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by TomHill
July 16th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Whites & Reds...(long/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Re: Thanks...

Thanks for chiming in, Adam. A wnry that specializes in Mission?? Wow...that's pretty gutsy. But I agree w/ your comments. The reason for that characterizatin is that Mission grapes tend to be low in acidity and are often used for table grapes. But Mission can make perfectly pleasant wines. Maybe n...
by TomHill
July 16th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Whites & Reds...(long/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Thanks...

Thanks for chiming in, Adam. A wnry that specializes in Mission?? Wow...that's pretty gutsy. But I agree w/ your comments. The reason for that characterizatin is that Mission grapes tend to be low in acidity and are often used for table grapes. But Mission can make perfectly pleasant wines. Maybe n...
by TomHill
July 16th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov on Wine Lexicon
Replies: 0
Views: 75

NYTimes: Asimov on Wine Lexicon

Interesting article by Eric in the NYTimes: WineLexicon on the wine lexicon he likes to use. Length/plush/minerality/lean/structure..... He tries to give a precise definition to those terms as he uses them, but that's damnably tough to do. It's a lot like pornography...very difficult to define but e...
by TomHill
July 16th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Whites & Reds...(long/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Hmmm...

This only my second post, so be gentle. I've had pretty much all the Missions produced in CA (as well as quite a few Chilean Pais ones and Listen Prietos). And I've yet to find one I didn't like. Out of the CA ones, I've had Broc, Harrington, Sandlands, Hendry ( Story Vineyards is the only one I ha...
by TomHill
July 11th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 102
Views: 4578

Well...

I consider Justin’s wines overextracted and too over-the-top for my palate. Then you add PhillipeCombie to the mix....wowza. Thanks, but no thanks. But it’s a sure 100 pts from Monktown. Tom so why are you even posting here in this thread? the email for downstream went to saxum mailing list and wai...
by TomHill
July 10th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 102
Views: 4578

Well..

I consider Justin’s wines overextracted and too over-the-top for my palate. Then you add PhillipeCombie to the mix....wowza. Thanks, but no thanks. But it’s a sure 100 pts from Monktown.
Tom
by TomHill
July 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Croatian Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 531

750Daily: Croatian Wines

As linked in WineTerroirist, there is a nicely done, if a bit superficial, article by AmandaBarnes on Croatian wines: CroatianWines . Interestingly, she makes no mention of Tribidrag (Crljenak Kastelanski). She only labels PlavicMalic as a son of Zinfandel. That's it. She refers to the grape Malvazi...
by TomHill
July 5th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2210

Yup...

Some of the winery direct wines we all have heard of however their biggest profit margins are the no name wineries they really push. This Pinot Noir is as good if not better than the one you are selecting sir and it is $4 cheaper. Yup, John.....no-name wineries. Some of those unknown names, if you ...
by TomHill
July 5th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2210

Well...

Albert R wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 4:11 pm
Winery direct means more of a direct profit.........
Well....it's a well-know fact that the TW sales associates are instructed to push the wnry-direct wines because
they have the largest profit margins.
Tom
by TomHill
July 4th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Yup...

Yup, Charlie.. one of my very favorite MB’s as well. This was the on I recall that had a particularly high % of CS. Reminded of the old rustic MB’s of DaveBennion.
Thanks for the note.
Tom
by TomHill
July 4th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More (Calif/Italian) Nebbiolos...(long/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 332

TN: More (Calif/Italian) Nebbiolos...(long/boring)

We tried last week (6/26/19) some More Nebbiolos: 1. Iuli Natalin VinoRosso (13.5%; www.Iuli.It; Grignolino) Fabrizio Iuli/Montaldo de Cerrina 2017 (L NA 17) : Med.light color; strong very fragrant strawberry/Grignolino slight bretty/earthy rather attractive nose; quite tart/tangy/acidic rather lean...
by TomHill
July 3rd, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 7-1-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Stolo

