Arrived in Austin today so decided to try BBQ. This place is BYOB, which is hard to find in Texas. It is a food truck operation with a shed that is kind of open to the elements. I suspect it’s in the high 40’s so the wine is a bit cooler than I would normally drink it. This probably impacted my score. — 14 days ago
Ripe red and black fruits sweet ripe tannins. It’s a very delicious wine. It seems a little simple though, not much complexity with no tertiary aromas or flavors and the alcohol feeling for me is on the high side. Very good. #redblend #redfruitblackfruit #californiazinfandel #sonomawine — 3 days 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. — 7 days ago
Delicious as always and still holding together. Dusty earth, cassis, sandalwood and iron on the nose. Palate melds smokey mesquite and green herbaciousness with a core of sweet black brambly fruit. Tannins definitely still there but resolving. A vintage to drink and enjoy now, at risk of drying out in the not too distant future — a day 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! — 14 days ago
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. — 6 days ago
Lots of aromatic complexity and finesse, the heat is deftly managed here and the alcohol kept in check. Freshness abounds, as do violets, lavender, sweet black berries, plums and garrigue. Mostly Grenache but the carignane and particularly the Syrah make themselves known. Velvety smooth texture — 6 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. — 12 days ago