Welp this wine is fucking weird and I like it. Tastes smokey like my lapsang souchang tea, but also crisp and funky. I feel like this needs a very special cheese pairing; made a comte grilled cheese which was close. — 3 days ago
Outrageous Barbera. Violets and intense minerality. Black plum. Raspberry. So so floral. Wow minerals. Exuberant. So elegant and juicy. Concentrated but never heavy. Weight of a feather and so juicy with intense mineral backbone. Really has a wonderful structure and depth and bathes the palate with minerals. Complex. Give this 3-4 years. — 4 days ago
The best sextant vintage of Pinot yet! Vibrant bright cherry, lively wine that evolves in the glass. Perfect thanksgiving wine, which is why I paired it with the delicate pork tenderloin tonight. Has enough racy acid to challenge the vinaigrette accompanying the couscous salad. Lovely! ‘Tis the season! — 11 days ago
The wine’s nose is very expressive and full of apricot, almonds, anise and Meyer lemon. The mouthfeel is weighty and the acidity is medium-vibrant. Flavors like stone fruit and citrus leads the way, while the Roussanne’s notes of nuts and salinity are balanced by the floral aspect of the Viognier. This is a versatile white wine for pairing with food. It will be a hit on your holiday table. — 13 days ago
pale garnet, tawny rim; black cherry, plum, leather, tea, composting leaves; tart cherry and pomegranate; medium body, light tannins, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; despite Santa Barbara County appellation fruit is all from Santa Rita Hills vineyards including 44% Ranco La Viña, 30% Rio Vista, 13% Zotovich, 7% Radian, and 6% Buona Terra, aged 10 months in 30% new French oak; very nice entry level California Pinot at $35 from the OG of Central Coast Pinot — 10 days ago
Great white wine made of Melon de Bourgogne. Bought last year at the winery. They produce some great small cuvees which can be found on many wine lists in fine dining restaurants and I completely get that.
@Peter van den Besselaar thanks for sending me to this excellent wine maker! — 9 days ago
To quote Miles: “Andrew Murray. Well okay.” Been a while since I’ve had one of Andrew’s wines, but I recall purchasing this at a Harvest Party a few years ago. Probably on the downslope just a bit, but this is still terrific. I always view the Roasted Slope as his homage to Guigal in my view, and it is a terrific wine. — 13 days ago