Tom- I had one of Darren Delmore's syrahs at a local wine tasting (Soif). Was very impressed and was trying to figure out his name when I read Jim's Stolo review. The vineyards sound very similar. Ian, Darren is the Natl Sales Marketing guy for TablasCreek. He made his first Syrah from grapes off t...
by TomHill
July 3rd, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two @ Dinner...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 345

TN: Two @ Dinner...(short/boring)

Had these two w/ dinner last night: 1. Chester'sAnvil GretnaGreen (14.2%; Roussanne/Marsanne; www.LagierMeredith.com; 204 cs) 2010 : Med.dark gold color; very fragrant floral/honeysuckle/honeyed/Rouss slight apple/pear very lush light pencily/oak slight nutty lovely Rhone white nose; lightly tart/ta...
by TomHill
July 3rd, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)

Markus S wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 4:50 am
TomHill wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 4:40 pm
This is the label of Savannah Wright, asst.winemaker at Failla.

So IS she a polymath, or simply thought it was a cool word to use?
I only met her once, Markus. So don't know if she's a polymath. She probably thought it was a cool word to use.
Tom
by TomHill
July 2nd, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Well...

Feynman Gell-Mann [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] [wow.gif] You lived with geniuses! How lucky. Dan Kravitz Well, Dan...didn’t really live with them. Murray I just knew casually, but our talk...
by TomHill
July 2nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vignalta Alpianae '06 & '03...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 177

TN: Vignalta Alpianae '06 & '03...(short/boring)

Tried this at dinner w/ dessert Sun night: 1. Vignalta Alpianae Fior d'Arancio DOC: ColliEuganei (12%) Lucio Gomiero/Vignalta/Arqua Petrarca 2006 : Rather brown/golden/bit reddish color; intense passito/orangey/orange muscat very honeyed/honeycomb beautiful complex nose; soft very rich/lush very swe...
by TomHill
July 2nd, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Harrington Riesling '14...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 213

TN: Harrington Riesling '14...(short/boring)

Tried this last night: 1. Harrington Riesling GrivaVnyd/ArroyoSeco (14.1%; 25-30 yr old vines) 2014 : Med.light gold color; attractive R/floral/pineapple slight valve oil slight chalky nose; bit soft slightly off-dry (0.5% r.s.?) slight tangy/metallic/citric fairly rich/floral/R/pineapple/mango slig...
by TomHill
July 2nd, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 7-1-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Yup...

Wine Impressions - 7-1-19 Reds: 2016 Stolo, Syrah Hillside Reserve - the winery is in Cambria but the vineyard is almost in Big Sur; 12.9% abv; Côte Rotie, American style. A beautiful, complex, rendition of cool climate Syrah that grabbed me and made me listen. Intense without weight, feminine but ...
by TomHill
July 1st, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Edmunds St. John Syrah Fenaughty
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Well..

Karl K wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 7:12 pm
I have seen older vintages as Wylie-Fenaughty.
Why the two names?
Well, Karl...the people who owned Wylie were a bit strange and there were some issues. So Steve quit taking grapes from them.
Tom
by TomHill
July 1st, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 780

TN: Hitting Brucie's Cellar...(short/boring)

Had dinner w/ friends and the Frontier Wine Imports western rep, Lisa, last night. Sue pulled up some gems from her late husband's (Bruce) cellar. TN's are a bit sparse because there was a lot of chin-waggin' going on. 1. PolymathWine Riesling BohanVnyd/FtRoss-Seaview (12.8%) 2014 : Med.gold color; ...
by TomHill
July 1st, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Four O'er The Weekend....(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 305

TN: Four O'er The Weekend....(short/boring)

Tried these four this weekend w/ Susan: 1. Forlorn-Hope QueSaudade Verdelho DeWittVnyd/AmadorCnty (14.1%; 227 cs) MattRorick/SuisunVlly 2010 : Med.gold color; somewhat nutty/bit oxidative/graham cracker some floral/figgy/waxy light toasty/oak bit earthy/herbal rather complex perfumed nose; somewhat ...
by TomHill
July 1st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Charlie Barra
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Sorry..

