Blanc de Blanc, zero dosage
Clear, (-)medium gold, lively steady bubbles
Clean and youthful, soil and toasty autolytic notes
Dry, fruitiness masks the med+ acidity, Medium body. Flavor is soil and toasty autolytic, with some lemon pith. Finish is med.
Good on its own, but could use food such as paté on crostini.
Very good, drink now. — 16 days ago
I did a wine tasting at La Vina, trying 4 whites and 8 reds. The Dolcetto was the best of the reds (the sav blanc being the best of the whites). The nose is sage, cedar, menthol, and a bit of charred beef. The palate features licorice, spice, leather, menthol, and dark fruit. The finish is moderate acid and medium-minus tannins. This light-bodied red has a real old world sense to it. I can image conquistadors emerging from the shimmering desert and drinking this stuff out of clay mugs at a Spanish mission. Unsolicited advice to the winery - you have some good wines, some OK wines, and some that are not good at all. More than a dozen varietals on the same 24 acres makes no sense. Pick the 3 or 4 that do the best for your terroir and stick with those. Nice job on the Dolcetto. — a month ago
Fresh smell of cantaloupe and bright grapes. Small, delicate bubbles. Crisp, green apple hits first, followed by sweet melon and lychee. And yet, no too sweet! So good! — 19 days ago
Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Daydream by Other Half Brewing Co. is a double dry-hopped oat imperial IPA with Mosaic hops, lactose and oats. Super smooth and a touch creamy. Orange peel, mango, kiwi freshness. Sustains nicely. Am impressive beer from Other Half. — 22 days ago
Enhance Your Mind by Other Half Brewing Co. is a triple IPA with an array of hops: Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, Motueka, Citra Cryo and Simcoe Cryo. Tastes very balanced for a 10% beer. Citrus, grapefruit, a little pine. Very smooth texture. Elegant finish. Other Half really excels at this style. — 4 days ago
If you can’t handle a touch of brett, avoid this. But for those who can...here’s a wild sour ale, trapped in a bottle of Riesling- heavy Edelzwicker. The nose is pure, pretty, floral Riesling, and the sour/spicy thing kicks in on the palate in a masterful and balanced way that gives the impression of being a studied, deliberate choice in the cellar. The brett carries through into the long, savory finish in a thirst-quenching manner (again, much like sour ale). This wine demands all your attention, so don’t pull it out for casual quaffing, chill it too hard or serve it in anything less than great glassware. Another singular and challenging wine from the most interesting growers in the FLX. — 2 days ago
2012 Blanc de Blanc. 100% chardonnay. Interesting nose of salted bar nuts. Creamy feel, well rounded, and appley. Nice finish! — a month ago