Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.
Ripping acid, even with 7yrs on it! Pure Meyer lemon upfront with added notes of honeysuckle, chamomile and underripe citrus. On the palate it was limestone and mineral driven. Slightly reductive. I called this Chablis. Nice imitator. Thanks @Jack Thompson . — 4 days ago
Bright ruby red with a hint of garnet. Aromas of stewed fruits with some beetroot and clove. More acidic than I was expecting. Sour cherry ( hope not added acid). This comes from Copains best vineyard in the Anderson Valley. Still quite vibrant with bright red fruits. Not as impressive as I wanted it to be. — 2 months ago
Very enjoyable, somewhat contemplative, and very representative of both terroir and onstage. I thought this was past peak, the. Then Again it is drinking better than the one that I than the one I opened 9 months ago, so what do I know?
Evocative nose to me screams ANDERSON VALLEY with classic dark cherry fruit along with blue and black fruits, all encased in sandalwood. Forest floor after the rain, but also the sanguine, meaty notes that I would associate with Willamette valley and particularly Dundee hills) and sanguine meaty notes of many Willamette valley wines). Bay leaf, and also an herbaceous top note I can’t place. Maybe tarragon? Dark and even ranging into amaro territory, but not rustic or brooding. There is great clarity to the fruit and the seamless integration of the exotic wood creates something noble and fine. Structure is there, with a nice big but clean mouthfeel and medium acidity that is palate cleansing more like a sip of water than a beauty peel. Not a ton of length. There and gone, but what a performance!
Also happy (relieved ?) to see you notes consistent over time
— 4 months ago
Blueberries, lavender, meat, smoke. Ripe but not heavy. Good lift in finish. — a month ago
Bright, pretty, tart red cherry, floral balanced. Nice salinity — 2 months ago
Nice, crisp, yellow apple, Meyer lemon refreshing — 2 months ago
Drink up, not gonna get any better. — 4 months ago
Really great. Won over sRussian river valley and Willamette. — a month ago
Darker color but fresh taste with lots of fruit. Balance of dark and fresh berries. Not too dry fruit. Hint of vanilla on the nose. Pleasing acidity. — a month ago
Velvety, could have been more complex but didnt open long , reminded of an older copain Pinot — 3 months ago