Vigneron-ing it in the Santa Cruz Mountains @ Thomas Fogarty Winery
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Maybe the last bottle of Puff Daddy trousseau I'll ever drink?!? Stellar with a jurasienne-ish baked veal cutlets with ham, comte, and chanterelles. Lots to discover; light, but with depth. Not too austere. Slightly rustic, but with gorgeous sweet red and orange fruit accented by mountain herbs and conifers. I've never met Mr Puffeney, but it seems to me that he has accomplished something worth doing in his career. — 17 days ago
Starts out reductive, by otherwise quite clean. A lot of soil character, and fairly tart, but a surprising concentration for the stated ~10.6%. — 11 days ago
I'm in two minds about this. It's delicious and it's got depth and nuance unlike most Beaujolais - indeed, unlike most wines. However there is this acetic overtone that bothers me. Most of the volatile aromatic character blows off, but it's always there on the palate. Maybe I should just try another bottle?
Edit; of course the last glass shows clean and pure, with no volatility. — 7 days ago
Rich, broad, ripe stone fruits. Really tasty; powerful but still easy to drink. — 23 days ago