Very tight, overt lime and stone. Tasted at Eiko in Napa.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
At Girl With A Fig ... Deep blackberry color. Highly expressive dark fruit jam and fresh oak flavors but not overripe. On the palate it's silky - full without being burdensome - with notes of ripe blackberry and tarragon. There's none of that funk that can mark even the finest Bordeaux ... some sort of combination of wet wood, Brett, and green veg. There's definitely some sort of vegetable undertone here, but it comes across as perfectly and not overly ripe varietal Cab Sauv. Gentle medium length finish. Overall this was incredibly easy drinking.
Friday, November 8, 2013
2012 Mt. Veeder Sauvignon Blanc. Pale hay. Still tight nose. Acacia, mellow grapefruit, perhaps a mild tangerine note. Very light in the mouth. There is some oak as well. Winery says unfined and unfiltered.
2010 Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon: very deep Burgundy color. Ripe candied-cherry aromas. Very full, ripe ... Fat comes to mind. Nice dark purple fruit profile. Medium long finish.
2006 Oakville Estate: A lighter shade of purple: more pronounced briar, cassis, vine leaf, and succinct vanilla. Medium finish.
2009 Oakville Estate: very dark cherry. Certainly made in the cult Napa Cab style: super ripe, dark blue/purple fruited, concentrated and oaky. Not as hot as many wines in this style. Medium to long finish.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Deep Burgundy red/brown with a light iridescence. Very fragrant nose of crushed black pepper, mellow veg and very ripe berry. Tight and focused on the palate, does better with aeration. A wonderful and complex flavor profile and totally unexpected notes of integrated crushed black pepper with herbs, red berries and stone. Produced from 100% Mavrud grapes, which have been dried outdoors for 2-3 months.
Light red rose, garnet color. Tight, very mellow aromatics of tart strawberries, dry herbs and mellow orange/citrus. Very mild brine, rosemary, and sweet and sour cherry flavors. Tasted a but dry and tannic on the first night, buy perfectly resolved after 18-24 hours. Cellar selection!