Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche

UV Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

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

Veronika and Daniel P. liked this

La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvèdre Blend Rosé 2020

Orange blossom, strawberry, lavender. Best day 2. — 7 days ago

Austin, Ted and 5 others liked this

José Ardinat

Brut Carte D'Or Champagne Blend

Pleasant
The mood with Champagne is always on an other level
Not complex and perhaps a little too off dry for my taste
— a month ago

Severn, Bob and 2 others liked this

Domaine Maby

La Fermade Lirac Blanc 2015

From magnum. — 17 days ago

Peter, Peter and 2 others liked this

The Royal Nonesuch Farm

York Mountain Clairette Blanche 2019

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

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Martin, Eric and 5 others liked this

À la Carte

North Coast Pinot Noir 2018

It’s light! Light color, light body, no oak. Just what I wanted. — 15 days ago

Marcel et Blanche Fèvre - Fèvre

Chablis Chardonnay 2018

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

Severn, Hugh and 9 others liked this

Marcel et Blanche Fèvre - Fèvre

Les Preuses Grand Cru Chablis 2017

Chablis and uni: a match made in heaven. The uni iodine and the chalky seashell notes go so well, and the added richness and citrus of gc complement the brine of the sea. — a day ago

James GPeter C
with James and Peter
Keith, Severn and 4 others liked this

Mas Grange Blanche

La Font des Bessounes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Classic Chateauneuf. Great red blend of Grenache and Syrah; 2016 vintage, let it open for an hour then serve. — 18 days ago