Casey Hartlip wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:47 am
I have no link to a story yet.
The godfather of Mendocino grape growing and winemaking has passed.
Sorry to hear that, Casey. I don't recall ever meeting him at one of your dinners
but his name was sorta legendary in Mendocino.
Tom
by TomHill
June 30th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1140

Here’s One..

Darren Delmore’s (TablasCreek guy) Lucky Country:Tales of a Vagabond Cellarhand. Darren is a talented writer and it’s a very entertaining read. He tells fun stories of his time in Australia.
Tom
by TomHill
June 28th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2210

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

If it says Saranty Imports on the label..don’t buy...poor value.
by TomHill
June 26th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Idlewild Cortese '13...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 212

TN: Idlewild Cortese '13...(short/boring)

After the exotic Idlewild Arneis a few days ago, I thought I'd give the Cortese a look-see: 1. Idlewild Cortese FoxHillVnyd/MendoCnty (13.4%; www.IdlewildWines.com) SamBilbro/Healdsburg 2013 : Med.dark gold/med. burnished bronze color; some phenolic/resiny/skin-contact slight herbal/Kansas hay mow b...
by TomHill
June 26th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why No Phenolic Character in Reds??
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Why No Phenolic Character in Reds??

I've been tasting over the last five yrs or so as many skin-contact whites as I can. They often have a very distinctive smell & taste character that I call "phenolic". It seems to transcend varietal character, depending (mostly, but not always) on the length of skin contact. This "phenolic" characte...
by TomHill
June 25th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaffurs Syrahs/BienNacido&Thompson '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 309

lleichtman wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 11:34 am
Tom, you bought all of these on futures. Are any of them directly available from the winery now?
Larry,
Don't know, but probably are. The distributor (Fiasco) doesn't typically bring them into NM.
Tom
by TomHill
June 25th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP - Jay Hemingway
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Sad...

I don't think I have seen anything about Jay's passing on the board yet. I always enjoyed the Green & Red wines and the man himself. And he led a very interesting life: https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/jay-heminway/article_0e792dd1-e07e-541d-a183-b1a883a6519a.html....
by TomHill
June 25th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaffurs Syrahs/BienNacido&Thompson '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 309

TN: Jaffurs Syrahs/BienNacido&Thompson '16...(short/boring)

In celebration of placing my latest Jaffurs futures order, I tried the latest ones over the last few days: 1. Jaffurs Syrah BienNacidoVnyd/SantaMariaVlly (14.7%; 15 brls) 2016 : Very dark/near black color; very strong blackberry/blueberry/Syrah/spicy bit c-c/black pepper classic BN black cherry some...
by TomHill
June 25th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Idlewild Arneis '13...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 244

TN: Idlewild Arneis '13...(short/boring)

Wanted a white wine last night, so dug back in my stash for: 1. Idlewild Arneis FoxHillVnyd/MendoCnty (13.6%; www.IdlewildWines.com) SamBilbro/Healdsburg 2013 : Rather deep gold/burnished bronze color that suggests it may be over the hill; very intense pineapple/some Mosel valve oil/bit old R-like l...
by TomHill
June 24th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Does A Bear..

Tom, I was in Santa Cruz last week and stopped by Thomas Fogarty winery. They had a nebbiolo, 2015 Walkers Nebbiolo, that on the nose I would swear was a Barolo. After tasting it, it was clearly not a barolo but was a really good wine. His Pinots and Chardonnay were also fantastic. Have you had any...
by TomHill
June 24th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Yeah...

