This was such an interesting wine. The fact it is from white wines, and produce such a strong rose color is interesting. The start is strawberry and fresh, the end is funky and earthy. I bought a bottle from the restaurant I had it for the first time. — 5 days ago
Medium gold, explosive aromas of ripe pineapple , lychee, kumquat and green melon. The wine is rich, nearly viscus, and packing serious weight. Long, sweet but balanced, mid-palate. Close to over-the-top in richness, but the flavors carry the day. A long way from Sancerre, but a style and food-friendliness that I have to acknowledge. At times I wasn’t sure, but finished the bottle….. and smiled! — 3 days ago
Drank with Father’s Day dinner of pappardelle bolognese at Corbin & Sons￼. Nice fruit and complexity with a velvety finish and mild tannins. — 5 days ago
Popped and poured; served with cedar plank salmon for Father’s Day. No formal notes but consistent with previous experiences. Bruised strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, mushroom, a kiss of baking spices and a touch of VA. Way more open for business than typical from McHenry at this stage, but the challenges of the vintage explain it all. Drink this vintage now. — 8 days ago
Having a glass of rose on a hot day in Nashville at The Row. — 12 days ago
2002; Father's Day 2022
👃 Dried blackberries, dried blueberries, over-ripe black cherry, crushed dark chocolate | 👅 Black cherry & strawberry syrup reduction, over-ripe nectarine skin, dark chocolate sauce, light tar notes, acidity/tannins persists with a long, round finish. Satisfying.
Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.
The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤 — 9 days ago
2002; Father's Day 2022.
👃 Ripe plum, moist prune, damp mahogany shavings, wet leather, dried blackberries, pencil lead, cherry syrup | 👅 Dark chocolate covered blackberries, plum skin, cocoa powder, dehydrated Bing cherries.
Cork pulled, double decant, 10H rest at time of notes.
Paired to a slow & low baked beef tenderloin with roasted root vegetables, several hours of low temperature patience required for a reward of a beautiful beef (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) roast at ~135°F. — 9 days ago
A very good Grosses Gewachs from Wittmann. Lovely aromatics of white flowers, under ripe nectarine and slatey minerals. The palate was light to medium weight but with with great length and precision. Stone fruit notes. Medium plus acidity which makes me think this has a number of years left. Finishes dry at 13% ABV but was expecting a more fulsome peachy palate. Not quite there for $133 AUD per bottle. More fulsome the following day. — 9 days ago