Morlet Family Vineyards

Billet Doux Late Harvest Sémillon 2013

Shay A

My second set of wines to provide as part of a co-host event.

I picked these up during a visit to Morlet in the fall of ‘21. Sadly, these are the last of my initial stash. 58 semillon/36 SB/6 Muscat.

Poured blind for a group of 20 people at the end of a wine event, I was shocked that not one single person called this Cali. Many Sauternes, Barsac, and a few South African dessert wine guesses. It’s undeniably sporting botrytis flavors, but the richness has a wonderful spine of acidity. Honeyed mango, white peach and chock-full of orange blossom on the nose, there’s added candied spice and honeycomb on the palate. Didn’t pick up any nutty flavors (which I enjoy in Sauternes), but this was also fairly young. Extremely “fresh” for a dessert wine, if that makes sense. Best Cali dessert wine I’ve had, I think.
— 2 months ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I think most people do not know that such a wine is made in California. I would have guessed the same.
David T

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Leave to a French transplant. 😉


Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2022

Pale lemon color with aromas of ripe stone and tropical fruits and floral notes wrapped in a frizzante. On the palate flavors of peach, apricot and mango with white floral notes. Good balance, lively acidity, medium finish ending with ripe fruit character. Nice! Consistent. — 8 months ago

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Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Verdejo 2015

A six-year-old old vine Verdejo. Tastes way more aged than I expected… Dried mango, apricot, strong minerality, salinity, Marcona almond, caramel, dried herbs as well. High levels of linear acidity, full bodied but not fat. 14.5%. Grippy phenolics coating the mouth. — 3 years ago

Aravind, Trixie and 4 others liked this


Mango Moscato

12/7/2033: 😋 — 2 months ago


Kevin Judd Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

This is the 2022 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc. This is from Marlborough, New Zealand.

On the nose is the distinct aromas of lime, grapefruit, white peach, guava herbal notes, grass and pear.

On the palate there is grapefruit, lime, pineapple, mango and white peach.

This is a medium bodied wine with a cleanfresh mouth watering mothfeel medium+ acidity and a lind crusp citrus lime grapefruit finish. A wonderful wine for the money. Looks like the weekend should be a good one with some crisp cool weather. Wish you an eventful weekend. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 5 months ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Daniel P. Drake a favorite! Cheers!

Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan White Bordeaux Blend 2016

Opened another recently, legendary wine, said that in the 18th century was introduced to Sultan of Constantinople's palace b/c of its clarity and called "mineral water from Carbonnieux", defying Islamic law. Pale lemon with pronounce aromas of tropical and stone fruits with herb notes. On the palate flavors of melon, mango, apple, green herbs and a crisp mineral edge. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit, citrus mineral character. Nice, aging well. — 2 years ago

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Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

NOSE: coconut cream, custard, nilla wafers, grilled pineapple, a little mango. Smells like typical aged Suduiraut!

TASTE: the vanilla cookie is strong with this one - plus tres leches. 93.

Sauternes is one of my preferred pairings with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
— 3 months ago

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Agro de Bazán

Granbazán Etiqueta Verde Rías Baixas Albariño 2021

Medium lemon color with stone and tropical fruit aromas and floral citrus scents. On the palate flavors of apples, mango and pineapple with citrus zest and hints of chalky notes. Well balanced with lively acidity, long finish ending slightly creamy with mineral, citrus and wet stone nuances. Very nice. Pair this with some sushi! — 5 months ago

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Long Shadows Vintners

Poet's Leap Columbia Valley Riesling 2021

Delectable Wine

The 2021 Riesling Poet's Leap is decidedly green in character, wafting up with notes of lychee, lime zest and crushed green apple. This flows across the palate with grace, displaying a pleasant inner sweetness, as tropical citrus and saline-minerals add a lovely tension throughout. This tapers off with young mango notes accentuated by a salty flourish through the long and crisply refreshing finale. The 2021 is so balanced and refined, just 12.5% alcohol, and at just under one gram of residual sugar per liter. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2023) — a year ago


Estate Willamette Valley Grüner Veltliner 2019

Mango and lime flavors, mineral finish. Light acidity but it goes down all too easily. Light drinking but maybe not one to pair with food — 3 years ago

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