@Delectable Wine oddly enough this is a Blanc de Cinsault, one of the silver linings of 2020.
When the fires hit early in harvest 2020, Will and Karen hedged their bets by pressing some of the 100+ year old vine Cinsault from the legendary Bechtold Vineyard immediately, and the result is a joy: pear, pomello, white grapefruit, some pith and white pepper on the finish. Fragrant and light.
In good news, the regular Cinsault from the vintage also turned out beautifully and isn’t showing a trace of smoke taint—or at least when I tried it a few months back. — 20 days ago
Second time having. Liked more the first time! Can’t remember what vintage it was. — 9 months ago
The joy of Riesling from the Alsace. This was gift from my friends at Brix. I enjoyed the 2014 vintage on Christmas Day 2019. — 2 years ago
Wearing its age well. Spicy and complex. — 6 months ago
Fruit from historic 140 year old Bechtold Vineyard in Lodi. 13.4% ABV
this year, Ive had a few bottles of Cinsault from this vineyard from a few different wine makers. The Bonny Doon release has been the most fruit forward and super enjoyable.
— 2 years ago
A lot of minerality with some spice notes. The first white wine I’ve had that’s peppery. — 3 years ago
Skin contact Pinot Gris may have you wondering what we have here. Red? White? Rose'? Orange? Maybe the best way to think about this is to think about intent. To me, Comme En Rouge is Orange in style and purpose - obviously not color. Too savory, too woodsy and too herbal for rose'; too much glow for red. There's tannin and grip and structure.
Gorgeous color like cherry candy Mustang with a fresh coat of wax. Beautiful aromatics - maraschino cherry, rosemary, palo santo incense. Layered flavors of cherry, green strawberry, dried orange peel, spicy cinnamon.
A fun pour - something different, something I'll remember. — 5 months ago
stone fruit, mineral, acid. Stays good in fridge for 2 weeks. With oxidation begins to have aromas of a late harvest Riesling — 2 years ago