Scientist, professor, and wine enthusiast (not necessarily in that order). Enjoys sharing great wines with my wife and friends...
One of the older Aubert pinots we have in our cellar, this UV Vineyard started off pretty slow - pretty thin with not a lot of aromatics - but with time in thr glass it really expanded. Dried strawberry and rhubarb on the nose, the wine has excellent balance with flavors of dried fruits and earthy undertones that persist through a lingering finish. Not sure about the future of this one. My guess is that the wine is just past peak, so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em! — a day ago
I could have sworn that T-Vine was out of Santa Barbara, but this is supposedly Napa. A good wine - a much more elegant expression of grenache that what you might get from the Central Coast - but it’s very good. Lots of blue and black fruits, good acidity (did need to be cooled down a bit for that to come out), and a balanced finish. Easily one of the better grenaches from Napa (albeit a short list) that I’ve had. — 12 days ago
Very surprised to find an 8-year-old pinot grigio on a menu...on Mackinac Island! Hard to tell from the photo, but this has an amazing deep, golden yellow color. Great acidity coupled with a complex, layered mouthfeel. Really good! — 11 days ago
This is a terric example of a pinot bianco from the Alto Adige region. Surprisingly rich for a wine from this region - 14% alcohol, so 2016 must have been a warm year - this has aromas of lemon rind, white flowers, and traces of flint. Cooling it down really brings out some acidity that beatifully balances the alcohol, and also brings the wine into focus through the mid-palate to a full, lingering finish. Terrific! — 3 days ago