Wow. Best domestic CF I have had to date. Wow. This wine has done quite a bit of growing in the last five years. One of my last 2, and what a beauty! The more spry lily and daisy flower notes have changed to more of a dried lavender and rose petal. The nose is black cherry spice, hint of plum, hint of cola. Entry has a split second of sweet, dense black cherry right on the front with ample acidity that goes to a darker black fruit note to the middle. Cola, pie spice, fig newton, a touch of iodine. Finishes dense and powerful. Dang. Ridiculously happy with this wine. This is the best 9 bottles of wine I've ever begged someone to sell me, and was in the right place at the right time when JRE came to the Ft Worth Club all those years ago! — 6 days ago
Crystalline and mineral. Just a touch of that Loire blood, beet and green pepper thing with a moderate bit of cherry fruit that could be a bit riper and more prominent. With this particular bottle, I don’t get anything more complex from the FdP. Ample acidity and dusty tannins. Probably has room to age, but whether it will reward it remains to be seen. — 3 days ago
Rose’s can be hard to pinpoint but Petite Mairie’s is unmistakenly Loire Cab Franc and that’s precisely what I love about this wine. If you like the stripped down vastly undervalued Loire red wines from greats like Guibertau, Baudry, Thierry Germain, Catherine and Pierre Breton, and so on, you’ll similarly appreciate this wine.
It has that pure herbal vegetal frame - artichoke, asparagus, and sage surrounding wet gravel and light berries. The flavors include fresh tilled soil , green bell pepper, and roasted red pepper. Really terrific from the Rosenthal portfolio. — 6 days ago
In a terrific place now. Gorgeously vivid red berry fruit. Smoke and mega minerals. Almost could pass as a white wine if it was in a color covering glass. Lots of white pepper. Some florals. Very fragrant in a fancy bubble bath way. The palate is so so lush, with stunning texture as amazingly vivid fruit. Wow. Coats your mouth and saturates with lush berry fruit and tons of minerals. It’s amazingly long and so pure. Outrageous. Wonderful wine. — 6 days ago
Young. Embryo. Zygote. But this will be brilliant. The 16 is more closed at this stage than the 2015. Grapey berry fruit on the nose. Some smoke and mineral. White pepper as well. Palate is lush but firm with strong acids and a firm mineral backbone. It finishes very mineral with fruit fighting the mineral and losing but will win in the end. Bury this deep. — 6 days ago
It’s been a year and a half since I’ve had this when I was at the winery and with October being Texas Wine Month, I figured now was the time to revisit. The winemaker is from France and has freshly baked homemade bread when you visit his cave. Wonderful winery experience in the Hill Country.
CabFranc from TX...12.5 ABV. Great dark ruby color in the glass. The nose is spicy (bell pepper and peppercorn) but the fruit keeps it balanced (black cherry, rhubarb) with additional smoked cedar notes. The punch with this comes in the mid palate as the front is quite light and the finish isn’t overly lengthy. Similar notes on the palate with the fruit tasting more tart and a savory tomato like note. There is a unique candied blackberry note I’ve never come across before. A really nice expression of CabFranc from a talented winemaker. — 11 days ago
Would want to try again in a few years but excited for the opportunity. Incredible nose - green olive, black berries, bit of gaminess. Tannins are a bit unresolved on the palate, which is why I think it may be better with a few more years. But great finish and acid. Very nice. With a beautiful chicken in a deep sauce, this sings. — a day ago
David's Folly because the winemaker and his friends call each other David. His name is Tim. His friends have other names. Odd.
Cab and CF. Lovely rounded and high toned. Challenging being at a custom crush. Exciting future especially when they get their own space. #wbc18 — 10 days ago