Holy sweet mother of Moses. The 2016 Royal City is a truly spectacular wine. Full speed on all cylinders with a broad and evolving complexity with new features found in every crook and corner.
Dark concentrated, ripe but fresh fruit profile, cassis, blackberries, blueberries, plenty of lavender followed by meat, iron and a very integrated oak spice and a pronounced crushed stone minerility that gives further dimension to the nose. There is of course a bit of resistance on the palate with its pronounced tannins, but it manage to shake it with its intense concentration on the palate with an expansive mid palate and bottomless finish. Outstanding.
Please give me a napkin and a bloody steak, sorry vegetarians but you could always pair it with a bearnaise only, accompanied by a large spoon.
27 months French oak (65% new) — a month ago
Tried about 2 years age, pale lemon, blend of about 40 crus from the Champagne region, with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and about one-third Chardonnay, aged for almost 3 years. Fresh vibrant champagne, fruit/floral bouquet, w/chalky minerals. Fine bubbles, nice mousse, showing quality. On the palate rich flavors of peach, lemon and honey, well balanced, good structure, creamy. Long finish ending with yeast & mineral notes. Very consistent quality. — 14 days ago
Bouquet of hot caramel, gunsmoke, minerals, traces of cinnamon, cayenne, and cocoa. Lush back cherries on the palatte. Drinking well even months after opening it. — 25 days ago
Celebrating first shift at hospital. Flavourful- yummy! — 6 days ago
Beautiful and unique yet not esoteric. — 21 days ago
2011 Ancient Vine Zin
We stayed at this winery as Harvest Host Members. One of our favorites!
This was our celebratory wine when we moved in to our new house in Arizona. — a month ago
A bit sweet , fruity, cherry, strawberry, rich black fruits. 2017 @>2000, Sergio, 201023 — a month ago