Jason’s birthday (with his wifey). Stunning presentation. Lovely nose of toasted hazelnuts and baked bread. Palate is energetic. Tilts towards spices with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Really nice acid profile with excellent balance and mid palate weight. Delicate minerallity comes along for the ride, and completes what is a polished example. Very impressive. — 6 days ago
Really good. Hasn’t evolved much since we last tasted it. On the nose, notes of crisp green apples and green bell peppers. Palate is balanced and soft. Finishes with butterscotch and precise oak treatment. The is a poster child for understated chard. — 12 days ago
We pulled the pin on a green banana, but its pedigree shines thru. Decanted in the hope that our felony crime would be forgiven, however, this wine showed little mercy.
The nose was a giveaway with espresso: drum tight, and so unforgiving. Underripe tannins, with subtle fruits and pronounced herbs dominate the mid-palate. Young and boisterous, this is crying out for bottle age. Thanks @Mo Salem for the share. — 14 hours ago
Early valentines for Anne-Marie and I. We loathe the prix-fixe c’mon sheep Valentines rush. Surprised her with the bouquet, and this gem of a gift from @Martin G Rivard!
We went to Jean Georges at Pound Ridge, and shared the bottle with the tables either side of us - they also loved the wine. It’s big, bold and luscious. So infectious. Martin, can’t thank you enuf. — 12 days ago
Our go-to producer these days is Morgardo. Never disappoints. Very opulent nose of kirsch, overripe cherries and a hint of blueberries.
The palate is intense and delineated. Made us think of melted chocolate in terms of texture. It’s powerful, especially since it tips the scales at 15.3% abv. This is a full-throttle, no holds barred, luscious Cali pinot. Not one for the traditionalists...
BTW, that’s my Parmesan encrusted chicken. Damn I’m good 🙂 — 5 days ago