Waited to get home to try this one. The last bottle was corked. This bottle, not nearly so much!After the last bottle was corked, this bottle was opened the next night. Poured a light straw color. Nose of lemon and herbed buttered popcorn. The entry was acidic and dominated by lemon and Asian pear. Middle of this wine is where the buttered popcorn and kernel notes kicked in. The wine finishes rather acidic, but with good weight and density. I still think this one has quite a few years left in it. The next one to drink is the last 2013 for sure. Drink or hold this one another 3 to 5 years. — 6 days ago
@Benjamin Keator had his hosting at the CC tonight and it was absolutely incredible. What a night of gorgeous wines! All wines are guessed blind.
What an absolute treat. Sarah Francis has crafted some incredible wines, and is a close friend of Weston (from Montagu wines). She’s received monster scores and her quantity is minuscule. That being said, I called this 2012 (right vintage) Aubert (wrong producer), specifically one of their Carneros Chardonnays (got the region right!). It had a lemon cream and lemon tart richness to it with high acidity. Like Aubert’s Hudson was mixed with Aubert’s Lauren. Incredible Chardonnay. — 13 days ago
Let her breathe. After 4 hours resting the flavor profile in this lady developed beautifully, before that there were slightly cranberryish notes. The leather and vanilla comes out with patience. — 14 days ago
Dark ruby red. Juicy rich plum and spicy notes. Smooth with long finish. Really like their wines. — a month ago
Color of dark ruby, a bit cloudy, and a bit brown and purple tone on the rim. Nose of wood chips, oak, strength of alcohol, spice, some smoky note, and a bit vague dark fruit. Taste is rather interesting with leafy black tea note, some cocoa, raisins, spice, juicy grapes, and low on tannins. A Syrah with interesting characters. — 8 days ago
Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.
I was saddened to see this because it reminded me how dumb I was not to purchase more of these when I could. One of the best Chardonnays I’ve had this year. Very tropical and citrus like up front with lemon cream aromatics. Smoked marzipan, honeyed cashews and a decadent finish. Acidity is bright and sharp which I throughly enjoy. Thanks for busting this out, @Shawn R ! — 3 days ago
Quite a revelation! This Sagrantino driven blend is rich and seductive. The mouthfeel is energetic and the mid-palate richness is that of a beautifully reduce compote...all leading to a generous finish. I want more!! — a month ago
WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!
Large and in charge! Big fruit medley of red and black fruit on the nose, with some cedar, and roasted black cherries. Thought this would be flabbier on the palate but the acidity was great. Thanks @Shawn R — 6 days ago