Pinot, Gamay, natural wine lover. Bay Area ex-pat living in Pinot paradise (i.e. the Williamette Valley).
Light and lush yet grounded in sour minerals. A savory summer wine that can go bright when chilled or more earthy when left alone. So unique and versatile. — 23 days ago
Quince and pear on the nose. This one seems to bloom and wither like a gardenia flower turned to chalk. Highly dry, mineral mouth taste. Very interesting! — a year ago
Martinelli’s on the nose, a Bellini masquerading as wine. For a fun time. — a year ago
Pretty meh, drinkable. On a hot day, was enjoyable texture-wise--light bodied, low tanins, spice not too overpowering. Points for its unripened, sour fruit flavor. Def not a dreaded fruit bomb. — 2 years ago
Bright, elegant Pinot that’s got that thing that I crave in all Pinots—a slight hint of mushroom and sourdough starter, and an unfussy light body. It’s a beaut. — a year ago
Nothing on the nose, pretty meh table wine. Not offensive, but not memorable. A bit too sweet for me, but tasted a bit more subdued on the second day. — a year ago
Snagged this one after the wine buyer at my local shop said it had an odd “barnyard funk.” And it does, in the best way. I was excited by the herbaceous nose, and very happy with the wet clay and wood taste. There’s a complexity with slight yeast notes, and a nice balance of medium tannins. I drank it on the third day after opening and loved the additional prune and dried fruit notes that I got. I imagine this would age well. — a month ago