I've seen a fair amount of hype about this wine, but on night one, I was struggling to discover what all the fuss was about. Night two was a different story. The wine was much more open, with layers of fruit rolling slowly and luxuriously across the tongue. I think I'll save a small glass for day three to see what happens. — 6 days ago
Great work Steve and TRB. Only the second wine we have tried from Riverain.
Deep and dark purplish red. Lovely nose with some toasted elements with some black and white pepper, black olives, black cherries and cinnamon. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Very dry with flavors of dark berries, spices, olives, and light minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2024. — 7 days ago
In Ames for a weekend with our senior and a little Big12/SEC Hoops Challenge. Go Cyclones! These appellation wines from Carlisle are a ridiculous value. Didn’t have a decanter so we popped the top and and had a cocktail while it opened a bit. Opaque, nearly black in the glass with a wafting nose of blackberry jam. The nose was a little ‘boozy’ to me but it only weighs in at 14.2% ABV. Massive on the palate, again with the blackberries and what my wife describes as ‘meaty’. Game? This one will age beautifully if you can resist. A beautiful finish accompanied a nice meal and a great start to the final weekend of January. Cheers! — 22 days ago
Deep ruby red. Cinnamon on the attack of the nose with notes of cherries, spices, black pepper and olives. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. A touch floral on the palate with a some meatiness, perfume and black cherries. Medium plus to long finish Drink till 2022. — 7 days ago
This is off the charts phenomenal. Spice, pepper, dark fruit. Very herbaceous. Just lovely. Far too young to enjoy this one fully but couldn’t wait... — 2 hours ago