Another great fondue wine — a month ago
Sour cherry and mineral notes with a little smokiness on the palate — 2 years ago
11/2020: mit Domeisen / Bidi / Thomas Baumann: 1st Monday in November
Magnum Flasche 2017
- chf 159.- Pianobar
— 3 months ago
New producer to me, very solid Schoenbourg GC Riesling! — 3 years ago
Wine 2/12 (Portugieser)
Nose has black cherry, brambly blackberry, wet Hemlock, lemon zest, dried strawberry, tart blueberries and moist garden soil.
Palate has blackberry, tart plum, black tea, dried citrus, light tannins, perfect acidity and a long finish.
Portugieser, where have you been all my life??!!
Once again it is notable that I have made one full trip around the Sun earlier this week. We had our small, social bubble team to the house for celebrating my getting older and somewhat less flexible in advancing age...Whatever will be done when I creast 50? Well, at least it's several years until needing manage that concern.
We enjoyed well-salted Ribeyes (Kinderhook Farm - Valatie, NY, prepared 48h in advance), turning to a beautiful medium-rare after a mere 12m of grill time and smashed, small red potatoes with capers (yeah try it, don't judge me yet). None of the bottles were particularly planned as 'steak wines'; we didn't care as it really was a wine nerd-fest of grapes/regions, from Burgenland, Austria to Brittany, France. Wine and food were on individual plateaux today. This was the vom Boden Spring Experience case, expertly curated by Stephen Bitterolf, and well received by our tasting crew. — 5 months ago
Baumann Chardonnay from Brand Grand Cru vineyards 2012 - lots of licorice throughout, especially black licorice on the finish. Some yellow apple and pear as well. Seems to have seen some new oak but not overwhelming. Very pleasant and interesting but it's not white burgundy — 5 years ago