It must be the dog days of summer. BBQ’ing in the backyard, music up and video only NFL! 🏈 Chilling before heading to Napa in the morning for a “Matter of Taste.” Lots of good wine to taste. But, cheers tonight with one of favorite NV Rosé Champange’s to kick-off the evening. 375ml. Numerous previous notes all still apply.
Hope you all enjoy some nice bottles this weekend. Cheers. 🥂
Photos of, the House of Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, their caves and Grand Cru Vineyard. — 3 days ago
The start of watching NFL Football 🏈 in the backyard for the dog days of summer. Reason enough to break out the BSR. Still my favorite N/V Rosé Champagne. Really refreshing on a hot day for our neck of the woods, 83 degrees and 90 plus in the sun.
Happy Friday & weekend all! Cheers 🍾🥂! — 10 days ago
An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.
One of the best examples of champagne I’ve ever had. The moment I saw it in the glass, I was sold. Then I smelled it, and I was in love. Just absolutely mind boggling. I was between Jacques Selosse or older vintage Krug, and eventually felt very confident in my JSelosse guess. Supremely and beautifully oxidized. Sherry, candied ginger, honey drizzled stone fruits with orange marmalade covered scone. Nutty too. I can’t get enough of this style of champagne. — 17 days ago
Light straw gold. Tight nose at first. With an hour of air this blossomed to show notes that show a cross of buttered toast and citrus. Rich and powerful in the mouth. With more air the nose resembles a bowl of bread dough rising. The complexity is amazing. Reinforces how some champagnes need that air to shine. — 3 days ago
Disgorged 2008. Deep and zesty on the nose. Coiled and bright acidity. Real balance and tonnes of material here. Still tightly wound but fantastic with minerality, acidity and real punch. This is glorious and will only get better. — 10 days ago
After a long afternoon in the yard of cleaning up and replenishing flowers, for the dog days of summer, it’s just Sofia, me and the Baron before BBQ’ing.
Still absolutely one of the best Champagnes at $24.99 and slightly higher price points.
Bright lemon, lemon curd, lime zest, pineapple, bruised pear, cream soda, notes of wood, brioche, light herbaceous notes, volcanic minerals, sea shells & spray, jasmine, spring flowers, Juniper, very lively acidity and a delicious, well polished finish.
As a digestif after a night of nice red wine; golden apple, golden raisins, pineapple, bruised Bosc pear, Juniper, brioche, cream soda, touch of caramel, gray volcanic minerals, sea spray & fossils.
If you start with Champagne, save some for the end of the night after red wine. You’ll be glad you did. Changes the profile, intensity and pleasure dramatically. Night & day!!!
Photos of, Baron Fuentes, bottle labeling machine, Chardonnay grapes freshly harvested and our chilling spot in the D & S Lounge. — 16 days ago