Wow ! Fucktastic out of the gate.
Nose is so evocative of the mosel. Blue slate. Green apple skin.
Palate is crystalline sugar. Bright mineral. Perfect green apple. Wow.
Luscious. Some apricot. Rich but balanced. Fantastic density.
Iconic mosel spatlese.
Bought from gas selections. — 4 hours ago
3rd vintage of this producer via sommselect. has the 95 and the 10 and both were absolute knockouts for me. this one shows similar profile, great acid backbone, lovely minerality, honeysuckle, flowers, and some gasoline. not quite as WOW as the older versions but have a few bottles to lay down and guessing they’ll get there too. in love with this producer. — 2 years ago
Light and dry - bezt vino for an easy night — 3 years ago
This is exactly what the best of Mosel is about. Intense, yet weightless. Fleeting, yet ageless. A true wine of contractions. Lemon curd, petrol, chamomile, hay, and herbs, followed by waves and waves of salinity and electric acidity. I practically wolfed down this entire bottle by myself. A one on the binary scale. — 16 days ago
It's a very good Missouri vignoles. Sweet and pleasant — 3 years ago
Delicious red, thanks to the generosity of Barry Moser — 4 years ago
Rounding up here. Closer to 89-90 upon opening, but fleshed out and mellowed (in a good way) later in the day.
I’ve had the VGW, EGW, Eola Springs and the Richard Hermann and found the VGW to be the most different. The vein of simileties between these Chardonnays is a fair bit of reduction, but the others have this sweet-smoke to them…the VGW comes across more sweat/vegetal on the nose. I put it in a decanter and left it alone for an hour and it had shed that note and revealed grilled lemon and oyster shell in its place. Deep yellow in the glass with a bright yet mid weight profile. It’s not rich nor is it lean. Herb crusted yellow fruits and lemon oil dominate the palate. Stoney/mineral driven. I corked this after 6hrs and then revisited the next day and found that it was fairly similar to the last glass I had the evening before. Obviously a few years will benefit this, but if opening now, definitely give it a decant.
I’m not sure I can compare this Oregon Chardonnay to anything else. 13% ABV, and I suppose it’s very “Oregon” as I could see it being a bridge between OR and burgundy. — 3 months ago
Yummy! Pretty in the glass. — 5 years ago