Winegrower, Santa Cruz Mountains, organic farmer, happy husband, one dog lover, spey fisherman, surfer.
Every bit as good as Austrian Gruner. Tropical cream pie nose, soft lemon and faint herbs...Clean and plush aromas. Gentle in the mouth and lively at the same time. Citrus,minerals and subtle green notes in the medium long finish... begs for some mountain cheese — 5 months ago
My new favorite bottle! Light melon, dried lemons, lees aromas in a very subtle nose. Delicate wine in the mouth, so easy to swallow, clean and polished, zero phenolics in texture (Yeah!!). No added S02. (Yeah!) Ends with lingering fruit like under ripe white peach and fresh acidity. WOW! This one will not appeal to a great majority of California wine consumers however it is exactly the kind of white wine that gets my attention these days. Quiet and demanding a calm mind this one reminds me of the Miles Davis tune “Freddie Freeloader” in that it leaves enough space between the notes — a year ago
Not all bottle purchased in France translate well to camping at the SoCal beach... this rarity faired very very well. Mushroom chicken sausage as a foil. Purity, gentleness and balance. Strawberry, cherry , brown sug. with perfect mouthfeel and acid... exactly why I bought it. — 6 months ago
Undisputed king of domestic Gruners! Authentic aromas are presented in a “well groomed” style that gives it away as a non European wine. Perfectly made wine. Great vintage.... everything is there....such a great food wine... invites sip after sip.... Bravo Graham. — a year ago
Oh my God climate change has set in!
Sauv Blanc growing in Pfalz and growing very well. As would be expected this wine has a precision and a clean chiseled aroma of lime candy and green herbs. Very pleasant mouthfeel with controlled acidity and a long ripe citrus finish. #SehrGut — a year ago
2016 vintage - There was a time when I was new to tasting Gamay when I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to distinguish its character from a lesser Pinot Noir.... year of trying and wines like this and NOW I CAN. There’s an extra “wood/brushy” aspect to this wines fruit aromas; like a red plum with some stem still attached. Brilliant transparent fruit like cherry and plum with hints of cinnamon spice and brush. So fresh in the mouth, extra drinkable...Very well made! Bravo! — a year ago