It’s Saturday and someone needs to hold your hand. Nuzzle into your neck and whisper something that adds a quiver to your vibe. This wine.. will do this Saturday. It sings all tropi-lime-limestone-is-that-a-baptismal-fountain-or-are-you-just-jazzed notes on nose. Lovely texture of silk. Lovely acid balancing fruit. Washington is there for you. Life will go on. — 9 days ago
Last year when I tried this, my opinion that Pet Nats couldn’t be deep, complex, sophisticated wines was forever changed. In that year, Brand’s blend of Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner has made a name for itself. It’s about as lean as anything at 10%. Very German - precise, direct, ordered. Screaming acid with zero sugar makes for a salty citrus thing. Sour lemon and smokey sea shells. — 21 days ago
A few fun bottles from last Friday.
I’ve enjoyed many Krupp reds but had never tried this. Honestly, I think this may not have been cool enough for my liking. Definitely a more flavorful and rich rosé, with a deep hue. Rose petals, watermelon jolly rancher and gummy strawberries are the main notes here, but the finish has a slight spice and black cherry note thanks to the Tempranillo. Unique. — 12 days ago
Takes time to open up with the initial nose and palate coming off a bit light in flavor. Once it does though it’s a very layered champagne of floral notes followed by a mix of cherries and raspberries. Never picked up the type of volume you get from its grande cuvée. — 12 days ago
This wine pours up salmon pink and fizzy in the glass. The bubbles dissipate quickly, but they are surprising and fun. Aromas of a wet driveway hit the nose first, a sure sign of minerality. There are fruity raspberry and cherry notes as well as a whiff of flowers. On the palate, raspberry and cherry flavors dominate, with a touch of lime. The acidity is surprisingly low, but the wine sure is tasty.
— 23 days ago
Four day weekend. Gotta get it off to a good start. Been awhile since we had our 375ml of Ruinart.
The nose shows, ripe, slightly candied; black cherries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals.
The palate is full & touch gummy/candied. Fruits are well extracted, deep, ruby; black cherries, blackberries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Ghostly, not quite fruit brandy or fruit liqueur character, sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, not quite medium, white spice with hints of palate heat, grainy, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals. The acidity lively and crisp. The round, well balanced & polish finish is always consistently satisfying and lingers for minutes.
Photos of; the House of Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, nicely light caves and rolling, hillside, Grand Cru Vineyard.
Not quite sure where “D” gets $83 when you can buy this all day at just under $65. — 4 days ago
One of the best rosés I’ve had in quite some time. 66% Grenache, 34% Mourvèdre. Bigger style with lots of complexity and depth to it. It’s as though someone took two of my favorite rosés, Arnyca (lighter style) and Antica Terra (super heavy style) and combined them. In the glass it has an absolutely gorgeous deep ruby color. Aromatically, it has spicy red fruits like rhubarb with watermelon, peppercorn and sea salt. It tastes remarkably like a gummy version of rhubarb, showing more spice at the finish. Not made in the crushable style, this deserves and commands some thought (and food)! My thanks to @Bill Bender for the wine and introducing me to the potential of this producer. — 21 days ago