2006 vintage. Super smooth with the body of a world-class powerlifter-still wowza bigg. Spice componentry only noticeable on the finish...entry/mid palates echoing a gigantasaurus fruit presence and a heady sweet/savory mix. Tasted an hour after decanting and not throwing much sed. Personally, wanted a few speed bumps/cobblestones to point/cling to on the way to Plushyville but none enroute during this trip. 3.22.23 — 8 months ago
Good but not great. Have had better but interesting to try this first vintage. Would try again. Good value. — 4 years ago
EnRoute 2015 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Brumaire — 7 months ago
Nice Nose, smooth and velvet wine with depth. Great price at Costco. — a year ago
Our first stop on the Cape was the historic Estate of Klein Constantia, established in 1685 by the VOC Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. The Dutch established the Western Cape wine growing region in the 1600’s as a rest and resupply stop for their trading ships sailing around Africa enroute to their many trade partners of the Far East etc..
The nose reveals; slightly bruised apple & pear, white citrus, notes of apple cider, white peach, cream, vanillin notes, nice, soft chalkiness, gentle minerality with spring flowers and yellow lilies.
The body is quite light, lively, tightly beaded, rich creamy texture, slightly bruised apple & pear, white citrus, notes of apple cider, white peach, cream, vanillin & ginger notes, nice, soft chalkiness, heavier minerality one palate than the nose with spring flowers and lilies.
Photos of, their Estate vines with the majestic mountains painting the background, A-frames for riddling the new vintage of this sparkling wine, the grounds surrounding the Estate and their tasting bar. — 5 years ago
Delicious and much better than the base level. Balanced and earthy. Not too fruit. — 6 months ago
Nice Pinot — 9 months ago
Light, fruit forward. Excellent as always. — 2 years ago