Pinot’s - Burgs - German Pinot. Consulting for a local wine store. Always on the hunt for the next special Pinot. European Palate.
Burgundy still rules despite tariffs. The aromatics and perfume in this wine are absolutely stunning. On the nose cherry 🍒 it really jumps at you. In the glass ultra powerful Morello cherries may be over the top. How do they do this?
This is almost too much fruit for me. This has depth but for now it is totally buried in the fruit. I am quite confident that this will be a stunning wine in 5-10 years from now. Now a baby 👶. Should I sell stocks to buy this wine? A shame to drink a wine like this that young - addendum tasty 48 hours later so definitely decant if you drink this now I would say at least 6 hours. — 3 days ago
Much much better than 17. Cranberries serve cool! Much more balanced than the 17. Instead of this creamy flabby texture of the 17’ this has an edge and real interest to it. Still this lacks real interesting secondary aromatics at this point of its evolution. Their early first vintages from a different vineyard thrilled me this does not. — 6 days ago
At Cucina Enoteca Del Mar. A stunning wine! Cardamom nose. In the glass leather - touch orange zest . Definitely Elderberries - graphite and a potpourri of spices with the main component being white pepper??? Burgundy does seldom get better than this!!!! Drink now this is at its peak. A pricy proposition. Now just 5 bottles left in Southern CA I think. Addendum still excellent 48 hours later. So decanting can’t hurt. — 3 days ago
Brett on the nose. And in the glass. Low 12.6%. Very well made! Funky in a good way. A baby so fresh. Orange peel. Cranberries. 60$ very very tasty now but I am not sure how this will age it seem the intensity of the fruit 🍇 is just not there? — 6 days ago
In my book the best Pinot from the STA. Rita Hills. Fairly extracted and Burgundian in style. Just 13.3%! Black tea and dark berries. Under-ripe blackberries hint of plum. Great complexity and depth. I believe this is dry farmed on very poor soil. Spicy needs ca. 4 more years. It’s worth to seek out this wine or other vintages a benchmark! — 5 days ago
I am the contrarian on this board for this wine. Seems sweet to me. The 17 is really not up my alley. At some point A&R’s Trousseau style changed and they lost me or it is just this vintage - Tart then this kind of odd going off strawberries taste it just seems this has seen too much heat in the vintage. Off balance. I can not recommend this. — 6 days ago