Reviews for November 6th, 2015

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $16.85/12 ounces

Delicate, sweet; subtly but engagingly intricate. Lavender, almond blossom, lemon zest, apple are rounded by dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Floral-toned, buoyantly lyric acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor (lavender, chocolate) fades in the short finish but recovers in the long.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $17.00/12 ounces

Delicately bright, exhilarating. Candied lemon, vanilla, pear, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Gentle, lively acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Lemon and crisp chocolate carry into a sweet, lightly flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

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Sweet, delicately bright. Orange blossom, apple, turbinado sugar, walnut, a hint of tangerine in aroma and cup. Lively, gently bright acidity; smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated, but richly drying, and bittersweet in the finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Richly fruity and cidery. Baker’s chocolate, apple cider, wisteria-like flowers, a brightening hint of grapefruit in aroma and cup. Resonant, roundly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $11.75/12 ounces

Quietly rich, savory-sweet. Blood orange, sandalwood, lily-like flowers, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly and roundly tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a gently bittersweet finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $12.95/12 ounces

Deeply rich, subtly sweet. Baker’s chocolate, lily-like flowers, almond, stone fruit, a hint of orange zest in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a drying finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $16.50/12 ounces

Savory-sweet, softly pungent, subtle. Hazelnut, lime zest, fir, a hint of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk yet juicy acidity; silky mouthfeel. Lime zest and fir in particular carry into a quiet though rich finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $14.15/12 ounces

Spicy and nutty with floral undertones. Cedar, turbinado sugar, hazelnut, myrrh, gardenia in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Gently drying, cedar-toned finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $16.00/16 ounces

Crisply and deeply pungent. Black cherry, cedar, licorice, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Dry, crisply roasty acidity; plump though slightly roughish mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates though persists in a dry finish.

Review Date: Nov 2015

Price: $12.99/12 ounces

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Deeply sweet, savory-edged, perfumy. Cocoa powder, rose-like flowers, almond, a hint of brie cheese in aroma and cup. Roast-rounded acidity; plush though very slightly roughish mouthfeel. The cocoa note in particular persists in a savory-sweet finish.