Very light red/ pinkish in color with light intensity and a neon hue.
Strong nose of raspberries, light cherries, citrus, light barnyard, lemons, spices, light herbs and white pepper.
Full bodied, creamy and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, lemons, pears, ginger and black pepper.
Long finish with tangy lemons.
This is a delicious Rosé from Napa Valley. Smooth and elegant with such a pretty color. Interesting and engaging.
Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Rich with nice complexity.
Fruit forward and tastes like a very light red. Interesting stuff.
A nice sipping wine. Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with the prosciutto.
A blend of Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 6 months. A small production of only 2,892 bottles. This is bottle number 2,469.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$42. — 10 days ago
A humble sparkler with lots to appreciate. So pretty in the glass. Flavors that linger around for a bit. Bone dry, full of fruit.
The bitter interesting sides of fruit we don’t think about too often.
Think thick white bitter pith of ruby red grapefruit. Dry, tart, sour raspberry funk, green strawberry. — 11 days ago
Notre Vue Estate Winery Sparkling Rosé 2019, Chalk Hill, California
Pretty color of light orange.
Nose of earth, light strawberries, citrus, limes, grapefruits, light peaches, spices, river rocks and herbs.
Medium plus in body with medium size bubbles, and medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, spices, herbs, green apples, red grapefruits, limes and spices.
Medium plus on the finish with limes.
This is a very enjoyable Vintage Sparkling wine from Chalk Hill. A very nice GSM blend. Nicely balanced and refreshing.
Shows nice balance between the fruits and earth notes, although earthier than I expected. Showing mild complexity, tangy and refreshing.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.
I paired it with caviar, cheeses and crackers.
A blend of 52% Syrah, 32% Grenache and 16% Mourvedre. A very small production of only 180 cases.
13.1% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 4 days ago
What more is there to really say about the Marc Hebrart range of grower champagnes? Beautiful, beautiful wines and always so much fun. The fun continues here.
A delicate light pink color with a constant stream of fine bubbles. Smells of summer. That memory with the pretty girl on the beach, that’s what you get here. Cranberries and wild strawberries mingle with herbs and chalk. Loads of minerals and a bit of honeysuckle. Toast, cherries, and really pretty orchard fruits.
Balance and precision. That’s exactly what you will find here. 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ with 6.5% of the Pinot vinified as still red wine in neutral oak. Such striking depth and sleekness. Those summer berries dominate the palate but always maintains focus. Subtle herbs and spices with such purity of fruit. Really beautiful. — 11 days ago
Mother’s Day tipple - something a little different with an English Rose sparkling. Pale salmon in colour with a very fine bead. Strawberry notes on nose and palate. Very fresh, restrained and elegant. Well made and thoroughly enjoyable. A blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 38% Pinot Meunière and 2% Pinot Precoce - the latter variety I had never heard of. — 4 days ago
My first experience with one of Musar’s Rosés and I’ve got to say that it reminds me a lot of their Blanc but with a kiss of red fruit…which, in a sense, is exactly how this wine is made. Popped and poured; consumed over two hours. Served just a touch below cellar temp but it warmed in the glass. The wine presents as a sort of pale copper color. On the nose, a rather fascinating array of fruit including strawberry, watermelon, bing cherry, grapefruit, and generic tropical fruit. On the palate, I’m reminded more of Rainier cherries with kiwi, lemon, lanolin and almond skin. A rather fabulous body with wonderful texture…not too unlike LdH’s Tondonia Rosado, actually. Medium- tannin and medium+ acid. The finish is long and satisfying. No doubt, this is a very nerdy rosé and one that I look forward to experiencing more often! FWIW, Delectable misidentifies this as a blend of Chardonnay, Semillon and Cinsault when in fact this is Obaideh, Merwah and Cinsault. — 2 days ago