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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. — 9 days ago
This was a fun one, not too often you get a top quality Pinot Munier. Floral, fruity, not as earthy as I expected, but somehow the fruitiness seems more "serious" than most fruitiness in wine. This doesn't sound serious, but then there is a bubblegum character--not in the cliche sense, but in the literal sense, as in Bazooka Joe. A much more grown up and worldly Joe. With darkness and mystery. Really great. — 25 days ago
This is one of those wines where it is hard to separate the significance and importance of the producer from the actual quality and character of the wine. Both sides of it are really great. Such a classic wine. — a month 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... — 20 days ago
Wonderful full bodied Riesling, unapologetically Californian, but like all of Gideon's wines, balanced and classic at the same time. Perfect pairing with clove and allspice spiced tuna tartar. — a month ago