Raventos I Blanc

Raventos i Blanc

de Nit Rosé Cava Blend

Solid. At Corrida in Boulder. — 17 days ago

Severn, Ted and 4 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1976

WOW, this was a 47 year old, half bottle with mid-shoulder fill and a group of good friends who enjoy wine so it was its time. The only issue was it was at the end of the meal and a lot of excellent wines before it but: loaded with exotic fruits way too plentiful to mention but will give it a shot with passion fruit, mango, pineapple and then a lot of honey and caramel. The acid was there so not cloying at all. Not sure how much I paid and I believe my wife got this and others for a birthday about 40 or so years ago.

— a month ago

Ira, Brent and 12 others liked this
Brent Young

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@Jerry Raphael Very nice 👍


Great story behind the bottle, much un-written, I’m sure

Kim Crawford

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

I actually really likes this sauv blanc! Fun trip to the OR coast — 2 months ago

Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

Ken Z

Drank 3/26/23

On the nose honeycomb, apple pie, and a hint of pineapple. Flavors of honey drizzled pound cake, and roasted pineapple, and creme Brule. Finish is medium. I don't think this will gain much as it ages, but should hang on for several years.

3/23/9/4/3 +50 = 92 pts.
— 3 days ago

Tom, Shay and 9 others liked this

Ultramarine Wines

Charles Heintz Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

This might of been the first Pet Nat style wine I heard about as I was just getting to wine. I put myself in the wait list and four or five years later was able to secure an allocation. I was worried that the hype that I built up would not live up to the expectations. Not only did it live up to expectations, it was a rare treat that delivered one of the most spectacular drinking experiences. Its sparkling not for sparkling sake but a method that ultimately highlights what these Chardonnay grapes can be. It was low bubble volume comparatively allowed the wine to come through perfectly balanced. Notes of apple and bees wax with camomile and bit of white pepper worked in harmony beautifully. The bottle reminded me why I love wine, a sense of time and place, sampling a craftsman’s work, and an ephemeral experience. Thank you Michael Cruz. — a month ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Columbia County 3.0: Apparently I’m one wine away from my 2,000th reviewed on Delectable, which is probably an odd milestone I would not have even conceived of when starting. What better way to celebrate than with the queen bee of wines (?), royalty w grace : an utterly intense & laser- focused Sauternes. Apricot & pineapple perfumed to the point of raising the rafters. Floods the mouth w quince, candied apricot & pineapple. This may be only its half life, & that’s understating it. — 2 months ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Andrew, Ira and 8 others liked this

I. et S. Bernaudeau

Les Onglés Chenin Blanc 2016

Love these wines. There can definitely be some bottle variation but this one was one of the best I’ve had. It’s simply electric with such incredible energy and precision. Layers of rich orchard fruit and baking spice are seamlessly balanced by its killer minerality and racy citrusy acids. To have a wine with an oxidative complexity while also so vibrant and energetic is no easy feat. Fantastic. — a month ago

Jan, Tom and 3 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 1999

I brought this. Medium gold to gold in the glass, heavy. Notes of sauteed apricots, pears, orange marmalade and marzipan. Rich and heavy, but has some sneaky acidity. In a good spot, I'd drink these sooner rather than later. — a month ago

Jan, Nicolas and 14 others liked this