Clear, very deep plum-red. Rich nose of cassis, raisins and sweet vanilla. Unmistakably Californian, packed with plum and blackberry flavours and everything in balance except perhaps for the high (14.6%) alcohol. Cries out for a juicy grilled burger or a rib steak. Will improve for a couple more years.
Clear, very deep plum-red. Medium-intensity nose featuring rich black cherry, tobacco and caramel aromas. Full-bodied, tasting of cherries, plums and cranberries, and in good balance but for the slightly high tannins. Ready to drink.
From a steep, southwest facing slope high above the lake. Up front green apple and stony notes before a luscious, mouth filling palate with vibrant lime and citrus wrapped in bright acidity underpinned by a mineral streak with a lingering end.
A warm-year Chablis, straw-coloured with a bouquet of apple, apple blossom and minerals touched by oak and already developing a barnyard note. Medium- to full-bodied, full on the palate with a firm finish.
Opens with refined floral and lemon citrus scents, shifting to characteristic Burgundian green apple as well as citrus notes on the palate. Finishes with chalky mineral and crisply balanced acidity. Simple elegance and reliable consistency from Drouhin.
Very tasty IPA with aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit and pine with a big, balanced hoppy bitterness. Flavours of grapefruit, pine and citrus and a great, long, smooth hoppy finish.
Clear, very deep garnet. Mature nose of raisins, instant coffee and a bit of leather. On the palate, it is nicely balanced except for somewhat high alcohol. The black-cherry fruit is a bit green-tasting, likely due to the difficult vintage. A good background accompaniment to grilled venison and cranberry sausages. Drink up.