Saturday night and I have opened the 2011 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Chenin Blanc.
On the nose there are notes of honeysuckle, chamomile, saffron, sake, marzipan, honeydew melon and brioche.
On the palate there is quince, hints of lemon, marzipan and honey.
This wine is in the stage of change becoming more aperitif like. The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity that leads into a lightly salted honey finish.ets have a great weekend and please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — a day ago
The is a pleasant sparkling wine from the Loire valley. It’s fun to see a sparkling wine with a touch of cab franc. Pleasant pear with nice acidity. Bright, young, and enjoyable. Slight green apple and very faint cherry. This is different and fun to drink on a back deck for Labor Day weekend. — 14 days ago
a very good cab franc. reminds me of Paleo but on a less ripe version. No Brett or reduction....smell of small red berries, riper peppers and a touch of graphite. Second day it began to shut down but was more balanced. No touching my other ones for 4 or 5 years — 13 days ago
Sea breeze smell, with a fresh lemon melon Brie flavor, sophisticated and inviting (which is accurate), a well cooked sugar cookie, the taste is smooth and structured, with lemon, melon, herbs (but like ones that are not fresh but I mean that in a good non-domineering way) and the lemon comes to an abrupt haul and the acid just sits there and you look off the cliff of a stopping point that defines the taste, the end the is the end of a lemon drop and that’s all. The complexity comes to that simple point and that and the juxtaposition of the semi cheesy smell and deep lemon acid tastes make this wine a meal in and if itself — 16 days ago
Vintage 2009 / Sunday lunch in the garden. I love September with these sunny days. Opened the bottle yesterday, floral tones in smell. A bit buxus. And a peculiar - not typical for sauvignon - honey impression. Today the wine opened up: beautiful jasmin smell, buttery. Vibrant acidity and surprisingly powerful. The floral smell remains. And a fine bitter in aftertaste. This bottle is among the finest Loire has to offer. / Paired with warm Liege Salad (salade Liégeoise, pommes de terre, haricots verts, bacon, vinaigrette). — 21 hours ago
Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.
One of the most unique, and enjoyable, rosés I’ve had in a while. More orange than pink in the glass. As expected, herbal and musty aromatics with underripe nectarine and black cherry skin. Soft and round on the palate with additional note of tart rhubarb. Complex. Thanks @Jack Thompson — 4 days ago
This is likely JUST entering a peak drinking window, and still on the upward trajectory. Killer aromatics of lemon meringue, crushed rock, and something reminiscent of a grilled lemon/citrus fruit. Acidity is still gripping, though not overpowering, with a slightly sweeter back palate and finish. Reminds me of a candied lemon drop with poached pear and ginger. — 9 days ago