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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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