Smooth well balance great drinking dinner wine. Not as complex as more expensive wines, but a good wine for the price. — 13 days ago
There are some wines that will stick with you for a lifetime, this was one of them - Chateau de Tours Cotes du Rhône (second wine of legendary Château Rayas) was an ethereal, memorable wine at a special place - Cap Estel in Eze - wow, light in color, complex nose of spicy baking spices, red berries, the palate packing a punch of vibrant energy and acidity, tannins in the background but doing their job, and that overall had crazy persistence. What a wine! — 2 months ago
I bought this bottle for celebrating the end of my degree. Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic wine, it should be for the $100 I paid for it. However, for the price difference between Spago Nero Prosecco and this wine, 100% spago nero. This wine is slightly less sweet and a bit more citrus, quite nice actually, but I might stick with prosecco, it will be a lot nicer on my wallet too 😅 — 22 days ago
Key Lime Pie and Lolita? Hard slap of apple cider riding high on waves of apricot and cinnamon stick that is cheating with apple in Pickleville. Asian spices shimmer alongside. Real tart briny lime plays nice with Old Key Lime House-made pie. Bing cherry bringing the cringe from the fringes to the face cave! Sugar-olive dichotomies. The push and pull cancellations have me imagining pickled persimmon existences, dried, spiced Asian plum, banana pepper, potpourri woods, candied ginger, and bite after bite the palatal assault assuaged by lime and sugar and graham cracker. Bittersweet tang for the twang thang. — 13 days ago
Anderson’s Valley small batch — a month ago
Good value for $10. Definite licorice. — 21 days ago
Not worth the price unfortunately, its good but not at $165.00 on release and especially for $250.00 retail!
Stick with Top or Fulldraw
Jeb 99 points, if it was $100.00 or less then I would agree, bad QPR
On the other hand the Cabernet ONES is the real deal, competes with high end Napa — 18 days ago
Needs time to open. Although I’d stick with D. Tempier, this is pretty darn good. — 24 days ago
The nose reveals; candied style blackberries, plum, boysenberries, stewed black plum, dark liqueur style cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, black licorice, sweet tarriness, crushed dry limestone, cinnamon stick, vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha with caramel, pepper, used leather, light notes of grilled meats, bright, dark red, purple flowers with violets.
The body is the leaner side of full. The tannins are nicely resolved but, still have tarry baby teeth. The structure, tension, balance and length have hit a sweet spot and still have at least 6-8 years of good drinking ahead. The palate fruits are ruby candied. Blackberries, olallieberries, plum, boysenberries, stewed black plum, dark liqueur style cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, black licorice, sweet tarriness, crushed dry limestone, dry top soils, wet clay, cinnamon stick, vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha with heavier caramel than the nose, dark spice with just a little palate heat, pepper, touch of mint with fresh herbs, used leather, notes of smokey, grilled meats, bright, dark red, purple flowers with violets. The acidity is near perfect. The long finish is; elegant, ruby, rich, well balanced and deliciously persistent. Just missed 94
Photos of; our spring 2017 visit to Elderton. Their tasting bar, entry, road signage and the vineyard around the tasting room. They drove us to their much larger facility still in the construction phase which, I would think is now open.
@BobMcDonald Always rock solid! — 3 days ago