Matt Trader, TWP
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Today is my me and my wife's 1 year anniversary. No notes for this super awesome, special wine. It was Moone Tsai we drank at our wedding as a gift from Larry and Tsai, so it only seemed fitting to pull a Moone Tsai from the cellar and have a great 2012 to reminisce. Cheers to the rest of our lives. 😀🥂 — 3 days ago
One absolutely fantastic domestic Riesling. This is the only one that comes close to German styled Riesling for me. It has that slate/rubber, and lemon zest nose I adore in a Kabinett Riesling from Mosel. Apricot, keylime, crushed rock, edible flowers, and a touch of white pepper. Touch of sugar, beautiful acidity, and light - medium mouth feel. — 11 days ago
Absolutely loving this 2015 vintage of Bordeaux whites - they're full of life and bright acidity and ample concentration in fruit. This one stands out a bit from some, it is more green and citric, which I like as well. Aromas of ginger, fresh grass cuttings, lemon peel, white hydrangeas all on the nose. The pallet is zingy, but with a light creamy texture as well - golden pear, Granny Smith apple, underripe grapefruit, white pepper, wet slate, and a touch of lemongrass to the finish. Needs several years but will see a great 10 year life ahead of it. Great stuff from one of the oldest in Pessac Leognan - 12th century! — 4 days ago
This one will drink well for a long time. It felt so young for mature burgundy, so full of life. Black cherries, thyme, clove, and dried tea leaves on the nose - pallet showed raspberries, dried cranberry, nutmeg, violets, and a lingering finish. The color was beautifully garnet red, slight signs of a burnt orange rim, but a wine full of concentrated flavor and red still remains after 8 years. If you can find some, buy 3, drink one, forget about 2. Paired with fillet mignon, red wine jus, and roasted roots. — 6 days ago