The nose smells like blackberries crushed over the crisp, smoky end of a good prime rib, with a bit of soy sauce in the background. Smokiness comes out on the palate, under juicy blackberries and crisp beef fat. Black pepper and soy show on the mid-palate. This has good minerality
New in the US this year, Lanson’s brut rosé is an elegant example of a champagne that more than fulfills its promise. Pale salmon in color, with very small bubbles. The barest hint of rose-petals with light yeast on the nose. A bone dry, beautifully balanced wine. Some raspberry, and
The wine is a very pretty bright light yellow with a steady stream of tiny bubbles. Pears, yeast, and a touch of smoke are on the nose. Smoke is stronger on the palate, underlying deeper fruits, a blend of baked apples and fresh apples, fresh baked bread and a touch
Rich tobacco leaf and dust pair with blue fruit on the nose. Blue fruits, elderberry and blueberry, lead the attack as well, joined by tobacco on the mid-palate. This has terrific structure, with firm tannins and acids to match. This has great cellar potential, but if you can't wait, pair
The nose shows raspberry and elderberry, with hints of raspberry licorice and coffee. It has a beautifully velvety mouth feel, with pillow-soft tannins. Mulberry and black cherry lead, with mocha making a clear appearance on the mid-palate. This is silky-smooth and ready to drink now. Pair with New York strip.
The nose hints of Rhone, rather than Oz, with aromas of grilled meat and olives complementing blackberries dusted with graphite. On the palate, blackberries, the smoky charred end of prime rib, olives, pepper, and the tiniest hint of vanilla all show on a multi-layered palate that adds high-toned tart red
This wine is fermented in stainless steel, then aged in neutral French oak for four months. The nose offers a grassy aromas under fresh fruits, grapefruits with sweeter tropical notes. The palate is softer and more tropical than the nose, with tangelos and hints of mango, along with Ruby Red
The nose is very deep, rich with figs and espresso, with a background of cedar. The nose was only a hint of the depth of the palate. It opens with blackberries and black pepper, then opens broadly to add licorice, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and sweeter blueberry. The wine is well-structured,