le cigare volant : bonny doon : california : 2012
       
     
kanonkop : kadette (cape blend) : stellenbosch : 2015
       
     
bogle : petit sirah : california : 2015
       
     
bodegas : faustino vii : rioja : 2014
       
     
chateau de bel avenir : vielles vignes beaujolais-villages : beaujolais : 2016
       
     
château le puy : rose marie bordeaux rosé : bordeaux : 2016
       
     
le cigare volant : bonny doon : california : 2012
       
     
le cigare volant : bonny doon : california : 2012

acrylic on canvas : 16" x 20" : 2015-2018

like an old library filled with wisdom. absolutely perfect grenache/syrah/mourvédre/cinsault blend from rhône ranger randall grahm.

kanonkop : kadette (cape blend) : stellenbosch : 2015
       
     
kanonkop : kadette (cape blend) : stellenbosch : 2015

acrylic on canvas : 16" x 20" : 2012-2018

in-your-face riot of full red + black fruit, but nicely structured in an orderly way by the medium tannins. outstanding blend of pinotage, cabernet sauvignon and merlot from south africa.

bogle : petit sirah : california : 2015
       
     
bogle : petit sirah : california : 2015

acrylic on canvas : 16" x 20" : 2015-2017

plush deep inky dark fruit, like falling into sculptor anish kapoor’s light-stealing vantablack.

bodegas : faustino vii : rioja : 2014
       
     
bodegas : faustino vii : rioja : 2014

acrylic on canvas : 16" x 20" : 2015-2017

a rioja that’s 100% tempranillo, and thus somewhat gentler, being without garnacha. still full, rich, and complex, like a hermann hesse novel.

chateau de bel avenir : vielles vignes beaujolais-villages : beaujolais : 2016
       
     
chateau de bel avenir : vielles vignes beaujolais-villages : beaujolais : 2016

acrylic on canvas : 16" x 20" : 2012-2018

this wine changed my opinion of beaujolais from wimpy to worthwhile. fruit, fruit, and more fruit. possesses a gravitas in a way i can’t quite place.

château le puy : rose marie bordeaux rosé : bordeaux : 2016
       
     
château le puy : rose marie bordeaux rosé : bordeaux : 2016

acrylic on canvas : 16" x 20" : 2016-2018

great structure with an appealing earthy funk i’ve never before encountered in a rosé.