DipWSET, CMS 2. I like wine, pie, and laughter. Also dark things and cats.
So much of what I want in a textbook Albariño I love that there’s a body, a weight, and also a almost effervescence. This one massages and lightly scratches like the best of back rubs except it’s your tongue so get into that. Apples and greens and lilies are finished with cream and fleur de seal. Gosh this wine would be a great vegetarian side were it to metamorphosis into solid food. — 25 days ago
Floral because it’s Fleurie? Maybe not but I’ll never stop commenting on how much I love that Cru Beaujolais sounds like it tastes. Violets just throw themselves at you like a bridal bouquet (don’t know if violets are traditional to a bouquet but if I ever have one maybe they will be) and anyway even if you are a commitment-phobe like me you’re gonna catch this wine. There may be rose or so and some plums and then just this wine wants to flow through your veins with happiness and if happiness flowing through your veins is something a relationship could bring then I am at least giving this a second date. — a month ago
What I want, what I need! Out of Cru Beaujolais. Given air. It needs some air so take your time time or decant in advance. I mean it is cool and fabulously balanced out of the gate but give it about 45 minutes and all sorts of aromas and flavors come out. Violets to wit. Besides those come greenery and bright blackberries and blueberries and it’s a geode in a glass. With time it is a geode giving life to violets. — a month ago
It’s got that garrigue that’s just like, hey, I’m gonna be dehydrating some lavender and roses back here and everyone pretends like they are just letting garrigue do it’s thing but they really cherish it.
This has poise and nuance and beyond the dried flowers we could discuss perhaps a polka if polkas have grace (they can make you dance on air in the right arms) and just enough grounding. In all honesty I don’t necessarily reach for Provence when I want rosé but this is one I am into — a month ago
Recent pretending I was an 80’s party girl activities have included Madonna dance parties (get into the groove) and rice cakes (to counteract excess Chardonnay with malo and oak but DAMN I love this “diet” food). And also 80s vibes from aforementioned Chard. Toasty okay Chard. But this is TASTY Cali Chardonnay. Really. Well balanced.
Okay so felt a bit basic but...it is fun.
Bright. Full of bake-y apples and pears and lick of butter-vanilla bean streusel.
At first blush I was iffy but it but it usually takes a couple sips for my palate to acclimate. If after those two sips I’m like, nah...it’s not for me or obviously poor additive-laden quality and I move on. If after those first couple of sips I want more, I say yeah! Let’s see what happens.
This bottle may not be a marriage but could be enjoyable for a night or so. Similar to dating I suppose, jolly good for a casual date and sometimes that is what you are after. — 2 months ago
Deeeeeliteful. Very unassuming but it’s got subtle depth. Salinity and citrus soothed by honeysuckle. It’s like, “I’m gonna sprint across the ocean walking on water but when I get zonked I’m gonna stop to smell the roses, ocean marathons can wait” and then it trots on. Supes into it. — a month ago
I love this wine. It is perfume in all the right ways—that classic spritz feel Vinho Verde gives really lifts you just far enough from the roses and orange blossoms so you are gliding over the garden but choking in the aromas. And as your air-chariot (like a hoverboard but you get to sit) glides you also get to much some honeydew and all of it feels like how in THINK early morning sunrise dewy gardens should feel. There is also a vanilla bean nature but not like oak, more a body and richness heavy enough to give it gravity, but not so heavy your hoverboard-glider-chariot will crash. — a month ago
I admit I’m sometimes a skeptic of clever labels, and seeing as I bought it a terrifically hip natty and natty-adjacent wine store I confess I went into this with a bad attitude but day-ummmm this is a thirst-quenching gulp of Savoie fare.
Lemon-y, light, seashells and daffodils it is springtime in a bottle which is astounding considering the guy skiing down the piste but I need to look up what the French says as I’m so many years past AP French lit I barely know how to say merde this is brilliant. You know what? It has this tickle though. Like it’s teasing at effervescence but it’s such a super-étoile it doesn’t need to sparkle to shine. — a month ago