I am a perpetual groupie of mountain wine and the Mt Veeder definitely got my attention. Sure enough there’s a mayacamas connection with this winemaker. Happy to report it doesn’t disappoint on the rugged mountain character. Tannins are burly but this is less about ripe jammy fruit and more about high toned raspberry, violets, hibiscus, blood orange, leather and dried herbs. The mayacamas of Zinfandel? Sure. Right up there with the best of Ridge and Bedrock on my list of top Zins — 4 days ago
The 2016 Space and Time is a phenomenal wine. Beautifully made - floral nose and fairly full body mouthfeel with a lot of finesse. It’s so young but you should definitely not shy away from trying it now. I’m sure it will age really well though but I’m not sure I’ll be able to save mine. — 18 days ago
It's definitely time for some good Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish/ brick rim.
Fruity nose with blueberries, blackberries, licorice, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, spices, light earth, pencil lead, chocolates, coffee, black pepper and herbs.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, light cedar, vegetables, pencil lead, light vanilla, tobacco, herbs, licorice, earth, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and spices.
Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and chili pepper.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Elegant and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity at this point.
Needs an hour of airtime to open up properly, and bring out the complexity. This 9 year old is not from a good vintage, but it is drinking very nicely now.
A gentler version of the big Napa Cabernets. Subdued with lots of earth notes, at this point. I really enjoyed smelling on it for a long time.
A nice wine to pair with food or to have all by itself. I paired it with a Pepperoni pizza, but it was really nice with the brie cheese too.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$95. — 13 days ago
The nose is where this wine is....on the nose is wet earth,raw red meat and a slight hint of green bell pepper. The palate shows a very slight hint of aged oak and the green bell pepper. The palate provides a smooth mouth feel. — a day ago
Woot! First Israeli wine, a lil closer to completing my global wine bingo card.
52% Viognier, 33% Chenin Blanc, 25% Roussanne. 13.5% ABV
Lite crisp and fruity, balanced. Floral and lemony, pleasant, super easy to drink. What makes this wine successful, is the winemakers call to use amphora, neutral barrel, and stainless steel. Nicely done.
Kosher for Passover — 13 days ago