@Delectable Wine this is a new producer. Nicolas Champagneaux. What a wine. I love this in 2016. Gorgeous nose. Little bit of wood, zany florals, complex violets and iris, wow, some game, so bright, palate is an exercise in finesse and precision. Juicy and linear but with just unreal finesse and precision. Fresh and juicy with lovely almost cassis fruit and light blackberry. Gorgeous. Needs a bit of time to integrate the wood but it is all there. Very precise and lingering finish. — 4 days ago
Champagne is for celebrating, not that I need a celebratory reason to open a bottle as I am hooked on champagne. 💉
However, after installing 27 solar panels and waiting an additional seven weeks for my Tesla, I/we have almost erased our carbon footprint. Finally picked it up today. I believe we all need to do our part to save the glorious vines that bring so much happiness to our lives. 🍷🥂👍
As for the Baron Fuentes, the is a very good Champange and is perhaps the best QPR out of Champagne at $24.99.
Bright lemon, lime, grapefruit w/ sugar, bruised red apple & pear, touch of ginger & cider, bread dough, baguette crust, sea spray, white spice with some palate heat, sea fossils, grey volcanic minerals, spring flowers, lilacs and yellow lilies. The acidity is bright, crisp and lively. The finish is smartly polished, well balanced and persistent for minutes.
Whoo hoo! So close to carbon free! 🍾🥂 — 11 days ago
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time back at home with a glass of one of our very favorite N/V Champagnes. Ahhh!
Out of the deluge of rain with the house warm, Christmas lights and my custom Christmas mix (5 hour mix of old & new) on.
Happy Holiday Season all! Cheers! 🍾🥂 🌲 🎅 🎁 ❄️ ⛄️
Many previous notes apply. — 4 days ago
Sweet strawberry lemonade, pink grapefruit, sea breeze, chalk, and a summer garden with blooming gardenia and jasmine. Palate has pickled ginger, and texture is rich and yeasty. Touch of RS and VA in perfect balance make this incredibly mouthwatering. Fun wine beautifully executed. — 15 days ago
A darn good value, if not quite at the extraordinary quality level of the ‘13. Nose has straw-laced Chardonnay fruit accented with melted butter-drizzled Burgundian gravel. Soft and mouthfilling. Pretty good concentration but is a little looser than the 13 version as the acids are there but are softer than many 14s. Hard to complain however at a mid-$20s price point (if I am remembering correctly). — 3 days ago
Star bright yellow gold with chartreuse highlights. Inviting nose of ripe quince and celery. Well-structures, medium-bodies palate yields ripe pomes (quince, pear, yellow apple) and concrete mineral around firm acidity. Great with a wide range of foods, but especially rich seafood, cream sauces, and root vegetables. Drink now through 2025. — 3 days ago
100% Syrah, biodynamic. semi carbonic maceration (as in Beaujolais). Amazing wine. Dark dress typical of a Syrah, but on the nose and mouth the winemaking process focuses on a sort of explosion of fruit unexpected .. We lose a little terroir but it is a wine with a beautiful texture, and a very nice lasting in the mouth .. sort of mixture between the Beaujolais and Northern Rhone Valley. — 21 days ago
The 2008 Extra Brut Les Lumières Grand Cru is a blend of 65% Chardonnay (from Avize and Mesnil) and 35% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ) that spent ten years on its lees before being disgorged and given just the smallest touch of dosage. Creamy, resonant and expressive, the 2008 has so much to offer. Even so, it clearly needs at least a bit of time in bottle to be at its best. Tropical accents provide a hint as to where the 2008 will go over the next handful of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2019) — a day ago
Long day cleaning & painting getting our rental property getting it ready for our new tenant. We are burnt but, a glass of Ruinart Rosé always perks us up.
We’ll be doing this a lot over the next two weeks. Hope everyone has better weekend plans than we do! Cheers!🥂
All my previous notes apply.
Photos of; the House of Ruinart, painting of Dom Thierry Ruinart, their caves & one of their Grand Cru vineyards. — 5 days ago
Starting to show well, but obviously has miles to go. The vintage works well for the classic Krug style as this is opulent and loaded with rich toasty fruit showing apple, citrus and toffee. Supported by great acidity and has barely started to develop. — 3 days ago