Mother nature dealt our friends at Lamborn a difficult hand recently. Due to the ongoing fires in California, they have lost their 2020 crop of cabernet to smoke taint. Our hearts go out to our family at Lamborn. Please keep our good friends in your thoughts, and in your glass. If you’ve never tasted a Lamborn wine, there has never been a better, or more urgent time to do so. We are stocking up on their premium Howell Mtn cab, and their rosé. Tell em that Ronnie and Anne-Marie sent you 🥰 — a month ago
Attended a virtual tasting with Anne Parent, winemaker for Domaine Parent. The Domaine started making wine back in the 17th century. Many thanks to my good friend @Mike R for setting it all up.
What makes this wine special (aside from the fact that it’s only produced in special years) is the fact that it’s not a typical Bourgogne...70% of this wine comes from the Village of Pommard (70+yr old vines) and 30% of this wine comes from premiers crus vineyards. Clearly a step up from most producers typical Bourgogne, which is a massive amalgamation of fruit. A true testament to Domaine Parent and the threshold for quality.
30min decant and then followed it over the next two hours. Beautiful out of the gate, with so much floral and spice aromatics. Potpourri, spiced rhubarb, dried cranberries, fleshy black cherries, black tea herbal nuances and a brief sweet note of brown sugar. Fairly mellow and plush on the palate with classic underbrush, typical Pommard dried red and black fruits, and a tart, energetic and delicious finish. Nothing thin or overly herbal here. Like a Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast with more restraint. Wonderful QPR. — 5 months ago
Gröna äpple, unga druvor, fräsch syra, lätt syra, ananas, ljus klar färg. — a year ago
And now for something completely different. A clone of Muscat apparently only grown in Minervois. Like a mix of Loire SB and Aussie Riesling. Maybe. Cabbage on the nose, heading in the kim chee direction, with some floral notes, maybe daffodil. Some gooseberry. Hugely acidic on the palate, with crazy citrus energy. Lemon and lime zest maybe. Quince. Very mineral. Every sip I alternate between loving it and being horrified. We’ll go with love it, earns points for way out there-ness. — 2 months ago
An epic wine, though still in its youth very much accessible. Gains oak and weight with air. Creamy, nearing tropical (cantaloupe), with a long, spicy vanilla finish. Great with a seafood bake. — 4 months ago
This is a beautiful wine! Very Chablis in presentation! Loads of stone fruits...white flowers...acidity is awesome..with generous salinity to coat your palate! I am enjoying this a bit chilled but not enough that the glass looks cold. Thank you @Ron R and @Anne-marie Beausejour for a nice recommendation! 😉 — a year ago
So, Anne-Marie wanted a rescue dog, and after two weeks, I require a rescue. He goes by Miller, and he’s a little Jeckel and Hyde, but every day we see forward progress. He likes Napa cabs, particularly Outpost. Miller’s notes were that this 16 is drum-tight. Nose presents coffee, spice box and overripe black fruits. The palate goes on for dog 🐶 days, woof! The finish is intense, tannic and ripe. Do I detect a smidge of Pup-Perroni doggy treats? 🐶 — 2 months ago
Storming @Mike R and Rhonda’s cellar, which is broad and deep. First time trying this, and @Anne-marie Beausejour and I are in love. Excellent showing. Texture, layers and a pristine tannic structure, make this a near perfect wine. Stunning. Thank you Mike and Rhonda! — 10 months ago