The 08 Quarter Moon out of Magnum.
If you didn’t think the Phelps Pinot’s will age, they will. While they started slow in quality with their Pinot’s, their last three bottles have been very good.
On the nose; muted dark cherries, cherries, strawberries cranberries, pomegranate with hues of blue fruit. Vanilla, wood shavings, limestone and fresh & withering red florals.
The body is lean to medium. Still shows some tannins. Ripe elegant fruits of; dark cherries, cherries, strawberries dry cranberries, pomegranate with hues of blue fruit. Vanilla, wood shavings, gritty yet powdery limestone minerals and fresh & withering red florals. Very nice round acidity and well balanced but short finish. — 5 days ago
Had this one for a little while, which is probably different compared to other 15 Pinots which have been consumed right on the spot. This wine is massive for a Pinot and perhaps a tiny bit of a divergnece for Farrell? Nice wine that has a lot of youthful raspberry, almost an orange kind of tang, some mint, cola, tannic finish, and rather balanced from start to finish. This producer is not a particular favorite of my wife, which is great considering that it usually means the bottle is all mine! Youthful now, but for the true expression of this wine, it needs more time. I feel that this wine is going to be at the top of the hill in 2-3 years, with the capacity to go probably close to 10 years with proper cellaring. — 6 days ago
Served two glasses from Coravin and was fighting the urge to just open the rest of the bottle. QPR, the value of this wine is ridiculous. But....let's be honest.....this wine is YOUNG. Pours a dark, dirty violet into the glass. The nose is beautiful... boysenberry, orange peel, herb-filled. The entry has enough acidity, raspberry and brambly kind of front, with more herb on the back. Definitely not fully integrated now, but I guess I really couldn't expect that so early. A 9.1 now, with potential to get to 9.3/4-ish. — 4 days ago
I have a mag of this, and FOR SURE I will let that one sit for a while. This pinot is SUBSTANTIAL. Brambly black cherry and cola, a little mint. Herbal with a black peppery kind of finish. This wine can cut through just about any dish. The cola note in the middle of this wine is quite enjoyable, and goes to show you that this wine in 750 needs to hold 1-2 years, but needs to hold 10 years en magnum! So far, this is my favorite of the 2016 PN's from Rivers-Marie, although I'm actually not sure if I'm doing this a service or disservice by rating this one a 94 at the moment as I feel that it is likely capable of pushing higher than this (yes, for a pinot). — 13 days ago
One of the older Aubert pinots we have in our cellar, this UV Vineyard started off pretty slow - pretty thin with not a lot of aromatics - but with time in thr glass it really expanded. Dried strawberry and rhubarb on the nose, the wine has excellent balance with flavors of dried fruits and earthy undertones that persist through a lingering finish. Not sure about the future of this one. My guess is that the wine is just past peak, so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em! — 2 days ago
@Delectable Wine: This is the Saltonstall Vineyard Pinot.
Rebecca Peacock visited Fort Worth tonight to share some of her family’s wines. I’d never had her wines, but being that they are from Spring Mountain, I was excited to learn more.
Tomato paste, oregano, clay covered rhubarb on the nose. Palate has nice acidity. Cedar and underbrush on the palate. Nose and palate are very different. Decant. — 42 minutes ago
Nose has very approachable ripe raspberry and strawberry notes, to me classic, aged Russian River fruit, beautiful. Only a light trace of alcohol (14.4% on this one) at the trailing end of a deep sniff.
Palate is still concentrating, this needs much more air time, presently a light raspberry/strawberry/cherry note with a damp sand aspect, perhaps some dried orange peel too.
I'm looking for improvement as the night progresses...
24hr Update: Nose is similar, but now includes bruised fruits. Palate is nice, great, sappy, macerated cherry notes today, yum. — 12 days ago