Tom, thanks for the detailed notes on such a variety of nebbiolo. Disappointing that the Valtellina wines didn't show better, you never know. I really like both the 14 and 15 Idlewild Nebbiolo. I prefer the 15 just a bit as I love the length and persistence of the aroma, flavor and finish. Just thi...
by TomHill
June 24th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Whites Last Weekend....(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 302

TN: Two Whites Last Weekend....(short/boring)

Shared these w/ Susan over the weekend: 1. Boheme Chard TaylorRidgeVnyd/SonomaCoast (13.7%; Hrvstd: Sept.15; Y=0.57 tons/acre; 75 cs; www.BohemeWines.com) 2015 : Med.dark gold color; strong pencilly/oak stronf cold-climate/celery seed rather ripe/melony/Chard/lemony slight herbal nutty/oxidative/smo...
by TomHill
June 24th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 663

TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)

We tasted tonight (6/19/19) Some Nebbiolos: 1. G.B.Burlotto DOC: Verduno Pelaverga (14.5%) Marina Burlotto/Verduno 2017 : Rather light ncolor; very fragrant/perfumed bright floral/violets/strawberry/raspberry light earthy/dusty lovely nose; quite tart light very strawberry/floral/violets light earth...
by TomHill
June 23rd, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dolceaqua: Ancient, Anonymous & Awesome (Long and Incredibly Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Right...

Looks like a great tasting! I'm a fan of Rossese. Kermit Lynch carries a couple - the Tenuta Anfosso and also one from the Riviera Ligura by Punta Crena. They are definitely two of the better ones found in the States. I am rather fond of the PC 12.5% alcohol Rossese because it is so versatile. Neve...
by TomHill
June 23rd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dolceaqua: Ancient, Anonymous & Awesome (Long and Incredibly Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 595

'Bout Time....

'Bout time, Tom...I've been wondering where your notes were on this SundaySchool. Looks to be an exceptional tasting and really wish I could have made it. Another stellar lineup assembled by Thomas again. Glad the Ryme's were in there and showed so well. Rossese is also one of my favorite grapes. Th...
by TomHill
June 23rd, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:Bottom Feeding at TraderJoe's....(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 479

TN:Bottom Feeding at TraderJoe's....(short/boring)

Based on Susan's rec, I did some bottom feeding at TraderJoe's this weekend: 1. Pontificis Blanc IGP: Pays d'Oc (55% Viognier/35% Roussanne/10% Marsanne; 13%; www.LatitudeWines.com) Badet Clement & Cie/F89144 2017 : Med.dark gold color; quite attractive fairly fragrant Rouss/honeysuckle/floral sligh...
by TomHill
June 23rd, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SantaFe Wine&Chile Fiesta Schedule Up...
Replies: 0
Views: 293

SantaFe Wine&Chile Fiesta Schedule Up...

They put up Friday the schedule for the SantaFe Wine&Chile Fiesta: SantaFeW&CFiesta which, alas, seems pretty much the same ole/same ole. How many Seminars can you attend of "Taste Blind With The Master Somms" or matching wines & cheese w/ LauraWerlin (Brie this year). Only thing missing is yet anot...
by TomHill
June 20th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2734

Say Whot??

Odd, one of my co-workers and I were just talking about durians. He claims that the ones from Eastern Malaysia are the best. I like durians a lot and I assume the note is about the taste, not the smell. Say what, Danius?? Durian has a smell?? Coulda fooled me!! [snort.gif] I suspect the TN refers t...
by TomHill
June 19th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Lodi/CC/RRV Zins (Usual Suspects)..(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 669

TN: Some Lodi/CC/RRV Zins (Usual Suspects)..(long/boring)

We tried last night (6/12/17) Some Lodi/ContraCosta/RRV Zins: 1. Bedrock Zin SchmiedtRd/Lodi (78% KirschmannVnyd/22% Katusha'sVnyd; Own rooted plntd in 1915; 14.5%) 2015 : Med.some bricking color; fairly fragrant spicy/Zin bit volatile some kow-key Lodi/mushroomy/earthy/loamy quite pleasant nose; bi...
by TomHill
June 19th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: WindGap Chard Gap'sCrown '09...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 315

TN: WindGap Chard Gap'sCrown '09...(short/boring)

Stumbled onto this last night in my tasting wines stash: 1. WindGap Chard Gap'sCrown Vnyd/SonomaCoast (240 cs; 13.7%; www.WindGapWines.com) PaxMahle/Forestvile 2009 : Med.light gold color; strong melony/Chard/lemony/celery seed some pencilly/toasty/oak rather fragrant very attractive nose; fairly ta...
by TomHill
June 19th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7383

Well...

