Gift from Fran for cutting his hair — 9 days ago
One of my favorite staples. Agave nectar, floral with a crispness of dandelion greens. Cantaloupe finish. Summer in a bottle. Cheers! — 3 days ago
If you don’t want to think about this wine, no problem, you’ll have fun. If you do there’s a lot to cogitate on. The Animaniacs of wine. It has complexity (intriguing watermelon/river stone/candied watermelon/underripe strawberry/strawberry leaf) but also is just so pleasant in a way that I think: oh a non-wine snob would adore this too. Bubs are plush albeit don’t last so long as I might yearn for but then is that what I got for pouring into a syrah glass? You tell me Riedel lovers. — a month ago
Light salmon in color.
Fruity nose with raspberries, strawberries, lemons, citrus, bread, green apples, grapefruits, spices, minerals and yeast.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Refreshing with medium sized bubbles.
Dry on the palate with citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, yeast, strawberries, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.
Medium finish with tangy limes.
This is a nice surprise. A very elegant sparkling wine from France. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity and good by itself or with food.
I paired it with a nice day by the pool.
Made in the traditional method.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$20. — 17 days ago
Been having a lot of Blanc Brut lately. Sooo good to get back to one of our favorite N/V Rosé Champagne’s.
Numerous, numerous notes stand.
Tonight; Blood orange, pink grapefruit covered in an ice cream creamsicle, volcanic, powdery chalkiness, sea fossils, pink roses, excellent acidity and balance, elegance and polish for days.
Photos of; amazing sunset shot of one of Billecart’s Grand Cru vineyards, two shots inside the House of Billecart and the grounds of Billecart. — 12 days ago
The 2012 ‘La Grand Annee’ is a seriously good wine that has massive cellaring potential. Marzipan with hints of nutmeg and brioche offer their place on the bouquet. The silky mousse really entices as layers of kumquat zest and Challah bread collide with minerals, smoke and lovely green apple tones on the palate. The length and elegance of this wine is really great, as is the lovely sense of texture. Long and generous, this has the richness and laser-like minerality to cellar well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2035- 94 — 12 days ago
Champagne method. 100% rose. From alto Piemonte about an hour North of the Langhe. Producer’s main wine is gattinara.
extremely fine bubbles
Nose incredibly floral - roses. Savory. Incredibly elegant.
Palate is rainwater-infused cherries. A kiss of mint. A hint of savoriness and lovely balancing acidity. Saline. Some plum skin. Very vibrant.
Bought from fass selections — 10 days ago
Very vinous nose. Cranberry, strawberry, minerals, cherries. Soil tones. Very refined and delicate. Beautiful. Terrific palate. Like SLB 1er Cru with bubbles. Deep, vinous and textured. Very fresh and terrific fruit. Raspberry, cranberry, strawberry fruit. Ripe but perfectly ripe. Really precise and detailed. Very very pure. Juicy and so clean. Lovely texture. Terrific mousse and lovely finish. Tangy, citric and vinous. Loads of fruit, energy and tension. — 2 days ago