One of my favorite wines that tariffs have destroyed. Was $33 or so before and now almost $50. These damn things need to go away. Gorgeous deep minerals on the nose. So clean and so pure. Some lime zest but huge minerals out of the gates. Palate is so sleek, so refined and hugely exceedingly mineral. Terrific freshness and energy. Awesome texture and depth. Icing on cake texture that is very substantial. Amazing depth that expresses itself as a function of mineralIty. Terrific concentration and intensity. Long, refined and exceedingly mineral finish. Leaves your mouth watering. Zero fat. All minerals and echoes of fruit. — 19 hours ago
Within the last decade, Ramonet’s 14’s and 17’s are likely most regarded. Expressive and pure and not at all fat like his 15’s can be. Here, showing signature Ramonet peppermint, citrus blossoms, white flowers, Bosc pear and a touch of wildflower honey and spices. The finish is a bit abrupt for 1er Cru Ramonet. It’s a bit backward today as the initial pour was the best and loses intensity over time. Although ‘17’ white Burgundy typically showing really well today, even more so than ‘16, I’d hold this one. — 10 days ago
Nice nose. Five spice with added richness of bacon fat, and high alcohol. Tart taste, cranberry, hibiscus, orange rind with French oak backing the structure. The 2011 still needs to age and mellow. — 18 days ago
Fint utvecklad. Lite fruktigare i stilen med bra integrerad fat. — 8 days ago
Nice easy Douro white with all the basic descriptions. $20 at fat cats. — 13 days ago
Whoa. Pop and pour. On the nose:.intense black cherry, loads of garrigue and dried herbs, a touch of bacon fat, incense, blackberry cola, heady, but so aromatically complex and utterly enticing. On the palate, good acidity, black cherry, cola, herbs with a suggestion of the medicinal, very sweet blackberry...surprisingly light on its feet, then a soft, enveloping wave of palate coating, velvety tannin. There is perhaps a touch of alcoholic heat on the nose that betrays the 15% ABV this has, but that might just be the power of suggestion. Absolutely perfect for my mood tonight. — 5 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a fantastic one from California.
Pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, dried figs, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, cola and peppercorn. Great nose.
Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and fat legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, raisins, toasted cedar, leather, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, chocolates, medium roasted coffee, coke, sweet spices and black pepper.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.
This is a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
The nose is gorgeous and I just kept on smelling on it for a long time.
This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years and beyond.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 90 minutes of airtime.
This Single Vineyard Cabernet is just plain delicious. Tangy and interesting, rich yet elegant.
Aged for 20 months in French Oak barrels (70% new).
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 6 days ago