Italian Critic, Vinous
No excuses here, just thirst quenching and pure Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at its finest. This colors within the lines of refinement while still pumping tropical citrus, grapefruit and weedy herbs to the Max. Lots of acidity maintains freshness while this comes across as dry and remarkably fresh. Well Done. — 6 months ago
Hitting the spot after a long day of tasting Rose. The 2012 Vacqueyras is in a bueatifully place today and reminds me quite a bit of the 2011 CdR from Chateau des Tours, which happens to be on my short list of dessert island wines. A bouquet that mixes rhubarb pie, crushed strawberries and mint with hints of Madagascar vanilla and smoke. It's just pure juicy pleasure on the palate, sweet yet focused and balanced, and just goes on and on through the spicy, candied orange-tinged finale. Don't overthink this, just enjoy with abandon. — a month ago
The nose is incredibly spicy, with a burst of hot green peppers and curry leaf up front, giving way to wild herbs, crushed stone, lemon rind, and hints of fresh green apples. It's silky and deeply textural with minerality up front as young pit fruits and wet stone come forward, complimented by brisk acidity adding verve and lift from the mid-palate through the finale. The finish is long with saturating minerals, wet stone, wild flowers and spice. Wow--just WOW! — 6 months ago
I've always loved the 2014 Bloom's Field for it's pure cherry-berry fruits, minerality and tension. It's far from a blockbuster, but instead keeps you coming back to the glass with a display that is woodland and somehow autumnal, ripe yet also wiry, precise and juicy to the core. The perfect dinner companion, so to speak, but don't rush it, because this takes a good hour to really get the conversation going.
#domainedelacote #pinotnoir #staritahills — 6 months ago