Great showing for this bottle. It is in a perfect place right now. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nice with cherries, sandalwood, slight perfumed note and some earthiness. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, lots of fresh cherries, slight dried cherries and just a bit of black cherries. Some earthy funk as it opens. Long finish. This is drinking great and close to or at peak. Drink over the next ten years. Great on its own, but better with food. A great wine with Salmon I should think.
This is made in Solon, Ohio with purchased grapes from California. It is a lighter styled, "Claret" Zinfandel. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has raspberries, cranberries and slight bramble. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is solid. Raspberries and bramble. Good balance. Nice finish. This drinks easy on its own but is probably better with food. It went well with just sitting around having mixed nuts and cheeses. Drink over the next few years.
This is really a nice wine. This retails for $18 and that is a great value. Light golden in color with a swirl of green hues, clear and bright. The nose is nice with red apples, slight herbal note and nice minerality. Light to medium bodied but with a slight viscosity in the glass. On the palate, this is easy and refreshing. Flavors of apples with underlying minerality. Tasty. Very nice on its own, this will make great summer sipping on the deck with light foods. Drink over the next few years.
This is drinking well and seems fully mature. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is lovely with cherries, slight dark cherries, spice and hints of forest floor. Medium bodied. On the palate, layers of fruit and earth. Complex. Cherries and dried cherries with a hint of forest floor. Long finish. This is nice on its own, but better with food. It worked well with Thai vegetarian food. Drink over the next five years before it starts sliding downward.
This is an old school take on Zin. Don't expect a full throttle purple-fruit style. It took a bit of calibration, and then was enjoyable. Ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries and cherries with a bit of pepper. Medium bodied. No tannins. On the palate, nice easy drinking. Cherries and black cherries with a slight bramble note. No noticeable alcohol. This is a nice wine for drinking outside on the deck. It will work well with a burger or pizza.
This was my second time trying this and confirmed that this is a very nice Cabernet and had improved a bit with further cellaring. It may yet have even more upside. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with cassis, and black cherries but also a bit of coffee beans and char. No noticeable green notes this time. Full bodied. Medium to full tannins. On the palate, still of course primary, but there is plenty of depth there. Also, plenty of fruit. Any reductiveness seems to have blown off. Nice finish. This is very enjoyable. It drinks nicely on its
Made from purchased grapes from an undisclosed location. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is slightly grassy with a touch of lime. Light bodied. Slightly oily texture. On the palate, more about minerality. Clean. Moderate finish. This drinks nicely on its own but better with food. It went well with a Melon Caprese Salad. Drink now.
This is one of the best values in wine. It is basically a blend of the better barrels that didn't make it into the varietal or vineyard designated wines. In fact, the Sineann Red Table Wine (also a great value) gets the wine that didn't make it into the Abondante.
This is made with purchased grapes in northeast Ohio. It is their version off a white Bordeaux and features a 75/25 mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with white peach, slight wax, a hint of orange peel and spice. Lovely texture with just a wisp of tannins. Good balance. On the palate, peach and slight almond notes. Good finish. This is a solid version of a "white Bordeaux". Is is drinking well now, but should drink well for five to eight years. Nice on its own, this is very food friendly and worked well with an Eggplant
Another in a line of Excellent Pinot Noirs from this producer. Stylistically, these tend to be big for Oregon, but would be on the smaller size for California (if that make sense). Garnet in color with some purple hues, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, sour cherries, hay and slight earthiness. Light tannins. Great balance. On the palate, lots of sour cherries with some cherries with underlying char and a hint of earthiness. Long finish. This is, of course, very young but already drinking well. It would be better to cellar for ten years, and then drink over the next f