At the intersection of natural and traditional is Cos. There is a nod to the old world and nothing is overly avant garde or boundary pressing. It’s also fresh, unfaulted, unadulterated. Always pleasurable balance of bright red fruit and earthy damp forest floor - without too much crunch or sour.
I turned 34 when I drank this. — 2 days ago
Don’t judge a book - this is a deceptively forward, rich, and concentrated little Loire sparkler. Pretty glowing magenta. Aromas of wild strawberries, black cherry, and forest growth with playful off-dry fruity creamy flavors - cranberry, blood orange, and watermelon. For the holidays. — 10 days ago
Michael Cruse’s wines deserve more recognition than they receive. His single vineyard bottlings are spectacular. His style is lean, fruity, and a dedicated employment of whole cluster press.
This Evangelho Carignan has a deep purple color in a medium, full body. There is bright blackberry, oak, and sandalwood. Intensely concentrated, on the serious structured side of the spectrum for the Cruse portfolio. — 3 days ago
The native grapes of Corsica in a cool, herby, and restrained complex mix of delicate dark berries and black pepper. Smokey perfumes, cedar, and herbs with a foundation of minerals. Concentrated but I wouldn’t say rich or dense like the KLWM site describes. If anything, expressive. — 6 days ago
Sublime balancing act of texture - round battling peripheral acid and all in harmony. Death and power in a medley of lemon, white flowers, alone, and anise. Savory and made for dinner. — 4 days ago
Quiet wines of place. You can’t help but fall in love. Ovum hits a few notes for me. 1. They are German inspired. 2. They are intrinsically culturally relevant. 3. They are unpretentious. Give this wine time and it will sing.
The aromas are deep, made of smokey, chalky limestone, white flowers, and honeyed peach. Texture and acid juxtaposed - flavors of ripe pear and yellow peaches. — 13 days ago