Browned apple cores and cinnamon dust complete a beautiful sparkling Chenin Pet Nat of baked fruit and spice.
Breathes deep of malted graham cracker and if you sniff real hard, little side car of lemongrass.
Big weighty mouth with a prick of apple sugar. Long finish of spice. — 2 days ago
A humble sparkler with lots to appreciate. So pretty in the glass. Flavors that linger around for a bit. Bone dry, full of fruit.
The bitter interesting sides of fruit we don’t think about too often.
Think thick white bitter pith of ruby red grapefruit. Dry, tart, sour raspberry funk, green strawberry. — 14 days ago
Everything from Manoir de la Tête over delivers. Here another outstanding value in line with the Chenin and Pet Nat proceeding. There's lots to appreciate - the smells, the tastes. Smells like black tar, cherries, pine needle, and dark chocolate leather. It's plushy in the mouth with some tannin grip. It goes down as blackberries and dark plum and an ancient limestone salt lick. — 15 days ago
Basics of life is basically unpleasant. You have to assume that Regan Meador, who is so capable of making interesting, thought provoking Texas wine, had to have muttered, “well it’s not our best.”
This has been an unfortunate thing for me lately with Southold - where I feel like their experiments make it to market no matter. It’s violently volatile and untamed. Pulpy vinegar juice without any theme or vision or statement to bring it together.
You can sense underlying macerated strawberry, raspberry, and cinnamon; maybe even clove and nutmeg. — 25 days ago
Military Chenin - first rank straight faced silver skinned Savennieres without any sense of humor - not even a smirk.
Accents of pear, lime, jasmine flowers and smoking flint. Honest and transparent.
You can taste the chalky porous rock filters feeding the vines.
Bold austere flavors of lemon and crisp pear and white pepper with a little bitter bite of white flowers just at the end. — 14 days ago
La Chaux is a Cerebral ice bath. A beautiful complex thinker.
Sniff this thing. Goes deep. Reminds you that there are three dimensions, four dimensions, maybe other dimensions?
Spiritually oxidized, but also bright and yellow in its Chardonnay birth suit.
Smells like candied lemondrop, sweet basil, and volatile Vietnamese cinnamon. Tastes like browned apples and sour starfruit. — a month ago
I love wines from Chile because I never have a clue what to expect - oddball notes and new combinations of smells and tastes.
Molina del Ciego is Chilean Semillon and smells like soft Peachie O’s and sour tangerine Tang powder. Swerve to minty menthol and white pepper. Big orange tannins and celery bitters for a nice farewell. — a month ago