This “Parting Glass” pulled a disappearing act, departing from the glasses of our table of six in five minutes. — 19 days ago
Pale pink orange in bottle but more orange in glass; medium intensity aromas of strawberry, tangerine, white grapefruit, subtle vanilla; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors with more white grapefruit and saline notes in the palate; bottle had been open awhile so not sure how representative my notes are — 8 days ago
Spectacular Grand Cru grower Chardonnay from Chouilly. Medium gold in the glass. Meager, medium sized bubbles that dissipate rather quickly. Very zippy and lively from the jump. The nose is terrific with a little salt and herbs along with some toffee. Really nice citrus fruit leaps out of the glass. Buttered brioche and spice compliment.
Single vineyard Grand Cru fruit from a tiny plot called “Le Fond du Bateau”, the bottom of the boat. Bottled in June of 2010 and disgorged in May of 2018 with a dosage of 1 g/l to let the terroir truly shine. So bold and so full of personality. Racy acidity and distinctive minerality throughout. Nice depth and complexity here.
This really does get better and better as it evolves in the glass. The beautiful citrus expresses itself initially with peaches and green apples. Pears, apricots, and a nice bit of spice. Bold but oh so elegant simultaneously. This is long and very posh. An instant favorite and will be so much better down there road. — 12 days ago
Rich, dark purple in the glass. Shy, reticent nose of dark pie cherry, and tobacco. Smooth, (perhaps too smooth) and ripe (perhaps too ripe)… definitely “New world” in style. I think perhaps Barbera needs a bit of roughness, wildness, primitiveness to balance the fruit. Still a nice accompaniment to hot Hawaiian pizza and late-summer heirloom salad. — 13 days ago
We were unaware that Serene made a bubbly in the US. Well behaved in the glass with biscotti on the nose. Palate displays roasted nuts and a sliver of grapefruit. Bubbles are energetic, but not distracting. Brut dosage gives this a moderate sweetness, which helps amplify a lifted finish. Overall, a good assembly. — 14 days ago
Ridiculously good. Bunch of fine sediment so had to leave 1/3 glass in the bottle. But absolutely magnificent. — 5 days ago