Cork dork/wine buyer at Lukas Liquor KCMO. Spreading the wine love in Kansas City!
2019 vintage. Had a taster at work and took the rest home. Didn't notice the heat upon first tasting, but a little excessive upon revisiting. Apricot, nectarine, white grapefruit pith, jasmine, dried orange peel, little back and of clotted cream. Oak definitely more prominent second time around, though richness and concentration persistent throughout. Well-executed manifestation of barrel-fermented Viognier, which I find difficult to execute. — 9 days ago
2017 vintage. Golden color. Rich, tropical nose and medium sweetness. Apricot nectar big time. Also peach, mango, candied pineapple, golden apple, jasmine, pineapple upside down cake. Tasty, but a little more opulence than I was looking for. — 2 months ago
2020 vintage. Palate is quite fascinating. Red fruits wild strawberry and dried raspberry have a definite black plum skin and violet pastis candy action going on. Dark in the herbal spectrum, like tarragon or Thai basil, but much more in the background than those assertive flavors usually reside. A little bubblegum, lilac, incense, graphite, mace, and tea round it all out. Medium-bodied, seems like maybe some partial carbonic going on. Whatever it is, a very fun and interesting manifestation of Cabernet Franc. — 2 months ago
2020 vintage. Good balance between the acidic and the fleshy, though seems a touch hot. Then again, I'm just barely post-illness, so my perception might be off. Cranberry, green apple, lime, kumquat, crab apple, chalk, pickled baby strawberry. Good medium- to fuller-bodied rosé. — a month ago
2019 vintage. Pithy and fresh, with a bit of texture that reminds me of dry New World Sémillon. Lemon pith and flesh, apple skin, melon, really unripe peach, chamomile, dry hay. Good and clean, but just craving a little more fruit/roundness. — 2 months ago