Give it a minute and this bottle will reward you. It was big, jammy and unbalanced upon first swirl but evolved into a well balanced, big, bold, complex cabernet the only way Dave Phinney knows how to produce.
Excellent buy if you’re looking for that over the top Napa style cab.
I wasn’t even aware that Taiwan Coffee was a thing until recently when a friend brought back a bag of freshly roasted Taiwan grown and roasted beans. It’s flavor profile is definitely what one expects from a tropical location. The beans are lightly roasted than vacuum packed. We grinded them in a Gaggia burr grinder just before sampling them via Hario V60 pour-over. The beans yielded a fresh stone fruit component, but thin and clean mouth feel. The closest location I would compare it to is Costa Rican coffee.
I’m also told that this stuff is incredibly rare. So rare that it’s even difficult to find when one’s physically in Taiwan. If you do find it, it’s delicious stuff.
Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. | Eclipse 2013 - Four Roses
Every year I look forward to Fifty Fifty’s Eclipse series. I mean, it’s stout aged in bourbon barrels. How could one go wrong? Amazing stuff and stood up well to an afternoon of Deschutes Black Butte and Abyss tasting.
Kombucha is an interesting concept not so much further than wine and beer. Add chia seeds and it becomes this thick sweet sour mixture. This said, it’s relatively entertaining to drink. We’re split down the middle on this one. Half of us enjoys it just fine while the other half won’t touch it. Try at your own risk.