Quite possibly one of the most singular expressions of Zinfandel I have ever tasted and unquestionably going to be misunderstood by most who drink it. This is not a Zinfandel drinker’s Zinfandel. It’s too acidic; too mineral driven; too light on its feet. And yet, I was absolutely charmed by it! Particularly when I paired it with pomegranate marinated rack of lamb. At 7 years old, it’s just now entering its drinking window. I would expect this to be enjoyable for at least another 7 years and perhaps longer. — 6 days ago
Spritzy. Citrus zest. Slight bitter finish (in a good way). Perfect refresher on a sweaty hot summer day! Absolutely delish — 12 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.
For being a Mollydooker, I was surprised at how nimble this was. Sure, it was a hedonistic and rich style, but it didn’t seem too hot or flabby. Lots of cocoa powder, freshly dipped chocolate covered black cherries, savory cherry tobacco leaves and finished with a note of Andes mint. I called this Syrah with American oak. Thanks @Ryan G — 6 days ago
Soft and beautiful. Sweetness has backed off a touch. Nice. I’m craving a steak. — 2 days ago
Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.
My co-red WOTD. Perfumed with sweet oak, candied black cherries and cocoa dusted dates. Youthful. Big structure in place but not overly gripping. Dusty covered blackberries, plum and peppercorn, showing a hint of leather. Gorgeous. I called this late ‘00s/early 2010 Napa Cab. — 13 days ago
Beautiful black/red fruit mix. Medium to full bodied with an amazing chocolate that cycles through in waves. Lightly spiced/herbs, each taste brings something different forward. The tannin is gorgeous - fine but well-defined. Great density across the lot but still light, fresh and balanced. Would love to have tried this over a few nights - but it was gone in a couple of hours. — 18 days ago
Yummiest rose I've ever had.
Strawberry and cream without being sweet. — 4 days ago