Smiles beyond belief
Everyone should do a virtual wine tasting with the @David L @Ron R @Shay A @Eric LaMasters @Bill Bender @joe lucca @Carl Fischer @shawn rose and me
We just did one and so much fun
My first wine of the the night was the 2016 Kongsguard the judge - off the hook good - a little early but so damn good — 9 hours ago
Powerful! Deep purple color. Smokey and meaty. I like it, but might be overpowering for some. — 3 months ago
Arietta Wines lunch with owner Fritz. We were able to taste through some current releases as well as some reserve wines Fritz brought with him personally. A treat to enjoy these Andy Erickson wines!
Definitely the most fun wine on the table. Merlot and Syrah blend. I believe this is around the time John Kongsgaard was leaving and Andy Erickson was arriving. Quite wild, and both sweet and savory. Black cherry tart, peppercorn crusted rhubarb, red licorice, and a sweet smoke to the nose. Tangy red fruits, espresso and cocoa bits on the palate with a finish that shows tea leaf and fig. Delicious! — 4 months ago
16’Arista UV-EL Diablo Chardonnay. What makes these wines so absolutely fantastic since 2013...to me it is obvious, Matt has turned this winery around. If you like a hammer style Chardonnay such as Kongsgaard/Morlet/Peter Michael. This is not necessarily your wine.
Chardonnay that’s not heavily coded by let’s say vanilla Bean “You guess it”Elegance/finesse/balanced & ￼CLASSY. Unlike his Ferren Wines (Love them)this has slightly less punch. Highly recommend. — 3 months ago
Onto something we love after the Kongsgaard palate burn.
Never disappoints, consistent, rich, ripe deep red fruits with just the right amount of minerality & chalkiness.
Some acid to pair with vinaigrette salad.
Photos of, the House of Ruinart, painting of Founder Dom Thierry Ruinart, their caves & Grand Cru Vineyards. — a month ago
Floral joy — a month ago
Balance of fruit and perfume. — 3 months ago