Very dry, with apricot, hard mineral and citrus flavors, this Chard gets better as it breathes and warms up in the glass. It’s a bit quirky, but has terroir-inspired complexity and interest.
This Monterey Pinot is quite briary, with charcoal, hickory and toasted nut aromas. In the mouth, sour cherry and leather make it quite Burgundian in style. The acid level throughout is high, which makes the whole package a little tight and tart.
Delicato is going upscale with new brands, and this is one of them. From a proven source for Pinot, this single-vineyard wine is dry, elegant, and a fine exemplar of what the Highlands can do. Hitting all the right notes, all this wine needs is greater concentration or intensity.
The vineyard has yielded generally good, rewarding Pinots for this Riboli-owned brand. The ‘05 is in that vein, a light-bodied, silky wine showing good varietal character, with cola, spicy cherry and rhubarb flavors. Drink now.
Jammy best describes the raspberry nose. Medium in body, the oak is rather light. Plenty of berry fruit on a palate that drives forward, but then it loses its composure before showing very little on the finish.