Briny nose with tropical/citrus notes. Acidity. Super refreshing. — 8 months ago
2012 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Solomon Hills Vineyard. Raspberry and cranberry tart with juicy dry finish. Thanksgiving 2017. — 2 years ago
Really extraordinary Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, drinking at its peak. Has started to take on wonderful secondary character, with lots of honeycomb, hazelnut, and toasty brioche showing on the nose and palate. That makes the wine sound a lot more decadent than it is, though. At its heart, like all of the Tyler Chardonnays, this wine is first and foremost a masterclass in focus and precision. Even at the ripe old age of 6, with its contours slightly softened and its flinty reduction tempered, this wine is still wonderfully, vividly alive, with copious lemony acidity and fruit that still leans more towards tangerine oil and grapefruit. That this is still so piquant and salty and mouthwatering and more-ish after 6 years in the bottle is a real testament to the quality and the substance of these wines. — 10 months ago
Drinking this at Enoteca de Belem, in Lisbon. The owner, Rui is a great wine guy best chars I’ve had in ages @enotecadeBelem — a month ago
2014 Malvasia that goes from late harvest to oxidized. — 6 months ago
A beautiful Santa Maria Pinot from talented winemaker Dieter Cronje. More fruit forward and powerful than the adjacent Sta Rita hills cousins. Smooth, silky, with a long finish, balanced acidity and a touch of smoke on the nose.
— a year ago