Super cool to have a 30-year-old white from the Rhone. Probably would have been better decanted - had a lot of stuff to blow off - but this place clearly stores their wines well. This Chapoutier is still fresh. There was a mustiness to the nose (not corked - just age), but when that blew off, the wine had impressive layers of flavor that was dominated by petrol mixed with white flowers. Was probablt better 5-10 years ago...but still cool! — 8 days ago
Birthday celebration for @Cody Uzzel at Lucio’s with a bunch of friends. All wines (except sparklers) tasted blind.
Another one of my contributions. WOTN for sure. When the dinner got planned for Cody I just knew the time had come to kill off this 🦄. During the work week my wife goes home for lunch, so on the day of the dinner I had her open this bad boy and put it in a decanter. Fast forward 8+ hours later and it was still a little tight when first sampling it over dinner. However, the insane part was that it evolved at a mind-blowing rate, dropping its guard and unleashing a payload of fragrance that absolutely shocked people. The whole table was fixated and enamored with this wine and it only got better as the night progressed. Drank beautifully with a heavily perfumed nose of musk, sandalwood, tonka, red fruits, and granite. True craftsmanship, such finesse and power. This was an ethereal experience. — 4 days ago
Pepper and blackberry nose plus a bit of garrigue. Rather typical and to the point. The palate is very balanced with strong acid and a nice matter rolling along the palate with a bit of a gamey, meaty touch in the end with a saline note. I like the thickness and the layers of the palate : bright blackberry, some tannins before the end, some meat juice too. The finish lingers a bit with the meaty and salty notes fading quicker and leaving the stage to a bright blackberry. You cannot dislike this! — 3 days ago
Rad already. It’s baby’s first Hermitage and baby is no longer in the corner! She’s dancing in the...well her home. To Sia. I adore Syrah and although I bet in a few years this will take on some meatier old leather notes and maybe the tannins will knit together more I like it a little rough. This wine is sexy stubble. It’s roughing me a little at the same time as handing me toast with blackberry jam and an iced mocha. Meow Hermitage. — 14 days ago
This is a 100 % organic Syrah grown on decomposed granite hillsides in Saint Joseph, displaying violet, ripe black fruits with hint of dried blueberry, black pepper and vanilla. Slightly musky, dusty, med plus body with great acidity and med plus tannin. A wonderful Saint Joseph has depth, structure, and fruitiness. — 19 days ago