Apologies if I have not kept up - been sick for over a month now. Better. Taste buds, sharper.
Barnyard and forest floor in the nose,
Deep, dark fruit. Anisé, mushroom risotto de amarone, fresh fig, roast plum, tons of saline. Dark raspberry jolly rancher, zingy acidity.
A solid, wine. Will be interesting to see how it evolves. — 14 days ago
WNH rosé night.
FÆTHM’s Steel Trap rosé of Grenache. One barrel production. According to the release today, there won’t be a rosé this year.
Deep orange with pink hues in the glass. Aromatically, it’s fairly intense as it sports blood orange, grilled rhubarb, citrus spray and sea salt. This is a Rosé that works best at a certain temp...when too cold, the acidity was ripping and the fruit was muted, but when too warm, it lost structure and heat was noticeable. Spiced red fruits, white pepper, and orange blossom on the palate. This reminds me of a heavier version of Cayuse’s Edith rosé. — 3 days ago
Different and exciting, big and bold. Bottle closure allowed leakage and some oxidation, though I did appreciate the “jug wine” theme, Would like to try again with better closure. Happy to stain any and everything it comes in contact with, Rubired is used to create the additive “Mega Purple” — 4 days ago
Vino color violáceo vivo y clarificado. Aroma abierto y armónico con notas amaderadas, canela, frambuesa, tánico. En boca tiene un cuerpo elegante y estructurado de larga persistencia. Vino redondo, potente y agradable en boca. — 12 days ago
Pujol jrz ypo 9:17 — a month ago
Disco! Is an ode to white Bordeaux - another in a series from the talented team at Subject to Change. Rich, slightly honeyed orchard fruits in a full body - a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
I like this wine a whole lot. Serious and seriously well assembled. Oily and sturdy from time in neutral oak, it’s doesn’t flop over. It’s got acid and zip too.
Vanilla spiced lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. Big enough for the main meal — 6 days ago
Good structure and value — 11 days ago
History dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer & went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, & got hooked. A Grenache, Syrah & Petite Sirah blend. Aromas of fresh ripe red fruits with floral & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & raspberry with cacao & espresso notes on sweet savory soft tannins, well balanced, lingering finish ending with fruit & toasty oak. Nice! Consistent Quality! — 4 days ago
Color of egg white, a bit haystack color. Nose of good ripe fruits, like banana and pineapple, some yellow pear, a bit nutty and a bit spicy, and actually a bit oaky. Nose is quite good. Taste of good acidity, pretty dried ( the sweetness comes in 2nd sip), good minerals, clean and refined, carbonated Sprite, and subtle fruity note. Aftertaste is bit short, but overall above the bar. — 4 days ago