Oh snap! My first time trying one of the 2017 Mataro’s from Sandlands and this San Benito County is fantastic! Beautiful, pure, fresh plums and other dark cherry with black pepper and other spices. It has an almost ferrous characteristic about it that I find quite charming. Lots of tannin and acid so let this be a note to those who are holding these in their cellar: just wait. This should be killer by 2022 but it’s already pretty exciting to drink. — 6 days ago
It’s always so exciting to try the latest release from McHenry and this just arrived in time to share with family; served alongside our Thanksgiving meal. The 2016 vintage was one of the smallest harvests on record for McHenry’s mere 2-acre, dry-farmed vineyard planted at 1800ft elevation; way up on Bonny Doon road. This was yet another year where they decided not to bottle a separate Swan Clone and instead released everything in the Estate designation. A hardly believable 56 cases were produced. However, the quality is extremely high. Darker fruited, this was more wild bramble and cranberry with some licorice and spice. So pure and delicious. Very primary right now. McHenry wines are quite long-lived with vintages from the 90’s drinking fabulously right now so I’m expecting the best to come. This fan will be tracking its evolution 😊. — 6 days ago
Popped alongside a Kosta Brown RRV Pinot for stylistic contrast. Basically a cross section of the Hirsch estate so it combines cool and coastal plots with warm and sunny. Elegant, ethereal and floral/earth tones driven, with bright red cherry fruit peeking out. 5 years in bottle has really eased what I recall had been a fairly taut structure — 8 days ago
80% palomino Oloroso / 20% PX
Salty caramel and cream, molasses and roasted nuts. Figs and dates. Lovely distant nuances of chocolate shavings, dried cherries, cola and dark orange peel.
Good acidic veins, not as syrupy as most 100% PXs.
Widely available, and a screaming value. — 15 hours ago
Green apple, fennel, spices, licorice on the nose , medium acidity. A bit oily , long finish. Delightful — 3 months ago
Great wine. It is fresh, powerful,, mixture of berries and light chocolate. Perfect with meat. — a month ago
Olor a frutas sensación dulce en el paladar — 5 days ago