|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
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Very fresh and complex on the nose with complex notes of dried citrus zest, chalk, smoke, mineral and slightly balsamic tones. In the mouth this medium weight wine shows a certain sense of restraint but offers up layers of dried orchard fruits and exot...
|Winery:||Mutt Lynch Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Dry Creek Valley|
A great petite sirah from Mutt Lynch winery. The color and aroma are excellent and entice you to want to taste the wine. Then when you do finally taste the wine it does not disappoint, I enjoyed how it had a sense of fruit beyond what I normally expe...
|Winery:||Craggy Range Vineyards Ltd|
|Region:||New Zealand » Hawke's Bay|
An area of New Zealand worth watching that's for sure. It and Central Otago are prime wine areas. A delightful nose that reminds me more of schisty French chards than anything else. With lemon, nuttiness, some apple, slight oak, a chalky on the nose fl...
|Winery:||Drylands Estate Winery|
|Region:||New Zealand » Marlborough|
Pale yellow with slightly greenish tinge. As soon as the glass gets near your nose, the little hairs start to curl with the tartness coming from the glass. Green apple and chalk along with the barest whiff of honey are sensed upon the nose. On the pala...
|Region:||Italy » Alto Adige » Alto Adige - Südtirol|
Nice light golden color. Good fruity nose. Very smooth. First sip is quite pleasing. Almost a slight effervescent sense to it. Smooth and easy on the tongue, not too harsh or biting. Transitions quite nicely into a subtle finish. Not to acidic, not to ...
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Barossa|
This is an intense wine that exudes big flavors of blackberry, chocolate and smoky oak. You'll sense aromas of rich, jammy black fruit and molasses with finishes of Asian spices. The texture is velvety and intense, full-bodied and powerful on the palat...
|Winery:||Quinta do Crasto|
|Region:||Portugal » Douro|
This acclaimed Douro Tinto was purchased some years back (perhaps 5 years ago). The strength of the wine has not really diminished much with age - there is a hint of oak on the nose, a deep, deep red colour and a strong scent of cherries and anise. T...
|Winery:||Brick House Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
A very high acid wine, which makes sense given the growing location. Paired well with pork and corn and pasta. Notes of sour cherry and truffle with a white pepper finish
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma Valley|
Deep and briary on the nose with ripe black cherry and plum fruit streaked with hoisin and balsamic notes This opens a little meaty on the palate with blue/purple fruit and hints of black pepper spice. Definitely a big but well balanced wine that packs...
|Region:||Italy » Veneto » Valpolicella » Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico|
Dark rich and spicy on a nose filled with macerated herbs, mint, licorice,a little VA. In the mouth this is a big wine, bright and juicy on the palate, still fairly closed but you can sense the wild berry fruit with hints of pomegranate, chocolate, and...
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EM - Great job figuring that out. Yes, it makes sense now and he grabbed a Meritage in place of a Syrah, although we were still charged the $26 for the glass. I guess I must now seek out the Syrah and get a taste of it too. Just got home from watching the grand kids up at Tyson's Corner mall; third day in a row and I've about had enough for a... Read More
I have always been a bit bewildered with posted tasting notes that mention descriptors that I have never heard of (e.g. Calcite); mention things that I have no interest in tasting ( e.g. Tar) or mention the ability to differentiate and taste in that wine various types of fruits or flowers that are very similiar in taste or smell. These kinds of ... Read More
Let's break it down.1. Most people are bad writers.2. People who write about wine are a subset of most people.3. It is unlikely that only the best writers are interested in wine.4. Therefore, people who write about wine must include many bad writers.Now, what is the point of tasting notes? Some possibilities:1. To say "look at what I am drinking... Read More
I was wondering if I could get some feedback on an article I wrote about recently entitled Tasting Notes Are Broken. Or just discussion on the topic:https://openingabottle.com/tasting-notes-are-broken/The article has been nominated for a Millésima Blog Award in the Wine Reporter category. If you are on Facebook, please vote for it: https://fcld.... Read More
I know what you’re thinking: When are we gonna start drinking wine? We’re getting closer, I promise you, but today I just want to run through some of the pros and cons of different styles of glassware!After getting your wine out of the bottle (and perhaps into a decanter) at the proper temperature, serving it in the proper glass is probably the ... Read More
Makes sense in that context re: Brewer Clifton. Sta Rita Hills is home to some surprisingly good Chardonnay (Liquid Farm opened my eyes to that a few years ago). Read More
Full-bodied, very smooth with a "spice" or kick to it that is a little foreign to the palate when you think of Chianti. Not the most complex wine in the world, but interesting enough to linger with you long after your glass is empty. Highly acidic but extremely refreshing in every sense of the word. I cannot speak to the older vintages, but I wa... Read More
As I sat with Josh Jensen in his winery office at Calera, we looked down at SLH and Mr. Jensen called it what I have always thought it should be called: The Santa Lucia Lowlands. It's really a benchland above the valley floor, but it's not a highland in any real sense. The highest vineyard is 1200 feet above sea level. And that's just one--mo... Read More
Definitely my 2016 Pinot Noir of the year, probably favorite domestic wine of 16' crafted by none other than Mike Smith. Had honestly written off the Ancillary project as likely to be more over ripe, cola'd Pinot's entering the market, but there's that saying "don't knock it til' you try it", and that proved to be the case here. Knowing that Mik... Read More
Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year. With three drinking weeks left, start nominating your wines of the year. And, if you like, nominate a wine experience of the year. I'm going to have to think about the WOTY for a while, and I'll update this OP as things occur to me, but I'm going to say it wasn't a year full of head turning win... Read More