On day one I was rather unenthused about this Furmint- it was tight and while it had a decent bouquet I didn't get that festival of honey, flowers and tropical fruits that I usually do from a nice Furmint-. However it kept getting better each day (I also let it get warmer and warmer starting at a cool 9 degrees on day one and finishing at 20 degrees on day 5) with more and more flavors found with each tasting. By day 5 I was hooked and found it's full potential.
$25 K&L — 12 days ago
Butta toast with fish and ish ish Heidi IDK — 4 years ago
Gift from Heidi — 2 years ago
17 years old, this wine held up exceptionally well. I'm not a big fan of wines this old (hence the low score) but this went well with the wonderful short rib dish. A Heidi Barrett project. — 4 years ago
Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.
The Fantesca property on Spring Mtn is gorgeous, and their tasting room at the winery is stunning. Really enjoyed getting to try more of their wines.
I’m really picky on chardonnay, but this was intoxicating. It’s crazy young, but this is going to vault up the scale for me. First comparison that comes to mind is Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons, but with a touch less acidity (still plenty). This is supremely balanced. Honeyed stone fruits, lemon cream, and a slate/mineral note on the nose. Rich without being too dense. Vibrant. Powdered sugar lemon bar, meringue, and honey roasted cashews. This was (or may still be), the only chardonnay Heidi Barrett makes. — 2 years ago