Ocean salt, orchard fruit, honeycomb white roses — 7 days ago
While Mumm occupies one of the most iconic sites in Champagne, Moulin de Verzenay, it’s just not popular in the U.S., so it’s easy to dismiss Mumm Napa as a cheap supermarket brand. Well I’m glad I tried this.
While this PN dominated Rose lacks the refinement of a Champagne, the abundance of fresh fruits such as cherry, strawberry, watermelon, grapefruit, and citrus make this a joy to drink. Crisp, energetic, and dry, this is so good for under $20. — 19 days ago
Straw color, lemon on the nose, mineral and some CO2 on taste. Balanced with a touch more acid and dryness. Nice length of finish. — a month ago
At the Penfolds Californian Collection Dinner at the Downs Club on Monday night. This is their brand new French Champagne venture with Thienot - a vintage Cuvée from 2012. Initially white flowers, citrus and sliced apple notes. Limited notes. A delicate Champagne with a creamy nutty texture. A better summer than a winter Champers I would venture to say. Very good nonetheless. Technical details: 50/50 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay (I would not have picked this), Dosage of 4 grams per litre; Full malolactic. — a month ago
This brand never disappoints. Great finish and everything a wine should be. ￼ — 2 months ago
1961- I mean 1961 - the Somm delivered and @David L and I were blown away - cork was in excellent shape - tannins were strict but silky - - nose on par - pine peach licorice- the color was brand new - crazy - I mean all you ever want in every way - it could go another 20 years - I was taken back - extraordinary- a Bordeaux grand cru that is actually grand — 2 days ago
My buddy Ian brand coming correct. Sf chronicle wine maker of the year a few years back. Making a good name for our place Monterey. Listen to the bedrock podcast with Ian! It’s a good listen and the wine is super thoughtful. I can say im super thankful he and heather are keeping this going! Thank you heather brand for pouring and being the great host! Always gracious and kind. Ian and heather are bringing Monterey back up where it should be with the likes of Mark Chesebro (arroyo seco), tira nanza, russel Joyce and a few others. Big ups @Lee Lightfoot for letting me join you and Julie today. No doubt Carmel valley is on the rise again. Worth a visit! Contact me for appointments before summer — 2 months ago