Beach me up vibes all day baby. Smells like white peaches and clear skies and seashells. Zings on the tongue and you need that warming zing if like me you are gonna dip into the Pacific (soon I hope anyway I love the sea). The palate is chilled melon, gushing wet stone, and some sort of flower whose name I’ll never remember.
It’s terrible, I can name 7 synonyms for Tempranillo, but when it come to the rest of all botanica I can’t get it together.
Anyway. This finishes a with a hit of grapefruit flavor so from stone fruits to melon to citrus it runs the fruit gamut.
Gushing wet stone is the through-line. I don’t know if it has a dramatic arc but I don’t think it needs it. — 2 months ago
Classic Renaissance nose of cherries, cassis, leather and herbs. Palate is drying slightly but still incredibly elegant. Time to drink up but this wine has had quite an arc , and in its heyday was truly great. Maybe not quite at the level of @Pooneet K ‘s Monte Bello from tonite but in the conversation IMO! — 6 months ago
This is going places. Quite elegant even if primary and youthful at nearly four years of age. Muted nose; palate is blackberry & stone, highly mineral, terrific balance & acidity - an elegant arc. Pull one if you must but take my word—this will pay dividends. — 2 months ago
Orange, citrus peel nose. Stone fruit, much more stable than last year’s. Solid. — 5 months ago
Waited a bit too long on this one. Catching the downside of the arc. — 6 months ago
Riesling cdc 2020. Rich on the nose & palate. Upstate acidity. Just superb. — 7 months ago
Bubbles + Gamay. Hard to find anything wrong with that combo. — 2 months ago
Earthy and savory. Some fizz. Acid driven, red plum. — 3 months ago
Nose and attack are incredible. Like the most luscious chardonnay with a touch more volume. Guava, perfume of tropical fruits, floral notes. The arc primes one for breadth and concentration the mid palate is missing. But then the finish is zingy and lasts forever. — 6 months ago