I didn’t find it particularly interesting when I tried it with Coravin, but that’s because it’s a full bodied wine with high tannins that should be decanted. Today I’m tasting it with a stewed roast and it is delicious. Deep ruby color = #alicantebouschet #syrah and #touriganacional warm climate #alentejo medium+ aromas with ripe red cherries, ripe raspberry and red plums. Balsamic touches and on the palate it’s dry with medium acidity and medium+ ripe tannins. Medium+ finish. — 11 hours ago
Shades of purple, bubbly. The color is a bit dull. Nose of plum, cherry jam, tobacco leaves, spice, and dried strawberry butter ice cream. Taste is zesty and sweet, very soft, strawberry ice cream, and good soft tannins hidden beneath it. Aftertaste has followed similar notes from nose and taste with tannins become obvious. Above average. — a day ago
A nose of stewed plum, hazelnut skin (Always for me in ages wines), and some slight tabac.
A hefty wine, thin in the middle, yet flavor fully wrapped around that one blank spot. Black cherry, herbs du Provence, slab apricot acidity, and smoked wood chips.
An excellent wine.
#garagiste — 8 days ago
Champagne rouge is so distinctive. There’s something so ephemeral about it. Elegant. More a hint of fruit than actual fruit. Very mineral. A whisper of cherry. Nose is cherry flower. Maybe some licorice flower. What you’d imagine still champagne would be.
A bad day. For some reason this went well with fegato alla veneziana and roasted peppers and fennel.
As this opens the cherry is more pronounced. Really delicious. Nose is more intense. Almost too good for a day like this. Spice on the finish. Very very good.
Bought from fass selections. — 6 days ago
Trying out my new Zalto Bordeaux glasses with Cali cab. This wine is easy peasy. It will not challenge you but sometimes that’s okay. Very ripe tannins and purpley fruit and there is a whiff of pepper to give a little edge. I have a feeling this may be a highly engineered act but I guess that’s why it’s a Freakshow. — 2 days ago
Color is quite dark with different shades of purple. Nose of dark fruits like cherry, vanilla, oak, prunes, a bit wet mushroom, more vanilla, and some more dark fruits. Taste is quite silky, a bit sweet hickory note, mouthful, vanilla note, smooth and no edge with a bit zesty note. Aftertaste with addition of some acidity, a bit peppery, low tannins and easy to drink. Surely has backbone of Syrah in her. — 10 days ago
This Merlot/PV combo is SINGING. Round throughout, medium++ bodied wine. Still has a lot of sweet black cherry cola and blackberry notes throughout. But also has a floral nature on the nose and entry while also seeming to have a little bit of a darker side that permeates towards the finish with an herbal character. A surprising amount of pepper on the finish with tannins that have definitely softened over the years. I think this wine is really ready to drink right now as a pop and pour. I did not decant this one, and I don't think I missed anything by not doing so. One more bottle left. I'm sure it will be opened sooner than later given how this one presented! Will try to look for more as well as I feel this one could go another 7 to 10 years without a doubt! — 8 days ago
Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (46%) and Merlot (36%) the 2014 Columbia Crest ‘Walter Clore Private Reserve’ Red Wine is a gorgeous wine that is showing marvelously at five years of age. Coming from an exceedingly warm vintage in Washington, the spicy tones and deep core of dark fruit aromas mingle nicely in the glass. Generous and showing a plush texture, this has wonderful length with blackberry pie, cigar box, anise, Turkish coffee and shades of blueberry compote. The long finish lingers. Spectacular now, this beautiful wine will cellar well for the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 10 days ago
1 hour decant. An inspiring inky ruby red color. On the nose: dark fruit, pine tree, earthy, floral. Taste: kaboom goes the BlackBerry, pencil lead, orange peel, some coffee.. with a nice rich mouthfeel and a black cherry tar medium plus finish. Fine tannins still kicking, will give it just a little more time for next bottle. — 7 days ago