A white from Pierre Cotton is the new experimental album from the young gamay slinger. This, I assume, is mostly Chardonnay from the small plot he acquired not long ago.
So big, you can sniff a little heat from the alcohol. Round and creamy like almond butter hand lotion. The oak is neutral, the acid dialed down, folded right there into a little basket of fresh picked yellow apples, mint green melon, chamomile, and blooming jasmine.
Big ole white for a cold fall night. — a day ago
What are great wine. Solid body, lots of dark fruit, light oak, nice spice finish — 2 months ago
Nose has pineapple core, warmed toffee, over-ripe mango, lanolin, warm beeswax, wet river rock, (grilled) ripe pineapple and faint warm green herbs. So GD fragrant, it's killing us, wow.
Palate has waxy pineapple, warmed yellow apple, butterscotch candy, peach peel, warm brioche, caramel, (minor) green melon with an extensive finish, so long, OMG we are in heaven.
Decanted 3h, then double decanted and back into the refrigerator for service temp, 1h.
Paired with a beautifully grilled slab of steelhead trout, fish was honestly 96 points, our regular fish source, but this was a thicker cut than normal. Also toasted orzo with our garden herbs and some sauteed summer squash.
Honestly I'm at a loss of words for the quality of everything delivered to the table tonight.
Some pictures of my favorite things tonight, which also includes an absolute stunning guitar album featuring Les Paul and Chet Atkins, 'Chester & Lester', two of the best old school guitar greats. If you get a guitar named after you, well, enough said...
Prior bottle was fully different than this one, is this the God Bottle, and it landed in my hands tonight? Next few bottles will be my proof, so we'll see. — 4 months ago
Amazing with the new Puscifer album live streaming. Even better next day with freshly harvested hen of the woods, roasted with garlic and sweet potatoes. Soft tannins, red berries and leather on the palette. Tiny bit of oxidative characters but still to its favour. — a month ago
Less flavor and more texture. Subtle, weird, and wild.
The easy and obvious comparison is pop rocks with an intense effervescent effect. But if you hold this and swirl around, you’ll get a puffy baking soda sensation on the edge of your inside checks, contrasting the acid ringing in the center of your tongue.
This is the pop album with catchy beats that open up to deep, intense, and thought provoking lyrics the more you listen. You want to say ‘meh’ but then you can’t. It’s the record you put on when you have a party, but the conversation is dull and a distraction is required without breaking the mood. — 2 months ago
Love this night in and night out. Funny thing this time - on the nose there is something that won’t go away - remember when you would open a new album? Remember that smell? Not vinyl. No other way to describe it. Just very interesting. Very fresh smelling. Plenty of citrus too. Palate very nice and the album scent not there on the palate. Finish a little different than normal. Still nice. — 7 months ago
A Santa Barbara County Proprietary Red Wine. Unfiltered and unfined. Entirely constructed of Estrella-clone Syrah from two ends of the Santa Rita Hills and a sprinkling of Viognier. Native-yeast fermented with 40% whole cluster inclusion and raised in large neutral barrels for 26-months. Matthias’ expression of great Syrah from a great Syrah growing region, cool coastal vineyards north of Santa Barbara. Recommended to a little above cellar temperature.
Young boysenberries. Steeping Darjeeling tea. A hint of barbecue smoke drifts by.
The color of a deep burgundy Chrysler Cordoba. Big, velvety mouthfeel, but not Corinthian leather.
Taste: Black cherries, just before 100% ripe. A touch of blueberry pie, but savory, not sweet. Finish: A finish of black pepper with a touch of cocoa nib at the last few touches of finish. Juicy, bustling tannins right to the point where you think they’re a touch too bold, but then the finish reaches over and says “I believe you were mistaken”.
Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt with the track “I’ve Just Seen Her” on his album “The Art of Intimacy”. The Jazz Crusaders with the track “Young Rabbits” from their “Festival Album”, 1966, recorded live at the Newport and Pacific Jazz Festivals. — a month ago
The Killers release a new album a couple weeks ago, and named one of the tracks after this wine: My God.
Blueberries. Cherry. Cigars... and not the cheap ones: Cubans.
Every sip lingers nearly 10 minutes... it’s huge. I can only imagine what this will taste like in another 10 years.
The Alphonso Davies of wine. — 3 months ago
High fruit, blackberry, red currant. Mid-strong vanilla. High tannin and medium high acidity. The finish is quite long. Extremely nice wine for the price point. — 7 months ago