New from Thomas Brown Brand new release from winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown and the owners of Outpost Winery's small-production label. Limited. 94 Points Robert Parker: "The massive 2015 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard shows great fruit, soft tannins and plenty of blackberry, incense and white flowers. It should drink well for at least 20-25 years...This beautiful, new winery on the Silverado Trail just north of Meadowood Resort is owned by Frank and Kathy Dotzler, Mark Pulido and Donna Walker and Thomas Rivers Brown – a who’s who of Napa Valley for sure." 94 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2015 Petite Syrah Palisades Vineyard is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Inky blue and purplish fruit, graphite, smoke, crème de cassis and lavender develop beautifully in the glass. Rich, deep and intense, the 2015 exudes richness, while capturing all the pedigree that has made Palisades such a highly regarded site for Petite." Mending Wall is the product of three families and the thing that brought us together, our love of wine. Here, there are no rules. No expectations. Just the freedom to follow that friendship, to let it unfold and take us new directions. The name Mending Wall comes from the Robert Frost poem about two neighbors who meet once a year to restore the boundary that separates them, the boundary that brings them together. Our winemaking philosophy follows a similar path. Mending Wall is about coming together to explore and question the established boundaries in winemaking. Here, we’re free to experiment and play. No longer constrained by space, time or rules about what should and what should not go into a bottle.
Jason and Jennie
Jennie gives it 92-93. I’m at 94. I do agree with her that it could use more acid.
Jennie gives it 92-93. I’m at 94. I do agree with her that it could use more acid.9.4