I purchased this bottle at the tasting room in Anderson Valley. If you ever get a chance this is a must stop! The tasting room is on an old apple farm. The building must be historic.
Incredible CA Pinot at a perfect age. Subtle rose red in color with bursting aromatics of oolong tea, dried plum, anise and underbrush. Defines its AVA beautifully. A special bottle for sure
So thoughtfully made. It is elegant and nuanced. This is one of the finest New world Pinots I have tried in years. Stylistically reminds me of burgundy but to compare to another CA producer, anthill comes to mind. Awesome!!!!!!!! — 6 days ago
This #cabernetsauvignon is very good. I didn’t like the Titan Shiraz though.
#mclarenvale is located around 30 km south of Adelaide at the northern end of the peninsula with the Gulf St. Vincent to the west and the Adelaide Hills to the east.
The region has warm to hot summers although winds blowing in off the Gulf and down from the Adelaide Hills moderate the climate and also keep the risk of disease low. Rainfall levels are relatively low during the growing season (usually less than 200mm), although winters can be fairly wet.
McLaren Vale has a particularly complex geology: many major soil types have been identified, varying from sand to loam to clay. In general, the soils in the north of the region are poor with lower levels of nutrients, whereas those in the south are deeper and more fertile, producing higher yields.
McLaren Vale is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in Australia. By the late 19th century, Thomas Hardy & Sons was producing wine and exporting to the UK. Fortified wine production dominated the first half of the 20th century but after World War II a wave of European immigrants, particularly from Italy, encouraged the return to dry red wine production. In the 1970s, the focus was on full- bodied, ripe Chardonnay and Semillon but, since the late 1980s and early 1990s, this has returned to red wine
It is a large region, with vineyards covering around 6,200ha , and so has a great diversity of microclimates. Proximity to the sea is one factor influencing vineyard climate, as is altitude: vineyards stretch from sea level to around 350m, with most planted on flat or gently undulating land between 50 and 250m.
Over 90 per cent of plantings are now black grape varieties.
premium priced wines, covering both single-varietal and blends. Shiraz is the most planted, with over half of total plantings, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. McLaren Vale reds tend to be deep-coloured and full-bodied with high alcohol levels and pronounced dark fruit flavours. Many have spice characteristics from oak. In the hotter, lower sites, the fruit flavours can become cooked or jammy. Higher elevations give wines with higher acidity and tannins.
Production ranges from inexpensive, high volume bottlings to super-Premium — a month ago
A tropical fruit filled chilled SB with jumbo stone crab in a summer like day.
Life goes on! — 9 days ago
This Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Chalk Hill opens with aromas of spiced plums, jam and oak. The palate is dark and soft at the same time and very approachable for such a young wine (2018). Flavors of black and red fruits lead to soft spice and velvety tannins. The finish is long and smooth with lingering fruit. A very nice, approachable wine for $12.99. — 7 days ago
Deep Ruby in colour. Cherry, red fruits generally, stems and a Jujube confectionery note. Intense red fruits on the medium bodied palate. Lovely texture and mouthfeel - sweetish. So obviously delicious it is difficult to look beyond anything else. From Australia’s most southerly vineyard in the Huon Valley south of Hobart. Visited there a few years ago with the family and had a lovely lunch. This wine won the Trophy for Best Pinot Noir at the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show in 2014 - and one can see why. — 15 days ago
Helt klart inne på ålders höst om än drickbar. Lite avslaget bombastisk. Gått över till en smakprofil. Röda äpplen, rostade mandlar, grillas citron, smörkola, pinje, apelsinskal. Syran är bra men jämfört med vit Bourgogne i samma ålder känns den tydligare åldrad. — 4 hours ago