Slightly vegetal, stone fruits, licorice and great acid. — 13 days ago
Beautiful big white, rich, succulent, deep gold — 10 months ago
A complex Chardonnay from renowned producer Steve Matthiasson. Sourced from Linda Vista vineyard, in the Oak Knoll District, at the southern end of the Napa valley. (Due to its proximity to the San Pablo Bay and the cool winds from the ocean, average summer temperatures are considerably cooler than in the upper valley, making it an ideal area for Chardonnay in Napa). Fermented and aged in neutral oak. Apples, melon, some buttery notes on the nose. Green apple on the palate. Fresh, good acidity. Slightly creamy, rounder and fruitier than the Chablis tasted next to it. Mineral, a hint of salinity
— 2 years ago
Parádní primitivo, ten nádech tabáku a třísloviny. — 3 years ago
2021 vintage was mildly tannic w/ a hot nose, good mouthfeel w/ blackberry/cherry flavors that quickly fade. Very nice! — 2 months ago
Opened about an hour before our Thanksgiving dinner; a preamble of sorts. At these early stages, the 2020 Amador County is like a laser beam of lemon citrus. Yes, there are lemon blossoms and minerals too. The acid is racy and there is a bit of a wooly texture too. Exciting now due to its youthful energy but should be fun for several years to come. — a year ago
So...I had a birthday a couple weeks back.and due to scheduling, my regular bottle finishing team wasn't available until now, so we're finally doing it up in my grand, unique style.
Notes possibly tomorrow, scores honestly tonight.
Nose has crushed bricks, blood orange, ripe cherries, cranberry sauce and wet vines.
Palate has dried cranberry (unsweetened), chalk, orange zest, black currant and dried blackberry.
Seems a little shutdown, revisit 2023+. — 2 years ago
Barnyard nose, dark fruits and pleasant finish — 6 months ago
Popped and poured; enjoyed over three days. “Les Lys” is a lieu-dit that technically falls within the Vaillons 1er Cru. It’s known for producing wines with a fresher, zippier style than most other 1er’s due to its northeastern exposure. The 2010 “Les Lys” by Daniel-Etienne Defaix is exemplary. It pours a bright golden color with a silvery rim; no signs of particles or gas. Medium viscosity. On the nose, the wine is intense. Developing (still!), with all of the citrus fruits: redolent of ripe lemon, lime, and tangerines mixed with some pineapple, wildflowers, minerals and some brioche. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium(+?) tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose loads of limestone minerals. Leesy with a very long, oily finish. The notes were consistent over the three days the bottle was enjoyed however, it gained some weight and power over that time. It also started to show more oxidative notes: candied nuts and marmalade. This is stupidly good. Drink now and over the next ten+ years, easy. It has the stuffing and the acid to go the distance and age gracefully. — 7 months ago
Very dry on first sip but I knew this wine would open up nicely. Warning, this bottle should be shared with more than one person or you are histamine intolerant due to high tannin levels. — 3 years ago