An enchanting pink of the palest complexion. Strawberries, watermelon, sugar, and dried roses on the nose. I expected a more than above average Rosé from these guys but this is a bit special. Light bodied, almost ethereal in nature, there’s plenty of nice acidity and a graceful mouthfeel. The sweetness provides good balance with the acidity. On the palate, there’s very pleasant stone minerality, more exuberant citrus fruit, and cinnamon. A touch of tart apple on the medium finish. Really, really nice stuff. — 3 days ago
Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.
Seemed over the hill to me. Little bit of burnt rubber on the nose, which took me to South African Cabernet or Chinon. Not much acidity. Good bit of pepper. Old black cherry. Not sure how common this is for the vintage. — 5 days ago
saturated inky purple; blackberry, licorice, lavender, roasted meat, cracked black pepper; dense, full bodied, dried black currants, roasted coffee; firm tannins, medium+ acid , 14.8% ABV; sourced from a single vineyard planted in 2002 which consistently produces great Syrah, made in Aussie Shiraz style, $45 — 6 days ago
2017 Santa Barbara- fruity and oaky. This is a more simple representation of a pinot noir, but still good. Bright bing cherry and a bit of oak though not overpowering. Some rock, no age worthy flavor. Drink now, don't hold. Light, easy drinking. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A good pick for those looking to try a pinot noir, though perhaps not suitable for one doing a deep dive. — 3 months ago