Black fruit still marked. The alcooleous character begins to fade, letting out rich and varied notes of evolution. 2015 has the potential for several years (Decades?) in the cellar.
Fruit noir encore marqués. Le caractère alcooleux commence à s’estomper laissant poindre des notes d’évolution riches et variées. Beau moment de plaisir. 2015 a le potentiel pour plusieurs (Décennies?) de garde. — 2 days ago
A rosé that will rock your socks off from the legendary producer Domaine Tempier,
Brilliant wine from start to finish. Vivid nose with fresh red berries and a zesty, grape-like bitterness, orange blossom and a whole bunch of fresh herbs over a canvas of wet stones.
Fresh and bright palate with a stoney , mineral nerve that cuts through the pronounced fruit concetration and the slight creamy viscosotiy, a layered complexity through a long stimulating finish.
As good as the legend goes, unfortunaltely a challenge to get your hands on. — 9 days ago
There is a salty element to an otherwise very grenache nose with licorice and blackberry. There is a bit of a toasted touch too. This is very good. The palate is very well balanced and delicious. Strong acid backbone, good width with a bit of matter on the sides, a big bright blackberry fruit shining all along, and expanding midpalate with some spices and some tannins that caress and create a distorsion and a long blackberry and licorice finish that lasts for ever, with a pinch of salt. This is very good! Paired extremely well with fat duck breasts (magrets) on the barbecue ✌🏻 — 8 days ago
Fun and delicious new label from Nikki Pallesen, formerly of Liquid Farm. Now that she is off on her own, this and a Mourvèdre rosé are the first wines from the new label (Joni Mitchell inspired label art). My thanks to my good buddy @Bill Bender for this!
If I was to classify rosé in to three categories of style, it would be crushable, classic, and commanding. This falls in between crushable and classic. It disappeared incredibly quick from the bottle…so easy to drink yet also sports some fun nuances. At 11.8ABV, the refreshing profile is evident from first sip. Watermelon colored with an orange tinge in the glass. It’s really juicy and tropical up front with watermelon, melon, red berry gummy fruit snacks (I know this well thanks to my 2yo) and strawberry, but the finish is quite unique…goes from an herbal, rhubarb type spice to a pink sea salt dusted cranberry scone. Best enjoyed over the next 6-12 months. No brainer at the price! — 2 days ago
So I bought this blindly at a wine store in south Florida. When I realized how much I spent on it and the producer was on a recommendation list by someone in Napa, I was very excited about trying it, so I saved it for a special occasion. I opened it tonight and was actually disappointed. The alcohol level is very high (15.2%) which took away from the fruit blend (and yes I did decant). Will probably not purchase this again 🙁 — a day ago
Pop and pour, notes from 1 hr open. Better than I remember my last btl being, but still not up to the level of that first '11. On the nose: lavender, incense, loads of garrigue, and soft red raspberry..very pure grenache. On the palate: serious acidity, hi-toned red raspberry, more herbal notes, with some salinity, almost olive brine/game, though I believe this is 100% grenache, and attenuated tannin on the finish. This has taken a very savory turn, and the tannin on the finish is slightly attenuated. Yum! — 11 days ago
Even in the Rhone Valley, Rhone blends don’t get any better than this. Heck, very few California wines get better than this! Sitting on a thousand foot deep (at least!) layer cake of limestone and Miocene sea sediments, the Law vineyards produce some of the most deliciously calcaire wines I’ve ever tasted. Absolute bliss to drink.
On the nose: oregano, mint, and 300-year-old books bound in old leather on the nose. Thick cassis fruit and a hint of eucalyptus on the front. Fruity but not jammy! After the foretaste, this wine is held together with soft limestone tannins. The mid-palate is full of mineral high notes underlaid by fifty-million years of plate tectonics. You’re drinking geologic history here as selectively interpreted by Syrah and Grenache grapes! It’s as if you’re tasting what the grape roots are tasting! Not a particularly long finish, but all the same it’s extremely satisfying. Again with the mineral high notes￼ plus eucalyptus, but they’re all balanced by a cool minty soothingness at the back of the throat. Absolutely lovely!￼ — 3 days ago