Almost forgot I had opened this. Found along with 2016's at Local Hyvee Wine Dept! Very nice SB..but the evolution from the 18 to the 16 is worth the wait! Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc always a favorite! Not sure how these (16 & 18) are selling for $18.99 a bottle at previously mentioned Hyvee..But okay! 🤷♂️ — 3 days ago
Excellent example. I was put onto this by @Paul T- Huntington Beach. Another excellent tip. If you don’t have eyeballs on his feed you’re missing out.
On the nose, it explodes with exotic fruits. Palate displays grapefruit, with a hint of pineapple and maybe passion fruits. While the finish presents a touch compressed, we love this. Tipping the scales at 12.8% abv, at $13 from KL, it’s criminal.
PS - Birthday flowers for my soulmate 😍 — 6 days ago
Newish vintage, 600 cases produced. 94/6 blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne from three vineyards: Boushey (81% GB), Weather Eye (13% GB), Olsen (6% R). Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Floral, vanilla and mild aldehydic barnyard aromas. Guava, lactic flavors, tropical fruit finish (banana then coconut? But this ain’t no Piña colada). Lingering cherry and heavy (skin and seed) tannic aftertaste . This is either serious experimental winemaking, or ultra craft-focused ‘blanc de noir’, or is this just their iteration of a pale “orange” wine? Massive tannins for a “white” wine. Not a wine for the faint of heart. Dry, just enough acidity, fruity but still pondering this one... The trop fruit flavors backed off, with cherry and other red fruit and Grenache character flavors emerging after 30-60 minutes. Tannins also softened somewhat, with patience — 14 days ago
Yellow-white, excellent clarity. White floral and citrus peel aromas; later, black pepper emerges. Creamy, tart lemon citric flavor, white pepper and lemon peel finish. Dry, bone dry, but fruity. Looks like a white wine, tastes like Grenache blanc de noir... With time, cherry and candied orange flavors emerge — 9 days ago
Fresh squeezed limeade, reminds me of uncharacteristic chilly Autumn nights in Florida by the water. Lemongrass, palm , and pine.
Straight up apple cider, but also mango kulfi. Specifically mango kulfi. Tart keffir limes to round out, and then a brush of apricot.
Great medium acidity with tropical notes and a piney bouquet. Really lovely. Pleasantly surprised. — 3 days ago
As I ready myself for WSET Level 3 exam, I need to taste more vary my picks considerably. This is chenin blanc from South Africa. Beautiful pale gold, dry, medium alcohol and medium acidity. Ripe apple, peach, lemon, lime. Paired with baked cod. Quite the value at 10 bucks.
90+ points — 3 days ago