One of best wines this year - noir with complexity -
love the fruity jam like textures that remind me of a clonakilla Shiraz lovely wine . — 25 days ago
Crisp. Mineral. Kind of metal like in a good way. Very bubbly — 2 months ago
Super dry notes of woodiness, and acidic notes tart citrus, limoncello, and lemongrass on the nose. Very pale lemon color with medium-thin legs. Tastes more mellow than it smells, with white peaches n cream and Bosc pear on the palate, and hints of river stone, passion fruit, and gingery astringency lingering on the finish. Nicely balanced and polished with a subtle creamy quality. Great showing for a sauv blanc, probably would go good with white fish, crustaceans, escargot, and creamy Alfredo dishes. Great by itself :) — 3 months ago
South African red blend. Raspberry, cranberry, violets and cloves. Soft silky tannin — 2 days ago
Pop n pour., Quick note: Perfumed, vivid nuanced red fruit, camphor and mint over a savoury earthy canvas
Fresh acidity and pronounced, yet approachable tannins with a powdery texture that surrounds a concentrated fruit intensity with a long and expansive finish. A little marvel, a bargain. So approachable today yet will age forever. — 2 months ago
Typically right blank blend . Solid choice for a steack — 3 months ago
Clean, medium + intense, backhands at first but highly concentrated aromas that opens into a layered complexity with some air. A primary mix of red and black fresh fruit, raspberries, black plums, blueberries with a floral stroke of lavender over a very well defined savoury canvas of black olives, spice (juniper), wood (pine) and rocks.
Palate is dry with a medium + acidity. Tannins are high, but with a fruity and curved texture. Medium alcohol and a medium + body. Pronounced flavour intensity with characters of black fruit, spice, lavende that is evolving over a long finish.
Very good quality wine, still youthful but shows a very complex potential. With an evolving complexity and a high concentration. Still youthful, yet good balance with a intense fruit profile that carrress the tannins and a vibrant acidity that brings nerve to the wine. 9.3 — 4 months ago
This 2012 is at its peak now and beautiful red fruits, black fruits, stewed plum and hints of pepper on the nose. Black cherry jam on the palate with a lush and lasting silky finish coated with sweet tannins. Thanks to my good friend Joe Noll for sharing this great Napa Cab from Rutherford fruit. — a month ago
Sneak peaking on Wittmanns 2019 for the Morstein launching on thursday. There is no doubt that the German Rieslings remains one of the under priced gems of the wine world.
The Westhofener presents a pronounced intense nose, youthful but complex and nuanced aromas, well defined characters that is playing in several clusters. Lemon zest, white pears and plum juice followed by ginger and a prominent wet stone minerality over a savoury and salty canvas. A cut through acidity drives the palate through an intense fruit profile and a solid finish.
Paired with pan fried Salomon filet, creamed cabbage and a soy and brown butter vinaigrette with plenty of lemon juice. — 2 months ago
Côte Challonnaise, the appendix of Burgundys esteemed golden slope, a necessary and much needed resort if you wish to drink decent and representative Burgundy’s without spending a fortune these days. The 2014 Bruno Lorenzo Cuvée is very true to its provenance, where the primary red fruit has just slowly started to retreat to give room for an earthy canvas of damp soil, dried leaves and truffle that we so much love with the true Burgundies. Six years after harvest it still has a long and happy life ahead, eventhough it drinks beutifully in its pre-mature stage as is today. more harmonazied than last encounter in December 2019 I would say.
Successfully paired with pan seared Salmon with red wine jus, and thinly sliced glazed beetroots.
— 3 months ago