The 2017 Modus Operandi Noctus was a fitting wine for Halloween. Dark and only purple with a nose of very dark fruits black currants, blackberries, and plums with dried meats and black pepper on the nose. This is a thick, heavy, powerful, brooding wine. Would also be great on a cold night with a hearty stew. Full-bodied for sure, it’s dark, like the night. I believe this blend is made up of Petite Sirah and Syrah. — a year ago
Really nice fruit and good drinking wine for a very hot summer evening. 2019 vintage. — 2 years ago
Very smooth and light. It’s neutral neither bitter nor sweet. It’s great to take a break from reds. — 5 years ago
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Sweet nose of cherries, strawberries, black currants, cooked plums, raisins, vanilla, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, maple and black pepper.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, earth, light vegetables, cola, mocha and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins, espresso and raspberries.
This is a tasty red blend from California. Showing lots of chocolate and coffee notes.
Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature and calm down. Tasty and delicious. Might be too sweet for some.
Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up.
Reminds me of the Michael David style of wines.
Thank you Steve and Alex for sharing this with me.
A blend of mostly Syrah and some Zinfandel.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$27. — 3 years ago
Had another ‘18, Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, aging well. — a year ago
Super chard , very new Cali style , with less oak than traditionally used — 3 years ago
Really big. Bold. Dark fruits with licorice and clove on the nose. Long finish with silky baked fruit and sweet baking spices. Needs to breathe. — 6 years ago