Chef, surrealist troublemaker, scribe in New Orleans-- land of dreamy dreams!
Superb oddball grown along the northernmost reaches of the Tuscan coast. Opens with bright acidity like wild raspberries & bing cherries, but as this Vermentino Nero catches air, plums, a kiss of figs, and savory herbs emerge with very fine & mellow tannins. Worth hunting down! — 3 years ago
The taste of those funny-looking, gnarled cider apples from old orchards might strike some as funky, but not as much as Basque cider to my palate. To me this is pretty, even delicate, and much more terroir based than most ciders out there. Can't wait to conjure cocktails with Quebrada! — 4 years ago
Crisp, with that telltale marzipan & pear flavor profile without being at all sweet! Easy like Sunday night.... — 3 years ago
Vibrating between black raspberry & a favorite leather jacket, this brings a smooth lingering taste of unassuming greatness. Built to last and to give immediate pleasure like a great song, Luis Pato wines are that rare thing: affordable, dependable, and thrillingly delicious every time! — 3 years ago
A beautiful outlier in Cali Chardonnay, coastal cool climate fruit meets Hungarian oak barrels, which impart a warm masala of spices. If I imagine Meursault made at the edge of the world,... that's where Poseidon is heading.... — 4 years ago
Sharing a sentimental favorita with my babe on Xmas Eve, 2016. The musky perfume of Carignan old vines intermingle with the violets, thorns, and garrigue of Grenache-- all of it grown on a limestone cliff that clings to the old pagan culture of the Cathars. Wishing everyone such timeless succor of family & vino! — 3 years ago