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Not the best Diatom I’ve ever tried, but still pretty damn good. On the nose there are hints of white flowers, lemon rind, and wet slate. The palate has a bracing acidity, no doubt a consequence of the fact that this wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation and never sees any oak. It’s not for everyone, but I think these wines are among the most interesting chards you can try anywhere in the world. I think Parker describes these as a “chablis on steroids”. Although this one is nowhere near Greg Brewer’s best effort, it’s a description I largely agree with (and approve!). — 17 days ago
Bright nose of strawberry, cherry, along with hints of spice. The palate is surprisingly soft given how (relatively) young this is, suggesting that this may be on a fast evolutionary track. Lots of primary flavors coupled with (pretty subdued) earthy components. A great example of what St Rita Hills provides. Not the best that Melville has to offer - Block M, Terraces, and Cone 115 Indigene hold that place - but this is a great intro into one of the best wineries in California. — 10 days ago
Another stunner from Mark Aubert. The Lauren Vineyard is typically my favorite, and this incarnation is terrific. Amazing nose of white flowers, honeysuckle, and hints of vanilla and sweet melon. A whiff of slate on the nose portends some nice minerality in what is otherwise a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel with layers of flavor evolving on the palate. Lingering, seamless finish. I suspect this is going to improve with a few more years in bottle - when you drink it it’s almost like you can sense the flavors that are waiting to emerge - but this is an absolutely fantastic wine. — 20 days ago