Medium weight, dry and acid forward, long, lingering finish. No noticeable oak, low ABV, built for washing down anything Mediterranean...anything that swims...anything scratching that garlic, olive oil, and citrus itch. Hay, tart citrus, olive, saline...godello is that true unicorn...white wine that can both swim all by itself and still play well with others. — 2 days ago
Arsenal Bordeaux blend from Kirk Venge. Another killer wine in a very Napa fashion. It’s just a baby. Dark rim and color. Full on 14.9% ABV. Gorgeous. Nose of plums and menthol and delicious acidity. Tannins are solid and the mid-palette and finish deliver an opulent experience. I can’t wait to see how this develops over the next few days and I’m the cellar. Really a bargain at any price. Sublime. Cheers! — 2 days ago
Fyldigere tykkere enn Wongraven. God smak. — 16 days ago
Lively lime pith aroma blowing from the glass...medium weight but really acid-driven mouthfeel. Long, round finish with no sharp edges..,great food wine with French-Vietnamese takeout...California does such a great job on high-acid unoaked varietals and they are garnering an increasingly higher portion of my purchasing budget. Nice wine and great QPR. — 17 days ago
Don’t recall the blend composition, but it’s showing beautifully w/such a pure fruit profile vacillating back & forth between cherry & blackberry. Some dusty edges, medicinal, white pepper & baking spices, decent heft w/well-integrated tannins. Maybe Sangiovese, Zinfandel & Merlot? Many years ahead w/off the showroom floor vibe @ 8 yrs old — 3 days ago
This is a wonderful Grenache from Santa Barbara County.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity.
Showing black fruits with wood, earth, spices, light vanilla, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.
Dry on the palate with a great mouthfeel. Good by itself or with food.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient. Showing a great nose once it opens up.
This Single Vineyard Grenache is nicely balanced with nice complexity.
Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 13 days ago
Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, oak, spices, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, light alcohol, blueberries, light earth, pencil lead, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.
Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a young red blend from Columbia Valley. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel.
A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. Easy drinking, tangy and interesting.
Good now, and will be better in a couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 45% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$22. — 10 days ago
Brilliant balance of bright fruit and velvet texture. It pops, yet is ohhhh so silky. Vivid color. A blend with cab and Merlot from Napa isn’t that exotic, but a Merlot led blend being the top showstopper cuvée is! Rare and beautiful. Blackberry preserves. Interesting that as clean, clear and bright it was, It threw a good deposit. Best in about 5yr. — 10 days ago