Wine 5/12 (Lemberger vice versa Blaufränkisch)
Nose has under-ripe black cherry, moist Granitic soil, cherry reduction sauce and wood smoke
Palate has plum skin, tart blueberry, blackberry with minor minerality, light acidity, medium tannins and a medium finish.
Best Lemberger I've had, a very nice effort!
Once again it is notable that I have made one full trip around the Sun earlier this week. We had our small, social bubble team to the house for celebrating my getting older and somewhat less flexible in advancing age...Whatever will be done when I creast 50? Well, at least it's several years until needing manage that concern.
We enjoyed well-salted Ribeyes (Kinderhook Farm - Valatie, NY, prepared 48h in advance), turning to a beautiful medium-rare after a mere 12m of grill time and smashed, small red potatoes with capers (yeah try it, don't judge me yet). None of the bottles were particularly planned as 'steak wines'; we didn't care as it really was a wine nerd-fest of grapes/regions, from Burgenland, Austria to Brittany, France. Wine and food were on individual plateaux today. This was the vom Boden Spring Experience case, expertly curated by Stephen Bitterolf, and well received by our tasting crew. — 8 months ago
Love love love these wines. Cannot say enough praises. Vice Versa 2018 Houyi vineyard is ready to drink now and could also cellar 10+ years. Dreamy. — 14 days ago
Short Rib wine. 👍🏼
Unique circumstances helped create the monumentally impressive 2013 Le Petit Vice. Proprietor Patrice Breton worked with Paul Hobbs and Mike Smith in the beginning, and finished the wine with the help of Philippe Melka, and Shawn Johnson… Four of Napa Valley’s most accomplished winemakers.
Aged for 22 months in Taransaud and Marques French oak barrels, — 7 months ago
Honey nut cheerios, juicy apple, sweet herbs, dough, chalk. There’s a honeyed note to it all and a nice chewy texture. It finishes short, but the snapshot of an aged champagne is there. I liked the strong autolytic components. Thought the dosage seemed about right, curious if less would bring more length or vice versa. Bottles 4/2000; 7/2018 disgorgement: 3.5 g/l dosage — 4 months ago
White chocolate macadamia lingonberry on the nose, mint chocolate chip, cranberry compote, unwhipped heavy cream on the palate. Strong tannins, velvety texture, super balanced, everything works in harmony. Showcases the flavors in a diversity of food beautifully and vice-versa. Having with nettle pesto chicken and kebab shrimp. — 9 months ago