One and done as I always say! Nice flavor will be great for one of my desserts. — 18 days ago
The wine of choice this evening is the 2016 Round Pond Estate Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose there is grapefruit, white peach, honeydew melon, herbaceous notes and minerality.
On the palate there is grapefruit, peach, honeydew melon, lychee, pear, herbs and minerals.
This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that moves into a medium + to long musky citrus mineral finish. Let us enjoy this weekend and be kind to one another, please be safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 8 days ago
Pale yellow with pleasing aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, adding in spice and some biscuit notes. On the palate complex palate of flavors, fresh fruit, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, peaches and Asian pears. Slight earthiness with a smooth and creamy well balanced finish ending with a gentle yeasty character. Very nice! Consistent quality! Will age well! — 8 days ago
This is a simple but very tasty, sparkling wine from France.
Showing citrus, lemons, apples, pears, light tropical fruits, honey and light minerals.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Refreshing with small bubbles.
Dry to off dry on the palate and fruit forward.
Nicely balanced and easy drinking.
Good by itself and a good Sunday sparkle.
11.5% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — a month ago
Pale lemon with complex aromas of fresh ripe citrus and tropical fruits with herbal mineral notes. Pineapple and orange citrus flavors adding grapefruit, melon & peach tones, great acidity balance, rich & smooth, long finish ending with rich bright mineral character. Nice! Had this several times, consistent quality. Short-term aging will benefit. Just outstanding — a day ago
Looks like grapefruit juice in the glass. Smells of seashore and pomelo. Palate is lovely and complex. Tart limes, sea brine, some wood, a hint of tropical fruits, more citrus flavors, grass/hay component. It lingers on my palate with an almost nuttiness. I really enjoy this. It reminds me of some scholium project wines I’ve had in the past. — 6 days ago
Chenin ❤️‘ s botrytis
Unlike anything I’ve had nor was it what I was expecting. After the first sip (or the first pour), I had to set aside all previous experiences with Savienniéres. I mean—just look at that color.
Do not mistake the browning for oxidation (Nicolas Joly makes this distinction clear on the back label and on his website). The wine is developed, and there are oxidative notes, but the fruit flavors are still there, ripe and vibrant.
This is distilled essence of Chenin Blanc right here. Green apple, pear, apricot, beeswax, honey and almond. A dominant honey note but not sweet. White pepper and maybe a hint of ginger. That lanolin note hasn’t completely disappeared, but takes a back seat. Imagine a dry Sauternes…
Nicolas Joly recommends decanting and drinking over several nights. I skipped the first part of that recommendation and am working on the second this week.
Ordinarily, I’m not sure Joly would approve of my choice of “glassware,” but under the circumstances (birthday + oysters + a perfect afternoon watching the ocean mist rolling in over Tomales Bay) I have to imagine he’d be 100% on board.
Not bad for an 882nd consecutive vintage! — 5 days ago
Silky smooth with fine finish and robust memories of Paris! — 18 days ago
Uniquely bright, pungent, refined. A bit austere now; citrusy, very tart, even a bit astringent, not super giving. Very elegant and fascinating, though I expected another level of concentration. Afraid it doesn’t quite add up to justify the price tag! — 11 hours ago