A nice German Weissburgunder to help me with my risotto. I know, thematically dissonant, but it works for me. This is one of the nicest Pinot Blancs I’ve had. Nose is fairly complex, with apple and other orchard fruits, subtle stony minerality, and a lightly buttery note (not woody-buttery, but dairy buttery). Beautiful balance in the mouth. Soft, good acidity, very clean and fresh. Just a touch of bitter in the finish to keep the deep fruit from overwhelming. — 6 days ago
This would be a good entry level skin-contact white wine for folks who haven’t tried that style yet. It’s got body and grip but it’s not overly tannic and there is not the bitter finish I associate with a lot of skin-contact whites. Finishes creamy and citrusy. — 5 days ago
This is batshit crazy Gewürztraminer. Nose of vanilla extract, spice, perfumed, some lychee, some dried apricot, so nuanced and complex. Awesome mineral backbone. So pretty. Platonic ideal of Gewürztraminer nose. Palate is sweet and supple with dazzling purity and freshness. It’s so refined and elegant. Good freshness from the minerality. Deep, juicy and has just amazing presence and the faintest hit of bitter on the finish. Long finish. Brilliant. — 2 days ago
Very round. Good tanginess, excellent wax touch to complicate the texture. Very fruity grapey, but there are white flowers and lemon skin on the nose. Ginger, herbs like mint and some white chocolate in the grapey mouth. Maybe I’ll come back with more tomorrow. Not very experienced with MT. This one is more gulpable than the bundsandstein, which is waxier, with an almost camphorated lemon note, more complicated and slightly more elegant and demanding. This is the fun party variety. Honestly I’d probably really dig a 50/50 blend in a glass. — 15 days ago
Burgondy color. An *incredibly* powerful nose which is extremely floral. Soft on the palate, light to medium body, great acidity. Short finish, though lingering tannins. One of my favorite pinot noirs so far. Purchased for a Binny's German Wine event. $15. Would absolutely buy again. — 8 days ago
Lovely nose. Discreet wood on nose. Red fruited. Earth, smoke. Totally mind bending. So complex. Floral. Gamey. Meaty. Complex. Elegant, concentrated, pure, elegant and barely sweet.
With air this come alive. Gorgeous raspberry sweet cakes, confectionary, floral, limestone. Cocoa, tree bark. So complex. Red fruited. So elegant, meaty and sweet fruited with dazzling purity, a bit of opulence and freshness. Awesome. — 6 days ago
The 18 is DRC quality a unicorn there is no other Pinot like it right now. It takes hour/days to reveal its layers and power. @40 min: Tannins soft and super well managed no rough edges here a hint of mint, faint touch of black tea bitters, herbaceous @ 15h: More round no oxidative disturbances.
Dark cherry, tart and closed. Finally @7days under Argon: Black Forest meadow, tannins resolved, glorious fruit, long. Dark black heirloom black forest cherries. The 18 E & M Muschelkalk beats out at Pinot I had in the last years . “I wish you where here”. — 18 days ago