It’s Friday!! Opening one of my favs!!! Dark ruby red color—Raspberry plum, sweet currants and floral-perfume on the nose with hints of crushed crocks and forest floor. Dark cherry chocolate and spice are the initial taste. Soft and velvety notes coat the mouth with a long veggie-spice and cedar finish. Plenty of acidity making it a really nice juicy wine that does not disappoint— A fun way to end a week and remember the finer things in life during this almost 3 week stay at home. — 2 hours ago
Light golden in color.
Strong nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, light oak, spices, black pepper and light vanilla.
Full bodied and buttery with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, red apples, melons, pears, herbs, vegetables, earth, wood, spices, vanilla and white pepper.
Nice finish with spices and almonds.
This is a very nice, slightly aged, Oaky Chardonnay from Washington State. Showing a nice mouthfeel with mild complexity. Rich, yet refreshing. Feels like a Napa Chardonnay.
Wine Enthusiasts 88 points. Wine Advocate 90 points.
This 5 year old is good by itself or with food, and better nicely chilled. Would be interesting to see how it evolves in the next 3 years.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in French oak barrels (34% new) for 10 months.
14.5 % alcohol by volume.
$40. — 11 days ago
Made by a small scale Seattle distillery, flavored with Theo Chocolate cacao nibs. It’s a crème de cacao, a liqueur, a cordial. Clear, smells like grappa or maybe really weak or diluted moutai, so slightly aldehydic nose. Medium sweetness, probably sucrose, pleasant mouthfeel. Very nice flavor, the quality cacao nib profile shows. Some may be put off by the nose, but my partner and I found it highly sippable. Paired well with red pear slices and a homemade cocoa-dusted flourless almond cake with almond yogurt. — 2 days ago
Consumed 03/2020. It is from Washington state. I bought it because of the bottle. But it was actually very good. I’m going to tell you what the bottle says. It says: one’s true self lies somewhere between a virtuous good side and an indulgent dark side. In a world full of temptation, we all indulge from time to time. This red blend is for the sinner and all of us; the Darkside that craves decadent, smooth, and luxurious red wine. Whether you’re a sinner or a saint, we are all the same at the core. The truth will be revealed in the dark.￼￼￼ — 10 days ago
Purple-red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather and red fruit aromas, Butter and cherry flavors, moderate grained tannins in mouthfeel, cherry with a hint of menthol in finish, both flavors with length. Will benefit from decanting. Barrel toast and barrel smoke emerge after one hour while tannins refine to fine grain, pleasant mouthfeel. Matched well with a black bean pork and daikon dish, Cantonese style, served with brown rice. I’ve decided the main reason people struggle to match wine with black bean sauces is because the cooks don’t know how to cook black beans to minimize their bitterness interacting with the red wine tannins. This match was brilliant, as was my wife’s cooking in this case. You *can* match a red wine with a light black bean sauce; you just need the right red wine. — 9 days ago
It is Friday night and during this time of being shut in our home a group of us had a Zoom chat to try and help in keep some assemblance of normalcy with socialization through Zoom chat. During our gathering I opened the 2016 Pirouette Long Shadows Vintners Bordeaux Blend. A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. A wine from Walla Walla, Washington produced by renowned winemaker Philippe Melka. A beautifully blended wine that will stand the test of time and only get better.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, red currant, vanilla, baking spice, cigar box and rich soil.
On the palate ther is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, red currant, green bell pepper, creamy chocolate, graphite and crushed rock.
This wine is full bodied with a smooth creamy mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth rounded tannins that lead into a long black fruit finish. What a wonderful wine that all would enjoy. I just wish on our video chat I would have been able to share this with my friends. Maybe some day when we come through this. Please everyone stay healthy and safe. We will come through this. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 7 days ago
175 cases made, obscure Spanish variety, perhaps the only US producer. Purple, light to moderately extracted pigment. Butter, barrel smoke and cherry aromas. Cherry, red berry and lactic flavors, tar and dill seed on finish, with lots of acidity and fine-grained seed and skin tannins. Age worthy, though tannins may resist easy recourse to decanting. A wine worth seeking out, tasty, unusual. I wish I had another bottle of this. — 8 days ago
Yum. Bold elegance. light and complex on the nose. Smooth. Drinks well immediately. Not overly abundant Cab. fruit from Ciel du Cheval, Champoux, and May’s Discovery. Finishes with silky tannins and length. This 2014 wine is medium to full bodied. — 9 days ago