Day: September 20, 2018

  • La Frenz Syrah, Rockyfeller Vineyard, 2016

    We found the same pronounced acid as the Cl 21B Riesling, but palatable and welcome.   First sip is grape Kool Aid drink crystals.  It really is that strong.  Then a not too wholesome hit of uber alcoholic cherry and plum with the requisite oak.  Despite the 14.9% we loved the jammy fullness and mouth […]

  • La Frenz Naramata Bench Riesling Clone 21B, 2017

    We tried.  Nope.   Acid.  Just too much acid.  At least there’s therapeutic benefit to apple cider vinegar.  This wasn’t food friendly with hard cheese, braised pork or just as a late summer sipper.   The vineyard blurb boasts lavender, thyme, peach.  We got nothing.  Citrus and minerality. And enough acid to burn a hole […]