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@Delectable this is Wedding Rock Single Vineyard Chardonnay
Stellar. I would blind this for a warm Puligny-Montrachet vintage. Delicate but grounded in spiraling flavors of grilled pineapple, white peach, and honeysuckle. All the oak nuances elevate the experience without making the viscosity thick or overpowering. Notes of creme fraiche, buttered toast, and creme brûlée encapsulate the palate and finish. All day you pick up flint and chalk with wild mushrooms. You get all the creaminess without losing freshness and acidity. I’m in love with this.
Dijon Clone planted in clay and limestone. 66% spontaneous fermentation and aged 16 months in French Oak.
@Dana Dungan thank you so much for this! — 5 months ago
Merry Christmas everyone! Time has made this into a pleasant surprise. All that baby fat is gone. More herbal and dried fruit notes become prevalent. Fruit stayed intact. Just like A Christmas Carol, the past stays alive with this one. Cheers! — 10 months ago
The mid-palate really cuts through and is loaded up with stewed plums, sun-baked blueberries, black licorice, dark chocolate, caramel, sage and sweet tobacco. The finish builds on these notes and drenches your palate. If you’re looking for subtle, go somewhere else. Nothing really over powers another, and 14.7% ABV hides in the dark. Well done. Thanks, @Christy Fitzgerald! First Leaf selection. No mention of grape varietals in the blend.
— 7 months ago
The nose gravitates towards salinity, but lime, lemon, and underripe pear grasp attention. It’s got the hallmark ocean spray vibe throughout. Behind everything else, I get doughy aromas from it hanging on with the dead yeast. The initial palate retains the fruit, but the finish builds on the minerality and yeasty characteristics. Lightning strike to your senses. Such a bargain area and variety. Can’t ever go wrong. — 9 months ago
Black cherry, raspberry, lilac, lavender, bell pepper, smashed herbs, and black dirt. Tannins are fine-grained and the palate is energetic. The blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc does surprisingly well. This blend is meticulous and purposeful. Virginia keeps getting better and better in my book! — 6 months ago
Bright minerality and mouth-watering acidity; exactly what I want out of a Riesling. The nose shows crisp pear, lime zest, crushed rock, and plastic pool toy. The mid-palate and finish are like lightning. This isn’t going to change your life and peel back layers of complexity, but this demonstrates how extremely clean and refreshing cool climate Riesling can be. — 7 months ago
Bouquet starts filing up the room as soon as you pop the cork. The nose plays on juicy raspberries, black olives, lavender, and Saucisson Sec. This is designed for food, and structurally, this shows you that from the very beginning. The initial and mid-palate presents bright acidity in the form of blood oranges. The finish reveals the barrel spice in a very balanced manner showcasing notes of nutmeg. You’re left with a finish that ramps up the meatiness of this wine. Honestly, I prefer Vacqueyras to Chateauneuf du Pape for most occasions. — 8 months ago
Quaffable for the masses. The Bordeaux blend adds a little bit more structure to the Cabernet. More herbal than the Ivory Label Cabernet. Verging on being an oak bomb, however. Currently, the wine is holding off the attack of vanilla extract. — a year ago