Not sure why this vintage has received only fair reviews on CellarTracker, but this is a solid bottle of Zinfandel showing rich purple and black fruits, some mild spice and pepper notes, and enough complexity to hold interest. Air seems to help it unfurl a bit. There’s a little alcoholic warmth in the finish, but this is not a jammy zin by any means. The ‘12 was better, but this is quite enjoyable and I’m happy to have another in the cellar. — 8 days ago
Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic vineyards and cellars in 1965. Today, their son Hugh, continues their mission. Coming off their highly successful 12’ & ‘13 vintages, the 2014 is also 100% Chardonnay straw with aromas of floral stone fruits and citrus notes. A terrific crisp sparkler with crisp apple, peach and lemon flavors, fine mousse with tiny bubbles. Tangy acidity on a lingering finish ending with a yeasty creamy character. Nice! — 16 days ago
Subtle and sublime. Our favorite domestic Chardonnay. Montrachet-ish. Pine nuts and pineapple sail on. Salinity on the finish. Beautiful delineation. Text book example. Input on the notes from Shawn and David - DOMODOMO, NYC. A wonderful gift from @David L - thank you, sir. — 2 days ago
Date Night! First time tasting this producer. Not disappointed. Nose is lifted with honeysuckle, toasted almonds and quince. Palate is energetic and flinty. A kiss of neutral oak allows the pristine fruits to shine through. Finishes with saffron and bracing acidity. Well done Tak Room, NYC. — 3 days ago
17yrs in and I am fairly surprised at how elegant this is. I loved the nose on this. Blood orange, crunchy cranberry and old black cherry, with beautiful baking spices. It’s still retaining good acidity, showing cedar, red and black fruits and herbal twang on the palate. Slightly clipped finish, but it’s 17yrs old! Wonderful for its age. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald . — 7 days ago
Stylistically a different beast when compared to the 2009 which I had at the same night. Less extracted and more Burgundy like. In fact in a blind tasting a lot of folks would be hard pressed to identify this. Dark cherry 🍒 quite earthy. Hint of orange juice. Cloves. Too young at this point 10/2019 needs 4 more years. — 2 days ago
Deep inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, spices, licorice, cloves, black pepper, chocolates and coffee.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, black cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, light earth and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great California Syrah. Drinking very nicely now, with lots of black fruits and spices.
Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced, bold and rich.
Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and bring out the complexity.
Peaking now and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.
13.9% alcohol by volume.
$41. — 19 days ago
2017 Koos Family Vineyards from Sonoma Coast. Fantastic Pinot Noir and one of my wife's favorites! Mouthful of fresh berries, cherries, strong notes of vanilla, and baking spices. Light bodied but very concentrated, velvety, and elegant in style. Greatly structured and well balanced. — 3 days ago