This is 100% Saperavi grapes made in Kakheti in eastern Georgia and made in Kvevri (amphorae). Very nice showing for this wine. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, cherries, and currants. Medium to full bodied with firm tannins. A strong backbone of acidity. On the palate, black cherries, cherries and slight blueberries with light clay notes underneath. Nice finish. This is drinking well now but works better with food. Roasted fowl or mushrooms would be a nice choice. drink over the next five to eight years.
This is made from Saperavi grapes from Shumi's Satrabakho Vineyard in Kakheti, Georgia. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, cassis, char and black pepper. Full bodied. On the palate, this is concentrated and deep. Flavors of black cherries, some cassis with underlying char. Good acidity. Long finish. This is delicious and drinks like a Cab/Zin blend. Very international in style, it is a nice value and should be a popular wine among friends. It drinks great on its own and would work well with burgers or ribs off the grill. dri
This is made from Saperavi grapes. It is a single vineyard wine from the Mukuzani Vineyard or Vineyard of the great Queen. It is raised in French oak. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright.
Similar to their white, this proved to be a bit, albeit less, controversial. For my tastes, this is a dead ringer for the stinky Chateauneuf du Pape's that were so prevalent twenty plus years ago (especially Beaucastel) that I love! My friend Jeff B.
This is 100% Saperavi fermented in Kvevri (Amphorae) and aged in both Kvevri and Stainless (for stabilization). It made with minimum interference in a "natural" style. The result is a very nice red wine that is a remarkable value. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with plums, black cherries, charred rocks, and black pepper. Medium to full bodied. Strong acidity. Medium tannins. On the palate, this has black cherries, bramble (think Zin) and underlying char. Nice finish. This is tasty and easy drinking with some depth. It drinks well on its ow
This is an inexpensive white wine from Georgia. It is 100% Rkatsiteli made in the western style, that is fermented, followed by three months in stainless and a year in oak. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is generic with a touch of apple. Light bodied. On the palate, this is easy drinking. Innocuous. It has some refreshing qualities but mostly tastes as a generic white wine. A nice wine for a hot summer day. Drink now.
Sadly this was quite corked (TCA) and not worth drinking. It is a blend of 85% Rkatsiteli and 15% Mtsvane.
Fascinating and controversial wine. Tasting with a group, I liked this wine much more than most. On opening there seemed to be a significant amount of Brettanomyces on the nose. Yet, it blew off over the next few hours until it was hardly noticeable. That is not a trait of Brett so perhaps it was just bottle stink coming from the Kvevri (Amphorae). It was undrinkable to some, but again, I found it delicious with its highest mark coming at about three hours after opening. Made from the Rkatsiteli Deep amber in color, cloudy and opaque.
2018 Dakishvili Family Vineyards Family Selection, Kisi, Amber Dry Wine, Georgia, Kakheti, Wine Review
This is a very nice white wine that was fermented and cured in Kvevri (Amphorae). A blend of Kisi, Mtsvane and Rkatsiteli grapes. Deep golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has oranges, honey and Indian spices. Medium bodied. Drying tannins. On the palate, this is clean. Orange peel, slight honey, with a bit of almonds. Nice finish. A very nice complexity here. It took a couple of hours to really open up. It does not drink like a what one thinks of as a usual white wine. It probably should be consumed in the next few years. In terms of food matching, it would go well with
The cork on this was soaked all the way thru on most sides and a bit on the top, but the wine seemed sound. This is made from Saperavi grapes and aged in Kvevri (Amphorae) on stems and pips. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is interesting with cherries, cinnamon, tobacco, and slight anise. Medium bodied. Strong acidity. Complex and deep. The palate has lots of cherries, some black cherries, and spice. Nice finish. This got better with air which was interesting given the condition of the cork. It seems like it should have another ten years or so to go. This works