Skin fermented in the Texas high plains. Cider color, very bretty as wines go, right on the edge of being too much, but it’s restrained as it comes to a close. Highly tart. It ends up being very refreshing in spite of, or perhaps because of, all this skin. — a day ago
Not overwhelming. Flavor that lingers a little after drinking but still subtle — a month ago
Great with our steak dinner — 25 days ago
Black cherry & tart berry. A little roasted poblano pepper (maybe a little green peppery but not terribly). Some Bordeaux like tertiary stuff like chocolate and a hint of tobacco. Unique stuff outta Texas. — 22 days ago
Between this and the 2019 Firestone Sucaba and 20 St Arnold Bishop's Barrel, this was second. @Delectable Wine this is the Divine Reserve 19. Bourbon barrel but less structured than the Firestone. Wildflowers and honeysuckle here. Pretty interesting. Will age well. — a month ago
Spicy. Oak-y. Smooth. Chocolatey. — a month ago
@Delectable Wine this is the Bishop's Barrel 20 from St Arnold. A third behind Firestone Sucaba 2019 and St Arnold Divine Reserve 19. Rather jagged oak edges. A little bit of tart cherry and honey. Still needs time. I think some time in the tank would have done this quite well. I think this has amazing capacity to age. — a month ago
Crisp, smooth, and delicate — 23 days ago
A nice smooth summer white — a month ago
Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a nice Cabernet Franc from California.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Beautiful nose of black currants, cherries, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, spices, flowers, dark chocolates, black pepper and light earth.
Full-bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, black currants, raspberries, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a great Cabernet Franc from Santa Ynez Valley, California.
Drinking very nicely now. Showing medium complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.
Good by itself as a sipping wine.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
I had this vintage 6 months ago, and it is drinking better now. This 4 year old should drink nicely in the next few years.
I really loved the nose here. This is Interesting, tangy, enjoyable and delicious.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 15 days ago