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. — 9 hours ago
I had it at Covell. I ended up accidentally buying the same at thanksgiving in St. Louis. And now I’m back at Covell drinking it because it stands well in many ways: it has a refreshing nature—some sort of herbal underbelly to it berry cassis fun. So far my top cahors pick but there’s more to be tried... — 11 days ago
Dark purple in the glass. Dark plum on the nose, married with dark chocolate and some earth on the palate. Medium acidity and fine, firm tannins round things out. You think you know Malbec? Not if you don’t know Cahors. And this is a great intro to Malbec’s home appellation. Cahors was sidelined in part thanks to the Bordelaise and their corporate espionage back when the river was the only way to get product to the world. Mostly Malbec with a bit of Merlot. This may be your new Old World best friend. Enjoy anywhere you’d serve Bordeaux or Cabernet. — 8 days ago
Produced by Athenais Béru of Chateau de Béru. Tasting pour at Raw Wine LA about two weeks ago. I was wondering why a Burgundy Chablis producer would be making s Provence Vermentino, but turns out it was because their Chardonnay crop was wiped out by frost in 2016, so they had to look elsewhere for grapes. We really enjoyed this one. — 19 days ago
Interesting and unusual. Mouthfeel of a Pinot noir or maybe even saumur but bold and tannic like a bigger wine. Tart black raspberry, red cherries, nutmeg/cinnamon, and white pepper with solid but not overbearing acidity. Really well-balanced—good stuff! — 8 days ago