This is good stuff. — 10 days ago
Lustrous gold color. Exotic citrus-herb nose; Buddha’s hand, then orange peel and bay leaf as it opens. Meyer lemon and mineral on the palate, not much orchard fruit. Lovely acid, but very dry, one almost wants a few grams RS to give this some more volume and balance. Think this will be better with some more cellar time. — 14 days ago
Molly date 😁 — 10 days ago
Tar, cedar, black currant on the nose. Again that in your face pauillac nose. I kind of like it. The palate shows a strong acid drive, a bright black currant, harsh tannins that dry up a bit a finish with currant, meat juice, a bit of oak and a tad bit of bitterness. This is again very good and a killer value at less than 20 eur — 2 months ago
WNH Chenin tasting with @Bill Bender , @Shawn R , @Eric LaMasters , @Mike R . Very solid and enjoyable single vineyard chenin with a bit of bottle age to it. I hardly drink any chenin, so while my experience is limited, I did a lot of research prior to this bottle and enjoyed it while open.
Initially, I had this too cold. Ripping acidity followed by overly tart lemon. After it sat open in the bottle an hour and got closer to room temp, it leaned toward an Alsatian Riesling type nose mixed with a Chablis like palate. It never went full limestone and petrol on the nose, but it got close...but then it went more waxy, honeysuckle, and powdered lemon bar. The longer it was open, the more reminiscent it became of the Moreau-Naudet Les Forets Chablis I had about a month ago. Extremely pure and underripe yellow orchard fruits, slightly chalky, high acidity, and beeswax toward the finish. I’d hold another 3-5yrs before the next bottle. — 20 days ago