Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.
This wine was crazy. Aromatically, it smelled of fresh tar and concentrated pear juice (like from a can). Kind of lychee like, but not enough to be gewürztraminer. Medium acidity. Slightly rich toward the finish. This ended up being 60% clariette, 20% Grenache Blanc, and the rest a mix. Hard to guess blind. I called this Alsatian Pinot Gris. — 2 days ago
Funkdafied black cherries with that barnyard funk. — 2 months ago
A standout that got better with every sip. Rich and velvety. Bacon fat and smoked meats. Seamless. For most of the group this edged out a punching-above-its-weight ‘04 Pegau. Perfect extraction and pronounced woodsy tannins suggest 10-20 more years of evolution. — 4 months ago
Acidic on the nose. Very light, will likely improve significantly with age. Slight oaky flavor towards the back of the throat. — a month ago
Serious over performer — a month ago
Floral with honeysuckle, pear and grass aromas. Off dry and acidic. Medium body and peachy with a slate finish. Great with chicken kabobs — 2 months ago
Probably a little young to open, but damn good to drink. 2004 — 5 months ago
I’m equally proud and embarrassed for how cheap I found this on clearance - about $8. To be fair, Pegau is a very well respected CDP. I think this sees a discount in the portfolio because it’s built from multiple vintages. How many multi vintage reds do we see?
Deep dark rounded corners. Lush dark berries, cedar, and pencil with sprinkled salt and minerals with tannic inflection. I’ll take this again if I find it. — a month ago
Specs smith st — 3 months ago