2015 vintage. Many Côte de Beaune wines from the famous appellations like Meursault are out of reach for many winelovers, but thankfully there is terrific stuff to be found in less prestigious parts of Burgundy and Château de Chamirey is a safe bet. This "village" Mercurey comes from 6 different plots with predominantly limestone and clay soils. Malolactic and alcoholic fermentations in barrel. Ageing in lightly toasted barriques (15% new). Bright yellow fruit and flowers. In the mouth it displays the richness of the 2015 vintage, but with impeccable balance and very good length. The oak is perfectly integrated and it has a certain complexity and very good length. Very good value as it outperforms many a Meursault at half the price. Kudos to the Devillard family. Highly recommended. — a day ago
Gorgeous. Rich and vinous with and underlining tension and minerality. Speaks of Le Mesnil sur Oger and vintage well. The complexity of fruit and texture offering up plenty of contemplation. Kudos for harmony and length across the palate. 100 CH, 11/2018 disgorgement, 4 g/l dosage. — a month ago
A night that I needed (wanted) something comforting and very good - this fit the bill. Have to say I’m also a sucker for a signed bottle (kudos to Gio for signing this one!) Lots of strawberry and some raspberry mixed with blueberry on the nose and palate. A silky sensation that went down very smooth. All that being said, I think this might be well served with another 1-3 years on the rack. — 3 months ago
Light, touch of sweetness. Some melon flavors, maybe honeysuckle. — a month ago
Magnum, Easter Party wine...Fabulous after brief “airing” the aromatic profile once mentioned to be one of the “profound in memory” for at least one Party member! Great To-Kalon performance here, Awesome Wine! @Mike Smith makes great wine! Kudos Sir! Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 2 months ago
Nose of rose pedals, ripe almost candied cherries, leather, and red licorice. On the palate it opens up with red fruit reduction but it still retains acidity and soft but noticable tannins on the finish. Some hints of sweet spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are in there as well. ETOH warmth lingers.
Kind of a crazy wine. Kudos to the winemaker for producing a ripe, almost opulent wine that still has elegance and structure. — 3 months ago
Easy to trust Realm’s offerings as quality is always at a premium. I have to admit, my brain had a hard time connecting this type of rosé with Realm (based on their typical style).
My comment above isn’t meant to be good or bad, it’s just amazing that this Provençal type rosé could come from a bigger/powerful style Napa producer like Realm. Kudos to Benoit for knowing what he was going for and being able to create something (a beautiful rosé) from almost nothing (the extremely uneven 2020 vintage). I don’t think I could have called this rosé of merlot if I didn’t know beforehand. To me, this was a blend of high end Provençal rosé with Cayuse’s Edith rosé. Extremely pale salmon color in the glass with aromas of cantaloupe, white peach, faint dragon fruit and an herbal/mineral stony character. The palate here has nice gravitas and a surprising bite at the finish. Strawberry cream-lite, underripe kiwi and some nectarine on the finish. Much more enjoyable at cellar temp compared to being too cold. Don’t think this is one to hold, so enjoy now. — 5 days ago
Well done! Bright, energetic red fruit, cinnamon and rose hip. Bright acids and great integration on the palate. Perfect food wine. Just a great interpretation of Ribbon Ridge Pinot. Kudos Doug! — 2 months ago