Wa Clean Skin Cellars

Caduceus Cellars

The Diddler Merkin Vineyards White Blend 2017

70/30 blend of Malavasia Bianca and Albariño from my home state of Arizona. Grapes from Willcox, vinted in Jerome, bottled in Camp Verde. That’s a lot of trucking, folks. Yellow-green, excellent clarity, clean nose. Floral, honeycomb and citrus flavor, almost tart, almost dry, apricot-citrus finish with some skin astringency. 13.2% alc/vol suggests early harvesting. Exceeded my expectations. Present from my brother who had similar feelings about the wine, saying “You’ve got to try this”. Not great, but much better than you’d think — 8 days ago

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Dragon's Head

Heritage Cider

Heritage Cider, estate bittersweet varieties, “traditional French and English varieties”. Light brownish yellow, moderate carbonation, small bubble size, slight to moderate head on pour. Nice sappy acidity, complex flavor profile, clean fermentation aromas. Very well crafted, dry, light to moderate skin astringency that complements the acidity and flavor profile. Another winner from Dragon’s Head — 2 months ago

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Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Mölsheim Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

The one and only. One of the best values in all of German wine. Stunning nose. Smells as deep as a GG. Just insane. The aromas of the fruit are so clean and so precise. Just amazing. Peach skin, peach flesh, apricot, nougat, caramel aromas show this is baby Hergott. It’s so precise and so clean but also nuanced and deep. Just a stunning nose. Glorious spice and deep deep minerals. Airy. So so killer. Blind I’d say GG. Wow. I love this wine. So so salty in 2019! U la la! Juicy and so concentrated but elegant and energetic. Sappy peach and apricot fruits on the finish. But also laser like, rapier like minerality. Amazingly pure and deep. So balanced and serene. A zen like experience. Long finish that alternates between fruit, saline and gorgeous mineral. Amazing mouthfeel and purity. Just a stunning Molsheim. Clean finish that just echoes and slowly dissipates. So beautiful.

After some air wow. Herbs on the nose. Hit of honey and the minerals start to waft. Stunning balance and freshness and complex spice and ridiculous fruit on the finish. This is amazing.
— 3 months ago

Romain, Jordan and 16 others liked this

Weingut Friedrich Becker

Becker Family Pinot Gris

2018 vintage. Was not expecting the skin contact color (though it does tell you so on the back label)! Tangerine, white peach, mineral, melon rind, green apple, hibiscus tea. Totally clean and absolutely not funky, as the category can sometimes be. — a month ago

John, Ira and 2 others liked this

Château Féret-Lambert

Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Expected purple-black without variance. Ripe plums and rich prunes dance the dance of dawn and dusk. Dried blackberry and red currant trace their steps. Clean waters flow and blueberry and elderberry emerge. Even bacon fat. This is plump Bordeaux. Graphite washes thinly, revealing black currant and lingonberry fleetingly before settling on dried lavender and dried mallow blossom and briny violet. True to the rue. Tart cherries peek through windows in the rain-slicked, cobbled alley. Cranberry skin. #Bordeaux #chateauFéretLambert #Grézillac #BordeauxRouge #FrenchWine #wine #redwine #bordeauxsupérieur #merlotblend — 2 months ago

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Adega Vinicola d'Aruga

Bosque White Blend 2013

Surprisingly good.

Perplexing nose. Almonds ?

Palate is a hint of tropical. Green apple skin. Some minerals. Clean.
— 3 months ago

Josh, Lyle and 1 other liked this

Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Skin Fermented Chardonnay Blend

Tasty orangish skin contact situation great body tight tannins clean acid and finish *khl — 2 months ago

Caillez-Lemaire

Pur Mennier Brut Nature Champagne Blend 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

Awesome nose. Toasty, brioche, spices. So deep. So clean. Smells like a stream. Some peach skin. So much complexity and breadth. Mindblowing nose. So juicy and filled with citrus fruits and lovely breadiness. So pure and tangy. Sappy as all can be on the finish. And that finish. Whoahhhh boy. It is long. — 2 months ago

Severn, Peter and 8 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spätlese** Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
10

Perfection thy name is 2018 Martin Müllen Trarbacher Hühnerberg Spatlese** .

Ok here is my note as of 10:54 Am. Opened at 8pm last night so basically still on day 1. Insane perfectly detailed nose of peach, apricot and slate that is so perfectly defined it’s just beyond. Makes JJ Prum look like JV Prum. Spice. Oh glorious spice. Wow. Wow. Peach skin. Like the best peach skin ever. Apricot flesh from an an elite apricot. Not those shitty apricots. Tree bark. Wood shavings. Impossible a wine is this complex yet so clear. Palate is perfection again. So dense, so elegant, clearly perfectly defined peach fruit. Apricots. Citrus. Super texture. Icing on a cake. Insane purity. So clean. Beautiful delicate acid. So pure. Long dissipating finish. Perfection.
— 2 months ago

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