Farmer and Winemaker. Drinker of handmade wines.
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Such an interesting wine. Thick and rich, spicy, yet lean and clean...richness from the variety and the vineyard, and the oxygen involved in the winemaking, but pretty mineral acidity and nice moderate alcohol, phenolic weight, not glycerol fat. I imagine that the vignerons have lots of personality, but a quietness at the same time. — 3 days ago
This lemony white wine has a character that we prize in all wine, but especially white wine, and that is "wetness." Sounds obvious, but in an age of heavy cloying wines it's actually elusive. Refreshing-ness can also be acid driven, but wetness is different, it's the liquid sensation, part of great sake, and this wine had it in spades, tasting like pure snowmelt and fresh-squeezed Meyer lemons. — a month ago
A fascinating blast to the past in Bordeaux, a living museum winery that makes the wine exactly the same as 100 years ago, worth seeking out and trying for the history lesson. Tasty too, lots of classic savory Bordeaux characters (cigar, tea, etc), and lighter "claret" balance. — 11 days ago
First off, beautiful dessert wine, gorgeous fruit, impeccable balance. Now to get into the geekiness...what an example of how VA can balance a wine, like it does with balsamic vinegar, lifting and lightening the wine...and tannin, the under-rated sweet wine component. — 23 days ago
Greek goodness, the flavors of the islands really come through, dried plums, fresh herbs, black olives, dusty tannins, tart salty finish, thinking they've had a little but of practice making wine that goes with their food... — 2 months ago
This is interesting. First off, wonderful experience to drink this wine. Precise aromas, extremely varietal, oodles of white pepper, gamey meats, and red fruits. Light bodied but powerful flavors. My comfort zone. But it really struck me that the wine had a lot in common in body and character with a lot of Syrahs made here in CA by folks who also make Pinot noir. As a wine lover who is primarily interested in the people who grow the grape and make the wine (as opposed to the geology of the soil, though that is interesting too), it is fascinating that such a "minimal intervention" wine can so strongly show a human perspective towards the process. The winemakers hand always shows, despite all efforts to the contrary. As it should be. — a month ago