@Martin G Rivard - HFIC - you are coolest badass I know - this gift is beyond appreciation and rhonda and I are so grateful
I still feel like this is one of the top 5 Napa chards our there - just really hits the long week over Friday relax time feelings I have - thank you kind sir and in the words of the initial Godfather where Luca Brasi says (or paraphase)
“Don Corleone (aka HFIC) on this day you gift me this Edge Hill Chard, I wish you have more bottles show up in your cellar as masterful and as magnificent as this wine sir and I pledge that I will give my undivided attention and devotion to you and the WNH group forever”
I think it went like that -😂🍷👏👍❤️ — 2 days ago
On the nose; candied meyer lemon, green apple lime, pineapple, green melon, bees wax, honey notes, saline and spring flowers.
On the palate, the body is thick & waxy. Candied meyer lemon, green apple lime, pineapple, green melon, bees wax, honey notes, saline, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea shells and spring flowers. Nice round acidity and rich polished finish.
Excellent QPR Village wine.
@CharliePalmerSteakHouse — a day ago
Medium gold color, a little darker than I expected. Sweet nose, notes of honeysuckle, white flowers and earthy spice. Missing the mineral, stony petrol notes that are usually found. Rich fruit in the mouth but overall flat impact. Even with more air this seems tired with no acidity backbone. Maybe this was a mistreated bottle at some point. — 2 days ago
15’ Montagne Russe Silver and Gold Chardonnay. Holy mother. This is a beast of a wine.
Butterscotch, Banana foster👍, apricots.
Creamy finish with flavors such as caramelized peaches and custard. This wine is not everyone. If you enjoy Rombauer Club Selection Chardonnay $65 .
Bingo you’re a winner. — 2 days ago
When I first poured this I freaked out as I thought somehow my glasses were dirty - but quickly realized it’s unfiltered thus why it was so cloudy 🤣. This wine blew me away. The nose is highly aromatic with notes of tropical fruit and vanilla. Rich, plush and vibrant on the entry this is a bold Chardonnay with flavors of stewed apples, pineapple, buttery pie crust vanilla and florals, with a slight sweetness that emerges on the finish. @Martin G Rivard - this is so in my wheelhouse - and also the perfect celebratory pour following the Brooklyn half marathon (I am hopeful it will numb my sore legs). Can’t thank you enough!!! — a day ago
15 Freeman Ryo- Fu Chardonnay. Combination of Keefer & Heintz Ranch Vineyards.
Golden in color. Lily’s and ginger on the nose. The palate has come together in the last eight months. It’s full of a splash of creamy tiramisu, lemon zest, ginger, slight influence of oak. Mostly mid & back palate. Complexity on the back palate is 👍. Nothing quite like this on the market. Drinking better than it did this past fall. Curious to see if the front palate will come together by years end. — 4 days ago
This is 2nd in the Vasse Felix Chardonnay pecking order after the Flagship Heytesbury and before the budget Filius. Well made as always. Aromas of buttered popcorn and citrus. On the palate citrus flavours which fleshed out with breathing. Quite youthful with good tension. Ticks all the boxes as a classy Chardonnay. Will go another 5 plus years. — 4 days ago
Only back home for three days since our grand excursion, oh Burgundy how I miss you and your beautiful landscapes with tiny villages.
(I don't miss how tall my damn grass grew in the lawn during our absence!)
Flinty nose with beautiful white flowers.
Flint, minerals, lime-honey on the palate, acidity is noticable but not distracting. Finish is like forever. We will attempt to restrain ourselves from drinking this whole bottle this evening, as based on recent Saint Aubin tastings, this will continue to evolve with air and patience. I feel this bottle is still young, many years ahead for enjoyment.
Thanks @David T for turning me towards Lamy... I'll be back for more!
24hr Update: So creamy, beautiful Chardonnay fruit, yellow apple, faint flinty notes today, acidy is still noticable, and enjoyable. I'm not sure I like it more or less than the initial approach, it's a different, also great, wine today. — 8 days ago
@Delectable Wine this is Robert Young SB, first year of release. It is not the Chard and there has been a label redesign. It is not in the database.
I screwed up, in the fact that I only bought two of these. Being an "inaugural release" of a SB from one of my favorite Sonoma County producers, I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, now I'm wishing I had a whole bunch more. Poured a lighter straw color into the glass. The nose is lemon rind, tiny bit of herb. The entry is more of a lemon meringue with very sharp acidity. Definitely lighter up front, but builds more of a creme brulee type of density on the finish. Very good QPR here as well. — 8 days ago
Reasonably priced £44 Montrachet 👍 that hit the spot with Roast chicken 🍗 in the 🌞
🎥 See it swirled on Instagram @chrisjengland
🏵 92 points
🍷 Golden straw
👃 Heady honey infused citrus, light oak & minerals w/ apricot, vanilla & white flowers
👄 Med body of creamy silk lemon curd & zingy lime zest in soft minerals w/ touch of green apple & vanilla in med acidity
🎯 Long buttery citrus cream mineral linger — 7 days ago