The better steak wine over the 2009 Ormes de Pez but, not the more beautiful, elegant wine.
The 2010 Rioja marries the Wagyu Ribcap while showing its Ranchero characteristics.
The palate shows tumble-weed, tannin fruits that are; brambly, ripe, slightly candied; blackberriesblack raspberries, dry, dark cherries with skin, ruby, black plums, very w/ ripe strawberries. Tumbleweed, straw, dark spice, tough leather, clove, sage, dry clay & top soil, crushed rocks, black pepper, dark, berry cola, mint, oak barrel powder, used charcoal with candied florals that are fresh & withering; dark, red, purple & blue. The acidity is top flight. The long finish is well balanced fruit & earth, persisting nicely falling onto earth & dark spices.
Photos of; Margues de Murrieta & vines, large oak vats and their wine shop.
1/15/21 — 4 months ago
Dank weed and a juicy ass apple. Like a Fuji or a red delicious or some shit. Pass the nug again. — 5 months ago
This is labeled as a dry Riesling, but I’d probably call it a Halbtrocken. I’m not sure how to describe this wine. It’s kind of like if some weird dude that you knew in college told you that he made Riesling in his dorm room and you were like, “What? Is that what you’ve been doing all day instead of going to class? I thought you just smoked weed and played hacky sack.” But then you taste it, and you’re like,”Wait! This doesn’t taste like any Riesling I’ve ever had, but it’s really freaking good. What kind of strange wizardry is going on here?” — 2 months ago
Quick 1/2 hour decant (little sediment). A wicked dark purplish garnet color with some bricking. On the nose: mild notes of metallic, some cherry, dirt, smoke, orange peel. Taste: A smooth medium body wine with espresso, tinny, some dried cherry, spice, currants, graphite....on its downside....drink up if you have any. — 5 months ago
Dry and crisp not too oaky — 4 months ago
Super delicious- complex but refreshing. — 5 months ago
Despite having leaked the bottle showed brilliantly. Auslese can withstand a lot of mismanagement and turn out fine. I’ve had this since release and it hasn’t been through ideal cellaring circumstances for maybe the first 3 years I had it. Glorious nose of apple pie, pie crust, insane aromas, just insane. Tobacco. Herbs. Maybe weed. Tree bark. Dusty wood dust. Seaweed. So insanely complex. This wine is fully secondary, with hints of possibly tertiary. Floral, spacious and just haunting. So insane. Wow. Wow. What incredible insane inner mouth cotton candy, confectionary aromas. Juicy, opulent, 4 dimensional. Wow. Elegant and complex and sweet like cake. Just the most uncanny and deliciously mature Riesling I’ve had in years. Genius. — 5 months ago