Founder & President, Northwest Wines Ltd. Established 1985. I only post wines I like.
Same 1996 a year later and liking it even more. — 22 days ago
At 35 years I would have thought there’d be more developed tertiary aromas and flavors along with a fully integrated structure. There are indeed some nice gravelly, graphite notes with black olive and black fruits but it’s still rather straightforward, and the structural tannins are still in force. A quite good wine in the end still and we’ll worth the modest investment. Not every well-aged wine can be great. — a month ago
Umami deliciousness mingling caramel, roasted hazelnuts, and sea salt with just the right uplifting accents of volatility. Great on its own and with dark chocolate. I’m certain many other great pairings are also possible. — 19 days ago
Intense and complex aromatics with roasted hazelnuts, washed cheese rind, and flinty minerality. Silky yet finely structured palate. Outstanding now at age 7 but has room to further improve for another ten or more years. — a month ago
Aged to full potential at 15 years. Sits between new and old world. Blackberry, cassis, espresso beans, scorched earth, iodine. — 21 days ago
Big captivating aromas of roast beef with horse sweat and saddle nose. Spice and iron compounds the palate. I was concerned it might be past it’s prime at age 26 but fine structure and black cherry fruit is still at the fore. That said, time to drink up. — a month ago