Color is a tawny crimson red. Nose — tart cherry sandalwood tea and some forest floor earth aroma. A light but complex elegant Burgundy style pinot with an initial flavor of cherry, spice and pine tree smoothing into more strawberry flavors and subtle vanilla toast. Medium to long finish. Pairs really well with the smokey carnitas cheeks tacos, yummy — 13 hours ago
This is a new one for me, which was suggest by @Paul T- Huntington Beach - thanks bud.
This is a great Russian River example from Kirk Venge. Beautiful, vibrant nose of roasted almonds and honey. Palate is textured and focused. I’m serious when I say this mirrors aspects of Aubert’s appellation bottlings. Give this stunner a whirl. Sourced from Last Bottle at a competitive price. — 8 days ago
Jeb, Suckling, and RP all gave the 2016 a 93/100. I can see it, though I feel more comfortable with a 92. This blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 11% Malbec, and 7% Cabernet Franc. Lovely aromas of tobacco, cedar, blackberries, and dark berry preserves fill the nostrils. On the palate blackcurrants, dark chocolate shavings, and juicy plums, all of which lend a rich and inviting mouthfeel that coats the palate in a suave, plush blanket. — 7 days ago
1 hour decant. An exquisite dark garnet color. On the nose: dark sweet cherries, forest floor, floral, tea, and smoke. Taste: a smooth and chalky wine with surprisingly muted notes of cherry, earth, sweet tea, and a strawberry mineral medium finish with medium acidity. Drinking well now with the decant, probably better with a few more years on it. — 8 days ago
The misses had a girls night out so had to go for something older and funky. Big minerals on the nose. Palate is like a bloody smoked steak dusted with rust and wrapped in bacon. Can’t believe it’s balanced and not hot at 15.5%. Pax is one of the only producers that can do that with so much alcohol IMO. — 10 days ago
Just a good wine. Grandfather collected Rafanelli from the mid 90’s till Mississippi cracked down on shipping wine to the state in 2010. Brought a couple bottles back for him from Texas. While I attribute the 1998 Terrace Select Cab as the wine that really got me into wine, I overall still lean towards their Zin’s. — 3 days ago
Even in Its youth, the 2018 Modus Operandi Cellars Pinot from the oft-heralded Bacigalupi Vineyard is more than just approachable- it’s unreal. The nose is already in bloom with oodles of Burgundy-like bramble berry, while the mouthfeel is as silk should be defined.
Frankly, I’ve never had a Pinot Noir like it, anywhere near it’s price. Not even close. — 12 days ago