Aromas of berries and dried herbs, new leather and vanilla with a hint of spice. Flavor is of blackberry preserves with a juicy mid-palate. Spicy white pepper, cherry, and plum finish with velvety tannins.
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Even before the URGENCY vineyard was planted, Clay Shannon’s instincts told him that the blend of volcanic soils would produce full, rich flavors and the long, warm summer days would ripen the grapes perfectly. This special piece of dirt creates wines that do not require long aging, the lush flavors show well upon their release.
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Delighted to be chosen to rat today’s offering! We received the mystery bottle on Monday and let it rest overnight. On Tuesday, we began feeling a strange sense of Urgency to break into the bottle so we ended up enjoying it as an afternoon treat on a warm, sunny deck.
This wine is a beautiful deep, dark red with good legs. On p&p, we were somewhat overwhelmed by prune and high (for me) tannins. To be honest, we were a little disappointed but decided to decant for an hour and try again. Glad we did. The prune essence mellowed out into a nice plum and sour cherry. The tannins also smoothed out to just the right level. There were no snack pairings involved, but we did try some dark chocolate and it really didn’t add anything to the experience. However, I personally paired my glass with a nice Muestra de Saka Exclusivo and was amazed at how well they complimented each other. In the end we were fairly pleased with this bottle and feel it’s a pretty good QPR at the case price. I’d be in for a case if the cellar wasn’t full and the wallet empty thanks to multiple spring club shipments.
@irenegade@smittypap nice! I just checked my humi and I have one of these left! It’s sitting next to my Roma Craft “the craft” (for lack of ability to remember the proper spelling of the full name haha)
So part of me feels guilty for getting a lab rat bottle and not being able to give the full type of account/summary you all love to read about.
But the greedy/selfish part of me just yells “yay, free bottle!”.
My wife and I had a chance to share a bottle of the Urgency earlier this week. I was a little concerned that the AVA only listed California and that goes to show what a wine snob I’ve become in my old age.
We popped the bottle on a Friday night. Upon opening it had a beautiful dark and inky color. Didn’t get much of anything on the nose but I primarily attribute that to the springtime allergies. We were a bit underwhelmed going straight at the bottle on a pop and pour. It was jammier than I like my wines but it wasn’t unpleasant. I think it would do well at group functions as a pop and pour. We knocked down about half the bottle and left the rest for the next day.
Day 2 and this was a completely different wine. Got a lot more of the complexities and minerality that I like. By the bottom of the bottle I was sad my glass was empty. I know this is marketed to drink now with “urgency” but I think some time in bottle could be beneficial here. This really was a lot more pleasant on the second day.
The case price is a bargain for this wine I think. Unfortunately, we’ve been on too much of a spending spree lately (including yet another case of Pedroncelli on the way) so we will politely be bowing out on this one. But I definitely can see the appeal to those excited about seeing this on the site. And if this pops up again in the future, and there’s room in the cellar, we might just be in at that time.