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by TomHill
June 25th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP - Jay Hemingway
Replies: 1
Views: 48

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: 0
Views: 21

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: 25

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: 449

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: 449

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: 122

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: 449

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: 397

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: 397

'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: 283

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: 124

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: 14
Views: 1495

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: 473

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: 151

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: 110
Views: 4335

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: 110
Views: 4335

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: 120

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: 503

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: 229

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: 169

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: 884

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: 215

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: 215

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...
by TomHill
June 14th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Five in KansasCity...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 249

TN: Five in KansasCity...(short/boring)

Tried these last week in KansasCity: 1. Illahe Viognier WillametteVlly/OR (13%) Dallas/OR 2018 : Light yellow color; low-key pear/Viog some stony/mineral rather quiet pleasant nose; fairly tart/tangy light pear/Viog light stony/chalky flavor; very long pleasant pear/Viog bit mineral/stony fairly tar...
by TomHill
June 14th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3600

Gee...

Gee...we haven't heard from Zucc in quite some time. I always kinda of liked John.
He always had his links: ClickOnMe
Tom
by TomHill
June 14th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Yup...

Markus S wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 8:41 am
Clearly it should be planted up and down the coasts of America and into Mexico and Canada and soybeans and corn should be ripped out in favor of this regal grape! neener
Yup, Markus...preachin' to the choir here!! Maybe even taking at some Merlot as well.
Tom
by TomHill
June 14th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 427

TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)

We tried these two dessert wines last night at BacchusBadBoys: 1. TheOjaiVnyd Viognier RollRanch/Calif (6 brls made; 10%) 2005 : Dark brown/bronze/almost red color; beautiful complex some botrytis/apricotty/peachy some cedary/pencilly/oaky very complex nose; quite sweet strong botrytis/peachy/aprico...
by TomHill
June 14th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two With Ryan...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Well...

Thank you so much for coming Tom, the whole afternoon was a delight, nerding out on wine and science with you! The leftover Misteri and Byrrh were big hits with my step dad the next day. I agree, I'd love to see a Cali Saperavi, I think there is huge potential there. Already looking forward to the ...
by TomHill
June 14th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Well....

I tried my first Mondeuse this year, and while I found it to be quite pleasurable and engaging I can't see a wine with the characteristics of Mondeuse becoming the "next big thing". Some wine writers tend to label the "next big thing" as whatever there is a buzz among the hip Somms. First it was "n...
by TomHill
June 14th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Yup...

I actually had a bottle of '04 Carlisle Mondeuse Noir that I drank in 2017. I enjoyed the bottle but it is something you rarely see. Yup....that was a year that Mike was able to make a barrel of Mondeuse off of TwoAcres. I thought it spoke more of Mike's winemaking and only quietly of Mondeuse vari...
by TomHill
June 13th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two With Ryan...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 370

TN: Two With Ryan...(short/boring)

Tried these two w/ Ryan last week up in Atchison: 1. Strohmeier Rot#6 Trauben,Liebe und Zeit (25% Blauer Wildbacher/75% Zweigelt; 12.0%; www.JennyAndFrancois.com; a MonikaCaha Slctn) WestSteirmark/Austria NV : Very dark color; slightly funky that clears strong boysenberry/blackberry/Zweigelt some ea...
by TomHill
June 12th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GrapeCollective: Rotgipfler & Zierfandler
Replies: 0
Views: 152

GrapeCollective: Rotgipfler & Zierfandler

A very interesting article in GrapeCollective, as linked by WineTerroirist: Rotgipfler/Zierfandler on the resurging interest in the ThermenRegion in Rotgipfler & Zierfandler. It focuses on the Stadlmann family, one of the best producers in the region. When I was first getting interested in Austrian ...
by TomHill
June 12th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 942

750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse

Interesting article in 750Daily, as linked by WineTerroirist, that Mondeuse is becoming the next big thing with all the hip somms (at least for this week): 750Daily:Mondeuse It, of course, credits Carole & Steve for planting Mondeuse on MtVeeder and leading the revival in Calif, as credited by Jaimi...
by TomHill
June 10th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

When Tom Hill comes to town...There goes the neighborhood!!

Ryan, Your TN’s are pretty consistent with my take on the wines. Will post two of mine when I get home. It was a great outing for me. Visited Ryan’s observatory and talked astronomy for almost two hrs. Gotta say I learned quite a lot about modern astronomy. Amazing what a small observatory can accom...
by TomHill
June 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Byrrh..

Wow, off the beaten path indeed! I have no clue what the last two are, particularly the 'Byrrh' - how did you even FIND this stuff? Todd, The Byrrh is an aromatized wine made in the Catalan region of France. Alcoholic and fairly sweet. Flavored with Quinine and aromatic mountain herbs. Not nearly a...
by TomHill
June 10th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Yup...

I hope he did not show your kids his codpiece. They would need intensive psychiatric intervention. My first sight of Tom was at a Templeton B&B at HdR 2001 and he was playing basketball with the host's son whom I want to recall as "Connor" or "Spencer" but I am sure I am wrong. Tom was wearing shor...
by TomHill
June 9th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Yup..

