Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.
Granny Smith Apple x1000. Didn’t pick up much yeast here, but I did get some chalky limestone. Really nice and much more enjoyable when ice cold. — 5 days ago
My first time with this wine after the dosage is like Extra Brut 5-6 g/l, I’m very sensitive to dosage , but this does not affect me. Great Chardonnay , terroir, long aftertaste and creamy delicious , wow this is so great 🥂 — 18 days ago
Vintage 2009 consumed in October 2018.
Nice golden straw color. Quick bubbles.
A core nose of very ripe pears along with some nice tertiary aromas coming through. A little butterscotch and honeyed pastry.
Red delicious apple flavor and steely minerality. Somehow I kind of missed the Extra Brut designation on this. I typically prefer brut level sweetness, and I do feel that the bracing acidity in this wine would be better served by a little more dosage. But that's just my palate's opinion.
As this wine breathed a little, it became a little so-so for me. Slightly oxidized notes started to show through. Any subtle floral undertones were overwhelmed by a raw bread dough aroma. These are nitpicky observations, but hey, I have to be nitpicky on vintage Champagne.
A solid and tasty 90pts, but was hoping for a little more from this wine. — 8 days ago
Absolutely a stunner. I preferred it slightly above room temp. Paired with a cornucopia of fresh oyster-Sex on the Bay, Blue Points and Beausoleil. 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir disgorged on Jun 2015. Nose of the Krug Grand Cuvée, the oak gives it a sassy side. Slightly creamy texture, lemon curd and honeysuckle fill the mouth. Finish is over 30 sec. A can’t miss Champagne! — a month ago