An AWESOME Grenache......LOVE LOVE LOVE how @Keith Saarloos and family let’s the fruit sing!!! — 4 days ago
At swift and sons. Lovely aroma — 2 months ago
Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!
My second bottle to pop of the evening. In my experience with PM, this seems to be the most elegant/finesse bottle I’ve had. Of guessing blind, I think I would have gone to burgundy. And it has sub 14 ABV! I always assume PM is ripe, rich and full bodied but this was restrained. On the nose it was very tropical showing stone fruits, mango, sugar crusted guava and ginger shavings. Reminiscent of Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay on the palate as the acidity is really energetic. Crushed limestone, powdered lemon bar and a cotton candy like sweetness toward the finish. No problem popping these now. — a month ago
A SPECTACULAR Pinot Noir which reflects the Sta. Rita Hills AVA to a “T” — 10 days ago
Nothing petite about this wine......it’s big, brooding and delicious. — 2 months ago
One of the most unique Cab Sav’s I’ve ever had....this wine is so complex. The fruit comes through w/aromatics of leather, tar, wet forest floor & a BIG JAMMY mouthfeel. — 2 months ago
A SPECTACULAR Grenache!!! — 3 months ago
Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.
The Fantesca property on Spring Mtn is gorgeous, and their tasting room at the winery is stunning. Really enjoyed getting to try more of their wines.
I’m really picky on chardonnay, but this was intoxicating. It’s crazy young, but this is going to vault up the scale for me. First comparison that comes to mind is Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons, but with a touch less acidity (still plenty). This is supremely balanced. Honeyed stone fruits, lemon cream, and a slate/mineral note on the nose. Rich without being too dense. Vibrant. Powdered sugar lemon bar, meringue, and honey roasted cashews. This was (or may still be), the only chardonnay Heidi Barrett makes. — 3 days ago