Robert M yers wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 7:09 am
I don’t think they are collectible really, except as curiosities. If you had a yard sale or something you might get a few bucks for the interesting ones is what I’d guess. I doubt the WS hold any value.
Yup...even last weeks new WS holds no value!!
Tom
by TomHill
June 3rd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Four New DryCreekVnyds Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 421

TN: Four New DryCreekVnyds Wines...(short/boring)

Tried these new releases from DCV over the weekend: !. DryCreekVnyds SauvBlanc DryCreekVlly (14.1%; Hrvstd: 8/31-9/25; Frmtd: 84% SS/16% brls; SaH: 23.7 Brix; TA: 0.66%) 2018 : Med.light gold color w/ tiny bubbles; fairly strong SB/melony/herbal light pencilly/oak rather fragrant nose; fairly tart/t...
by TomHill
June 3rd, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: St.Clair Kiva Special Reserve NM NV...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 268

TN: St.Clair Kiva Special Reserve NM NV...(short/boring)

Tried this new wine last night: 1. St.Clair Kiva Special Reserve NM Dessert Wine (19%; RS: 16.4%; TA: 4.3%; pH: 3.65; Matured in Fr.oak under the NM sun; Grape Wine w/ Natural Flavor & Caramel color) Deming/NM NV : Med.dark/amber color; very strong grapey/passito/oloroso-like some complex rather alc...
by TomHill
June 2nd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: W&S: DavidDarlington on the Teldeschis
Replies: 1
Views: 502

W&S: DavidDarlington on the Teldeschis

David, one of the best wine writers around, has a terrific artcle in the latest Wines&Spirits magazine, untangling the complicated Teldeschi family and giving a lot of historical background. Cleared up a lot of the confusion on this family in my mind. Unfortunately, not yet on their W&S WebPage, so ...
by TomHill
May 28th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Jaffurs & Bourgueil at DinDin...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Yup...

Tom, Great notes on that Roussanne - and you and I both know that time does wonders for that variety. I find most young roussannes to be a bit 'quiet' until day 2 or 3 - and simply not showing the texture the variety possesses. Did you save any for Day 2? Curious to see how it develops . . . Cheers...
by TomHill
May 28th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Jaffurs & Bourgueil at DinDin...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Yup...

Tom, Great notes on that Roussanne - and you and I both know that time does wonders for that variety. I find most young roussannes to be a bit 'quiet' until day 2 or 3 - and simply not showing the texture the variety possesses. Did you save any for Day 2? Curious to see how it develops . . . Cheers...
by TomHill
May 28th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Yeah...

Great to see Black Mesa called out. Jerry and I spent a lot of time together at the same little Willamette Valley winery when I was in college. He officiated our marriage before moving down to New Mexico. We paid him in wine :). Lots of good memories evoked with this boring post. Cheers, fred Yeah,...
by TomHill
May 28th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Jaffurs & Bourgueil at DinDin...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 426

TN: A Jaffurs & Bourgueil at DinDin...(short/boring)

Had these two a dinner last night: 1. Jaffurs Roussanne StolpmanVnyd/BallardCnyn (13.5%; www.JaffursWine.com) 2017 : Med.dark gold color; very strong beautiful floral/honeysuckle/honeyed/Rouss almost Viog-like/spicy very light toasty/Fr.oak/nutmeg quite fragrant nose; lightly tart/tangy rather spicy...
by TomHill
May 27th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Thanks..

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!! This is from the Carlisle website: " 2016 Sonoma County 'The Derivative' White Wine "60% Russian River Valley Muscadelle, Colombard, and Palomino, Mancini Ranch 21% Sonoma Valley Semillon, Rossi Ranch 19% Sonoma Valley Muscadelle, Pagani Ranch" Thanks, Drew. Did...
by TomHill
May 27th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 206

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

Had these w/ Susan over the weekend: 1. Carlisle The Derivative f'(x) SonomaCnty WW (13.8%; 40% Muscadelle/38% Colombard/21% Semillon/1% Palomino; 150 cs) 2016 : Med.yellow color; very fragrant floral/pineapple/spicy bit Semillon/figgy slight graham cracker lovely perfumed nose; lightly tart/tangy f...
by TomHill
May 27th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Forlorn-Hope Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 295

TN: Two Forlorn-Hope Reds...(short/boring)

Dipping into my last F-H order, I tried: 1. Forlorn-Hope O.D.B. Trousseau Noir RorickVnyd/CalaverasCnty (107 cs; 10.72%; "Old Dirty Bastardo") 2017 : Very light red/dark rose color; strong very fragrant rose petal/floral bit smokey/smoked hot dog bit pencilly/oak quite earthy/dusty/loamy slight game...
by TomHill
May 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: MarthaStoumen Nero d'Avola '17....(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 246

TN: MarthaStoumen Nero d'Avola '17....(short/boring)

Tried the last of my new MarthStoumen wines: 1. Martha Stoumen Nero d'Avola MendoCnty (13%; www.MarthaStoumen.com) Napa 2017 : Dark color; strong earthy/bit loamy some grapey/Nero/plummy/black cherry/black cherry cola/bit licorice light pencilly/oak bit rustic quite interesting nose; bit soft slight...
by TomHill
May 27th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

OhOh...

Buzz, My 15 was about 12.0%. My 16, my current release, is listed on the label at 11.5% but is actually 10.8% (just didn't think anyone would believe me if I put that on the label!!!). That said, since it's 100% whole cluster, it is definitely not thin - such a fun wine to expose folks to (along wi...
by TomHill
May 27th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater

Some big changes afoot in the NM wine scene. No....my posts are not agonna come short/interesting or long/interesting. They'll always be boring. Goes w/ the poster. NoisyWater Wnry, based in Ruidoso, NM (up in the Eastern Mtns of NM) has recently purchased the Gruet vnyds over in the high-desert of ...

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