This is excellent. From a winery who will undoubtedly raise their prices once the critics start scoring their wines. This is a GSM blend. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cherries, black raspberries, char, leather and spice. On the palate, this has a great texture. Firm yet sinewy. Great black raspberry and cherry fruit with some spice. Deep and will undoubtedly age well. Good finish. Works great on its own or with food. A winery to follow.
Purple in color. The nose is great with black raspberries, black pepper, and some roasted meats. Very deep. On the palate, this is still young but drinking great. Black raspberry fruit with some roasted herbs and some spice. Great texture. Deep and tightly layered. Long finish. This will develop more complexity but if you like lush, delicious warm climate Syrah, this one is fine now.
2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Wirz Vineyard, USA, California, Cienega Valley, Central Coast, Wine Review
Light golden in color. The nose is nice with some peach notes. Slight minerality. Clean. Nice texture. A perception of sweetness perhaps, but this drinks dry. Some red apple, some dry peach on the palate. Refreshing. Not very deep. Easy drinking. Worked fine on its own or with food.
40% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah, 21% Grenache and 9% Counoise. Tablas Creek is making some of the best Rhone varietal wines anywhere and they have been for 20 years. Purple in color. The nose is nice, deep and has a nice complexity. Plums, dark cherries, slight char, black pepper and spice. With air, purple fruits come to the forefront. On the palate, this is young and still not yet at peak IMO. Plums, black raspberries layered with char and spice. A hint of muskiness as well. Lovely mouthfeel. Great texture. Nice finish. These wines are built to age and while the 2012 is more open tha
Pop and pour, this wine is in a great place right now. Purple/ruby in color. The nose has black raspberries, white pepper, slight roasted meats and with air, blueberries and floral notes. Very nice. On the palate, this is layered and complex. Plenty of black raspberry fruit, slight blueberries along with an underlying char. Great balance. It is actually a bit soft in texture from what I expected which is not a bad thing. Complex and almost seamless. Not sure if it gets better, but certainly no hurry, this has decades left. Great wine.
Looking for a new winery to follow. If you like American Rhone wines, this is one to check out. Purple in color, deep and inky. On the nose, black raspberries, black pepper, roasted meat and spice/vanilla. On the palate, lots of black raspberry fruit. Deep. Medium tannins. Good balance. This is a big wine. It is delicious now but if your prefer a little more restraint, I think this has the stuffing to age for another decade, perhaps two.
Light yellow, silvery, gold in color. Really nice nose with slight waxiness, minerals, citrus and slight dust. On the palate, this is crisp. Good citrus. Deep but tight. This wine drinks well now, but should improve in a cellar for a decade at least. Long finish. Very food friendly. Pretty wine.
Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, black olives, white pepper and slight bacon fat. With air, some slight grilled meats. On the palate, black raspberries with a bit of bacon fat. This is ripe but still drink rather Northern Rhone-ish. Good balance. Long finish. worked well with food.
Light golden in color. The nose has spice and lemons. On the palate, this has a loose/fat texture but at the same time a crisp acidity. While a bit more precision is nice, the overall package is very pleasing. Nice lemons notes on the palate. Good finish. Clean and very drinkable Chardonnay. Worked well with food.
One of my favorite white Rhones from California. Served a bit too cold, this needed to warm up a bit. Then it was great. Green/gold in color. The nose is lemony with a slight waxy note once warmer. Also a nice mineral streak. On the palate, this is crisp and bright. Lots of energy. Lemons with that mineral streak. Long finish. Worked well with food. Its hard to guess on the ageing trajectory of these wines, but it seems very young now and enjoyable. I will hold at least one to age a bit and see.