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Tasted blind, we thought it was Puligny - and yet it came from right here in California. Could Santa Barbara be our greatest home for Chardonnay? Chalky and tactile, it tastes of yellow apple skin, cereal grains and sweat without ever losing salt of its salty oceanic edge. — 2 days ago
I don’t get to taste aged dry Portuguese wines all too often, and this bottle makes me believe that’s a shame. Soft red currant flavors meet a more savory patina in this nearly three decade old Baga. Game, rose, smoke, and cherry. — 17 days ago
It’s always a pleasure to explore a new Champagne house, and this was no exception. This bottle carries all the dynamism and precision that you desire in a Blanc de Blancs, without feeling unapproachable. Chalk and chiseled ice meet green apple froth and Chantilly cream. — 2 days ago
Rusted and medicinal, this Croatian wine offers so much savory intrigue. Pine sap, leather, blood, salt, and balsamic soaked herbs - the flavors find focus and precision on the lifted, driven finish. Thanks for your hospitality @Vinny Eng and for such an fascinating progression of wines! — 17 days ago
I’m not an art critic - but I’m tempted to give this wine some sort of label awards. The whimsy of the bottle aside, I’m not all too well versed in the Viogniers of Australia. This one maintains so much of its varietal character - dried honeycomb, white blossoms, apple skin - yet finds an entirely different rhythm. Restrained on the nose, yet boisterous on the palate, it eventually recedes into a textural experience - broad and tactile in its pollenous, chamomile flavors. — 17 days ago