Took the wine out of the fridge and let it rest back at room temp for about an hour. Poured a glass with dinner. Consistent taste but more mellowed out now. Definitely recommended, especially at this price point.
After nearly 30 winewoots (including the 2004 Pomatia which I enjoyed), I got my first golden ticket. Thanks for the opportunity WineDavid.
Please go easy, I’m a virgin rat.
Color: Deep Dark Ruby
Nose: Musty decaying fruit with moderate alcohol (yes, tasting at room temperature without decanting).
Despite having just shipped, without decanting, and served at room temperature: pretty smooth straight from the bottle. Not as smooth as a long cellared or well decanted wine but quite nice under the circumstances. My wife’s first reaction was “glorious”. It’s medium bodied with subtle, not weak or thin, flavors: Dusty / dry cherry with nice earthy finish.
There is a bit of heat but I think that this is a great value. It’s a nice drinkable wine now that feels like it could be really spectacular after a few years in the cellar (or even a couple of weeks in the cellar and an hour decant).
I am a local and have tried their wines many times. They make consistently good wines that offer a nice “snapshot” of the grapes from the local AVA’s.
The photo shows bottles “2005”. Is the purchase for 2005 or 2007?
Sorry, for the stupid question! I see that the year is “2005”!!! Just woke up!
Happy Independence Day!!!
Is she still singing?? (sorry, couldn’t resist).
Happy 4th of July everyone !
Edit: no clue needed.
Don’t get Mad!
So, can we get a clue?
You know those crazy friends everyone has?
From what I’ve heard, this winery has made quite the splash before (if they are the one launching tonight).
Yep. Saved this Green Mountain Boy some serious coin this week. I might try to pick up a bottle locally to be able to do a 3-vintage Helix vertical.
Old age seems to be hitting WD pretty hard these days. He posted the clue in the Pub …
WD is the medium providing the clue. So Wine + David = Michael David Winery. Or another google result was Mark David Winery.