Crazily enough, first time having anything from Arnot-Roberts. This was an excellent (and very reasonably marked up) wine on the list at Zuni Cafe in SF. Hints of dark red fruit on the nose, but more earth and minerality and a bit of iron meatiness comes through on the palate. Only 12% abv, which keeps this light on its feet. Finish a smidge less than fully integrated at this point, but the acid is refreshing. Really enjoyable and would love to try some of their wines with some good age. — 3 days ago
To celebrate 5,500 reviews on Vivino, here is a beautiful wine from Washington State.
Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.
Sweet nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with sweet cherries, plums, blueberries, oak, light vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light vegetables, leather, earth, tobacco, vinaigrette, peppercorn, pencil lead, light bell pepper and dark chocolates.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a great Syrah from Washington State. Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant, yet rich. Just Beautiful.
This 12 year old is drinking very nicely now and will continue to age nicely in the next decade.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show some tannins.
Wine Enthusiasts 100 points. Robert Parker 97 points.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
Tasty and delicious.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$275. — 10 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish /cloudy rim.
Fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, currants, light wood, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, dark coffee and pencil lead. Really complex nose.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, spices, light vanilla, espresso, dark chocolates and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and red chili pepper.
This 9 year old Red Blend from France is peaking now. Showing a great nose and a spicy palate.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Better after an hour of airtime, and becomes earthier as it opens up.
Easy drinking with nice complexity. Spicy and fruit forward. Good by itself or with food.
Not from a great vintage, but very drinkable now, even by itself. An interesting and engaging wine.
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Carignan and Syrah.
14% alcohol by volume.
$20. — 14 days ago
60% Grenache 40% Syrah. Fully mature and so good. Very perfumed nose. Smoky embers, actual perfume, crushed plummy red berries. Velvety soft. It’s got a softer, higher pH mouthfeel than one would expect from13.7%, but that seems to happen with regularity with Walla Walla fruit (which the Syrah is). Long savory finish. Excellent! — 17 days ago
Now at the seven year mark, the 2013 Jamet Cote Rotie is absolutely singing in its unbridled elegance. Silky and soft upon entry, the 2013 Jamet shows a pillowy effect as this artfully glides across the mid-palate. The lighter Provencale herb and white pepper tones meld with ripe raspberry and Bing cherry flavors. Bright, showing an intense sense of verve and tension, the long finish truly satisfies. While delightful at this stage, the 2013 Jamet Cote Rotie will have another decade or more ahead of it. This is truly one of the wines of the vintage. Drink 2020-2033- 95 — 2 days ago
A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, medium+ Ruby with purple hues, aromas of dark berry fruits, spices and smoky notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and blackberry fruit with cacao, leather and earthy notes, wrapped in vivid acidity on nicely structured frame. Fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with a fruit and spice character. Drinks very nicely now, but will cellar a bit. Good value! — 2 days ago
A blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier, aromas of berry fruits and beautiful floral scents with slight citrus notes. On the palate raspberry and cherry flavors with a sweet herb character. Tight tannins, great mouthfeel, lingering, ending with mineral character. Nice! Still tasting well! — 13 hours ago
Stunning nose. Just sick. Smells like Sozet. Savory, stemmy, blueberry, smoke, granite and so much berry berry fruit. Wild aromas but also focused and clear. Mint as well. Stunning granitic expression. Palate is an avalanche of fruit that is concentrated and insanely juicy but also has amazing delicate but substantial tannins. Almost creamy but also huge granitic expression and insane freshness. Succulent and lip smacking. So clean and pure as the driven snow. Stunningly long finish that just pitter patters for minutes until it’s no longer on ones palate. This guy is a star. What balance and poise. It’s very fruity now with a granitic backbone but will age gloriously for 10-18 years. What a wine. — 2 days ago