Cloud Break

Martin Müllen

Kröver Kirchlay Auslese Trocken 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

@Delectable Wine this is just Krover Kirchlay Auslese.

Don’t think I’ve ever had a Kirchlay Auslese from Müllen before. This is brilliant and another hit in the sweet wines of 2018 Müllen. Awesome nose of slate, wet stones, birthday pound cake with vanilla icing. Lime, rock candy, ripe fleshy peaches and kiwi, airy elegant aromatics but also layered and intense. Palate is as usual, OMG level of insanity. Unreal texture like icing, vanilla, sappy peaches, pineapple, energetic mineral freshness and cloud like finesse. This is so sweet and hedonistic but compact and has enough freshness to carry it. Just an amazing wine.
— a month ago

Aravind, Neil and 6 others liked this

Cloud

Number 9 Lodi Chenin Blanc Blend

Light, fruity and sweet, great dessert wine or great for a hot day! — 2 months ago

Domaine Prieuré Roch

Le Cloud Ladoix Pinot Noir 2014

A perfect outdoor burg—sexy, elegant, natural and pure. — a month ago

Joe, Ira and 6 others liked this

Karam Wines

Cloud Nine White Blend 2019

The green apples 🍏 come out nicely... very subtle with food — a month ago

Il Colle (Carli)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1978

Alder Yarrow
9.1

Because when your wife spends 8 hours making the best bolognese you’ve ever had, and California is burning, you gotta break out the good stuff. Leather and sandalwood and pine duff give way to dried cherries cedar and potpourri spices under a gauzy blanket of tannins. Still vibrant with acidity and wisps of dried flowers lingering in the finish. — a month ago

Alex, Sage and 14 others liked this

Seaglass Wine

Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Julia doesn’t break out and this is awesome! — 12 days ago

Château Les Justices

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

Lovely grocery store pickup. Intense apricot and peach with a long finish. No d’Yquem but it’s not going to break the bank. — 12 days ago

Jim liked this

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Domaine du Pélican Arbois Savagnin Ouillé 2013

Wow ...drinking great in the pandemic. Clean, crisp , ample acidity . Something slightly different and a prefect break from Chardonnay and Riesling. Need more of this in my wine world. — a month ago

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Jacquesson & Fils

Cuvée No. 742 Extra Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

Since we can’t leave our house because the air quality is so bad from the fires near us & there is still the whole Covid-19 thing raging in California, we thought we’d open a bottle of Champagne & forget about the real world for awhile. This Jacquesson Cuvée 742 is a welcome break. Like Napoleon, we drink Champagne in good times & bad.

Seems the 2020 Napa vintage is also in more peril of smoke taint than 2017. At least in 2017, most of the fruit was picked. Presently, none or very little is picked. Maybe some Chardonnay is in. Not exactly hearing good news at this point. TBD soon.

The nose reveals slightly more oxidative notes than we prefer in our wheelhouse but, still very nice. Bruised; green & golden apple, Bosc pear. Lime & lemon pulp, overripe pineapple, overripe tropical melons, cream soda, white spices, touch of oyster shell, sea fossils, saline, bread dough, yeasty notes, baguette crust, grey volcanics, light dry herbal notes. limestone/sandstone, root in root beer, spring flowers, yellow florals in mix greens.

The palate is, round, rich, ripe and lively with micro-oxygenation. Bruised; green & golden apple, Bosc pear. Lime & lemon pulp, overripe pineapple, overripe tropical melons, dried apricots, cream soda, cream, white spice with soft heat, touch of oyster shell, sea fossils, saline, bread dough, yeasty notes, baguette crust, excellent, soft, powdery chalkiness, grey volcanics, light dry herbal notes. limestone/sandstone, root in root beer, spring flowers, orange blossoms, yellow florals in mix greens. The acidity is near perfect with nice crispness. The long, gentle finish is; elegant soft, well balanced with excellent polish and persists for days.

This will benefit from another 3-5 years in bottle.

Photos of; Jean Hervé Chiquet who joined Jacquesson family business in 1978, House of Jacquesson, one of their Grand Cru vineyards and cheese platter etc. to get the evening started.
— a month ago

Hefy NochimsonJames Christina Champagne
with Hefy, James and 1 other
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