Precise nose of beeswax and juniper that becomes clove and chive, jasmine carnation and magnolia, candied lemon peel, ginger and dill. The palate is juniper berry leaping from the glass, juniper flower, bee pollen, orange blossom, lemon blossom, coriander, violets, lavender, peppercorn edge, celeriac root, and depth! This is thick fare, with heat and resonance. #barrhill #barrhillgin #caledoniaspirits #caledoniaspiritsbarrhillgin #gin #moderngin #vermont #vermontgin #juniper #rawhoney #craftgin — 15 days ago
A Santa Barbara County Proprietary Red Wine. Unfiltered and unfined. Entirely constructed of Estrella-clone Syrah from two ends of the Santa Rita Hills and a sprinkling of Viognier. Native-yeast fermented with 40% whole cluster inclusion and raised in large neutral barrels for 26-months. Matthias’ expression of great Syrah from a great Syrah growing region, cool coastal vineyards north of Santa Barbara. Recommended to a little above cellar temperature.
Young boysenberries. Steeping Darjeeling tea. A hint of barbecue smoke drifts by.
The color of a deep burgundy Chrysler Cordoba. Big, velvety mouthfeel, but not Corinthian leather.
Taste: Black cherries, just before 100% ripe. A touch of blueberry pie, but savory, not sweet. Finish: A finish of black pepper with a touch of cocoa nib at the last few touches of finish. Juicy, bustling tannins right to the point where you think they’re a touch too bold, but then the finish reaches over and says “I believe you were mistaken”.
Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt with the track “I’ve Just Seen Her” on his album “The Art of Intimacy”. The Jazz Crusaders with the track “Young Rabbits” from their “Festival Album”, 1966, recorded live at the Newport and Pacific Jazz Festivals. — 2 days ago
Might be the best cider I’ve ever had. So light and perfectly acidic. — 14 days ago
Very savory with a hit of acid that went great with the sweet potato/lamb/mushroom/yogurt/quick pickle bowl I made for dinner. Would probably be a little too extra for me without food. Very unique. — a month ago
SUPER tart! High acid, smells like apricot and green apple — a month ago
70/30 blend of Malavasia Bianca and Albariño from my home state of Arizona. Grapes from Willcox, vinted in Jerome, bottled in Camp Verde. That’s a lot of trucking, folks. Yellow-green, excellent clarity, clean nose. Floral, honeycomb and citrus flavor, almost tart, almost dry, apricot-citrus finish with some skin astringency. 13.2% alc/vol suggests early harvesting. Exceeded my expectations. Present from my brother who had similar feelings about the wine, saying “You’ve got to try this”. Not great, but much better than you’d think — 5 days ago
Combination of thin and viscous textures. Sour plum, berry fruitiness. — 22 days ago
delicious! nice mouthfeel & depth of flavor.. like a sour beer / wine hybrid. — a month ago
Normally I don’t post #samples, but this one combined so much esoterica tied up nearly in a bow by a kind human and winemaker: an amphora aged white field blend of 25% Blaufrankisch, 25% Arbiuriou, 25% zweigelt, 13% Savignan Rose, 5% Gruner, 5% Melon de Bourgogne, 2% Petite Arvine and it doesn’t suck. Yes, definitely gimmicky and natty, but in addition to the expected kombucha and bruised apple notes, it has a really pleasing limestone mineral character, along with an exciting texture and tension. Lower on the acid spectrum though... — 19 days ago