They have received more 94-99 point scores from Robert Parker than other winemaker in the world. They have also had five 99 point scores in the last ten years. Quality and consistency with these fabulous wines.
Now for the coolest part that goes against everything we have been told. Let’s do the SHAKE!! They add nitrogen gas in each bottle to protect their wines. The shake releases the nitrogen gas and the flavor profiles pops out to its full size. Using nitrogen means less sulphites and some people have fewer reactions.
So, come on join us and let’s do the shake or some call it the wine dance. 🙂
First pour out half a glass, put the cap (screw top) back on and shake vigorously, open and you will see bubbles at the top of the bottle. By opening you let out the nitrogen, then you put the cap back on shake again then serve. What fun, and talk about a great conversation piece.
As we poured into our stems, the aroma was intoxicating. This was a huge fruit bomb , mid palate had ripe sweet fruit such as plums, blueberries, full body Shiraz. Chewy tannins, high acidity, which means it pairs well with many beef dishes and sharper cheese.
The funny thing was how inky this wine was. As we sat at my dining room table after dinner finishing up this great bottle, my friend was talking to me and her lips and teeth were colored a dark purple. Her teeth were coated, ha ha I did not realize my lips and teeth were the same until I went to brush my teeth before bed. We really enjoyed this great bottle with churrasco steak. My only comment is if you order this at a restaurant take crest whitestrips, you may need them.
Robert Parker 92 point rating My rating *** Price $45-$50