Sommelier at Mastros Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, CA.
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Dry furmint hand delivered from Mad, Tokaj, Hungary. A simple, flavorful white wine. Baked pear, nutmeg, short fruity finish. Foccacia, olive oil, balsamic vinegar is a great pairing. Simple and enjoyable. — 10 days ago
Was everything I expected and then some... Expected the elegance, the graphite, the earthiness, the black fruits, the finish (oh, the finish). But did not expect the 21 year old wine to still be so tight right out of the bottle. A 1 hour decanting improved this wine tremendously. Drank May 2016. — 5 months ago
This is the third release of Tendu white wine and the blend is once again based on Vermentino from the weathered, pink gravelly alluvium, very low fertility soils (Corning Series) called the Windmill Vineyard. The vineyard is located outside of Woodland in Yolo County (Dunnigan Hills AVA). It is of moderate elevation and it gets quite warm during the day. 2014 was an early, warmharvest marked by a very dry Winter and Spring. Tendu had to look outside their vineyard this year to find the acidity that they crave. Through a friend they found some racy French Colombard in Suisun Valley and Steve blended in a little lean and mean Chardonnay from the Linda Vista vineyard.
Blend: 69% Vermentino, 27% French Colombard, 4% Chardonnay — 5 months ago
Brought in by one of my favorite guests at Mastros Steakhouse Beverly Hills.
Surprisingly intense fruit aromatics on this 41 year old wine. On the palate, the fruit was muted. Black cherry, plum, lots of plum. Delicious — 3 months ago
wow. Where is my beef? So many secondary flavors in this wine, and they continued to evolve throughout the finish. Restrained at times, this wine was not dominated by just one character. Graphite, blackberries, leather, spice rack, medium plus acid and tannins still. — 7 months ago