Unfortunately my initial review got deleted, and I had written up one my favourite reviews in a long time. Slightly disheartening but oh well. saved this bottle for quite a few years and tonight was the night. It was decanted for 2 hours. Beautiful aromas of dark fruit, earthiness and leather, inviting you to taste the delicious fruits fermented within.
Initial notes of dark plums, dark succulent cherries and blackberries. There is a definite hint of dark chocolate. Followed by roasted red pepper and anise spices provided by the Syrah. These flavours paired well with the bold and slightly herbaceous tannins from the petit verdot. Finally smooth, lingering notes of finely aged leather, fresh tobacco leaf, hints of smoke and fresh earthiness danced along the back of my palate. This was truly an exquisite wine, achieving the rare feat of producing a bold, heavy, complex wine that is simultaneously well balanced and elegant. Served with filet mignon (medium rare), classic Caesar salad and Portabello mushroom stuffed with goat’s cheese and cherry tomatoes with a balsamic fig reduction. Easily could have cellared for another 5 years. — a day ago
One of the great Pinot Noirs from California that I have sampled over the past year, the 2018 Rochioli ‘Little Hill’ is a thrilling joyride from start to finish. Salted pomegranate seed and rose water tones combine with raspberry coulis and damp earth tones on this beautifully perfumed nose. The palate is utterly seamless as layers of bright red fruits mingle with umami, orange rind and salted charcuterie tones. A complete wine, this gorgeous new effort will have a long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2038- 95 — 8 days ago
A fascinating wine that really changes as she warms. It’s like drinking a sunset. Straight out of the chilled bottle the color is amazingly gorgeous and a tropical sweetness packs a punch. Felt like jasmine banana with an ocean finish. Within a half hour it was open and revealing the earthy goodness to balance those bold floral tones. The finish is deeply herbal, pulling at the sides of your mouth and reminding you to smile. A wine to experience—be present for every sip. — 19 days ago
17’ BV Lynmar Estate Adam’s Vineyard.
The newest single vineyard Chardonnay from Lynmar Estates. Planted in 2013 slightly over 2 acres of Chardonnay. This is the 2nd release & IMHO better then the 16.
Tangerine, dried flowers & creaminess, lightly honeyed notes all build in this striking, absolutely delicious wine. Will definitely seek more of this Chardonnay.
Unlike the other two single vineyards ( both are delicious) they make, without a doubt more new world. Edit- Even better in a year! — 6 days ago
I've always been a lager guy, but I'm so glad I tried this Millstream Stout.
5% oatmeal ( yeah, who thought of that?), adds to the heavy taste of this brew. Roasted black malt provides the color. Taste of strong coffee and yet, very smooth. No bitterness what so ever!
Paired this with a cheese burger for lunch, but this brew cries out for steak. — 9 days ago
Pale golden color, complex aging, 34% new French oak-15 months, 30% stainless-4 months; 18% in Foudre for 9 months; rest concrete egg for 14 months. Aromas of stone fruits, oak, nuts, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of peach and pear with honeysuckle, integrated toasty oak and nice citrus tang. Long finish, ending with a wet stone mineral character. Outstanding! Will age well! — 3 days ago