Tasting Notes for amenenberg

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Red
1/19/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
Greater typicity of variety on the nose than the same vintage of the Quaker Run cabernet franc, it offers aromas of oregano, thyme, red cherry, strawberry and sweet menthol cigarette. Full bodied with deep and sweet tannin that builds grip as it sits in the mouth, allowing the long, linear acid to slowly spread out. The textural element of this wine is engaging and persistent. Flavors ride a slightly unami streak, and land on cherry, strawberry, Thai basil, sweet blood orange and soy sauce. Enjoyable now, this one appears to primed for improvement with with three to five years' aging.
Red
1/19/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
90 points
The nose appears to be ruled by oak influence as it's currently wafting toasted oak and vanilla on the forefront. It takes deep sniffing to suss out cherry, mulberry, strawberry, tangerine peel, plum and freshly tanned leather. It's medium plus on the palate with generous, smooth and round tannin and lush acid. The mouthfeel is fully professional; there are no rough edges and the weight is perfect. Very sweet fruit profile consisting of cherry, plum and strawberry pair well with baking spice, black currant and cassis. If the goal was to prevent pyrazines from developing in these grapes, they hit a grand slam. There is no evidence of any green aromas or flavors, including herbaciousness. An elegant and decidedly New World cabernet franc.
Red
1/19/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
91 points
A New World nose featuring muddled cherry and strawberry, black plum, cassis and rose petal. Medium bodied in weight with lush, moderate acid and long, barely grippy tannins that find great balance with each other. It delivers a nice juxtaposition of lighter cherry, strawberry, blood orange flavors that team up nicely with heavier tanned leather, dark chocolate and black tea notes. This is a serious wine that isn't taking itself too seriously. Drive over the next three years.
Red
2017 Lightwell Survey Los Idiots Shenandoah Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
1/19/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
90 points
Aromas of crushed strawberry, sweet cherry, red velvet cake and clementine. It's medium to light bodied with crunchy acid and tannin, this is a very grippy wine taking texture elements from the syrah's tannin and riesling's acid. Flavors include light red fruit consisting of strawberry and raspberry to go with blackberry, clementine/tangerine and Meyer lemon curd. It's a very cool wine that's exceedingly gulpable and well-balanced. I imagine this is quite versatile with food.
Red
2010 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Aix Red Mountain Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
1/18/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
The deeply layered nose delivers tertiary aromas of blackberry jam, mocha, maraschino cherry reduction, graphite, sweet balsamic and rhubarb. Full bodied with fine trained and sweet tannin forming a harmonious union with refined, juicy acid. The result is an elegant structure. Flavors include blackberry, cherry, blueberry, black plum, cassis, dark cocoa powder with a slightly saline finish. This is an elegant, serious and complex wine, and especially impressive given the vintage. It has another 5+ years of positive evolution ahead of it.
White
1/18/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
Elevated aromas of toasted pine nut, peach, apricot, slate and petrol. Medium plus in body with mouth coating, textual and juicy acid that adds sweetness and chili spice to flavors of canned fruit cocktail, lemon basil sorbet, pink peppercorn and strawberry. This is a gorgeous sauvignon blanc with nice intrigue that has another 5+ years of good drinking left.
White
1/12/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
The nose delivers some aged aromas of fatty Marcona almond, bees wax, tangerine, prickly pear, honeysuckle, slate and flint minerality and salted mango. Medium bodied with a taut and lusheous acid that adds breadth and depth to a brilliant structure that is still 3+ years from its prime. It delivers flavors of pineapple, pear, Granny Smith and Opel apples, unsweetened marzipan, white tea, tangerine, peach and juicy apricot. This is really good now, but I’m going to save my second bottle for it’s ten year birthday.
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Red
1/10/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted this for an hour and as it revealed itself, it became the best vintage of this wine that I’ve had. The nose is a mountain slope of dark sweet cherry and strawberry, wet barky soil, Herbs de Provence, licorice, molasses, black olive and smoke. It’s medium plus in weight with elegant and refined tannin and acute acid that combine to form a traditional Old Wolrd style structure. The flavors are layered and extended aging will reveal them all. Right now they include slaty cherry, strawberry, plum and rhubarb fruit that cohabitate a nicely with olive tapenade, black pepper, rose water and graphite. I’d sit on these for at least another five years and then enjoy through 2030.
White
1/8/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
91 points
The nose offers a nice profile of buttery lemon curd, a sea water kind of seaweed thing, crushed gravel, orchid and honeysuckle. It's medium in weight with a nice taut, textural acid that provides great backbone for the structure and a juiciness for flavors of lemon and vanilla curds, orange peach, apricot, sea water, tangerine and white pepper. This is a nice wine with some intrigue that benefited from 30 minutes in the decanter.
