Wine lover, taster, researcher.
With the annual release of these coming this week I needed to try one of these for research purposes. A couple years in bottle now has definitely helped it settle in and a splash decant is recommended. This marries the classic Rivers Marie style with a darker fruit profile from the Rhys estate vineyard fruit. Definitely on the list to buy from the upcoming release. — 7 days ago
From a vineyard wayyyyy out there on the coast this is about as cold and fogged in of a climate as you’re gonna get. That brings loads of stonefruit and citrus to this wine which is balanced by a creamy texture which sails on into the finish. Awesome example of chardonnay from the “true” Sonoma Coast. — a month ago
Starting to show well, but obviously has miles to go. The vintage works well for the classic Krug style as this is opulent and loaded with rich toasty fruit showing apple, citrus and toffee. Supported by great acidity and has barely started to develop. — 2 months ago
Ehren Jordan winemaking paired with Ulises Valdez grape growing (RIP)? I’m in on both counts. This has evolved like crazy since opening a few hours ago. I enjoyed that little bit of funk it had on initial pop but it has continued to put on weight over the last couple hours. Fruit continues to darken in profile. Started a bit burgundian with some earthy profile on the nose and a lean palate, now much more classic russian river. I dig the evolution, well made wine. — a month ago
I’ll admit it. I had no idea Huet made a sparkler. They do and it’s really good. All chenin blanc (obviously) and at 10 years old it’s starting to drink well but could definitely go longer. Bone dry, chalky and with pear and lychee notes abounding. A nice change up in sparklers. — a month ago
I always enjoy Comtes and this one is no exception. The quality of the chardonnay shows here as the fruit delicate and precise while starting to show slight glimpses of development that bring some pleasant sourdough notes on the finish. — 2 months ago