Aged for 16 months on French oak (about 30% new), medium lemon with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with notes of biscuits, floral and nutty notes. On the palate flavors of ripe apple, pineapple and mango with notes of honeysuckle, wet stone and toasted bread. Long finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with fruit, mineral and yeasty character. Very nice. — 18 days ago
From Anthony Yount (also makes Kinero in addition to his main gig at Denner), this is a terrific, lighter style of clairette blanche. Has kind of a tight temperature window where it really signs - too warm and you lose the acidity, too cold and you lose the aromatics - but in its sweet spot just below 50 F it’s perfect. Will be interesting to see if it puts on a little weight with another year or two in bottle (which could be cool). — 19 days ago
From Leon tasting, really great drinkable — 15 days ago
It’s light! Light color, light body, no oak. Just what I wanted. — 15 days ago
Chablis and Sunday Night Football. Content.
This Chablis has the “stank”: chicken broth, crushed sea shell, earthy chalk, and a bit of appley fruit. Intense minerality and nice fruit, soft texture, full body, classic flavors. But the acids are “welcome to global warming” low-ish. Very nice, but I miss the salivatory acids. — 7 days ago
Classic Chateauneuf. Great red blend of Grenache and Syrah; 2016 vintage, let it open for an hour then serve. — 18 days ago