So cool to be drinking this vintage. Our first trip to the winery was during harvest 2014, had the chance to help sort the Cab grapes as they came in from this particular vineyard.
Deep blackberry, cassis, fresh bay leaf, brown sugar, charcoal, hints of oak, earth and cinnamon stick all framed out with lively acidity. This is a very elegant, refined style. Obviously the stellar job we did sorting and de-stemming the fruit led to such clean, bright flavors 😉 — 7 days ago
Started in 1972 with a simple philosophy - to focus production on only one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot & 0.5% Malbec. Dark opaque Ruby with aromas of red fruits, oak, sweet herbs and spice. On the palate raspberry and blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and espresso. Fine dusty tannins, satisfying acidity on lingering smooth finish ending with sweet oak tones. Nice! — 9 days ago
Pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.
Fruity nose of cherries, oak, blueberries, red candy, licorice, earth, spices, leather, vinaigrette, light vegetables, light alcohol and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with strawberries, sour cherries, earth, blueberries, wood, light, vanilla leather, cloves, vegetables, bitter herbs and peppercorn.
Medium-plus on the finish with soft round tannins, spices and raspberries.
This is a nice cabernet from California. Well-balanced with nice complexity. Smooth, elegant, gentle and soft mouthfeel.
Good by itself or with food. I had it 6 months ago, and this time it was just as nice. Feels like a good quality California Pinot Noir.
I paired it with light appetizers.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$42. — 7 days ago
Beautiful color. Blue fruit, leather, baking spices on the nose. Excellent tastes of blueberries, plums, raisins, and black pepper saturate your palate. Really sleek tannins, very nicely balanced and a fantastic finish. The first Moon Mountain district (Sonoma) I’ve ever had. I love it! — 15 days ago
Annual family tradition of going to the Gaylord Resort for a night, seeing the Christmas decorations, eating at Bob’s, and going to the ICE! exhibit. Always a weekend to look forward to! (And yes, that bottom right photo is a sleigh, Santa and reindeer all carved from ice!)
Bob’s had this bottle of Jordan for $95...that’s a difficult deal to turn down. Lovely nose of violets and cherry liqueur. Jasmine too. First bottle wasn’t as good as the second, but we were able to decant the 2nd and this wine needed at least 45mins. Great color and texture. Blackberries, blueberries, fig, bing cherries. Balanced. — 13 days ago
Drinking nicely from 375ml. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, blueberries, soft spice, soft leather, dry top soil, fresh dark florals, round acidity and a nice round elegant finish. Photos of their Estate, barrel making, tasting room and Estate vines. Hope they recover quickly from the fire damage they experienced this fall. — 6 days ago
On the nose; ripe, powerful, blackberries, spiced black plum, dark liqueured cherries, baked strawberries, mocha chocolate, dark chocolate, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, haunting blue fruits, river stones, crushed rocks, chocolate pudding, spice-box, fresh tobacco leaf, graphite, violet and fresh dark floral bouquet. The palate is just starting to nicely resolve. It’s thick, rich and powerful with dusty tannins. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, baked strawberries, boysenberries, blue fruits that come & go, mocha, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon stick, chocolate pudding, spice-box, graphite, fresh tobacco leaf, dark dry earth, stones, crushed rocks, dry herbs, spearmint, underbrush, violets & fresh dark florals, round acidity, big structure, long length, perfect tension, long, round, rich and very elegant long beautifully polished finish. It’s in its first year of good drinking with another 15 years plus of good drinking ahead. It has the potential for 2-3 more points with 5-8 more years in the bottle. Photos of their property and Owner/Winemaker Luc Morlet. — 10 hours ago