Another modern style Chardonnay like the Nanny Goat from Otago had a few days ago. The 2nd of 2 premium Chardonnays from Xanadu - the other being the Reserve. Glenn Goodall the winemaker says the main difference between the 2 is that the Stevens Road has an “oyster shell “ character which I get. Also a saline, mineral note. The next night some delicious white peach notes. Oak is perfectly balanced (25% new Barriques). Could cellar for another 5 years if so desired. — 6 months ago
Nose of oyster mushroom, water chestnut, and white peach. At PnP tastes of herbal green notes, but opened over time into unctuous deliciousness. Tastes of red grapefruit, toasted coconut, butterscotch candy. Absolutely layered complexity. Even greater on day 2. — 2 years ago
Hands down, one of the funnest wines to find me during quarantine: a champagne-style sparkler made from Albariño grapes grown in the Sacramento River Delta. This zany experiment has become the flagship wine from young husband and wife team (combining knowledge from the cellars of Schramsburg and the branding powerhouse of Vintage Wine Estates and Naked Wines). Fresh fruit abounds: ripe pear, nectarine, green apple, a hint of oyster shell (tank fermentation followed by short bottle fermentation preserves fruit and reduces secondary autolytic characteristics). Bottled only a few months ago, so bubbles were extra excited and poppy. Same, Carboniste, same... — 4 years ago
Opens up with air to complex nose of green apple, quince, white pepper, River stones, Meyer lemon and hint of oyster shell. Mineralilty and concentration prevail. Long finish. Great stuff but clearly could benefit from even more time given structure and backbone.
— 8 months ago
Light and almost like a cider but better — 8 months ago
K&W brought over a tasty dry red ! — 10 months ago
Fizzy strawberry rosy candy — 4 years ago