I’d honestly forgotten that Sauvignon Blanc can have personality. This is the second in a week that’s made my brain tingle. Accented by pronounced viscosity and texture are ripe juicy orchard fruits - the softest pears and ripe red delicious thick skinned apples. — 2 days ago
The second wine of the same name, this time Xarello. This is a tiny 9.5% ABV and nearly equal to the Montenega in being wonderful. Stripped but not barren, it not quite as toasted. No autolyse- instead white tea, vanilla chamomile, honey, and lemon. — 3 days ago
Nero is Martha’s grape. She spent her training at Cos and became one of the only, if the only, winemaker spotlighting the grape this side of the ocean.
It’s raw, seriously structured, and intensely tart. Mountain forest berries and a camp fire. Pine, mint, menthol, and cedar - Mezcal smoke circling above. Vibrant acid and tannin and ripe for food. Very good. — 5 days ago
As someone who is often quick to dismiss Sauvignon Blanc, I’m very happy to report that Bow & Arrow is making one of the most memorable bottlings I’ve tasted anywhere. Showing it’s attributes the way a good showdog might, knowing what she has.
And that’d be lychee extract, sweet tangerine, coconut, pineapple, sweet sake, vanilla, dulce de ledge, and butterfinger. Extraordinarily deep and ripe and all in wonderful restraint. — 7 days ago
I have no trouble calling this one of the best Pet Nats I’ve ever tried. It’s the first I’ve picked up from Clos Lentiscus. Both made from Cava grapes, both single varietal, both under 11% ABV, both called Nuria. This is 100% Montenega. It’s a beautiful glowing copper.
The first thing you’ll notice is how singed and toasted it is. Then fall spices. Bitter blood orange, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg.
The second thing you’ll think about is how unbelievably bone try this is. So complex and yet so lean.
Flavor, completeness, low ABV. It’s all I ever wanted. — 4 days ago