Sommelier. Scribe (Hip Tastes, Viking Studio). PR for Fetzer Vineyards. Past producer, HIP TASTES Red. Hair lover. Thirsty.
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? 🔝 — 4 years 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 🌲 — 5 years 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. — 4 years 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 💋 — 5 years ago