Motor oil monicker is apt for this black beauty. Big top springs into action in latte tones, and is pulled back to the viscous tar. Tea leaves lacing slide slowly to obscurity. Licorice and chai nose flecked with sparkling candies ginger and an array of mints. Medium heavy mouthfeel lifted by ethereal spices flaunts cardamom, clove, allspice, nutmeg and citrus oils, dark sugar and coffee notes framed by oak and buried vanilla. Sticky finish lingers; pair with ginger snaps. Must be fall.
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Delicious. Like a cru Beaujolais, but with more body — a month ago
Classic Chardonnay! Smooth buttery fruit. Full flavor, yet crisp. Long, with a moderate oaky bite. Tasted 8 February 2022 — 5 months ago
The 2019 Chablis Les Blanchots Grand Cru is very well defined on the nose, where sea spray and oyster shell notes combine with citrus aromas. Hints of green olive emerge with time. The well-defined palate is taut on the entry, with hints of chai tea and chamomile infusing the white peach and citrus notes, and builds nicely toward a very composed finish. Superb. (Neal Martin, Vinous, October 2021)
— 8 months ago
Friday night at Feather & Bone in SYP (forgot to reserve in Wan Chai). Shaky start but the waiter just insisted on pouring my wine, “a lady shall never pour her own wine at dinner.” Sure. That works. Australian Wagyu is on the menu tonight... and then we’ll take the ding ding home. Oh! And the weather is amazing. October is oh so lovely here. Kris thinks this is easy to drink. Danny would score lower. Kris writes these, so she might hold a bit more weight. — 2 years ago
Love Dry Creek — 2 months ago
It’s not often that I get excited by California Sauvignon Blanc, but this one is full of character & worth going out of your way for. From one of the oldest sauv blanc vineyards in the state (dry-farmed, organic) on Sonoma Mountain. Heavy on the orchard fruit: green apple, pear, with some Meyer lemon and a touch of green papaya and lemongrass. Neutral oak elevage softens the rough edges. Great food pairing wine - though would expect no less from chefs-turned-winemakers. I really like what these guys are doing at MDC.
@Delectable Wine not the Reserve skin contact version but the standard SB (but the orange version is also excellent) — 3 months ago
This wine is a home run! Raspberry and cherry on the nose, with chai spice notes. Well-balanced with a long finish. Good thing we bought 2 bottles! — 9 months ago