White
2017 Lightwell Survey Hintermen Shenandoah Valley Riesling Blend, Riesling
1/8/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose offers a promise of identity beyond its parts with some age given the similarities and complimentary differences of riesling and petit mensang. Aromas currently include high toned lemon, under-ripe pineapple, banana leaf, white pepper and flint minerality, bitter herbs, white peach, apricot and dried mango. It's a full medium body with surprisingly modest acid. Slightly tart on entry, it gives way to slightly juicier fruit as it sits on the palate. Flavors show up as under ripe peach, apricot, lemon and lime zests and Granny Smith and Opal apples. It took a good two hours to shed its green aroma and flavor sheen and start to round out. The acid similarly took time to come into focus; initially it lacked structure. I'm not sure what to make of this. I like it after several hours, and the evolution suggests time is required for it to work itself out.
White - Off-dry
1/7/2020 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
Just a gorgeous nose with aromas of apricot and orange preserves, sweet pineapple, vanilla pudding, ripe mango and honeysuckle. It's medium-bodied with voluptuous curves held together by slightly taunt acid, forming a luxurious mouthfeel. Flavors include mango, honeyed apricot, saline, lime zest, marzipan, vanilla bean and sweet apple. Not an abundance of depth on the finish, but it's a damn good wine that was worth the wait.
White
12/27/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
The flagrant nose hits one upside the head with beautiful aromas of cantaloupe, sweet pineapple, Mexican rice pudding, mushed banana and wet pavement. It's a lush medium body with beautiful acid that adds just a bit of textural grip. Flavors include cantaloupe, quince, lime zest, slate minerality, orchid and ginger. This is a beautiful wine that fills the mouth with flavors that live long into the finish.
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Red
12/26/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
90 points
The nose on this is a pretty one, with a slightly saturated quality bringing aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, black plum, black currant, cassis, Hungarian paprika and raspberry. It's medium bodied with integrated dense tannin and modest acid. The oak is quite evident in both its moderation of tannin and contribution of vanilla and leather to a flavor profile, which dominate strawberry, dark cherry, blood orange and bell pepper at this stage. It's a well made wine that I wish had less oak. I'd sit on these for at least five years in hopes that the oak will fade to the structure.
Red
2010 Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/24/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted this for a solid two hours and man, it sung. The nose is deep without being boisterous, exuding elegance. It offers strawberry, red and black plums, graphite, boysenberry, Sweetarts, bitter cocoa and scorched earth. It’s mouth filling on the plate but actually medium bodied in weight because of the acid and level of refinement in tannin. Flavors include raspberry, slightly tart blackberry, mountain strawberry, black pepper, pencil shavings, salmon berry, tobacco leaf and smoky lamb sausage. Nine years in bottle has turned this into an intriguingly complex with serious structure and depth. A truly impressivewine from the 2010 Washington vintage.
Red
12/23/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
The nose is elegant and beautiful, quite pretty. The aromas are on the tertiary end of the spectrum with sweet spiced cherry compote, raspberry cream, rose petal, orange peel and a bit of funky underbrush. It's medium bodied with dense, fine tannin and crispy acid. This has the structure to go for longer, and the flavors are not yet fully formed. There's a lot of crunchy red berries with funky notes and some baking spice, but I think there's more here than meets the eye. Time will tell, I'd sit on it for another 5 years.
Red
12/16/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for about 45 minutes, the nose awakens with fragrant perfume and potpurri laced cherry, strawberry Sweetarts, moist earth and red currant. The medium-weighted body strikes an ethereal note with present but weightless tannin and nicely integrated acid. Flavors form an elegant profile, and include strawberry, raspberry, violet, blood orange, red plum, black pepper and tarragon. This is one for the cellar, as it promises to become more than the sum of its parts in 10 years.
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Red
12/15/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
No formal notes, drank at dinner. A very youthful 20 year-old wine. Still tight. Good density, has promise, but doesn't scream profound. Somewhat heavy oak seems to be a limiting factor in the flavor development.
White
2018 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/14/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
This one has a sexy nose, giving off aromas of buttered toast, very ripe pineapple and mushed banana by the handful. Underneath this hedonistic nose - not something said about many white wines - lies Meyer lemon, kiwi and star fruit. The vivacious body is medium plus in weight with kicking and seamless acid and a line of tannin made of equal parts oak and acid. The structure is seriously statured but far from heavy. The flavors include slate minerality, Key lime pie, gram cracker crust, quince, honey dew, pineapple, blood orange, sea mist and sea shells. Among the best white wines I’ve had, and the most impresssice of the ten vintages of this wine that I’ve experienced because of how elegant and light-touch the oak is and well it is integrated this early into its life.
