Deep, intense, sweet-savory, utterly coherent. Intense lavender, black currant, mandarin orange, sandalwood, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweet, tart, savory-bottomed structure with intense, balanced acidity; big, mouth-filling body. The flavor-saturated finish carries over every nuance from the cup.
By Kim Westerman
May 11th, 2020
Very sweet, high-toned, richly floral. Star jasmine, lemon verbena, pineapple, cocoa nib, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with juicy, levitating acidity; delicate but syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, long, floral-toned finish.
Paradoxically savory-deep and levitatingly bright. Passion fruit, myrrh, ginseng, wisteria, candycap mushroom in aroma and cup. Balanced sweet-tart-savory structure with lively, engaging acidity. Viscous, almost creamy mouthfeel. Very long, very flavor-saturated, harmonious finish.
Price: $19.00/12 ounces
Overarchingly sweet, richly savory. Nectarine, sandalwood, marzipan, spearmint, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with a tart, vibrant acidity; nectar-like mouthfeel. Rich-toned finish with marzipan notes lingering into the long.
Price: $30.00/8 ounces
Deeply rich, balanced, fruit- and floral-toned. Tea rose, pomelo, dark chocolate, pie cherry, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with round, fruit-toned acidity; rich, satiny mouthfeel. Tea rose, pie cherry and dark chocolate saturate the resonant finish.
Delicate, floral, richly spice-toned. Ginger blossom, cocoa nib, bergamot, molasses, a hint of cardamom in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with juicy, citrusy acidity; viscous, super-satiny mouthfeel. Finish leads with ginger blossom and bergamot with undertones of cardamom.
Price: $30.00/6 ounces
Sweetly fermenty, wine-toned. Lychee, dried raspberry, grappa, dark chocolate fudge, lily in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with crisp, citrusy acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of dried raspberry, grappa and dark chocolate.
Deeply fruit-toned, richly chocolaty. Candied papaya, black cherry, dark chocolate, honeysuckle, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with high-toned, fruity acidity; smooth, gently tannic mouthfeel. The finish centers on dark chocolate and black cherry.
Price: $45.95/8 ounces (currently on sale for $36.76)
Crisply fruit-centered, floral-toned. Mango, cocoa nib, lilac, honey, Meyer lemon in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with lush, elegant acidity; crisply viscous mouthfeel. Balanced, layered finish.
Crisply sweet-tart, floral. Dried apricot, freesia-like flowers, blood orange zest, cocoa nib, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with gentle, round acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. The sweet-toned finish leads with dried apricot and cocoa nib in the short , brown sugar in the long.
Rich-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, black cherry, gardenia, cedar, toffee in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Quiet, satisfying finish with notes of dark chocolate and gardenia.
Bold, rich, confident. Strawberry, magnolia, baking chocolate, fresh-cut fir, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with brisk acidity; saturating, satiating mouthfeel. A gentle decrescendo of all cup attributes carries into the pleasing finish.
Price: $18.00/12 ounces
Sweetly and richly earth-toned. Black currant, cocoa powder, fresh humus, malt, magnolia in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory structure with gentle, round acidity; very smooth, satiny mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers on cocoa and sweet earth notes.
Richly sweet-tart, earth-toned. Blood orange, pipe tobacco, roasted almond, rhododendron, baking chocolate in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with crisp, green-apple-like (malic) acidity; deep, velvety mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates to blood orange and pipe tobacco.
Crisply sweet, floral- and fruit-toned. Peach, narcissus, almond butter, nougat, cedar in aroma and cup. In structure sweetly and gently tart, with a balanced and roundly bright acidity. Satiny, lively mouthfeel. Peach and flowers linger in the finish.