2017 vintage. Excellent tension between elegance, delicate fruit, and tightly-wound tannic structure. Floral hibiscus and violet aromas with cranberry, tart cherry, pomegranate, red plum, autumn leaves, green tea, and tree bark flavors. Great streak of acidity and tannins are still quite tight. Tasty with a very long finish. — 4 years ago
I’ve owed Delectable some posts for a while now....and we need community now more than ever and Delectable has always been a positive, supportive community...so I’m jumping back in. I’m about 300 wines behind but I’m going to work backward starting with the wines I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks during this period of relative isolation. I’m calling this series “Loving Wine in the Time of Corona” as a nod to my boy Gabriel Garcia Marquez who was also a big time wine guy......this bottle is from our first Zoom tasting with the local wine group @romo @Steve Anderson @Michael Meyer @Matthew Beckman @Vickie Beuerle @Dan Blackwell on 3/14. Pinot theme. The Meo was youthful and pure, so much depth, concentration and lively red fruit. Good times with great people. — 4 years ago
First wine under own Coravin.
Black plum, black cherry, blackberry, bramble, kirsch, jam, lavender, mint, anise, wet lanolin, pastry, brioche, vanilla, nutmeg, cedar, chocolate, coffee, prune, fig, leather, tar, game, tobacco, savoury, meaty.
Dry, medium plus acid, pronounced tannin, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity, long finish.
Drink now, potential for ageing, under 25 years. — 4 years ago
So crystalline clear next to DRC’s. And not to it’s benefit. Quite lean, spicy and red fruited, dusty and austere, perhaps one dimensional until I re-included the fine sediments which we had allowed to settle to the bottom of the bottle for a few days before opening. Then, it bloomed into a blue and red fruited Morey with class and density, dimension and width. I would choose the latter expression over the former any day. — 5 years ago