On the Nose: Raspberry, cranberry, & rhubarb laced with nutmeg and exotic spice with hints of vanilla oak.
On the Palate: Rich raspberry fruit with bright acidity dances with cranberry, rhubarb and exotic spice. The big sexy mouthfeel is accented with grippy tannins that weave through the surprising massive structure. Generous red and black fruit run long on the palate and trail into a dried herb and subtle vanilla oak finish. "Like getting spanked with a velvet glove."
Right about now Soul Brother, the 2011 Peasant is all about the funk! Funk to me is the tragic Hero, the twist in the plot, the dark and brooding corner you are scared of. It’s what makes life interesting….from the pungent smell of French Cheese in all its stinky glory to the complex gaminess of Lamb. If this turns you on then the 2011 Peasant is the soundtrack to your life.
The nose is so dense it has a velvet texture. Boysenberry and blueberry laced with hints of lavender and rosemary, trailing into a savory crème brûlée. Drooling…. I want steak.
On the palate, rich red fruit married with deep blueberry. Silky tannins build around the fruit seemingly forever. Long in its story, finishes with grace and eloquence.
On the Nose: Bright violet and lavender with black stone fruit and spice.
On the Palate: Black and red stone fruit turning bright with a hint of provincal herb, black cherry and laced with peper and spice. Lively acid keeps the fruit bright and right up front with firm structure and mouthfeel dancing across the mid-palate. The flavors linger into a slow silky oak finish… it makes me think of lingerie.
On the nose: Dark chocolate, beautiful dark berry fruit with a hint of game. Comingle with blackberry, winter spices and vanilla.
On the palate: Chocolate, cherry, rhubarb, spice. A big curvy mouthfeel that trails into forever crème brulee.
On the Nose: Bosenberry, elderberry with hints of hatch chile, white pepper, wet slate and stoney mineral.
On the Palate: Big black fruit. Blueberry, boysenberry and currant laced with wet stone and mineral. Long in the mouth as the tannins present themselves dressed in velvet and dancing with hints of mocha that finish with spiced oak and dark chocolate. Picture the King is in court and having a slavish ball full of the most interesting and elegantly dressed people …. Ah yes, Slayer is playing!