Wine biz in NYC in 80s. Sucked at sales. Since 1990, a lawyer. Pretty good at that, thankfully. Since 2000, sick of wines 15% and higher.
Intense nose of cracked wet limestone, citrus, and gooseberry. Densely- flavored too, with intense minerality. It has a denser, more viscous texture than most Sancerre, but not too much so. Surprisingly full but long and zesty. A Sancerre that clearly has spent some time at the gym. — 9 hours ago
College baseball and a nice Maconnais white. Nose is very deep, with wet limestone minerality, and pear fruit augmented by a clean sweaty note. Nice depth of flavor, with pear skin fruit and dark minerality in equal measure. Very good length and some nice acidity peeks though at the very end (unusual for the Maconnais). Fantastic value, and in the top 1% of wines from this region. — 12 days ago
Pretty much at its peak. Nose is a nice amalgam of cracked stones, roasted herbs, and some blackberry fruit. Good intensity in the mouth. Loads of stony, savory flavors. Still some tannin, but with the fruit bowing out to savoriness, I’m thinking it’s time to drink up. — 18 days ago
Needs a few hours of air time to strut, but then shows wet river stone minerality, fragrant bitter cherry, and a floral note. Lean but flavorful in the mouth, with loads of barely ripe cherry, and lots of savory minerals. Tannins and acids are present but well integrated. Very nice. — a day ago
Needed a big friendly Zin to help obliterate an unusually stressful week at work. This Zin is so flavorful yet contained. Fruit, spice, intense minerality, concentration, length, balance. Hard to name a patch of earth that creates better Zin than Monte Rosso. Superb. — 9 days ago
So much freshness and cracked stone minerality. Underneath there is piercing cherry fruit and a whiff of sweet spice. Lots of intensity in the mouth. There is some fruit but this is bone dry and really shows high-toned savory stoniness. Long, mouthwatering finish. Very unique!
UPDATE: On night 2, still super fresh, but showing more fruit and a sweet mint leaf note. Great wine. — 13 days ago
Big, ripe, appley nose. A bit of gravelly earth. Similar in the mouth, with an initial belt of rich apple fruit and then just a tad of balancing bitter minerality on the finish. Not complex, but lots of flavors. Good bargain basement Riesling. — 6 days ago
Phenomenal nose: dark red berries, smoky minerality, a bit of sweet spice and a bit of funk. Mouthfilling flavors are very clingy, but the wine is soft and seems almost weightless. Savory, iodine, smoky fire pit, charred beef. Long-ass finish. Really good stuff.
UPDATE: Night 2 this is showing even more depth and complexity. Upping from 9.2 to 9.3 — 11 days ago