I really need to stop storing whites in my food fridge when they seem to always open once reaching a cellar temp. Here's a fun little field blend that takes to warming well. Chardonnay, Weissburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner and Riesling. What I'd call a silver-skinned nose - green herbal scents mixed into flint and smoke. A little bit of texture and bite, interplay of high acid and cream. Lands nicely with apples, pears, kumquat, and starfruit and that little bite which I love. — 5 days ago
Smells of melon with mango and cream (maybe an orange creamsicle). I could smell this all day. Some faint hints of lemon follows at the end. Hit with a sweet fruit taste initially quickly followed by a lemon sourness that lingers along with a cloying cream-like taste. Really nice acid. Had with salmon which went perfectly. — 4 days ago
2019 disgorgement. For being 80% Pinot meunier (and 20% Pinot noir) this sure drinks like the percentages are opposite. Whenever I’m drinking Pinot meunier heavy champagnes, I normally find a distinct gummy fruit/fruit snacks note. And while this is no Jerome Prevost La Closerie, it is in that vein of rich and espresso driven. The use of perpetual reserve (dating back to 2003) certainly helps with the richness and beautiful golden color. Golden raspberries, creamy espresso and cranberry scone aromatics. Great mousse with caramel dipped Granny Smith apple and chalky limestone highlight the palate with the kiss of nougat showing at the finish.
It’s not often a meunier champagne has me intrigued, and up until recently, that short list contained Jerome Prevosts’ La Closerie, Egly-Ouriet’s Les Vignes de Vrigny and Laherte Freres’ offerings, but this Mousse Fils L’Or d’Eugene is undoubtedly in that company, especially at its price (cheaper than the others). — a day ago
This is my last bottle of the the 2016 Chenin Blanc “California” designation. We consumed this alongside the 2016 Huet Vouvray “Le Mont” Sec, you know, for fun! This wine pours a bright golden color with medium viscosity. The nose is mostly honeyed with white flowers. On the palate, quince, a touch of lime and a whole sheared sheep full of lanolin; more than any Chenin I can readily recall. Mouthfeel is creamy. Medium acid? I dunno, it’s kinda sneaky and might be closer to Medium+ but it doesn’t seem to have the acid that more recent vintages of Sandlands Chenin. Still, very tasty and seemed pretty young FWIW. — 4 days ago
New vintage for me. Pale white, excellent clarity. Notes of hay and citrus with a hint of peach in nose. Flavors of grapefruit and lemon, as stated on label; hint of apple, real length of fruit on the lemon. Nice acidity, slightly drying on palate from acid and skin astringency. Really good food wine here, I would think — 14 days ago