Aptly described by a friend as “cab franc with white gloves” — 3 months ago
Beautiful color of deep ruby and it looks thick and unctuous in the glass. Prominent spices on the nose- clove, bay leaves and fresh red fruits touch of Brett in a pleasant way. Spices carry through to the tongue. Good weight and body. Fine tannins. I'm glad this wasn't blended. It's a great expression of Cab Franc. — 19 days ago
This wine makes me re-think what I know as Chenin Blanc.
It opens with a lot of lees/yeast. And wet rock minerality. Give it a few minutes for the fruits and florals to develop. Give it more minutes and it actually starts to smell like a Vouvray or savenniere - wax, wool and aged cheese.
Soaring acidity! (Ever bite into a Ranguapur lime?) But also body-oddy-oddy thanks to that yeast contact.
Not only enjoyable but also one that you want to pour many more glasses of t discover all the nuanced smells and flavors.
Don't chill it too much! You'll lose a lot of the subtleties. — 2 months ago