Wow. What a bouquet. Even surrounded by the fragrance of lilies, I can just smell the essence of lavender, honey, meadowy grass, slight slight saffron. Wonderful.
This is a sipping wine. Almost a shame to waste it on poker night, since I won’t be able to give it, its full attention.
Slight bubbles, but I wouldn’t really want anymore. The acidity hits its note right on cue, balancing nicely with its off-dry quality. Definitely a bit of that petrol afternote. It works here, though, playing nicely off the backdrop of the after-the-rain dewy fields and mango/lavender note.
A symphony in the forest. — 20 days ago
10 out of 10. Not biased. — a month ago
Lighting in a bottle!!! Not just a reference to the raw acid and kinetic energy of this wine but also the insanity/ingenuity of the man behind it: the kind of brilliant lunatic who makes a 100% Pinot Blanc champagne (aged on the lees in amphora and neutral oak) and succeeds. A lesser grape, ha! Pristine and powerful with a finish that, like Celine Dion’s heart, goes on and on. Could’ve probably used some more time in bottle to unwind, but to hell with it, it was my birthday and I have no regrets. Paired with fried chicken. — 2 months ago
Wow, first off, the color is like liquid gold or canary diamonds. It's striking and beautiful, with a nose that's a nice balance between floral and fruity. The flavor is bold and lingering, with a striking acidity that lingers, and then peters away into a gentle flavor of toasted marshmallow. The flavors are crisp Apple, peaches, honeydew, and white and golden fruits, with a gentle gravelly minerality. Great wine. — 17 days ago
When with the parents — a month ago
A fascinating new project in Chile that has been years in the making. This blend of young Carmenérè, Cabernet Franc and some Malbec comes mostly from a 1.3ha vineyard that is as wild as the day is long. In fact, the estate is known for its rescue animals which freely roam about the land. Some of the fruit is still purchased until the vineyard fully matured. The wines are spontaneously fermented and aged for 18mos in a combination of old Chilean oak foudre and amphora. The wine has no SO2 added and is bottles unfiltered. It presents a brilliant garnet color that’s slightly hazy. The nose is remarkably fresh flowers, tobacco leaf, fresh herbs, and dark berries. Some VA for sure...but that relaxes after an hour of air. On the palate, it’s bright, crunchy dark fruits with a bit of earth and finishes long with smacking acid. The wine is rustic for sure but also remarkably fresh. Definitely own for the natural wine crowd and eschews the typical New World approach towards more international styled wines. This is definitely a project to follow. — 2 months ago
Melony smell, lemony taste — a day ago
Kool-aid red in color, floral nose with a hint of orange zest, minerally crushed raspberries on a light and slightly tannic palette, and refreshing acid. — 2 months ago