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Well I felt I should not open this for a while but my impulse control is not always the best. But I had people to share with so what the heck. Blind tasting, if given this I really would not ever guess cab franc. That is a compliment for cab francs. This is so silky, so cherry rich with a hint of the ground I'd think some sort of California blend--I will give it that much-And not involving cab franc-- But the best idea of the taste of this wine you could linger on forever-- is a cross between walking under gnarly mulberry trees when I was young and cherries I've soaked in Cherry Heering PLUS, say, a scoop of soil. Nowhere do I see the gnarly green pepper notes I see in oh so many cab
Francs. This one gives me hope for the cab francs of the future. May they all be so rich. Thank you @Paul Treadway ! This is a cab franc I'm grateful my chums did not finish because...I will — a day ago
Love the Pascal Kerbiquet. I've had the "Regain" so figured I should try the regular Pouilly Fumé. It is bright, chalky (in a good way) and almost floral. Green and light and the acidity makes it pair well even with the artichokes and asparagus I'm eating. I'm a fan. — 13 days ago
I am sipping and digging and at the same time thinking oh heck give this two more years and WHOA but it is still 100 percent drinkable now. There is this marvelous orange peel and clove essence to the nose. The tongue is acidic as heck (someone else said it wasn't but seeing as I have like zero acid receptors and found the back of my mouth watering I say it is) and the tannins...they are stealth. They kick in mid to late palate. Otherwise it is blackberries both stewed and fresh galore. A tinge of purple plum (just checked and hey! There is some merlot so that accounts for that) and then there is the vanilla/tobacco essence of someone's lovingly used humidor. I mean I'm not in the presence of fine cigars on the regular yet a comedian like me dreams of nights puffing away or just drinking away the long-lived stash of wine and/or smokes that call up this depth of vanilla, tobacco, allspice AND flippin' grape goodness. Plus you taste another hint of orange peel. This is simpler than others I've tasted from Bevan (thank you @Paul T ) but it is wine I'd pair with nothing at all OR a dang steak. I think both pairings would hold water. This wine is adaptable and with age will be more so. Okay my tasting notes are more than most put on delectable so maybe i will save a few more thoughts for the dang blog... — a month ago
It ain't complicated unlike actual amour. But it is juicy, light but not raw, and flippin' delightful. All the blueberries and raw vanilla bean and the tannins just brush by like "hey don't forget us but mostly we are in a hurry" and I could not recommend this delight more--not for a serious discussion though . Party wine. — 7 days ago
Normally I'm not a Viognier person but the perfumes in this are understated and I taste more nectarines and white flowers. And maybe honeysuckle. It's got a nice filler body for a white without getting too much on the waxy side. Quite pleasant if not too complex for a Sunday evening — 7 days ago
For rosé to grab at the store right now these days this is my top pick. Okay, so it is a snazzy "I need something but I am at Vons/Safeway/pavilions etc but it needs to be More Than Acceptable. So what I got was an entry level E Guigal. Not a lose situation!
The nose is rich with strawberries and apricots. On the tongue it is dry, medium acid, medium alcohol (13.5% which technically is medium plus according to the WSETs), body is, for a rosé medium plus, and what does it taste of? The true question. The answer: Strawberries, a hint of elderflower, apricots or white peaches (not other varieties I promise there is. difference), a hint of white pepper (a HINT barely), coconut (again, a HINT normally I hate coconut butnit works here) and stones. Smooth Imagine holding a very dark slate stone in your hand. So smooth and dark. And you put it in your mouth. With alcohol and HELLZ ya that's it. Finish: medium. It does not totally fall off but does not evolve. This wine is a solid+ buy but that is where it stops. Which is to say for a casual night I will buy it again. — 15 days ago