My last bottle about 2 years ago was closed, but boy has this opened up! Northern Rhône nose shows very granite-like minerality (is there even any granite in Cali?) and dark, feral berry fruit. Cracked black peppercorns too. Soft, balanced and mouthfilling, marked with dark, delicate fruit and a gentle iodine note. What a bargain at $15! — a day ago
Color of inky purple with some dark red on the rim, dense looking. Nose of chocolate, ripe cherry, raisins, leather, dried strawberries, savory spices, and some crayon, quite above average. Taste follows similar notes, with addition of some nice round acidity and lingering oak, quite fruity too. Aftertaste of black currants and low tannins. Enjoy her now. — 7 hours ago
Beautiful dry style nose. White citrus; lemon, lime, grapefruit cut grass, green bean, some cream, white & yellow florals.
The body is round and fuller. The palate is dry. White citrus; lemon, lime, grapefruit cut grass, green bean, some cream, saline, white & yellow florals. Nice grippy soft minerals, nice round acidity, round polish finish.
Photos of; some of their Estate vines & surrounding vista, just picked Sauvignon Blanc grapes on their way to being pressed, directional signage to their Bodega and their tasting terrace. — 5 days ago
Scent of butter. Nice new wallet. Kitchen store cutting board with traces of plum juice. Autumn- but also winter turning to spring (sweater over shorts). Wicker picnic basket. Meadow. Instrumental music that’s female jazz- not studio/controlled but breezy and free form natural. -if it had a soundtrack. Ripe pear. Crusty bread with triple ripe cheese. Magic lamp? Lobster salad! This is a reasonable bottle of lovely buttery quaffable wine. — 9 days ago
Go-to house wine. I dont mind opening anyday, anytime, for any type of wine drinker. $10 a bottle, by the case. Smooth and easy paired with foods or on its own. Layered beyond its price point. Definite value house wine. Paired tonight with my homemade spicy pasta pancetta. — 6 days ago
Color of light gold. Nose is very nutty in the beginning, reminding me of freshly roasted peanuts. Then some hint of minerals, a touch of fruit note, and actually some fermented cabbage. Taste is a bit light with zesty citrus note, some floral note, spicy nutty note on the rim of of tongue. Aftertaste is dominated by this spicy and bittersweet notes. Overall, she is on par performer. — 17 days ago
Dragonette is bae and don’t you forget it. It jumps into your mouth like a clutzy ballerina. You feel the elegance but this ballerina has some muscle. Some...pepper. Some spice. This ballerina would kick your ass with more training but in this iteration she’s still an elegant fluid being flowing into your mouth and tempting to beat you up but not quite. I love this dancer. Simply? A red cherry and black plum compote with a bunch of green herbs and black pepper and maybe the teensiest pinch of cinnamon and anise tossed together and puréed to their purest form. Elegance and brute force. Damn I love Dragonette. — 7 days ago
On the nose, floral, bright, raspberries, dark cherries, dry cherries, blueberries notes, strawberries, cola, chalky minerals, fresh, perfumed red florals with violets.
The body is medium. Some light tannins present. The fruits are ripe and fresh. Bright, raspberries, dark cherries, dry cherries, blueberries notes, strawberries, cola, chalky minerals, crushed dry rocks, some loamy dry clay, fresh, bright perfumed red florals with violets.
This one needs another 5 plus years before opening. Drink 2022-2030. @Delta Sky Lounge
— 16 days ago
The nose this wine offers is unlike any I've experienced with Sauvignon Blanc, even of the Musqué variety, like this one. There are apple notes and flower aromas, but an overriding smokiness - muskiness? - lends a savory effect. The acidity is zippy but not mind-blowing, and the weight is medium full, like a Chardonnay. It's a very satisfying drink, and one of the more impressive of the variety that I've tasted. Sauvignon Blanc generally means spring to me, but this would be great next to a Thanksgiving ham.
— 6 days ago
@Jason Oliver - thank you for coming over and sharing your some wine but mainly thank you for hangin with me and my little band - can’t wait to you do the east coast trip with the special lady of yours
We opened this bad boy up and no decent and in the glass I thought it was shut down - but the first sip was delightful - this monster got better and better - it was like releasing an old genie from a bottle and then it was alive - @S Lav - now we are talking wine my friend - so glad to be in Napa again — 5 days ago