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! — 8 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. — 11 days ago
Lemon gold with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with citrus, sweet floral and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe melon, pineapple, apricot and notes of honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and butter biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced, big and full Chardonnay. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! While I usually do not decant whites, this one will benefit to breathe a bit! — 15 days ago
Pop and pour, notes from 4 hrs open. On the nose: perfume of sweet wild strawberry, soft vanilla, plum, loads of spice. Lovely. On the palate: excellent acidity, ok density, but definitely leams on the lighter side of the spectrum, lightweight, but loads of flavor with dark fruits, earthy notes, and attenuated tannin. Will check back in a few years, but unclear what the upside is based on acid and tannin structure. Very good right now. — 5 days ago
When someone says breakfast wine, I usually think of mimosas, roses and bright crisp porch pounding whites. THIS Syrah is breakfast wine, but for completely different reasons. First, the nose: maple syrup covered breakfast griddle sausage. Then, as you slurp it on down, the mouth is completely crispy meaty maple bacon with a French roast coffee finish. You can practically crunch the grinds in your teeth, it’s so chewy. And when I say maple, this juice is by no means sweet, but all essence. Yep, I’d have this for breakfast. Errr, with breakfast. Move over latte, you’ve been replaced! — 17 days ago
Deep Inky in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, light earth, vinaigrette, espresso and peppercorn.
Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.
Dry and still very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and light citrus.
Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a wonderful Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley in California. Dense, rich and extracted.
Was probably better a few years ago, but I really enjoyed it regardless.
Tangy and spicy. Generous and fruit forward. Interesting stuff with a teeth staining color.
I really like these kind of big wines that show nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. A great sipping wine.
100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 18 months. A small production of only 400 cases.
15.1% alcohol by volume.
$90. — 11 days ago
Schramsberg’s top of the line portfolio is always so incredibly consistent in quality and taste. Every time I finish a bottle it reminds me I need to snag some more from @jesus g (so good seeing you last month in Napa!)
Beautiful pink-orange hue in the glass. The aromatics sport underripe peach, orange zest, rhubarb tart and ginger, alongside a small layer of oxidation. Chiseled acidity yet not too overpowering on the palate, giving way to a richly balanced mid palate with flavors of strawberries and cream and dried apricots. The finish really brings in a bit of limestone/minerality to snap everything back in line. Really nice now, but these can hold beautifully. — 19 days ago