Old school mountain fruit Napa Cabernet. 2012 was the last vintage made by Bob Travers, who owned Mayacamas from 1968 until his retirement in 2013. Potent aromatics of pencil lead and shavings, black cherry, currant, and blackberry, with a pungent mix of herbs, clay pot, and flowers. A lively balance of fruit, acid and tannin on the palate. It’s still a baby, but more approachable than I had expected. Classic. — 2 years ago
WOW 🎆...every time we open this bottle I am just floored at the QPR, nothing beats it. For a sub $30 Spätburgunder, I'll take this every vintage.
On the nose we have black pepper and luscious, ripe blackberries/strawberries, perhaps violet sneaking up on you.
On the palate, so smooth with chalky Pinot fruits, sweet spice notes, earthy/loamy minerals and oh the cherries, they just keep coming at you!
Finish is forever, minium 3-4 hour decant required.
Paired with some beautiful 🐖 chops from a 1/2 pig we purchased last fall... Farmer direct, it's the best way to know the quality of your food. — 2 years ago
Most of you know the Bacigalupi vineyard was one of the fruit sources of the ‘73 Montelena Chardonnay that kicked ass at the ‘76 Paris Tasting....but this sensational treat from @Martin G Rivard is my first exposure to this winery. Astonishing poise and balance, toasted oak, citrus flowers. Legitimate gravitas. It’s good to have cool, generous friends. My sincere thanks Martin. — 2 years ago
My gratitude to the good friend who gifted me with this birth year bottle. Upon opening it was in the grumpy, questionable state that old bottles sometimes show when first woken up from a long sleep. After a few minutes though, it began to show fresh, even rich, fruit, with the combination of primary and secondary aromatics that make great old burgundy such a compelling yet often frustrating Grail. Enjoying this bottle from start to finish, seeing its many angles and expressions, reminded me of the importance of drinking vs tasting. There’s an intimacy that comes only from time, attention and extended exposure. I wish I had more bottles of this beauty so I could get to know it even better! But I will rest in gratitude for the opportunity to experience this one remarkable bottle. — 2 years ago
Cloudy and grey to red-brown Amber through the pour. Leesy-teasy. This voluminous lady sprung a shock white, unexpectedly pure pate. Cinnamon baked apple and caramel are soft suggestions initially. Barley and malt cameo as themselves with a whole jar of raw honey and ginger snap crumbles. These aromas are deceptive. She’s not that sweet, really. She snaps between a mineral texture and a pretzel bun with a Hawaiian bread middle. There is lingering almond butter after a briny lemon and a citrus tea that drags it all back. There is a decidedly German depth to the beer, which embraces a baked bread quality, but this is lean and sleek, sidestepping the heartburn of some styles. Hazelnut oil, almond flower, pecan, and sunflower seed persist in a lees-y postlude. #brauereimaxliebinger #unfiltered #zeppelin #germanbeerday #deutschland #Deutschebier #bier #beer #lees #strangebrew #gettheLedout #Hindenbeerg — 2 years ago
smells like the all sprinklers just went off at dusk in late July across an entire neighborhood; lawns of peppered strawberry and blackberry, wet sidewalks wafting. And it tastes like a spiced raspberry juice hot tub with the acidic shock of a peer-pressured dive into the pool. It's not THAT cold, so it's cool [bahhh-dumm-chhh] but it still fucking hits ya, man. It's a pure and simple pleasure, the kind of thing you don't have to think too much about until you decided to hit the bong because you have the worst cramps ever and now here we are. — 2 years ago
Color of black tea. Nose is very bourbon like, with powerful spice, fermented grains, cedar wood, crayon, and ester. Taste of spicy cinnamon, oaky, definitely some caramel, but fruity notes are not too pronounced for me. Aftertaste does show some good apple flavors and zest. I will mistake it for a smooth and borderline spicy bourbon. — 2 years ago
Oh how I love my Arneis! @wineselectirs hit the nail on the head putting this sample case together for me. Plenty of interesting wines to keep my palate entertained!
Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, Italy. This example from Landhaus is made in SA’s Adelaide Hills region.
It’s a light warm yellow colour in the glass. While on the nose it’s quite aromatic with notes of navel orange 🍊, pineapple 🍍, florals and hint of strawberry candies. In the mouth it’s nice and dry with minerality and a floral-like mid-palate. Quite like a Riesling in my opinion but with a bit more tropical fruit. Delicious and interesting!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine — 2 years ago
The 12 "Grange" is 98 Shiraz & 2% Cabernet. On the nose, black currants, blackberries, black plum black raspberries, hints of blue fruits. Supple spices, dark roasted coffee and dry decayed red florals. Palate reveals; M+ meaty tannins, expresso, anise, black currants, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, black licorice, crushed rocks, spices intensify as it settles, violets, light tar, soft leather, dry dark florals, blueberries really shine on the mid palate & a presence of Portiness towards the end. The red fruits really don't distinguish themselves until late in the finish; poached strawberries, dark cherry, cherries. It's a great finish with perfect acidity. Photos are of the "Grange Cottage" the original owners lived in and a Penfold's decanter that's too expensive to ask the price. — 3 years ago