Medium lemon yellow/gold. Lighter on the palate than expected…noticeable acid adds amazing vitality to offset the tart, dry fruit which reminds you of crisp green apples and slightly underripe pear. Depth of complexity is impressive… the main flavors keep changing and mutating drawing you back. The finish lasts a minute and leaves a smile. This wine is an infant…I expect it to gain weight and complexity and smooth itself into something seamless over the next 5 to 10 years. A Chardonnay to convince the haters. — 5 days ago
Deep gold with apple, pear, honey, pineapple with some oak and smoke on the nose. Medium to full body with a fresh acidity that is balanced by the subtle tannins. Buttery but not overly so with apple, poached pear, peaches in cream, kiwi and pineapple with some notes earthy oakiness. Peaches linger in the hot medium long finish.
Paired with southwestern grilled tuna, which worked great! — 6 days ago
Nose has brown butter sauteed pineapple, fresh coconut meat, (damp) crushed granite, faint sea spray and baked pear.
Palate has under-ripe pineapple, lime peel, sugared lemon slice, cold caramel yellow apple, phenolic notes which runout though a medium finish.
Needs YEARS, revisit 2026+.
I was intrigued by the nose but underwhelmed by the palate tonight. — 13 days ago
Glorious expression of California Pinot Noir….explosive nose of dark plum, cherry, cranberry, strawberry, blueberry, and baking spices. Weightless, lively, balanced, absolute fun to swallow. I enjoy Pinot… but this is another level. Not quite Burgundy, not California, not Willamette….but absolute Socratic Pinot Noir. The meal kinda sucked… but… but this wine almost made it worth the time, reservation, bullshit necessary for decent Covid dining. Bright, lip-smacking, multi-faceted and changing with time in the glass. Smooth, silky, sexy…. Well worth the expense and time in the cellar. — 17 days ago
Surprisingly refined and restrained expression of Pinot noir. Paired with polenta and chicken not too overly seasoned to hide the subtlety of the wine. — 4 days ago