Raventos I Blanc

Raventos i Blanc

de Nit Rosé Cava Blend 2016

Always amazes me how Raventos makes good sparkling for such a small tag. Tastes like it looks.

Strawberries and whipped cream hanging out for a while.
— 14 days ago

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Ely Cohn

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@Jason Brater it’s so good every year!
Palmer Emmitt

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Agreed! Have you tried the Murgo sparkler from Sicily? Between Raventos and Murgo I no longer need Champagne...
Ely Cohn

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@Palmer Emmitt i have not but will definitely look for it in Austin!

Elderslie Wines

Hills Blend # 1 Adelaide Hills Pinot Blanc 2018

Saturday fun times.
By fun times I mean juggling my eleven week old son in one arm while pouring this delicious Pinot Blanc with the other hand.
#winedads
— 3 days ago

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Ravines Wine Cellars

Field Notes Finger Lakes Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2018

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

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@Severn Goodwin Severn I have never been to Tanglewood but as a Symphony and Boston Pops fan I have heard a lot about it. Have a great time Cheers 🍷🎶
Angelo Casagrande

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Sounds like a great day.

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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

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Web Bond

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This is the first vintage not vinified by Didier, correct?

Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset

Exilé Chenin Blanc Blend 2017

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

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Peter van den Besselaar

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@Daniel Maquin Montlouis Loire. They grow chenin blanc. And sometimes buy other varietals of other friends-winegrowers. That’s why it is Vin de France.
Daniel Maquin

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OK thank you!
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@Anthony Lombardi had this producer in France last year, love humble personality yet serious complexity of the wines

Arkenstone

Estate Howell Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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

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I enjoyed this selection
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Love this SB.
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My rating and notes from mid last year remains the same. Big and explosive SB. Aromatics are so perfumed and abundant...kiwi, grapefruit, chalky limestone. Big texture with acidity to age. White flower and tropical fruit peel on the palate. I remember this gaining complexity even on day 2.
9.4

Wither Hills

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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

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Ha yes good minds do think alike!

Deboutbertin

Achillée Chenin Blanc

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

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vivan tang

vivan tang

potentially good with asian food? i struggle with finding the right whites for asian eats... the lychee led me to enquire.
vivan tang

vivan tang

i realise that is a big general question but asking anyway!
Al Doyle

Al Doyle

Yeah it could work really well; my go to for Asian food is usually something super light, but this thing would fight back for sure. Only one way to find out 🤷🏼‍♂️

Hugues Beaulieu

Hugues de Beauvignac Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul-de-Pinet Blanc 2018

Oh hey, look what’s back! I absolutely love this and under $10! — 2 days ago

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Lail Vineyards

Blueprint Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Ron R
9.3

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

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@Ron R Great picture I hope that you had a great day Cheers from Canada 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧
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Hey @P A. We had a great time - thanks. Trained twice during the day, and then relaxed together. Regretfully, two bottles of wine were despatched down the sink, but we recovered. Enjoy your weekend 🙂
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Learning to like SB because of you guys.