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White
12/13/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
Just a gorgeous nose wafting creamy Meyer lemon, pear, apricot, lily, yellow apple and Spanish almond. Medium bodied with mouth coating juicy acid, it has a real physical presence that coats but remains framed. Flavors include yellow apple, lime, pear juice, papaya and oyster shell. This is remarkably pure and gorgeous right now and hard to resist, but this will age really well.
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Red
12/12/2019 - amenenberg wrote:
92 points
No formal notes. This is a seamless, elegantly built wine that unfortunately doesn't deliver the amount of depth one should expect at this price point. It has wonderful savory notes on the nose and palate, but lacks in the fruit department. I don't see any reason to sit on this one.
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White
12/10/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
The zesty and mineral-driven nose offers aromas of tangerine peel, table grape pulp, crushed gravel, honeysuckle, white peach, orchid and apricot. It’s a saturating medium body with brisk acid and slightly honeyed flavors of clementine, cantaloupe, mojito, pineapple and white pepper. This offers great purity of flavor combined with a textural acid grip that adds depth.
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Red
1967 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/8/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
A nose full of cinnamon, cardamon, cassis, smoky peppermint, dried seaweed, sweet and well-seasoned tobacco leaf, cherry and very sweet strawberry. What a gorgeous and captivating set of aromas. It's medium bodied with acid and robust acid in nice balance. It turns just slightly bitter on the finish, which gets a good dousing of dusty tannin. The flavors center around baking spice box, smoked cedar plank, dark cherry concentrate, spruce, blood orange and black pepper. This is rather stout with a big personality for a 52-year old wine. Impressive and special. The nose warrants a 94 or 95.
Red
12/6/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
No formal notes. Drank after a 2ish hour decant. An elegant and refined Napa cabernet, I think this will be great in 2-3 years and drink at its peak for another 2-3 years. The tannins are dense but fine and polished, the acid is on point, and the fruit is starting to reveal itself. A Napa for cabernet lovers who want to taste the finish before the tannins strip it away.
Red
2013 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/6/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
No formal notes. Drank after a 2ish hour decant. Prototypical Lytton Springs profile, not quite as tasty as the 2012 we had two nights prior. This one is just entering its prime drinking window, I'd say consume over the next 5 years.
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Red
12/6/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
No formal notes, drank after a 2ish hour decant. Really nice Rosso. Good blend of bright fruit, cigar/tobacco, earth and spice. Fine grained tannin. Great value.
Red
12/5/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
91 points
The earthy nose wafts dark cherry, mulled wine, scorched earth, rhubarb, blueberry and pomegranate. This is a strong medium body on the palate with slightly sharp acid that stands a step apart from the fine grained, dense tannin. This may need some time to find a more perfect union structurally. Flavors include cranberry, rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry, wet soil and a nice floral flourish. I'd like to revisit in 3-5 years.
Red
11/28/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
90 points
Aromas include blackberry, black plum, prune, Maraschino cherry, sweet leather and tobacco. It’s a bright medium body with densely grained fine tannin and nice acidity. Flavors are a variety of cherry pie filling, raspberry, leather, tar, violet and a healthy dose of cracked black pepper. This is a fun chugger that offers a lot of food pairing coverage.
Red
2012 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
11/28/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
No formal notes. This is still young. A bit reductive and reticent, it opened over the course of several hours. Nice brambly fruit, baking spice, dry tannin and good acid. It has a good deal of depth that another 2-3 years minimum will help reveal.
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Red
11/27/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
Smells like a cool climate pinot with crushed red berries and plums, baking spice, tangerine peel and dark cocoa. It's medium bodied with dense, fine grain and balanced acid. I think another 2-3 years of cellaring will help this unwind a bit. I'd love to have it in five years. Right now it's offering juicy strawberry and blackberry to go with baking spice, dark cocoa and scorched earth. This is promising stuff.
Red
11/27/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
89 points
The ripe nose offers ripe cherry, raspberry, spiced plum sauce, freshly tanned leather and purple florals. It's medium bodied but coats the palate with vibrant acid and finely grained tannin that together form a good balance and pleasant mouthfeel. The fruit is mostly red and slightly sweet, featuring plum, raspberry and cherry. There are some earthy notes of wet dirt and chai spice that come in on the finish.
