Dark ruby red. Dark spices on the nose with black currants, graphite, spices and black raspberries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. A little savory on the palate with dark berries, mulberries, bark and minerality. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2025.
Thanks Drew, David and Allison for the spectacular service at RARE, cannot wait for our next visit. This bottling is the second label for Purlieu Wines made by Julien Fayard.
$$ - Purchased at RARE Steakhouse in Washington, DC for $135.00. Retail price is around $57.00. #restaurantweek #raresteakhouse #purlieuwines #cabernetsauvignon #redwine #washingtondc — a day ago
@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Jordan Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia.
Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).
Twentieth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the ninth red wine. This is made up of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot by Gary Jordan from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of 24 months in 85% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. Only 69 cases produced with 44 being auctioned in 2018.
Dark garnet red with a touch of ruby. A bit dirty on the nose with leather, baking spices and dark cherries. Needs a bit of time to open up on the nose. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Gritty on the palate with some earthiness, cinnamon and dark berries. Long finish. Drink till 2028.
$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,086.00 ($71.59 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,600.00 ($77.63 a bottle) and lowest bid was R5,800.00 ($68.22 a bottle).
#jordan #sophia #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— 4 months ago
Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
91 MD Points
$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
#tastingnotetuesday #TNT #redwine #supertuscan #tuarita #rossodeinotri #sangiovese #merlot #cabernetsauvignon #restaurantweek #syrah #wine #wines #michelinstar #italy #italianwine #winelover #winelovers #winerylovers #winegasm #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #winedinner #91MDPoints #MillennialDrinkers — 5 days ago
Vintage 2010 / perfect example of a good regional French wine, I like these wines. This #Gaillac is dark coloured, good to drink young, nice roundness after cellaring. Blackberries in smell, laurel, cedar and refinement in bouquet after decanting. Made from #syrah #braucol #cabernetsauvignon a wine with lots and lots of character. Partnered it with pork cheeks stewed in dark beer and lentils sweet potato pumpkin and carrots. — 3 months ago
Vintage 2015 / Mostly #merlot from selected plots in the 22 ha vineyard, with #cabernetsauvignon. Yesterday the regular cuvee was more pleasant with frivolous red fruit. Today after 24 hours aeration the bouquet of this wine is more open: pleasant spicyness and impression of cherries and plums. The cedar smell of sigarboxes. And my God such a velvety taste, roundness in excelsis! This wine has potential to be cellared but it’s super seductive now. #blaye #bordeaux Partnered it with dry aged entrecote, forest mushrooms and red wine sauce. — 2 months ago
Pine-lined pond and glass factory notes intermingle with spearmint, red plum, and blackberry-grape that injects itself into the forest and emerges black currant, while pulling all the aforementioned behind her. Natural and clean aromatics here with cinnamon the only oak influence. Smooth but dense opening, bringing dark chocolate, black Darjeeling, intense graphite behind cassis, mint-pencil, vanilla infused tobacco, burnt raisin, walnut, and black sesame. Liquid, astral beauty in a bottle. Magnificent. #cornerstonecellars #napavalley2012 #Napa #wine #cab #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv4life #cawine #2012vintage — 4 months ago