Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, dried figs, alcohol, licorice, light oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco and vinegreate.
Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Extremely fruity on the palate with sweet cherries, blackberries, figs, raisins, vanilla, wood, smoke, spices, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, graphite, light vegetables and coffee.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a wonderful Rhône blend from Santa Barbara County. Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a nice tangy finish. Has a very nice mouthfeel.
(Might have some RS).
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes).
Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats.
A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvédre, Petite Sirah & Merlot. Aged for 10 months in Oak barrels. 90 points Wine Enthusiasts.
Delightful and delicious.
15.5% alcohol by volume. — 5 days ago
Nice color of dark ruby in color with a wide purplish rim.
Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, licorice, cedar, cloves, tobacco, milk chocolates, mocha, earth, coffee, cola, peppercorn, leather and smoke.
Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, black pepper, leather, licorice, bitter herbs, light vegetables, coffee, peppercorn and spices.
Nice length on the finish with firm, green tannins and black pepper.
An enjoyable red blend from California. Well balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity. The Palate is nicer than the nose here.
Needs a few years in the bottle to calm down, as now it is extremely fruity.
Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up. Enjoyable by itself or with food.
A blend of Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah.
This is Delightful.
15% alcohol by volume. — 12 days ago
Oh so balanced. So balanced as to border on boring but more than not object-able. Plus the non-boring bits: black pepper, green pepper, stewed blueberries with thyme (an obscure reference but try it and you'll see). This wine had just enough oomph and earth to lift it beyond a berry and tannin balanced beauty to a balanced beauty queen. — 5 days ago
Saw that @Greg Ballington cracked open a few of these yesterday and it jogged my memory that he had sent me one in a trade. Winemaker here is Grant Long Jr, who is best known for his personal label, Aonair (a household favorite). Thanks for the introduction, Greg!
Dark purple in the glass. At pop and pour, aromatics of grape jelly toast, blueberries & blackberry truffles were huge. Front and mid palate were an extension of the nose...grape jelly toast kept coming to mind, along with plums and black licorice. A tad hot with some spice on the finish. Texture is very nice after about an hour decant. Have yet to drink a Grant Long Jr wine I don't like. This will hit all cylinders in about 3 years. 👌 — 4 days ago
@Antonio Galloni not in database it is Freisa. Cc: @Delectable Wine
Sick nose. Just wow. Spice, campfire, charcoal, sweet tomato water, ripe deep macerated cherries, aged character to them. Lovely. Palate is so juicy and complex and still carries great tannin. Serious tannin! Wow. Terrific fruit. Rustic for sure but this is Freisa. What a finish and mouthfeel. This is some serious shit. What a crazy wine. What it lacks in finesse and yes this wine lacks finesse, it makes up for in sheer oomph and unique character. — 3 days ago
Цветы, абрикос, нектарин, личи, маракуйя, малина, мятая клубника, брусничный морс и вишнёвый компот, вяленое мясо, глина, пластилин, прелая хвоя, специи. Лёгкое тело, сочная кислотность, едва ощутимые танины. Полупрозрачно, питко и свежо. С бесстыжим натуральным фанком, не оставляющим ощущения грязи. Обязательно чуть охлаждать. — 11 hours ago
A simple uncomplicated Rosso that the Botter family made to celebrate the carefree, drink-it-with-anything moments, like a Florida afternoon down pour that gives way to a Tortellini Bolognese delivery order instead of going out. Blend of 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cab, 10% Merlot, aged 11 months in a combination of large wood casks and smaller 225 liter barriques, 2/3 being French & 1/3 American oak. It shows a floral quality of lilac and lavender. Also black plum, cherries, and fig. Good weight and texture, with tannins and acidity framing the long finish. Very pleasant, especially good QPR for $13.50. — 12 days ago
This 2011 Tamarack Cellars Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Reserve Red Mountain Bordeaux Blend. 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc.
The aromas are full of dark fruit, black raspberry, black cherry, black currant, cocoa, violets, tobacco, spice, clean soil and a mineral component.
The palate confirms the nose. There is exciting dark fruit, cherry, black raspberry, black currant, clove, mocha, black pepper, graphite and an earthy soil.
This wine is full bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel. There is medium + Tannin, medium + acidity with a long smooth finish. Very impressed with this wine. Happy Fathers Day and have a safe rest of the weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 6 days ago
@Martin G Rivard nothing short of phenomenal. Not the wine I remember a few months ago. Thanks for sharing the first vintage with Jennifer and I. Soft and supple nose with smoke and minerals. Front of the palate gives a fresh mix of ripe currant and balanced acidity. From there you get this coating yet light mocha, oak, blackberry and a floral element. Such a multidimensional wine. Finishes elegant, showing balance with firm tannins supporting the structure of the wine. Fantastic blend. Thank you Martin! — 5 hours ago
e, reigned in by its Tuscan provenance—and that is a good thing, a food-friendly thing. The 2013 Brancaia Illatraia quietly unspools with notes of plums and ripe blackberries steeped in thyme. Burning embers, dust, and juniper berries add layered complexity. On the palate, it’s round and plush, with mouth-coating tannins and bright acidity that ebb and flow in a core of juicy dark fruit. Sample 14.0% ABV — 8 days ago