Not from the @Keith Austin collection, but awesome nonetheless on this National Wine Day! — 5 years ago
Getting Saturday started with a 375ml of Ruinart Rosé as we continue to plan our trip to Stellenbosch and three national parks.
The nose is so delicate & subtle. Perfume pink rose petals, sea spray, saline, sea fossils, soft powdery chalkiness. Pink grapefruit, strawberries, dark cherries, lean watermelon, hints of tangerine, cherries and watermelon. Some brioche & bread dough.
The palate fruits are, deep, ripe; pink grapefruit, strawberries, dark cherries, lean watermelon, hints of tangerine, cherries and watermelon. Sea spray, saline, sea fossils, soft powdery chalkiness, powdery grey volcanic minerals that penetrate and stick to the palate. Brioche & bread dough and pink rose petals. The acidity is perfect. The mouthfeel beautifully rich & lush. The finish is well balanced and well polished.
Photos of, the House of Ruinart, famous painting of Dom Thierry Ruinart, cellar and Grand Cru vineyard. — 2 years ago
Palermo from Orin Swift borrows its label, featuring a mummified Capuchin priest, from one of a series of images taken by National Geographic photographer Vincent J. Musi of 16th century Capuchin Catacombs. Four long limestone corridors underneath the Capuchin Church in Palermo, Sicily hold about 8000 mummies. After looking over the rest of Musi’s series, I’m surprised Dave Phinney didn’t create an entire line of wines using the images from this collection. Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Malbec and Merlot, and all from Napa Valley. Packed with extracted dark fruit, cassis, vanilla, cedar, and chocolate, the Palermo eschews nuance in the name of hedonism. — 3 years ago
And I'm the first to rate it! Beautiful. Anyway, good wine but nothing special. A little more flat and acidic than I would've expected but actually it worked well with the salmon we had. — 6 years ago