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Meadowcroft

Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs

Meadowcroft Wines Blanc de Blancs Non-Vintage, Napa Valley, California

This is a delicious sparkling wine from Napa Valley.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Nice mouthfeel with small bubbles.

Showing citrus, lemons, green apples, minerals, yeast, light earth, spices and white pepper.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity. Tasty and delicious.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Very nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. I paired it with caviar.

A small production of only 122 cases.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 7 days ago

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Domaine Guiberteau

Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016

Has a chiseled and almost austere side with its high acid and reductive nerve, but the generous golden fruit on the palate and a hint of botrytis (to me) offer some openness and warm. Struck flint, golden orchard fruit, wool and ginger dominate. Subtle notes of leaves, white tea, and beautiful floral notes underneath. Pure, but still offering a nudge of Chenin funkiness. — 4 days ago

Ely, Joe and 4 others liked this

Gérard Boulay

Monts Damnés Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Lovely, and better than my last btl. On the nose: gooseberry, grass, soft vanilla, wet stone. On the palate: fantastic acidity, loads of stony minerality, lemon grass, gooseberry, white pepper, mineral oil, good density. Just fantastic. — 3 days ago

Peter, Severn and 8 others liked this

Championship Bottle

Hard Promises Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2018

Remarkably good Pinot blanc from the Willamette. Beautifully textured - definitely sees some skin contact, but not quite orange. So saline and great minerality. Very nice with our classic post-Thanksgiving turkey pho. — 6 days ago

Andrew, Jason and 3 others liked this

Marc Hébrart

Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs

A pale straw color with a generous amount of tiny bubbles. A fine mousse and bead. This is an incredibly alive champagne and it starts immediately. Meyer lemons and tart green apples, along with smoke and mint on the nose. That wonderful citrus streak continues throughout.

100% Chardonnay primarily from Mareuil-sur-Ay and Chouilly. Family owned grower and one of my favorite producers with such consistent quality. Richer and fuller than many others, it’s round and vibrant. Lovely depth and acidity with a backbone of herbs and spices.

Chalky minerality and crystallized honey shine here. Beautiful toasted bread and almonds on display, along with more green apples and lemons. Apricots, plums, and peaches sing a lovely song. Chamomile and more honey on the long, exceedingly pleasant finish. A highly attractive pour.
— 15 days ago

Trixie, Sean and 2 others liked this

Marc Deschamps

Les Champs de Cri Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Popped and poured. In the glass, a pale straw color. The nose was incredibly fresh, like a cool breeze on a Spring day. Notes of pomelo, kiwi fruit, and wet stone. On the palate, orange bitters, kumquat, lemons...seemingly all of the citrus fruits. Great acid contributes to a long, clean finish. I found this to be a more expressive showing than the last bottle, nearly 18 months ago. — 6 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 2009

Mid yellow in colour with greenish tinges. An oxidative Sherry like note. Mouldy ripe apple and apricot with a honeyed nuance. On the palate a full bodied white with a syrupy note. Ripe fruit developing a hefty 15.5% ABV. The delicious ripeness of the fruit hiding the high alcohol to an extent. This vineyard has a fascinating history. The Coulee de Serrant vineyard is a controlled appellation of only 7 hectares. The vineyard was planted in 1130 by Cistercian monks and today consists of vines aged from 35 to 80 years old. This Serrant wine was celebrated by Louis XI and Louis XIV as one of the best French white wines. — 14 days ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 21 others liked this

Herencia Altes

Benufet Garnatxa Blanca 2019

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

I don’t understand why the average rating from everyone else is 8.7? I am tasting the latest vintage 2019 three months after bottling and I think it’s delicious. Which is hard for me to say because Herencia Altes is competition for my wines and they sell their entry level wines at prices so low that it’s absolutely impossible to turn a profit or compete with them. This wine has been aged in concrete semi-oval tanks on lees for 2 months with Battonage and then 6 months without the lees. On the nose it has medium(+) aromas and flavours and it almost seems like it has been fermented in oak. Medium(+) body, the alcohol is high 14% and while it is fairly supported and balanced by the ripe and expressive citrus fruit and the medium acidity, the alcohol lingers on and warms your chest. The finish is medium(+) and elegant. #terraalta #spain #garnachablanca #grenacheblanc — 9 days ago

Raul, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Ron R
9.5

Staring down the barrel of home workouts once again, sigh...
I think vintage received rave reviews from WS, and for good reason. The nose presents blossom, lychee and jasmine. Palate is vibrant and energetic. Beautiful, exotic delineation, with pineapple and limestone.perfect sweetness with racy acidity. Excellence from NZ.
— 7 days ago

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Jody Scharf

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A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Ron
Hugh O'Riordan

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I visited this winery a few years ago while birding in NZ. A good place with great wine. We bought a mixed case and drank it all the way to Stewart island. A really great wine.
Ron R

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@Jody Scharf, I’m a little late, but hope you and yours had a great one, too.
@Hugh O'Riordan, Cloudy Bay wines are a point of reference in our book. Not made it to NZ tho, yet!

Domaine FL

Roche aux Moines Fournier Longchamps Family Chenin Blanc 2014

OK, this is WAY too young to be drinking now, but I have plenty more and it was time to finally taste it. Great cut, acidity, minerality, as good a dry Chenin as I’ve had since visiting Huet about 10 years ago. Needs significant cellaring, hope I live long enough!! Cheers!! — 8 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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