WSET III Certified actor/musician/lush. Brooklyn by way of Durango, CO.
A stunning expression of what Oregon can do with Chardonnay. Oaked but not oaky. Michael Lundeen’s minimalist approach is sexy and saline with lemon meringue and salty/chalky minerality. Truly reads like Chassagne Montrachet. Expressive and thought provoking. Very excited to try more Oregon Chard. — 15 days ago
Incredible depth and complexity in this Mencia. Needs air. Floral, stoney, and dark, ripe fruit on the nose. Black cherries and crushed raspberries are met with soft earth and a Beaujolais-esque granitic quality. Concentration and structure but with a restrained elegance. Beautiful wine. — 20 days ago
At the end of its life but still showed some incredible depth. The original notes of balsamic reduction and sweet pipe tobacco opened up to shine some light on the core of stewed strawberry and rhubarb. Almost completely secondary and tertiary at this point. Would’ve struggled to guess Pinot.
Went nicely with barley risotto. — 15 days ago
Great restraint here at 12.9% alcohol but with the definitive fruitiness of California. Really delicious and easy drinking. — 21 days ago
Tasted this blind. Seemed green to start with a heavy dose of vanilla. Initial thoughts were Argentina or Washington Cab Sauv blend. Found my way to Portugal and even Touriga Nacional. Big dark fruit, cassis and licorice with a strong oak presence and a fair amount of tannin. Gorgeous and with years ahead of it. — a month ago
Powerful, structured Syrah. Violets and meat on the extremely aromatic nose. The palate is sturdy but not overwhelming. Good tannic balance on top of the 15.1% alc and refreshing acidity. This is an indulgent wine with deep, inky, black fruits and plenty of smoky, meatiness. — 18 days ago
Tropical and coconut-y. Full bodied with ripe fruit but no oak or lees. Plenty of acid and minerality for richer fish dishes. — 18 days ago