Gerry's kids

Gerry's kids

10 posts

  • Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 2 years ago Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Recommended
    Cherry, white chocolate, and moderate tannins come together in an unworldly, yet marvelous taste. But the true brilliance of the wine is in the nose. The aforementioned tasing notes are only exemplified; one could swirl and sniff for hours. By far the jewel of our Applegate collection.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Troon Vineyard 2008 2 years ago Cabernet Sauvignon Troon Vineyard 2008
    A wonderful offering from the Applegate Valley. Perhaps their strongest varietal, this wine starts with cherry on the nose, and ends the olfactory assault with hints of leather and tobacco. Illusory nods to a Cohiba retrieved from a thrift store cowboy boot, delivered in the best possible way. A big, somewhat typical cab in taste, this Troon is worth the price of admission.
  • Wooldridge Creek 2011 2 years ago Wooldridge Creek 2011 Recommended
    A strangely floral and tropical Gewurtz. Akin to the initial aroma one experiences after touching down at an equitorial airport. Notes of hibiscus and torch ginger on the nose, with a semi-sweet taste to finish. Applegate valley's finest winery has scored a hit with this one.
  • Devitt Precipice 2008 2 years ago Devitt Precipice 2008
    Purchased at the winery, from a somewhat cantakerous old gent. Smoky, interesting, and finishing with notes of...caramel. A fun yet weird blend, and quite indicative of the Applegate in terms of terror and style.
  • Cathedral Ridge Columbia Valley 2 years ago Cathedral Ridge Columbia Valley
    A funky, yet well balanced take on Pinot Noir. With the added varietals, some of the velvet magic is lost, but much richness is gained. A worthy experiment.
  • Canoe Ridge Dry Riesling 2 years ago Canoe Ridge Dry Riesling
    I mean, what does one expect from a Grocery Outlet Riesling? True to name, it's dry. At over 14% ABV, a little hottness is a given. But there's nary an ounce of flavor to back up the octane. It would make a great Risotto wine. And you could maybe enjoy a glass while making said dinner. But overall....meh.
  • Red Door Cellars Pinot Noir 2009 2 years ago Red Door Cellars Pinot Noir 2009
    From Dundee hills, an area known for producing wines with a distinct tinge of Jory soil. Not as flavorful or representative of the terroir, but a noble offering. Perhaps a trite watery and light on aroma, but recognizable as a Dundee hills pinot nonetheless. Acidic, with a note of lemon zest. For the price point, one would be advised to spend an extra six dollars and procure a 2006 pinot of much deeper character.
  • Edna Valley Syrah 2009 2 years ago Edna Valley Syrah 2009
    Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and light cigar. A rich but typical representative of the genre, worthy of a second look.
  • Stonehedge Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 2 years ago Stonehedge Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Recommended
    A nice budget offering, and was had for around eight dollars. Tannic, and rich with what appears to be American oak. Not a overpowering barrel taste, but definitely at the upper limits of my threshold. A fine bottle, and one that constitutes a great weekday wine.