019-2040- 94 — 16 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.
This won the most unique aromatics of the night! Ben was spot on when he mentioned he smelled sweet potato! Traditional WA/OR Syrah notes of funk, olive and bacon with black pepper spice. Mainly juicy black cherries and older baked rhubarb were the fruits I was picking up. Fun wine. Thanks @Jack Thompson — 8 days ago
Got from new season about 55. For brightness.. not too thick on the tough. The first taste seems sweet but it went away. I really like it. Would definitely buy again — 20 days ago