On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading BEETHOVEN (Symphony No. 4), HK GRUBER (Aerial, Concerto for trumpet and orchestra) with the amazing Håkan Hardenberger as the trumpet soloist and then STRAUSS (“Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome). Andris and Håkan happen to be friends, and both are trumpet players, I expect to see some playful nature to their interaction this afternoon. Mr. Hardenberger is a world renowned and virtuousic player, we're always glad to hear him, this will be his 4th Tanglewood appearance in 5 years. We expect various mutes to be employed over the work, a cow horn (yes it is want you think) and then finishing with piccolo trumpet, exciting to have a soloist work multiple instruments over his appearance!
Nose has green apple peel, dry seashell, cold quince, cut lemongrass and faint green herbals.
Palate has floral/ripe pear, yellow apple, green apple, fresh lemon rind and light sweetness on a medium-long finish. Fun bottle for a warm afternoon!
Off dry blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Valvin Muscat, a new offering for 2019, believe only available to the Wine Club or direct purchase at the winery. — 9 days ago
Was not sure what this was going to taste like as I never had one with this much age on it. An uncanny combination on the nose and palate of citrus and tropical fruit .A profile that overloads the senses. Imagine an elephant as a graceful ballerina . The palate is best described as three dimensional. The wine’s structure makes me feel this wine is in suspended animation and will drink well for a very long time. — a day ago
I want to be in exile with this wine. What a revelation to blend Chenin with two grapes that I don’t think I spend any time thinking about, but now I’d try any blend of this sort. Love the nose, the fresh apple on the palate and the racy, lively acidity. First Jousset, won’t be my last. — 11 days ago
A really nice SB although for the price I think that this is outdone by the Aesthete SB. Grapefruit dominated nose but with peaches and kiwi fruit on the finish. This is a hefty SB. But honestly I think this is probably at the top for the next 1-2 years. Glad I have 1 more of these but I would recommend that you consume now! At the top! — 17 days ago
It has been awhile since I have had a good Sauvignon Blanc and tonight is one of those nights. I have opened the 2017 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand.
A beautiful expression of Sauvignon Blanc on the nose is I am getting lime, kiwi fruit, nectarine, guava, papaya, herbs and wet concrete.
The palate brings out notes of lime, green apple, white peach, grapefruit, lemongrass, and crushed stone.
This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and that leads into crisp clean chalky finish. The weekend is on us and it looks to be a good one so please be safe and have fun. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 10 days ago
Haven’t had anything like this I don’t think... honey and lychee initially but smoothing out after a decant into something long, balanced and complex. Sipping wine. So good at the end of our first meal at Flor, just down the road from me so I’ll be hitting this shit hard I guess... — 7 days ago
Happy 4th peeps!
This is a classic proposition for sauv blanc, but in a more restrained style. The nose is reductive; simple, which is counter-balanced by the layered and complex palate. While subtle, it opens up on the mid-palate displaying white peach and nectarines, bolstered by good minerality and delicate sweetness. Bright acidity will let this stand still for a few more years, but I would consume this vintage now. Wifey rating, and I agree.
NY skyline in the background. — 18 days ago