Vintage 2015 | The terroir dominates, this wine smells - almost stinks - of flint, soooo much minerality it pushes the character back of the Chenin Blanc. But I do not mind. A little, very little, touch of sweetness on the beginning of the tongue, very vibrant and expressive acids. The more I tasted the more I liked the wine. Paired with Dim Sun and Cantonese style Halibut with sugarsnaps. Lovely! — 16 days ago
Medium gold with a slight tinge of greenish undertones. The bouquet truly blossoms with a burst of pretty flowers and wheat stalks. The customary citrus notes are here showcasing dried pears, lime zest, and some slightly intense lemon. This really is quite a lovely nose going on here. Flint and minerality begin to shine with time in the glass.
A fuller bodied Chablis but still light on its feet. Swaying gracefully the entire time, it comes to life in the glass. High acidity and dry with charisma. The fruit is polished and juicy. Surprising amount of depth for this price point. Herbs and apples on the palate along with more citrus and a dab of honey. Medium long finish with a bit of spice. This is really fun. — 17 days ago
Engagement wine from Arif & Shaila — 18 days ago
So much juicy juicy goodness. Incredibly chuggable given its soft fruit and refreshingly brisk tannin. A more shouldered and deeply structured Crozes in some ways. Still not convinced that one should ever age a D&R syrah, so much life and deliciousness when young. Caught this a stage where some tertiary development was occurring, but a slightly progressed hue makes me think it would be difficult to keep alive for years on. Cherry Herring, Chambord, any berry/cherry liquor you can think of, Creme de Violette, Lavender oil, candied black olives, bacon fat, star anise, cinnamon, talcum, some slightly sweaty/meaty notes from a touch of VA, adds to meaty savory quality well. Performing well over hours of drinking. — a month ago
this was beautiful. fun fruity strawberry balanced with a gorgeous inky, earthy robustness. fun, funky, and oh so delicious — a month ago