50th Anniversary. ZD cabernet sauvignon 2018. “Young and Bold!” This redeems the last bottle of ZD I had. This has a zing to it like a zinfandel . WOW. If I did not know better I would think it was zinfandel. ￼This has lots of dark fruit on the beginning as you would expect from a cab. I can taste the grapes - if that makes any since; and it is definitely a cab grape. I taste black raspberry and ripe blackberry. There is oak and charcoal jamming in the middle. Smoke and graphite. And that spicy zing! Finish is moderately dry. I love this wine. Well worth the price of 75 dollars. — 23 days ago
Found this gem at grocery/wine dept.! Look at that golden color, presents increased viscosity compared to younger vintages of this wine!
Loads of tropical fruit; papaya, mango; apples peaches, lemon pastry, honey and mild cheese rind!
This is hard to compare to Loire valley Chenin Blanc; but this has been the best sampling of this wine for me! Cheers! 🍋🍎🧀🍯 — 8 days ago
Pretty damn amazing. Leathery, complex, big Bordeaux vibes but also definitely natural wine. — 2 days ago
Probably shouldn’t have opened this so so young. It’s delicious and elegant but still embryonic and thus hard to evaluate. Melon, kiwi and quince on the nose and palate. Very bright, tart, with a touch of sweetness but hasn’t taken on density yet. 9.3 for now
Update: easy 9.4 by day 3… it’s now a full blown freak show of kaleidoscopic fruit. Expect this will be even better with a few years. — 3 days ago
A great SB! Blend of 96% Sauv Blanc with 4% Sauv Gris adding an interesting dynamic to the wine & distinctive aromas (prior to ‘18 vintage some Semillon added). Pale lemon color, citrus, tropical & floral aromas. On the palate peach, melon, herb & earthy tones, well balanced with acidity, smooth yet robust on a long finish ending rich with wet stone character. Good value! A Fav!! Very consistent! — 9 days ago
This is a nice lighty aged Chenin Blanc from Mendocino.
Showing peaches, red apples, melons, spices, sea salt and white pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel.
Drinks like an aged Unoaked Chardonnay with a twist. Tangy and nicely balanced.
Very tasty right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes of airtime.
12.9% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 10 days ago
Star bright straw yellow. Shy nose of dried quince and honeysuckle. Medium bodied palate of quince, honeysuckle, balsam, and a hint of white pepper on the moderate finish. A bit more woody than I’m used to, but not in an overpowering way. Just very present. Trout almandine would be an excellent match for this classic Bordeaux Blanc. Drink now through 2023 (preferably sooner). — 2 days ago
Color of egg white. Nose is sweet and fruity, with peach, nectar dominant, Sprite, lemon and tangerine, spice, and hint of mineral. Nose is tropical. Taste of ample acidity, tinkling on the tongue, grapefruit and tangerine flavors, and hint of mineral again. Aftertaste is just a bit too light with tasty acidity. Quite nice. — 3 days ago
I’m not great at describing wine’s flavor. But this is good. Tart at first and then settles into sweet. Back of the bottle says flavored of 🍋 🥝 and scents of green 🍏 . That seems about right. I received this as a goodbye gift, but will be looking to buy for myself in the future! — 7 days ago