Picpoul Blanc


Amador County Chenin Blanc 2021

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of several hours. The 2021 "Amador County" pours a slightly hazy, pale straw color with medium viscosity. On the nose the wine is developing with notes of lemons, chamomile, lanolin, lime blossom, and ferrous minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium++ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is long and loaded with minerals. Balanced and ever so fresh. This was a killer accompaniment with our Friendsgiving lunch in the office and worked well with turkey. Drinking now through 2031. Only two 500L puncheons produced. — 13 days ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Thibaud Boudignon

Anjou Chenin Blanc 2020

Nice pear fruit. Bright and good punch to it. Nice way to start Thanksgiving. — 11 days ago

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Ulysse Collin

Les Maillons Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2016

Yep, those are worms. Sago worms to be precise, and I never thought the day would arrive where I’d be pairing champagne with fried worms. But true to its reputation as the most democratic of wines, champagne and worms turned out to be a pretty wicked match.

Worm-wise, it was quite delicious deep-fried. These sago worms feed only on the pith of sago palm trees, so they come out plump, creamy, and pretty much funk-free. Earthy and slightly sweet, they kind of tasted like fried mushrooms, but with gooey texture.

As for the 16’ Les Maillons, it was truly a joy to drink. I would even be so bold to say that it was drinking at its peak. Concentrated and complex, yet so precise and energetic. Aromas of red apples, apricot, sea breeze, toasted almonds, white flowers, cream, and nutmeg. On the palate, it was textural and full-bodied. Not the most mineral champagne, but it was certainly racy and saline in the backend. Juicy red fruits, zingy lemon, creamy richness, and plenty of spices in the mouth. So delicious, and before we knew it, we bottomed out. A great success and easily one of the best champagnes this year.
— 7 days ago

Peter, Jan and 11 others liked this
Sharon B

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Mmm I don’t know about that! 😬


Adventurous I’ll give you that
Tom Casagrande

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Good for you to have the courage to try that! (Me? Nope.)

Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Green apple and passion fruit on the palate. A top notch Sauv Blanc. November 2023. — 15 days ago

Daniel P., Ericsson and 2 others liked this

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

NOSE: coconut cream, custard, nilla wafers, grilled pineapple, a little mango. Smells like typical aged Suduiraut!

TASTE: the vanilla cookie is strong with this one - plus tres leches. 93.

Sauternes is one of my preferred pairings with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
— 11 days ago

Vin, Paul and 1 other liked this

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc + Viognier Blend 2022


Eileen really likes this wine. No oak - not dry. Crisp. — 15 days ago

Daniel P., Ericsson and 2 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

A gorgeous Yquem. So balanced with amazing freshness and acid to its decedent, honeyed and floral layers. Still young of course, but already a stunner. — 2 days ago

Joe, Shay and 8 others liked this

Joel Gott Wines

California Sauvignon Blanc 2022

A great value. Aromatic wine with tangerine flavors shining through. Refreshing. — 11 days ago

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Love Huet. The Sec has great fruit with a nice crispness. Drinking very nicely right now. — 23 days ago

Shay, Douglas and 6 others liked this


Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Refreshing and crisp. Light-medium body. Fruity and herbal. Lemon, citrus with bites of passion fruit. — 20 days ago