Pale lemon; pronounced intensity aromas of white flower, musk melon, ripe peaches, ripe pear, funk; medium sweet, medium acid, low alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of white flower, peach, pear, apricot, musk melon; long finish, concentrated and integrated flavors, outstanding — 2 days ago
2016 vintage. Solid bang for the buck or QPR. Berries, rhubarb, sage, white pepper and crushed violets in a unexpectedly perfumed nose. Medium body. Silky with those berries (especially raspberry and strawberry) leading the charge on the finish. Fruit cushions the dryish finish to alleviate the tannins somewhat. So close to giving it a 9.0. That said, I’ll be picking up a few more bottles to stock the rack for a solid haus red/cheep chicken. — 15 days ago
Color of dark ruby, with a bit brown and purple note. Nose of dark fruit like cherry, dried raisin, interesting honey note, and indeed a bit ice wine nose touch. Taste of good oak, spice, dried strawberries, good tannins, medicinal note, spice, zest, crayon, and ripe aldehyde. Aftertaste of zest, spice, and simply tasty. She can be enjoyed now or later after 2020 I believe. — 5 days ago
Blanched almonds and dried prunes,
A nice, well rounded nose of old world.
Still a bit tight, and could use a few more years to smooth out.
Heavier bodied, Licorice, horehound, pomegranate, black fruit.
Mouth filling tannins, chewy!
This is a great producer, loved for years. And I always have one on the shelf. — 5 days ago
Bright acidity but not too extreme. Lovely rich raspberry-blood orange note. Clean finish. — 11 days ago
Decanted 2 hours before we arrived at The Bird, this was the "arrival" wine to pair with hummus and olive oil. Acidity on this wine even after 2 hours was quite significant. But the hummus and olive oil and cheeses really paired quite well and allowed this wine to show a nice and slightly youthful dusty raspberry and a hint of mint. Olive and green pepper to the middle. The middle is darker, but still youthful and sweet. Finishes with a lot of restraint. 91 is a fair rating now, and I feel slight improvement is expected, but not much. Fair QPR here at 20 bucks retail. — 5 days ago