Blackberries, meaty minerals, and cheesy socks. Big acid and almost hot but not in a bad way. Big big wine in great shape. Nose is slightly corked or would have rated higher. Nothing of the kind on the palate. Weird Coravin experience- when I pumped it the cork came about 1/3 of the way and the nozzle spit wine at me. Guess I’m killing the whole bottle tonight. — 2 days ago
Nose has cedar-y blueberry-blackberry jam, crushed raspberry, newly paved highway, light metallic undertones with minor alcohol heat.
Palate has blackberry jam, white pepper, dried blueberry, blueberry sauce and big chalky tannins. Massive structure, no doubt, this wine needs another 10+ minimum. Yet, delicious tonight. 5h decant. — 11 days ago
Opened for a virtual Killer Wine Night Rhône varietal edition w/ the boys. Big and flavorful with a lot of structure. Lots of cherry and slate flavor. Young. Hold. Had it open for 2 hours and it didn’t make a dent. I wouldn’t touch it for another 5 years easy. Almost surely will score significantly higher with age. — 10 days ago
Dark purple in color with a wide purplish rim.
Light nose of cherries, black plums, currants, light spices, earth, licorice, light oak, vanilla and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, currants, oak, tobacco leaf, earth, bitter herbs, spices, black tea, coffee, light vegetables and peppercorn.
Nice spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable GSM blend from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County. Nicely balanced and spicy with mild complexity.
Easy drinking with a light mouthfeel, albeit the high alcohol, which is not noticeable.
Needs an hour to open up properly.
A good quality wine that I would like to revisit in 3 years to see how it evolved.
This Californian Rhône blend is a good wine to pair with food. I paired it with cheeses and olives, but it was really nice with the Parmesan cheese.
A blend of 65% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 10% Mourvédre. Aged in 30% new French oak barrels. A small production of only 120 cases.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 2 days ago