I loved this #oldworld #newworld blend to create a marvelous #newcalifornia obvious long maceration with deep ruby color, intense primary aromas of dark cherries, cassis, mint and capsicum, secondary of dark chocolate and tertiary of sage or ash. The tannins are very soft and the oak and alcohol are very balanced and integrated with the whole of the wine. Can age. Drink now until 2030 — 2 years ago
Seems to be in a closed phase or the warm vintage may have gotten the better of them. The nose was calm with nothing really showing except some ripe red and blue fruit. On the palate the ripe fruit was confirmed moving more towards the #newworld in style. the structure was faded. Decent length. #produttoridelbarbaresco #babaresco #nebbiolo #piedmont #italy #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago
Crú Flight N° 12: Tour De France 3 - Definitely the biggest of the three, concentrated black fruit, laid-back oak and some spice that starts to develop once it’s rested for a while. Tannins are muscular and bring a long finish. The style is more like a #newworld #syrah - think California or Australia. — 7 months ago
Very successful #newworld #nebbiolo Pale red. Med + intensity and complexity showing flowers, bright red, leather, and mushrooms. Firm and balanced structure. Great tension and complexity. Med finish that warmed up the throat. Drinking so well now but should age well for a few more years. #palmina #santabarbara #california #usa #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago
Vibrant red color with med concentration. Fresh red and black fruit on the nose with lots of red floral notes. Complex and light palate with balanced structure. This wine is in great shape and more #oldworld in style than #newworld #diamondcreek #cabernetsauvignon #napavalley #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago
Began as black olives for miles but betrayed its fruit roots quickly enough, with baked black cherry, and a black plum mash; black currant and gingerbread-mocha notes sparkling on its grainy veneer. Torn violet petals. Lots of sediment, or pigmented tartaric crystals. Super elegant and fleshy mouthfeel is perhaps its most compelling nuance. Black currant, soft leather, smoke, a scribble of pencil, snuffed wick, teak, and black tea. Bittersweet chocolate remains like a cloud, suspended while most aspects fade. Leather friction.
#cabernetsauvignon #cab #Walton #Egelhoff #StHelena #sthelenacab #napacabs #napa #cabsauv #newworld — a year ago