Jay Miller wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:34 am
Edmunds St. John
Rhys
Aracadian
Scherrer

I would have said Qupe and Copain but with both winemakers gone...
Well, Jay....you can instead say Lindquist Family Vintners...though nobody's had one yet.
Tom
by TomHill
June 19th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7383

Yup....

No love for Qupe?? Just drank a 2005 Bien Nacido...up there with the best of France. Where is Tom Hill when you need him?? Good call. Predates most of those listed. Always a go-to and the Central Coast was for years one of the best buys out there. Haven't had them since the winery changed hands a f...
by TomHill
June 18th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ojai Viognier RollRanch '13...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 254

TN: Ojai Viognier RollRanch '13...(short/boring)

Tried this wine last night: 1. TheOjaiVnyd Viognier RollRanchVnyd/VenturaCnty (13.5%) 2013 : Pale gold color; fairly strong pear/peach/Viog slight smoked hot dog bit herbal some stony/mineral/bit Condrieu-like slight bacon fat some complex quite interesting nose; rather tart/tangy pencilly/oak rathe...
by TomHill
June 17th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes gives props to Lodi
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Yup...

Yup, Nate...I would agree with her take on the Lodi whites. They are, by&large, varietally correct. Maybe not necessarily profound, but for an area that gets no respect, they’re pretty good. Though I’v not found any Chards that I’ve really liked. The grapes with strong/distinctive aromatics seem to ...
by TomHill
June 17th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Lorenzo's Heritage '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 336

TN: Bedrock Lorenzo's Heritage '17...(short/boring)

Tried this last week: 1. Bedrock Lorenzo's Heritage DryCreekVlly/SonomaCnty RW (14.6%; Plntd: 1900-1955; John&Caterina Teldeschi; Aged: 18 mo. in Fr.oak; 46% Zin/14% Carignan/35% PetiteSirah + AlicanteBouschet/Cinsault/Peloursin + Vaccarese) 2017 : Dark color; very strong classic DCVlly/raspberry/bl...
by TomHill
June 17th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaffurs Syrah ThompsonVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 247

TN: Jaffurs Syrah ThompsonVnyd '05...(short/boring)

Got my new Jaffurs futures offer, so dug back into: 1. Jaffurs Syrah ThompsonVnyd/SBCnty (15.3%) 2005 : Dark color; very strong blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah bit Thompson/peppery strong smokey/toasty/Fr.oak rather complex SBC Syrah nose; lightly tart strong SBCSyrah/blackberry/boysenberry/spicy/peppe...
by TomHill
June 17th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

Taking one for the team, I tried this last night: 1. Elouan PinotNoir OR (13.8%; www.ElouanWines.com) Elouan/CopperCane/Acampo 2017 : Med.color; strong grapey some PN/black cherry bit toasty/vanilla/oak rather simple grapey nose; rather sweet (1%+ r.s.?) soft/underacid confected simple/grapey slight...
by TomHill
June 17th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Ojai Dessert Wines....(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Adam Sez...

Adam sez that these three were all freezer ice wines. No botrytis whatsoever. Not in Ojai. Shows what I know!! So...I've long contended that freezer ice wines just stay sweet and don't ever show any evolution or development of complexity. These three prove just how wrong I am. Jeez...us old folks ha...
by TomHill
June 16th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Ojai Dessert Wines....(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 304

TN: Three Ojai Dessert Wines....(short/boring)

Tried these two Ojais this weekend: 1. TheOjaiVnyd Viognier RollRanch/Calif (9.0%; 6 brls made) 2007 : Deep golden/bronze/some browning almost redish color; very intense peachy/apricotty/grapey rather passito slight earthy bit herbal quite complex nose; quite sweet very tart/tangy/bit acidic some bo...

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