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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), A wonderful visit to Tulocay!, Coombsville AVA, Napa Valley, California, USA // Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah

What a winery visit this was!  Fantastically engaging winemaker / owner (Bill Cadman), lovely, laid-back, completely off any beaten touristy wine path Coombsville vibe, fantastic scenery, cute as all get out wine doggy, a ceremonial plate of (oddly mostly Risky Business style) sunglasses left over from forgetful wine enthusiasts, and, most importantly…..wonderful wines at epic […]

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South Africa, Pinotage, Kaapzicht, Estate Wine, Stellenbosch, 2002

N/ Raw, red game meats. Pleasing, light banana aroma that dissipated over the first 45 minutes. Fat, ripe, plums.  Gentle, sweet oak. Light smoke and burlap. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Big, bold red and purple fruits, even after so many years in the bottle!  Long, but slightly chalky, finish. Note: I’m sure the recommendation from the maker that this […]

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