Reviews for March 6th, 2017

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Subtly lush, richly sweet-tart. Candied Meyer lemon zest, violet, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, fine musk in aroma and cup. Crisp, vibrant, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish leads with violet-like floral notes in the short, consolidating to sandalwood with a hint of sweet lemon zest in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Delicately sweet, deeply savory. Red currant, spicy tea rose, black sage, grapefruit zest, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-savory acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-toned, lively finish is driven by savory notes of red currant and black sage with hints of tea rose.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Delicate, crisply sweet-savory. Star jasmine, bergamot, roasted cacao nib, frankincense, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Richly tart, juicy acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is resonant with star jasmine and maple syrup notes in the short and hints of cocoa-toned bergamot in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $19.00/12 ounces

Boldly sweet-savory. Black cherry, cola nut, fine musk, dark chocolate, caramel in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart acidity; syrupy, slightly dry mouthfeel. The deeply and richly resonant finish is saturated with all the notes from the cup, plus a new and pleasantly surprising coconut note in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $15.99/12 ounces

Delicate, richly sweet. Plum, roasted cacao nib, butterscotch, wisteria, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively, attractive acidity; silky mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated, sweetly tart finish centers around fruit (plum) and floral (wisteria) tones in the short and cocoa-toned citrus in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $19.00/10 ounces

Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Ripe peach, cinnamon, macadamia nut, butterscotch, marjoram in aroma and cup. Fruit-toned, accessible acidity; svelte, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to sweetly spicy notes of peach and cinnamon, with suggestions of sweet, marjoram-like herb tones.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $18.00/16 ounces

Sweetly spicy, chocolate-toned. Black peppercorn, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron, cedar, molasses in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; lightly creamy mouthfeel. The richly drying, spice-toned finish consolidates to black peppercorn and baker’s chocolate.

Review Date: Mar 2017

Price: $12.75/12 ounces

Fruit-toned, roast-rounded. Brown sugar, cherry blossom, ripe blueberry, gently singed cedar, vanilla paste in aroma and cup. Delicate, balanced acidity; round, velvety mouthfeel. Notes of brown sugar, vanilla and blueberry carry the short finish, all of which fade with slow elegance into the long.