Yum yum yum yum yum — 3 months ago
2020. 50% Colombard from Ricetti Vineyard in Redwood Valley; planted in 1948; dry farmed; certified organic. 25% Chenin blanc is from King Vineyard grown with compost teas and without pesticides and herbicides, clay soils. 25% Chardonnay is from Hawkeye Vineyard in Redwood Valley; organic. Full mouthfeel balanced with lively acidity. Paired great with pesto chicken and goat cheese flatbread. — 9 months ago
60% Nero d'Avola 2021, 40% Nero d'Avola 2020. Whole clusters (stems intact) foot tread for an overnight maceration on skins before pressing the following day. Fermented and aged separately in neutral tanks. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Vineyards: Bricarelli Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County; 15-year-old head trained, dry-farmed vineyard. Chiarito-Ling Vineyard, Ukiah, Mendocino County; dry-farmed. I really enjoyed the 2019 and 2020 Benson Ranch Rosato and this multi-vintage wine is great too. Probably the most I’ve heard my wife rave about a rosé. — a month ago
What a vibrant and simple (in the best way) blend from Martha Stoumen. Light effervescence on the nose of cherry and cedar forest. Nice structure with notes of blackberry bramble mushroom and Capri Sun. Ends silky and smooth as Superman’s cape. — 5 months ago
Super tart chillable red. — 8 months ago
Gorgeous aromas. Mid season sweet cherry fruit, spices, some gorgeous sweet oak, wet earth, florals and aromas that penetrate deep in the nasal cavity. Almost some barely ripe blackberry and cassis. Really a whole world of difference than last August. Just silly good aromas. Palate is ripe and juicy with a lithe, silky texture. Awesome purity and balance and such haunting delicacy. Sweet fruit and so nimble this is shockingly great. I vastly underrated this last time. Sweet, lithe and ripe tannins. This is stunning and achingly beautiful. 9.6 for now. Let’s see what air does to this. — 3 months ago
65/35, Colombard/Chardonnay. Bright, floral, citrusy. $38, feels like it should be $28 but it’s good. — 5 months ago