Unique Pinot. — 6 days ago
My first foray into AF wines was delicious! Cherries, raspberry bramble but not fruit bomb-y up front. Then graphite and slate minerality, leather, a touch of brine, calvestrano olive, and a touch of white pepper on the finish. Balanced and layered. Loved it. — 25 days ago
Wine tasting - April 2021 — a month ago
Hawk and Horse Vineyards Red Hills Cabernet Franc 2017, California
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet Franc from California.
Ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim and medium plus intensity.
Strong nose of blackberries, blueberries, black plums, wildflowers, alcohol, spices, cedar, dark chocolates, licorice and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, blueberries, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, peppercorn, spices, alcohol and sweet vinaigrette.
Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This four-year-old Cabernet Franc from Lake County in California is drinking very nicely now.
Fruit forward and enjoyable by itself or with food. The nose is very aromatic and flowery. Doesn't drink like a Cabernet Franc, as it not showing any vegetables notes.
Needs time to open up, and I gave it 2 hours in a decanter.
Alcohol is still noticeable, but that will dissipate with time. Would be nice to revisit it in 2 years.
Paired nicely with cheeses, olives and crackers.
100% Cabernet Franc grapes were aged in French Oak barrels (40% new). Grapes are grown at 2,000 feet of elevation on a red volcanic soil. A small production of only 150 cases. Organic.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 6 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish, cloudy rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, oak, chocolates, licorice, light earth, spices, black pepper, pencil lead and herbs.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, oak, chocolates, tobacco, spices, coffee, vanilla, licorice, graphite and peppercorn.
Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Petit Verdot from Lake County in California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and fruit forward. Rich, spicy and interesting.
Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime. I gave it 90 minutes, but it might have needed even longer.
Good by itself or with food. Paired very well with the prosciutto.
100% Petit Verdot grapes, grown at 2,200 feet elevation, and aged in French Oak barrels (40% new). A small production of only 90 cases.
14.1% alcohol by volume.
$65. — a month ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from California.
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Nice nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, light earth, liquorice and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This is delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County in California. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.
Still young and would be better in a few years. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.
Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. I gave it 90 minutes to open up and show the tannins.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a nice piece of steak. Very tasty.
A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels. A small production of 150 cases.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 20 days ago
Full throttle Syrah — a month ago