Pinot’s - Burgs - German Pinot. Consulting for a local wine store. Always on the hunt for the next special Pinot. European Palate.
High 13.5%. Still an incredible Sancerre. Quite tropical. Yes grapefruit but not over the top. Hint bitter. Apricots. Roasted Hazelnuts. From Seaside Food Market in Cardiff. It’s so good I think I will buy another bottle just to try it again. — 2 days ago
From the 3rd Corner in Encinitas. Dark fruit, green peppercorns hint of bacon on the nose. Quite dark. Low 13.2% for Napa. A beauty a little closed. Very nicely balanced plenty of acid. Dry farmed at 1500 feet. Dark cherries very 🥵 spicy. — 5 days ago
Less convincing than the 2015. Earthy raspberry/cherry nose. Light in color elegant. Linear right now. Give it some air ca. 30 min. Tea notes, raspberry, hint of cherry 🍒 and licorice. Might be closed right now. So I did needle this wine with a Coravin then a week later it did shine! It gained weight and elegance. — 8 days ago
Third time trying this. This has a hint of volatile acid/glue. This is because of Esters which form in the presence of acetic acid and alcohol usually already on/in the grapes a sign of poor vineyard management. It blows off to some extend and the wine tastes Ok. So keep it for 2-3 more years. Some folks might be less sensitive than others still I think the winemaker made a mistake. — 5 days ago
Still fantastic an unbeatable super complex Rose. In a way it is sad that only very few people have access to this wine. The 2013 is still in my cellar. See all my previous notes on this beauty and previous vintages. Herbs 🌿. Orange rind. Spice cardamom touch bitter. For years this has been the best Rose money can buy. Let it warm up to almost room temperature !!!!!! And breathe for at least an hour. — 9 days ago
Usually available at Los Olivos Cafe this is from the 3rd Corner in Encinitas. Dirt and strawberry nose. Soft. Quite dark. 13.2%. 225 cases. I love the wines from the Storm brothers one is making wine in South Africa one is here in Santa Barbara. Dark deep cherry. Tea notes. Violets? Burgundian in style. Just beautiful and highly recommended. Available at Third Corner in Encinitas. — 7 days ago