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Smells like lime peel, flint, chalk. Palate is mineral, saline, acidic. Some might call this wine “racy.” I call it “the perfect food wine. — 8 days ago
This was a wine I won in an online auction. Lots of tertiary notes. Dead leaves and wet soil; mushrooms; pencil shavings. The palate displays some dark fruit and still quite noticeable tannins. I wouldn’t hold on to this wine any longer. — 3 months ago
This was a Christmas wine from Raina a few years back. Just everything you want from Riesling. Extremely aromatic and flavorful. Searing acidity and pronounced minerality. Reductive and very dry, but so acidic it’s hard to tell if there was any RS. It might be 11 years old, but this wine is a baby. It drinks beautifully now, and probably will continue to for a long, long time. — 4 months ago
So very interesting. The color is like honey, so it almost looks more like rosé. The nose is like a cross between Riesling and sherry. Mouth is creamy, but still with an acidic bite on the end. Dry, but rich. I’ve never had white Rioja, but it obviously shares longevity with its red cousin, because even at 16 years old this wine feels like a baby. — a month ago
I came around on this wine. The issue is approach. I was expecting it to be a Burgundian expression of Chardonnay, but this is definitely more akin to a natural or orange wine (displays both Brett and VA.) Treat it as if it were red; decant it and let it warm to about room temp. Drink it with strong, funky cheese. Close your eyes when you smell it; the aroma is almost like Barbera or a comparable acidic, funky Italian red. This wine is good, but you 100% have to be ready for wine that is not at all like typical French Chardonnay. — 4 months ago
Picked this bottle up when we visited Evening Land last summer. Kind of a relic now since EL doesn’t even make wine in France anymore. It’s too bad, though because this is delicious. Bright and crisp with a lingering creaminess. Definitely more elegant and restrained. — 7 months ago