It’s official - happy 40th @deked1! Wine is deep ruby hue, heavy tearing. Creme de cassis, molasses, pipe tobacco, nutmeg and baking spices, vanilla and oak. Pop and pour variety, fruit and oak forward. Velveteen texture.
#2012 #caymus40thanniversary #caymusvineyards #caymus #caymusoccasion #napavalley #napawine #napacabernet #cabernetcandy #oreocake — a month ago
So much SO2 at first, this needed a full day open to blow off. Subtle nose of wet stone, some pomaceous fruit, SO2. You could argue its flawed given the perceptible sulphur. With air and vigorous aeration it slowly unwinded and blew off. Palate is gorgeous though, it is taut with a defined sensibility to it. Lemon peel, orange zest, ripe pear, white peach, orchard blossom, crushed flint and chalk, hazelnut, popcorn, and an ever so slight touch of vanilla and spice on the long finish. A thread of reduction no surprise there. Plenty of top-of-the slope character with racy acid and mineral backbone. I find it rather finessed all in all. Would love to revisit in 5-8 years. — a month ago
The Weingut Brand Pet Nats are the best I’ve ever tried. Really. So many Pet Nats can be one dimensional but Brand nails it every year. Just look at those ruby embers.
The 2018 Rose’ is weightier than the white, but still dangerously easy to drink at 10% ABV. 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Portuguiser, it lets the Pinot shine completely through, tastes like a red wine. Tart red bing cherries, green olives, and musty attic. — a month ago