Having a great bottle with the Little’s. — 16 days ago
Despite the degraded label wine is in excellent shape! Deep amber color, not a whiff of sherry oxidative notes like the other 70s oldies. Very mature dried fruits floral profile with balanced palate and what a match for the Hungarian foie gras Wilson brought. Also paired really well with Costco duck dressed up like a faux Peking version! — 2 months ago
Excellent example of Sonoma Zin. - dark, ripe fruit, good mouth feel with nice long finish. — 5 months ago
Super cool sparkling Chenin Blanc. Made for summer. Notes of limeade and melon. — 2 months ago
Tastes like strolling along a river bank on a sunny fall day with a slight chill in the air.
Unripe green apple, white grapefruit, white peach, white nectarine, lemon and tangerine oil, lime blossom... and SO MUCH minerality. This is textbook wet stone, cool slate, and sea-breeze salinity. Lean and precise, with laser-cut acidity; not austere, but it might be if it didn’t have such an unexpectedly lush mouthfeel.
If I didn’t know this was Chenin, I might blind it as an Aligoté or a Romorantin. I’d love to try this again in 3 years or so! — 4 months ago
Superb. Crisp acidity with a great finish. Great winemaker in Sonoma, Katy Wilson! — 6 months ago
Old Cali Cab hanging in there still. Earthiness and tea with Cab notes, a bit thin but still firm texture and medium finish. Seemed to open up a bit after an hour. Always good to visit the oldies! Wilson visit dinner. — 2 months ago
Lemon curd, yeast, and strawberry. Bubbly and not too sweet. — 3 months ago
Light and juicy — 4 months ago
5th in the tasting. First of the peat. Really nicely done. Not overly peaty. FYI supposedly the 12 is as good at a better price. Craziest thing I heard? Try the Nikka 21 with sushi. Not sure how we got here and on this topic but I think it was due to the peat/no peat differences. This is one that Start said he always has for company. He also called out the Macallan 25 and Reflection (not a house whiskey obviously but there for special occasions). I noted I need to come over more often! I’m rating higher due to the hint of peat. — 6 months ago