Imperial Sour Blonde Ale, Edition No. 2
Nose has musty oak barrel, rehydrated apricot, lightly acidic, grapefruit skin, Muscat grape profile is distant.
Palate has light sourness, apricot jelly, citrus pith, lime and yellow cherry.
Fun stuff, not hitting out of the park sour, but a very nice start to the evening, well balanced, complexity to the flavors.
10.6% ABV — 2 days ago
Complex and slightly heavy and leans to the dry end with a subtle but lingering finish. Very nice Tempranillo. — 5 days ago
Excellente! Received this from a friend and held on to it until I hit my required 5 year mark for Cab Sauvs. Beautiful spice, berry, olive, slight leather and hint of slight sweetness in nose and palate. Medium tannins and this was much smoother that I originally expected. — 7 days ago
slight raisin on nose and high alcohol. slightly bitter finish doesn't detract. good with hamburg steaks and rich sauce. Nice that all tannins fell away to show ripe red fruit — 12 days ago
Regan Meador uprooted his Long Island operation and moved it to Texas after permit battles over a tasting room. The second chapter would focus on grapes grown best in the Texas Hill Country. In this instance, Mataro and Dolcetto. This is an important turning point for Texas wine - not on the wave of sweet jammy reds or unremarkable rose’. Relying instead on place and time.
If gamay would ripen a bit, it would be this blend. It has a crimson brick color and piney red berries. 100% stem inclusion. The Dolcetto gives a dark dried fruit flavor profile. Raisins and dried bing cherries. And fresh salty minerals. — 5 days ago
Chocolate, mocha, cherry yumminess. Drinking phenomenally well now. Todd Newman (winemaker) — you rock! — 9 days ago
Birthday celebration for @Cody Uzzel at Lucio’s with a bunch of friends. All wines (except sparklers) tasted blind.
First time trying J. Schram but certainly won’t be the last. This is some serious sparkling wine in keeping with many of Krug GC’s characteristics that I love so much. Rich and full in body with nougat, caramel, nutty milk chocolate, and caramelized brown sugar. Perfect way to kick off a killer dinner.
— 2 days ago