I was more prepared for this today (by comparison to my last btl, where I was expecting a slightly richer version of the Quartz). Very rich nose: lime mousse, vanilla, stone, but still so charming. On the palate, fantastic acidity, lime, almond, hazelnut mousse, wet stone, but still very hi-toned. Such a lovely hi-toned finish...wish I had disg info. — 2 days ago
Recommended by Union Square Wines, which is a nice looking shop, but definitely a bit overpriced and the traditional type of wine shop where their natural wine section is 4 bottles big and they love their tradition and pretension. Not opposed to it, just think it’s a blue ocean, why not be open to all possibilities of what something can be?
Long as it tastes good...
In any case, this was recommended to me as the traditional example of Chenin Blanc so decided to up the ante a bit and go for it.
Straw color. Champagne mangoes, slight thyme, orange blossom, and subtle jasmine.
Well-balanced. Simple in its structure, but being a writer I know when something seems simple, it takes a great amount of precision to achieve that nonchalant exceptionalism. Graceful, may be a better word.
Brioche, honeyed pecans, and a bit of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Light to medium acidity. It’s pleasant. Like laying in a hammock on a Monday night. — 14 days ago
This N/V Blanc is truly one of our favorites. On its own a 94 but, with an intermittent splash of white burgundy and caramel, Granny Smith apple, near perfect!
I’ve always wanted to this paring and last night it became reality. 🤩 😳 🍏 — 9 days ago
Ripe Zinfandel fruit and noticeable red earth depth. At 12 years it has mellowed into a round and palate filling wine with more years of life. You never get a light weight Zinfandel from Monte Rosso. Great match with pasta, sausage, pesto and grated cheese. 🍷👍 — 2 days ago
Had this in late 2019, this is a new batch, a Fav! Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the 4th generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. 100% Chardonnay, Crisp, fine mousse with steady flow of bubbles. Citrus, and biscuit aromas. Fresh fruit flavors of peach, apples and lemons, smooth and dry. Long mineral finish ending with elegance. Nice! Consistent quality! — 15 days ago