Stunning and wide open nose. So clean. Insane clarity. Peach but juuuust barely ripe. Amazing minerality. Shimmering and expansive. Ripe citrus. More tangelo and blood orange than grapefruit. Palate is tense and a bit closed but oh so promising. Linear and focused like a laser. Super long finish and astonishing purity. Silky and refined. So juicy and clean. Wow what structure and density. Almost tannic on the finish. A baby but the finish is maybe one of the longest I’ve had in a while. Stunning. I’ll be back as it needs air. Nose is so rocky and so mineral. Almost no fruit except some light peach. Palate is expanding and the mid is opening with some tangy peach flesh which leads to the insanely long mineral and silky finish.
10 hours later this is singing. Wow. Total confectionary nose and stunning finesse. Almost a 9.8. — 3 days ago
Owner of a Rhonely Heart Rosé, Yakima Valley. Cherry red, excellent clarity. Cherry in nose, strawberry and cherry in mouth, slight skin astringency in finish. Cherry, strawberry and lemon aftertaste. 74/26 blend of Mourvèdre and Grenache, barrel fermented, 104 cases made. An assertive dry rosé, fruity and varietally expressive. Not a quaffer but great with food, like spinach tortellini and garlicky lemon tahini hummus. — 3 days ago
She’s a high acid beauty — a month ago
Unique Chardonnay. Some funk and barnyard, but I get passion fruit, there’s a burnt sugar component, but not sweet at all, hay, like a dry sherry component at the end too. There’s a lot and I like it. Will let it air overnight. — 2 days ago
A new (to me) maison located in Vertus. The wine pours light straw in color with a persistent mousse. On the nose, bright lemons and white peach. On the palate, the fruit is confirmed and accompanied by chalky minerals. Long and very refreshing. 2008 vintage is certainly on display here. Zippy. I dig it! But I’m a sucker for 2008. — 17 days ago
Very lovely drink! Really good balance. It’s a bit delicate so needs to go with lighter fare. We had it with Thai Chicken and it got a bit lost. But by itself was very enjoyable. Only 12.5% alcohol adds to drink ability. — 13 days ago