Sommelier. Scribe (Hip Tastes, Viking Studio). PR for Fetzer Vineyards. Past producer, HIP TASTES Red. Hair lover. Thirsty.
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And then God created the perfect wine. Its soul was part St. Aubin, part Albariño. Its body was svelte, with liquid curves and a frisson of feral charm. Pear and apple, hay and jicama. Rainwater and mineral, some juicy white peach and orange essence. A cool cheesy note. Style. One of those uncanny wines that works with lighter or heartier fare, charming all along the way. Let's just drink this one, shall we? 🔝 — a year ago
#Sangiacomo Vineyard | Sonoma Coast | 1.5 L | 4 barrels | 100% French oak | native ferment | un/fined/filtered
Opened by Mr. MacPhail at tree trimming. Have decided it tastes like Cloverdale in winter - sous-bois and brown spice, plum skin and cola, toast and orange peel.
Holding up nicely. Merry merry 🌲 — a year ago
@mikelucia has done it again, this time with barrel ferment in used Chard barrels then aged in stainless. Great ripeness and restraint (reconcile those as you will). Cliff notes: 12%, elegance, perfect for the table - or knocking back on any warm day on the horizon. — a year ago
Note: for v13 Brut ***
Champagne-lively bubbles, white peach cobbler character (topped with marzipan crust, natch), pear skin, pastry and beauty.
Classy Champagne-Method style aligns with prettiness of label (Art Nouveau awesome, *nice*). Lingering finish, mellow, fabulous and closing with biscuit notes and a soupçon of clementine. Serve with a smile 💋 — a year ago