Pinot’s - Burgs - German Pinot. Consulting for a local wine store. Always on the hunt for the next special Pinot. European Palate.
Well? This wine is closed and hard to judge. It needs another 6-12 months may be more - and this for a 20$ Pinot. Very tart Cranberries hint of sour Raspberries. Earth, dirt, chalk and bark. Clove! - High acidity. Folks it really makes no sense to pop this - after 3 hours the wine is mostly unchanged in a Burgundy glass. Even the next day open to air this is coiled up. I suspect this could turn into a brilliant beauty - for now don’t touch it. — 16 days ago
13.4%. Well made Pinot with age. Found for just 25$ at the 3rd Corner Encinitas! Give it some air - licorice on the nose raspberries dried apricots - cherries 🍒 on the back palate. Fully resolved tannins balanced acidity. Not your typical CA Pinot. Buy this 14’ if you can find it! This is 👍. — a month ago
Needs a ton of air. Coiled up - closed. Very tart - light - bark - touch volatile acid but really not a big deal it blows off. Crushed marble quite acidic - lingonberry tart cranberries touch cloves - another E&M from the 17 vintage that should be left alone for a year or so. I suspect this will be brillant. However for now tough to read and certainly not a wine which you can put on the shelf I will definitely alert my wine-store friends that this needs time. I would not buy this unless you know E&M already. — 7 days ago
12.5%. From Mimi Casteel read about her in the NYT - a long article by E. Asimov. Hard to get. Raspberries pomegranate hint of strawberry’s 🍓 Orange 🍊 peel. Pricy 80$!. I prefer a tad more acidity. It just seems the wine falls off over time. — a month ago
Vines from the 1918! Close to LA. Sweet but fun plenty of acid too but I kind of like it which is out of character for me for sure. California history in a bottle bonus points for that. Cherry 🍒 pie and a squeeze of lemon 🍋 on the back end. Who knows how much longer these vines will be around. Essentially a ‘dessert and desert’ wine. — a month ago