Cork dork/wine buyer at Lukas Liquor KCMO. Spreading the wine love in Kansas City!
2016 vintage. Mineral and floral with lots of tart red fruit. Tart cherry, unripe strawberry, cranberry, black rocks, hibiscus, tea leaves, lavender. Definitely a lighter expression of Pinot Noir, very comparable to a village level Burgundy from a cool vintage. — 5 days ago
2014 vintage. Super elegant manifestation of Zinfandel, but with just the right rustic edge. Dark mullberry, black plum, cedar, black cherry, blackberry, black pepper, dried herbs, clove, bay leaf, a little smokiness. Not nearly as jammy as when I tasted it last year during a supplier visit. 80 Zinfandel, 17 Alicante Bouschet, 3 Petite Sirah. Don't ever change your labels, Ridge! — a month ago
2016 vintage. Very tropical. Brûleed pineapple, baked yellow apple, quince paste, banana, fried plantain, honeysuckle, prendre blossom, white lokum, yellow papaya. Good sweetness-acid balance, though a touch less acid than a lot of Riesling equivalents. — 2 months ago
2017 vintage. Green bean, white grapefruit, lemon blossom on the nose. White grapefruit flesh and peel, lemon, lemon oil, melon, white nectarine, green bean, white rocks. — a month ago
2017 vintage. Dry and rounded. White peach, passion fruit, honeydew, snap pea, lime, lime blossom, green apple. Tasty and snappy. — a month ago
2013 vintage. Crushed rocks, green apple skin, lemon pith, shortbread, linen, chamomile, white tea. Fine mousse, lots of acid. More mineral-forward, not a ton of autolytic notes. — 2 months ago