Plum, smoke, beef fat, pepper, maybe some creamy oak. Big and juicy plum and black cherry on the palate with strong, somewhat bitter tannins. Bit of black tea in the finish.
Well balanced, interesting, and food friendly...and cheap. I like. — 13 hours ago
Plastic beach ball, peach, lemon, honey, oyster shell. I think this is technically dry, but there is quite a lot of ripe stonefruit and honey. Medium citrus acidity balances things out with lingering mineral notes.
Balanced and way too drinkable for 13% ABV. Yum — 2 months ago
Strawberry and spring flowers in the nose with a slight green herb note. More of the same on the palate with some creamy yogurty notes and wonderful med+ acidity that leans to the citrus side.
Delicious and gulpable. Very Provençal styled but with fresh acidity that southern French rosés can sometimes lack. — 2 months ago
Pineapple, sea breeze, green apple, faint oak. Zippy and high acid especially for a CA chardonnay. Tropical fruit, green apple, yellow apple with some distant oak and ML flavors.
Definitely my style of Chardonnay and much better than what I was anticipating. — 14 days ago
Quite a bit more bubbles than what I was expecting. Lots of floral notes on the nose reminiscent of jasmine. Palate is floral with some strawberry with good acidity and a touch of phenolic bitterness. Good length too.
Tasty, gulpable stuff. Cheers to summer! — 2 months ago
Stewed dark fruit, menthol, smoke, black pepper. Ripe, almost candied fruit on the palate with some meaty, peppery notes. Tannins are huge, astringent, and very bitter. That calms down with some air and food, but it's still and monster.
Big, complex wine but the tannins are too bitter for me. — 3 months ago
Iron, tomato leaf, cherry, sage. Classic Italiano. Delivers that wonderful red fruit and balance that Sangiovese does. Tannins are still kicking. This one has some time to go to peak, but still delicious now. — a month ago
Limes, minerals, butterscotch, goat cheese, some oak in the distance. Despite its age (10 yrs) this thing still has rocking acidity. Citrus fruit, minerals and a touch of oak and ML.
So good. I wish I had more. — a month ago
Rose pedal, bubblegum, cherry candy. Starts off good enough with decent acidity, but finish is a weird combination of cloying and bitter...somewhat cough syrup like.
Mmm...not really my jam. — 2 months ago
Black cherry, blackberry, plum, dark chocolate. Same fruit notes on the palate with medium acidity and somewhat tame tannins for a Cab. Maybe a bit of milky oak on the midpalate.
Drinkable but forgettable. — 3 months ago