Lean, minimalist. 100% Cariñena (Carignan) from vines planted in 1902, some of the first vineyards planted after phylloxera. Austere nose, with some hints of dark chocolate. Superb structure and incredible minerality (it tastes like rock, in fact roots go as deep as 50-60 ft into the llicorella soils). Vertical, very light mouthfeel. Very long, subtle spicy finish.
— 4 months ago
Opened my world to Austrian Rose. This is such an easy drink with a great impression. Semi-dry. Notes of Italian orange soda. On the sweetish side and well balanced minimalist. I’ll be drinking this again. — 8 months ago
Bold yet balanced with wild berries and earth on nose. Lively texture and bit of funk giving it a sense of wildness, even hints of sweetness. Good finish. A biodynamic minimalist wine. Aged perfectly. Excellent AA10. — 8 months ago
A stunning expression of what Oregon can do with Chardonnay. Oaked but not oaky plus malo and lees. Michael Lundeen’s minimalist approach is sexy and saline with lemon meringue and salty/chalky minerality. Truly reads like Chassagne Montrachet. Expressive and thought provoking. Very excited to try more Oregon Chard. — a year ago
Young winemakers making serious noise in the area. I’m following. There’s some funk that blows off quickly and underneath is a chunky, complex and chiseled expression. The terroir really comes through on the edges, slate and mineral. Crushed red fruit and herbs on the mid palate. Could use some time. Very interesting and provocative. Falls somewhere in between old school rusticity and the energy you find in good examples of new school minimalist winemaking. — 5 months ago
This could use the additional information of being from the Viñedo Valle Hermoso, just to add that in. It’s all herbs and asparagus served on a plate of chalk and all that just sounds like...too much. But? They pull it off with aplomb. I’ve always been a minimalist but somehow this wine is maximalist and minimalist? I don’t know how they do it but it’s very good. — 8 months ago
Excellent wine, the style is minimalist but very focussed. The sensation is that of a natural but elegant wine, some sort of a gentleman farmer style, I love it. The nose starts with some leathery hints and with some air it gets quite fruit forward with an accent on black currant and small red fruits. The mouth shows very youthful with firm tannins and a vibrant acidity. I'll buy again. — 9 months ago
So light and lovely! I’m a fan.
Tasting notes of green apple, honeysuckle, lychee, rose petal.
A California-fresh spin on the unique Gewürztraminer grape, the 2019 vintage has notes of tropical fruit and white flowers.
Kenny Likitprakong, the winemaking partner who created our Brethren of the Road brand, is a wanderlust-driven, self-professed “hobo winemaker” whose stint in France sparked his allegiance to minimalist, non-interventionist methods. This lively Gewürztraminer is no exception. A grape that originally hails from Italy (not Germany, surprisingly), Gewürtz is known for producing a highly aromatic wine with exuberant fruit, floral and spice notes. The grapes for this bottling were sourced from the cool climate of Monterey and fermented in stainless steel to achieve a clean, pure, early-drinking wine. Soft and light on the palate, it’s a dry wine balanced with vibrant minerality and a little spice. — 8 months ago
Brought to RH on Yountville. At first it has high pitched nose, almost strawberry. But with air this settles in to show more of an earthy core of fruit and dark berries that was balanced with a minimalist structure. Representative of the vintage, and a serviceable Syrah. — a year ago