Ombibulous. Wine Manager at Schneider's of Capitol Hill, a third generation, family owned liquor store in Washington D.C.
As labelled, this is made from over 300 varieties. It offers a rich fruit aroma similar to the ripe/brambly nose of ruby port. The palate is slightly spirity, balanced with plenty of dense fruit. Interesting and tasty, if not yet very complex. — a month ago
This last bottle was the best of the lot. It combined plentiful mulberry-like fruit with a lightness and nearly playful texture. While I enjoy plenty of Beaujolais, I think I prefer this even lighter style of Gamay. — 2 months ago
Very good value but a bit unbalanced with higher alcohol. — 2 months ago
Pleasant and brambly. Also nicely drier than I expected from this winery, variety and appellation. — a month ago
Total production of just 100 cs. Very pale yellow. The nose is dominated by a cultured yeast aroma of banana skin and custardy white, tropical fruit. While tasty, it is quite simple and misses in the textural front with a hollow mid palate. — a month ago
Surprisingly dark for a red from northern Burgundy, with only purple/black color and an opaque core. Nose offers peppery, blackberry fruit and plenty of density. The palate is medium bodied, with medium plus acid and firm/fine long tannins.
This variety is said to have originated in the south of Europe, likely in the Roman empire and named for Caesar. — a month ago
Dense, youthful purple. This has plenty of life left and may have been opened too early. Aromas with air show a black cherry, bitter almond and cherry pit. The palate is equally tannic as nebbiolo but offers a fleshier texture, perhaps due to the anthocyanin content. Having been lucky enough to meet a scion of the winemaking family this week I understand that they expect that this wine will be able to age for at least a decade. — a month ago
Very dark and not the soft, friendly style Dolcetto is known for. Firm tannins appear early on the palate and persist. This is for heart charcuterie or braised red meat dishes. — a month ago
This seems like more of the style of Mediterranean/southern European whites I enjoy. It has a rich texture combined with crisp fruit notes and sufficient acid to keep things balanced. Lemon curd and wet stones. — 2 months ago
National Sales Grapes of Spain
Very pale yellow. Aromas bend toward wooly, dried peach and yellow/golden drupe fruits. Initial palate entry seems off dry and texture is rich/oily, acid is medium and balanced. — a month ago