Opened this a few nights ago, and surprisingly, this vintage fell short. It didn’t display the richness and depth we experienced with 12 and 14 vintages. I look forward to trying the 16, but probably not ready for prime-time at this point. — 4 days ago
This in our mind is a special white wine Rhône example from Cali. Unctuous, dense, and packed with exotic fruits. While it lacks acidity, this oily, viscous example will cellar for at least another 5 years, but I don’t see it further improving.
Sushi from Hillstone, NYC. — 13 days ago
A gift from my good friend, @David L - thanks so much.
This is all about subtlety and finesse. Nose displays limes, almond oil, and a kiss of white fruits. Palate is soft and ethereal. Neutral oak and light acidity concludes what is a delicate presentation. — 6 days ago
I have a soft spot for this producer. This 100% sargrantino requires at least 15 years post bottling, but from there, the wine sings.
Nice fruit profile of cherries and strawberries, gives way to cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and bay leaves. Big tannins create a strong structure, from which the remaining components hang from. Hold this for another 15 years, easily. — 11 days ago