Whites and reds from our recent Confrerie Saint Etienne dinner. I was fortunate to take home the last bottle, and I’m glad we have a few extras to keep hidden in the CSE cellar for a few years to see how they age.
This was paired alongside a Gustave Lorentz Gewurtztraminer Reserve, with the food being Lemon Sole. Wonderful pairing. Hardly any whiff of petrol here…more tropical than anything (guava, green pineapple), lemon and limestone. On the palate, this is one of the more commanding and deeply rich Alsatian Riesling’s I’ve had in a while. It’s nervy down the mid-palate, but really fleshed out on the sides…big time balance. Mineral streak, and total Alsatian vibe to it, but all dialed up to 11 (in a good way). Even over the course of dinner, this improved. Still on the upswing. — 2 months ago
This paired perfectly with garlic shrimp, peppers, and pasta. Yum! — a month ago
From 109% Alsatian Pinot Noir. Light pink/salmon color. Nose features strawberry, raspberry and orange zest. Bright red berry and red apple flavors. Medium bodied and a nice mousse with tiny bubbles that hang around for a reasonable amount of time. Juicy fruit with a clean and dry finish. — 2 months ago
Great peach and vanilla with an excellent mineral finish to balance this wine. — a month ago
Light golden color. Faint aromas of green apple, pear, white flowers and minerals. More citrus (lemon) focused on the palate along with notes of unripe peach and that ever present hint of minerality. Touch of saline on the long finish. Bristling acidity. So food friendly. This wine is a flavor enhancer. Great Producer, consistent quality and a varietal that I should be drinking more often. — 13 days ago