To The So Called “Pretendians”

I was assisted in writing this post by a bottle of Wapisa Malbec 2017. A rich 95 Point, high-altitude Argentinian from Patagonia. Complex and flavorful. Inky and dry. Full body structure. Leading with ripe cherries, jasmine, black currants, and oak. A sustain of plums, apple, vanilla, and toast. Light tannins, moderate acidity. Closing with smoke,Continue reading “To The So Called “Pretendians””

The Juneteenth Standard

I was assisted in putting together this suggestion by a bottle of The Prisoner Wine Company – Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 – St. Helena California. Dark. Dry. Sharp structure. Moderate tannins and acidity. Leading in with cocoa, vanilla, and ripe blackberries. A sustain of plums, tobacco, and oak. Ending boldly with cherries, apples, and raspberries.Continue reading “The Juneteenth Standard”

Meleika Speaks On Evanston

I was assisted in this reposting by a bottle of Frisson – Falcon Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. Dry Creek Valley. Young but excellent vintage for this wine. Strong – bold structure. Dry. Moderate tannins and acidity. Leading in with notes of oak, toasty vanilla, and chocolate. Earthy sustain, with rich fruits. Ending in tobacco,Continue reading “Meleika Speaks On Evanston”

Reparations International?

I was assisted in the transcription and commentary of this article by a bottle of Chateau La Tour Carnet Haut-Medoc (Grand Cru Classe) 2018. Yes – this baby is $65.00. And worth every penny. This is a superfine Bordeaux Medoc blend. Solid and tight structure – crisp tannins, moderate acidity. Strong lead-in with notes ofContinue reading “Reparations International?”

Freedmen – Read Your Bibles Part One

I was assisted in this part one reposting and expansion by a bottle of Pine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. A blast of blackberries and plums on the front end. Long sustain on the palate. A middle of vanilla, expresso, and oak. Moderate tannins. Cherries and licorice on the back end. Bold but smoothContinue reading “Freedmen – Read Your Bibles Part One”

Freedmen – Read Your Bibles Part Two

I was assisted in this part two reposting and expansion by a bottle of Silverado Vineyards – Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. A Napa Valley killer that is on the top tier of California vintages. Smooth expresso on the front end. The middle pops with its strong and sustained blueberry, and cherry notes. A darkContinue reading “Freedmen – Read Your Bibles Part Two”

Freedmen – Read Your Bibles Part Three

I was assisted in this part three reposting and expansion by a bottle of Cade Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2017 – Napa Valley. And yes – this shit is $100.00 a hit. But!!! The value is commensurate with the cost. This baby leads in with rich notes of wood, vanilla, and chocolate. The middleContinue reading “Freedmen – Read Your Bibles Part Three”

An Open Letter To American Freedmen

I was assisted in the transcription and commentary of this open letter by a solid bottle of Cooper & Thief Red Blend (Aged in Bourbon Barrels) 2019 – Lodi California. A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petit Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Leading in with spiced vanilla, caramel, and bourbon. Inky and rich. A sustain ofContinue reading “An Open Letter To American Freedmen”