Best Martha to date. Her wines get interesting at this level, beyond Post Flirtation. Here she channels Sicily and projects Cali through two grapes she adores - Nero D’Avola and Zin.Dark brew of juicy fruits and toasted spice. Plums, Driscoll’s blackberries, ripe raspberries. Cinnamon and cardamom. — 2 days ago
Bianco Antico sees a ridiculous 180 days on the skins of Malvasia di Candia Aromatica (different from plain Malvasia). It’s a grippy fully hopped juicy East Coast IPA. Copper tone. Bitter citrus and green tea and grapefruit.
Must love orange wine. Must love bitter dry. — 4 days ago
A million micro-organisms socializing in your glass. Life thrives in the absence of S02. You feel the chatter - naval orange, clementine, white flowers, dill, basil.Like Mandarin Orange Arizona Green Tea - with Ginseng and Jasmine - and a soul. — 8 days ago
Hits on everything. The fruits, the woods, the meats. It’s what you get when you pair a great California winemaker with his best grape.
Hardy Wallace makes beautiful things happen with Mourvèdre.
Murky, fresh pressed wild blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. Salty thick cut beef jerky. Coffee, cocoa, rosemary stems.
Plush and classically balanced like a real-life checkbook. — 6 days ago
Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young. Name of an old tune and a pretty little Hill Country pet nat of Touriga Nacional with a swinging stopper cap.
The heady beery foam is in no hurry - sticks around for a minute.
Spiced orange coriander Christmas ale. Peaches and soft pink cantaloupe. — 8 days ago