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White
11/27/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
89 points
The mineral-driven nose wafts seashell, petrol, sharp lemon, Marcona almond and slate. Blind I might've called a 5 year-old dry riesling based on the aromas. It's on the lighter side in terms of weight with clean, pure acid that leaves a juicy finish. The flavors include lemon, raw yellow corn (minus the sweetness), thyme, orange pith, sea water and a riesling-esque minerality. Blind I might've called it a young riesling based on the flavors. A very intriguing if simple wine.
White
11/27/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
90 points
Classic chardonnay aromas of vanilla curd, lemon, creme brûlée, lime zest, preserved apricot and salted popcorn. It's medium bodied with crisp acid that provides a bit of textural grip. There's just a slight edge of creaminess. Lemon-lime, orange sorbet, green apple, vanilla curd and a sea spray kind of minerality that brightens the wine. This is tasty stuff.
Red
11/26/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
The nose comes off a bit reticent, but suggests there's much more under the hood. It wafts sweet blackberry, dark plum, cassis, Acai, graphite-rich soil, maple syrup and teriyaki sauce. The full body is round and smooth and made precise by a spectacularly flavorful and juicy acid that brings home blackberry, huckleberry, red and black plum, Soba Tsuyu with a finish that edges toward umami. The unique profile does warrant the name. I see this one doing extremely well in 5-10 years as there seems like room for further integration.
Red
11/26/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
This didn't need much air to really blossom. The hedonistic nose opens with a potent combination of sweet and stewed prune, cherry and plum. Those are followed by fainter baking spice and blood orange. It leans towards full bodied on the palate, with broad and smooth tannin coating the mouth with a precise streak of linear acid. The structure of this one is really dialed in. The flavors are a nice variety of sweet cherry, red plum, pomegranate, tar, iron-rich wet earth, blood orange and white pepper. A stellar pinot offering near-term drinking and medium-term promise with proper cellaring.
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Red
11/23/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
90 points
The nose is a bit meaty, offering bloody red meat and gamey aromas to go with dark cherry and strawberry. I get the sense the nose is a bit underdeveloped. It's almost full bodied with clean, juicy acid and fine grained tannins that have reached an advanced stage of integration for the youth of this wine, though it seems to lack just a bit in depth. The overall structure finds good balance and a slightly grippy texture. Sweet cherry and strawberry, blackberry, saline, tar, black pepper and blood orange. Another great value from Morgan.
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Red
11/23/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
90 points
The nose wafts crushed red berries and plum, scorched earth, underbrush fungal aromas and baking spices - pretty much everything you would figure in a pinot noir. Very true to type. It's a round, soft medium body with nice acid and fine tannin. I get the sense there's some extra depth to this one that a few years will unwind. Right now, it offers strawberry, raspberry, huckleberry, rhubarb, cinnamon, bell pepper and moist earth. Excellent value.
White
11/23/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
89 points
The very pleasant nose offers guava, pineapple, honeysuckle, limeade, yellow peach and some stone minerality. It gets towards the heavier end of medium body with the residual sugar adding body and balance to the modest acid, the latter of which it could use just a bit more. Flavors hit on honeyed tropical fruits, including guava, pineapple and banana, plus white tea leaf, sea mist and some slate minerality. In a welcomed turn of events, the acid comes on a bit more on the finish and leaves the mouth with a slightly gritty sensation and herbal flavor.
White
11/23/2019 - amenenberg wrote:
88 points
A slightly soapy aroma blows off early, revealing white peach, starfruit, honeydew, lemongrass and just a hint of spearmint. The body is almost medium in weight with a slightly creamy finish and bright acid. This is a clean wine. Flavors include bitter herbs and greens, lemon, firm peach, honeysuckle and white flowers. An impressive wine for the price.
White
11/23/2019 - amenenberg wrote:
88 points
The nose offers classic chardonnay aromas of lanolin, creme brûlée, banana peel, white tea and buttered popcorn. Surprisingly heavy for an un-oaked wine, the acid is appropriately leveled and nicely integrated. Unencumbered by oak, Meyer lemon, grass, limesickle, firm peach, cantaloupe, white tea and a streak of salinity fill the palate. An expressive Chardonnay.
Rosé
11/23/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
89 points
The nose shows signs of watermelon, strawberry fresca, lime sorbet and white pepper. It's barely medium bodied with juicy acid and a modest acid backbone. The balance and texture are both nice. Flavors include cherry Sprite, tart strawberry, tart cherry and white pepper. Overall a fresh rosé with flavors that pop off the acid.
White
11/20/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
The nose features high toned aromas of sweet vanilla, bergamot, creme brûlée, Meyer lemon, tangerine peel and candies ginger. It’s on the heavier side of medium on the palate, and features a flirty steak of acid that provides both twitchy tension and backbone. Flavors include limesicle, white pepper, white tea, lily and tangerine juice. This is a classy, complex and intellectual wine that’s in a great place in its evolution right now.
