The wine related ramblings of a guitar slinging hard rocking music tragic wine entrepreneur with a thirst for adventure and a passion for travel!

Monday 22nd October 2018…

Whats blasting through the speakers at the moment: “Mmmm, Seether! South Africa’s biggest international rock music export. Love these guys, music to get you pumped and moving faster. I find a solid tempo helps churn through the workload”

Today’s Status: “Knackered! Ran the hugely successful Thinkers & Drinkers event on Friday night in the city, so today is clean up, pack up and admin heavy”

Highlights for today: “Well, i have a car full of wine that i wasn’t going to throw out after the event – bottles with half a glass etc. About to write up some notes to share with everyone as its not every day… in fact scrap that – these wines are ultra rare and never make it into the domestic market, what an opportunity!

Lets get into it!


Review #1 – Ravenswood Single Vineyard Teldeschi Zinfandel 2015 – Dry Creek Valley, USA

Christopher Waters (Canadian Judge) described this wine as being in a “Juicy port style”

Balance Good balance
Intensity Good intensity – dark fruits, dense, vanilla
Length Lingers nicely.
Complexity Layers of flavour, lots happening in this wine
Comments Its big. At 15.1%, this needs a chunk of meat on a BBQ. Rich and robust, and very pleasing indeed.


Review #2 – Ravenswood Single Vineyard Old Hill Zinfandel 2015 – Sonoma Valley, USA

Christopher Waters (Canadian Judge) described this wine as “Juicy. Generous. Roasted and rustic. Earthy”

Balance Well balanced
Intensity Great intensity – dark fruits, cedar, dark chocolate.
Length Like a bell…. keeps going!
Complexity Brooding & layered. Lots of complex flavours from both the vineyard and the winemaking.
Comments This is next level. Rich palate with fine tannins – It is hiding many of its charms, but juicy and full of charms that will no doubt reveal themselves with time. Delicious.

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