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Stolen Kiss Pinot Noir Rosé 2023

The description: The sweetly frivolous and fruity side of Central Otago Pinot Noir is bound up in this bottle of Stolen Kiss Rosé; once unleashed into your glass its candy-floss and crème-brûlée aromas shall sashay into a flirtatious toffee-apple and simmering strawberry palate smeared with cherry lip-gloss; most fun to drink chilled on sultry summer afternoons and evenings.
The opinion: Accurate and very good. Stolen Kiss is somewhat variable but 2022 and 2023 is very good. Summer afternoon with a well chilled bottle, can’t go wrong.
— 24 days ago


Brut Souverain Champagne Blend

Henriot often flies under the radar and I get it, there are so many options out there...but don’t sleep on this house. This, their most modest offering, delivers immense pleasure for the price. A near 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (I guess they use 5% Pinot Meunier) the Brut Souverain displays well ripened pears, lightly roasted nuts, slightly burned brioche and a kiss of citrus. The texture is rich and creamy. The finish is long and satisfying. No disgorgement data. While there is a code on the back, I was social and wasn’t going to give myself the brain damage to decode that mess. — 3 years ago

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Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

Like drinking lightning bolts ⚡️ Ripe green pear, white peach, tart citrus, zest and pith, citrus blossom, tea leaves, crushed chalk, a layer of spring honey just barely. Tense on day one with electric acidity. Day 2 showing more aromatic complexity and a kiss of breadth on the palate. So much acid and rocks. Day 4 still fresh as a daisy — 4 years ago

Chris, Keith and 17 others liked this

Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2013

🤯 delicious. Microscopic bubbles. Silky gravenstein apple with the kiss of meter lemon and the lightest brioche on the back. It’s just drinking so well — a month ago

Weingut Groiss

Angel's Kiss Ried Hasenhaide Rosé Pinot Noir

Almost sparkling, a bit sour in a good way. Drank as part of the new year menu — a year ago

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Always fun to try them when they’re fresh. The 2017 Zinfandel is bursting with capricious blue, black and red fruits with baking spices and a kiss of vanilla. In fact, this smells a bit like a fresh sleeve of blueberry fig newtons. Try it and tell me I’m wrong. As usual, these will be more interesting after a few years in the cellar. — 5 years ago

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Richard Rosensweig

Richard Rosensweig

Rafanelli is a master. Thx for scoping the 2017.

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Neumagener Rosengartchen Von den Terrassen Riesling 2018

Nose: mostly closed on open. Some peach skin. Tiger lilies. Yellow roses. Really pretty with some air. Almost a little vanilla bean but not in an oak way. A 9.6 nose.

Palate: dry elegant peach. A kiss of honey. Mineral. Very elegant. Expansive. A kiss of elegant richness. as this opens more just pure elegance. That vanilla bean. A kiss of peach.

Fass selections.
— 5 months ago

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Roero Arneis 2021

Good acidity. High alcohol. Powdery. White flowers some vanilla. Kiss of citrus. Very chenin like — a year ago


Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

I feel like I’m rating this so high but if you’ve got a more impressive $30 American Chardonnay tell me about it 👇🏻.

Seamlessly mineral-driven, unencumbered on the palate by a kiss of oak, and distinguished by a bright purity of acid expressed as citrus oil and apple juice. Greek yogurt, lemon curd, perfectly ripe Granny Smith, tart pineapple, salted butter puff pistachio pastry.
— 3 years ago

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