Red
11/9/2019 - amenenberg wrote:
88 points
The grape-y nose boasts brambly blackberry, plum, graphite, maraschino cherry and baking spice. The full body has nicely-integrated grainy tannin and acid, striking a pleasant balance. The palate offers plum, currant, cassis, lilac, strawberry and graphite. A pleasant if unimpressive wine.
Red
11/9/2019 - amenenberg wrote:
86 points
The nose is a combination of high toned red fruit and florals with underlying aromas of scorched earth and tar. The medium body has a nice mouthfeel, with the fine tannins nicely integrated. The acid is sharp and a bit out of balance. Flavors are similar to the nose with red plum, cranberry, raspberry, lilac, rose petals and scorched earth. This one needs food.
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White
11/3/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
The saturated and tropical nose offers aromas of paraffin wax, dried kiwi, dried papaya, dried pineapple, white pepper and orange preserves. It is full bodied on the palate with lush acid that gets slightly gritty on the finish. The balance is on-point and the mouthfeel is sumptuous. Flavors come in fascinating waves of pear, cantaloupe, barely ripe papaya, green chimichurri sauce, Key lime, almond paste, Mandarine orange and flint minerality. This is a super cool, interesting wine that is at the very end of its prime life.
White
10/24/2019 - amenenberg wrote:
93 points
Those nose is a real trip, offering macerated almond, lemon sorbet, wet grass, pineapple juice, slate and flint minerality, vanilla bean and wet pavement. Medium bodied, it has a marginally lush sensation that belies the racy and sharp acid, though the two find harmony. Bright lemon, lime and orange zests feature on entry, followed by mango, pineapple, Granny Smith apple and sweet vanilla curd. It finishes juicy salty. What a cool and compelling wine. I doubt this will improve.
Red
2013 Latta "Latta Latta" GSM Walla Walla Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
10/22/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
This is smokin right out of the bottle. The nose wafts slightly burnt but pleasant and engaging dark plum, black currant, strawberry, black pepper, orange preserves, tomato leaf, graphite and sweat tanned leather. The palate is full body with round, smooth and integrated tannin and bright, juicy acid that together form a polished and elegant structure. The sweet fruit includes plum, blackberry and strawberry that together saturate the mouth in gorgeous flavor. Eventually, graphite minerality and pepper hit towards the finish, which lasts a good while and concludes with a slight menthol note. This is really impressive fine that checks all the technical boxes and hits the pleasure button hard. It represents amazing value. No good reason to wait to pull the cork.
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Red
10/20/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
93 points
The nose wafts a complex bouquet of rich chocolate, ripe raspberry, black plum, graphite, rose petal potpurri, sautéd mushroom and orange zest. The full body offers a nice juxtaposition of serious weight and juicy acid. The dense tannins are finely grained and tightly knit, but neither stuffed up nor mouth-stripping. The flavors include plum, raspberry, blackberry, dusty graphite, cocoa, blood orange, tobacco leaf, cassis and red currant. This is fairly accessible with a good decant, but has the stuffing to integrate and improve for at least another decade. If you're looking for a recent vintage from Priorat to open now, I do think 2014 is the year to pick.
Red
10/20/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
No formal notes, but this is drinking well at the moment. Threw it in a decanter for about an hour, but I'm not sure it was necessary. Fairly modern style, but Classic Brunello notes of dark fruit, leather/tobacco and earthy spice. Well-integrated structure.
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White
10/18/2019 - amenenberg Likes this wine:
94 points
The nose has some oxidative qualities, featuring aromas of paraffin, preserved lemon, peach pit, white peach, mellow white pepper and lime zest. It’s medium-bodied with lush acid that transitions to a bit of Chablis verve sensation on the finish. The palate is also a bit oxidative in quality. Flavors include pear, vanilla, slate, Granny Smith and Fuji apples, honeydew and white peach. This is drinking really nicely at the moment, I like where it’s at right now.
Red
10/12/2019 - amenenberg wrote:
92 points
The somewhat reticent nose offers blackberry, tobacco leaf, brambleberry, boysenberry and black pepper. It’s full bodied but elevated by bright acid and kept linear by long, fine grained tannin. Like the structure, the flavors are at a junior stage of development as well. This really deserves another five-plus years of cellaring. Right now there is savory notes of black olive, saline, graphite and charcoal that pair with black plum, cassis and black currant. It’s a quality, promising wine but hold it at least another half decade to see it at its best.
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