Bon Vivant. Raconteur. South FLA Luxury REALTOR®, Sommelier. Wine consultant at ABCFWS.
Kalamata olives, dried black cherries, baker’s chocolate, rusted jalopy, black pretzel, tar, and dried violets. Energetic aromatically; evocative of a rustic stone house with a variegated garden of herbs, and perhaps straw roofing. Plum moves forward in a good way rounding out the basket. Powdered cherry and blood orange with the finest tannins seem to liquify into a delicious balancing act between fruit and earth and herbs. Ripe plum, dried red cherries, black cherry juice, black olives, blood orange over grilled meat, sassafras, sage, tarragon, black truffle, chicory and walnut. Not a traditional pairing with Californian lamb from sustainable vineyards in Lake County, but revalatory. #Barolo #nebbiololife #nebbiololover #nebbioli #cabutto #tenutalavolta #docg #piemonte #piedmont — 21 days ago
Two-tone antique gold atop and straw-golden toward the bottom. Ruby grapefruit and tangerine aromas with hints of honey and caramel-y lemon bread. Marmalade-hops.
Piney and zesty entry tamped by rye toast notes and orange pith. Touches of cocoa shell and light, white pepper. #dogfishhead #IPA #beerfriday #beer #dankbeer — 3 months ago
Brioche, biscuit, madeleines, poppy and marigold aromas. Racy lemon zest, lime and gooseberry, with a tangerine pith leading into the silky mousse and a decidedly chalky and dry, lemon pith, arrowroot and hazelnut finish. #haton #jeannöelhaton #bubblesalldamnday #champagne #champagneday #vintage #vintagechampagne — 4 months ago
A touch musty, with lemon and tangerine below. Lemon verbena, citrus pith pudding and dried limestone make this steely, coconut and charcoal dust sea wind take on interesting tastes. Like an ocean-soaked lime-in-brine over driftwood. Additional smells of lychee and ginkgo emerge with added depth and dried bamboo scents. The palate has sprouted green olive and caper notes. Still alive and staying there. #pouillyfuissé
#bourgogneblanc #whiteburgundy #chardonayday #fuissé #blancshavemorefun — 4 months ago
Dense red currant is ‘wrassled’ down by fennel aromas, mint and black cherry with strawberry and blackberry hidden beneath its thick canopy of fern and forrest; including moss and mushroom. Actually amazing! Not going to ever guess that this herbaceous monster with rim to rim colt density is an 11 yr old Calistoga! Meaty notes of grill and marinated fungi. Celeriac root, fennel and licorice notes define this angel with a minty coolness persisting! Blackberry and black cherry emerge in the finale to shine like young wine despite the years!#Larkmead #2007cab #Calistoga #Napa #napacab — a month ago
Lemon zest and white pepper, pomelo, apricot jello, a wisp of honey and something verging on raspberry ketones. Chalky and grippy, but simultaneously citric/ linseed oil textured, potato chip, black lime, cedar, olive skin. Delicious wine with unusual depth. #tenutacavalierpepe #grecoditufo #greco #bianco #oakedwhites — 2 months ago
Minuscule head pools in bubbles to the side like a stagnant river then reveals a spider-eyed were-jaguar, before a Turin shroud emerges against the blackest, hopeless night. Oh crap! Did I just unleash barleywine? Well it is cold as the ice king! Magnificence of aroma with basalt, crystalline vanilla, resinous myrrh, and rich dark chocolate! Cedar, tar, burnt vanilla, nutmeg, fennel, licorice and burnt brownie. Awesome! Truly a harbinger of spirit life and neutron star collision! #clownshoes #hammerofthebeast #barleywine #imperialstout #stout #beerpocalypse #dankbeer #darkbeer #beast #beastmode — 4 months ago
Peruvian salt crystals, brioche, and fittingly: beer. Hints of Egyptian musk. The aromas are constantly changing. Leather and bee pollen with a soap note. Golden and cloudy with a persistently sudsy head. Salinity is evident. Grapefruit, iron, sunflower seed, and a big yeast presence with lingering breaded stuffed clam misted with butter and all wrapped in grape leaf. #valdieu #belgianbeer #abbeyale #trappiste #trappist #monkjunk #cuvee800 #yeastbeast — a month ago
Meaty as raw flank steak, but with rose petal, soft strawberry, and albumin. Dusty cola, if that is a thing; morel, chanterelle and shiitake mushrooms and spruce nettle aromas. Driedblack cherry, dried strawberry marinated in plum brandy, insane depth laterally with a grilled watermelon and black plum advising raspberry to enter witness protection. Criminally delicious!#Champy #Burgundy #bourgogne #grandcru #corton #pinotnoir #redburgundy #redburg — 2 months ago
Biscuits on the nose. Grapefruit and lemon extract. Sunflower husks, grilled carrot, cornflower, lemon bread, and a folding of butterscotch pudding over diatomaceous earth, lime leaf and chalk. Hard soda bread crust with exquisite lemon pulp and pith interplay. White pepper, iron shavings, salt and lime. Intensely balanced and intricate in its nuances. #Haton #Champagne #blancdeblancs #bubbles — 3 months ago