Winegrower, Santa Cruz Mountains, organic farmer, happy husband, one dog lover, spey fisherman, surfer.
Welschriesling This is “the tits” (sorry had to). No seriously, this wine is great. Aromas of white lillies, Asian pear and lime juice. In the mouth it’s vibrant and clean with fascinating flavors of candied citrus peels, minerals and an alluring pungency similar to GV. Wow! #Ilovethisvariety — 4 months 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. — a year 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. — 2 years ago
For unexplained reasons this is going to be a Pinot Noir weekend... starting off with a bang this is everything I could ask for in a Pinot Noir...excellent bottle age, light texture and that alluring varietal aroma Love the Santa Cruz Mountains This one could easily be confused for a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir — 4 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
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 — 10 months 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