Tastes like California in the best way. — a year ago
It's almost criminal not to drink a great Rosé on a day like today. Pale rust color with a bouquet of strawberries, watermelon, and pink grapefruit. Super crisp and so bone dry with exceptional balance, as befitting a Ramey wine. 100% Syrah, this is all Provençal. Cranberries, more strawberries, peaches, and rose petals on the nose. Dry, peppery finish with a nice touch of minerality. Second labels are definitely where its at people. — 5 years ago
Nose is fairly unique for a Zin, with bloody raw lamb, funk, intense green peppercorn, and blackberry juice. In the mouth, it’s not jammy or fat, but surprisingly chiseled for Lodi, with rich blackberry essence that hits the mouth and then evanescently turns savory. The only Lodi giveaway is the low acidity. Bone dry. Finish is pretty tenacious. Great value.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
UPDATE: After a couple of hours, the green peppercorn calmed way down, and the fruit and earth moved to the fore. — 6 months ago
At sidebar. Light to medium body. Good fruit good earth. — 5 years ago
15 years ago today was our biggest Cab day of harvest. I refused to watch TV all day until I could go home, view the images and cry. Tonight we raise a glass in honor of all the firefighters and police who lost their lives, the citizens trapped in buildings and airplanes, the pilots, crew, and passengers, and all those left behind. We shall never forget! (Sidebar: the wine is tasting awesome and can age another 15 years!) — 6 years ago
Date night. Good wine! — 6 years ago
High Valley Lake County — 7 years ago