Found an extra bottle of this vintage tucked away, so revisiting it. Previous tasting notes largely hold; lees character on finish has faded somewhat but flavor profile, acidity and rounded mouthfeel still intact, well balanced and crafted. I love this stuff, fruity but dry, refined, great for sipping but should hold up to food. Citric-lemon component intensifies after 30 minutes, so its use as a food wine improves markedly with decanting or patience. Still, it’s a great wine to sip for those first 30 minutes, even with less intense citric acid and lemon flavor. — 13 days ago
Bright gold in the glass. Not much on the nose but hint of fresh grass cuttings . Absolutely beautiful on the palate with grapefruit and almond paste. Extremely well balanced. Only 25 cases made so run out and find it - all of their wines are outstanding. — 16 days ago
Delicious. One of the best Languedoc blends I’ve tasted this side of France. Of course, in France, — all over France, in supermarchés and corner tabacs, let alone actual wine shops, devoted to the finest expressions of the noble grape — one has access to scores and scores of offerings from small producers who take pride in terroir handed down over generations and all manner of wine-making techniques to coax all manner of flavors from various grapes, handed down over scads more generations.
What’s this got to do with this particular wine?
Glad you asked! For under thirty bucks, in San Francisco (i.e., what locals here call “free”) at Costco, you can taste all these generations of wine making in this bottle. Many layers of flavors. Blended and buoyant and long lasting. Good after thirty minutes if breathing in the decanter. Better after an hour. Best the next day.
Serve with charcuterie, goat and sheep cheeses. — 24 days ago
Gorgeous mountain stream water, fresh wild flowers, hay. Delicate yet very elegant palate with lovely opulence and purity. So clean. So damn clean. Mineral finish with honey and tangerine. Complex and so dense but my goodness is it elegant. Beautiful lingering honey on the finish with mineral and perfectly mineral citrus. Wow. Gorgeous. — 12 days ago
Lightly marshmallowy. Bought from tasting room ($35ish). Drank for Daniel’s bday. — 8 days ago
Texier was an engineer who grew tired of his work in the French govt and bought a winery. Unusually successful for someone with no background in owning a vineyard. Very fastidious in his work. — 18 days ago
From former wine maker at the illustrious Sine Qua Non, rich, full body and aromatic showing roasted macadamia nut, white flowers, hints of marzipan and beeswax. The finish is long, alluring and with excellent intensity. Love Maggie’s wines ❤️ — 11 days ago
Medium-ripe stonefruit flavors with lovely mineral notes, crisp and nicely balanced, medium-long finish, very good! — 10 days ago
Enjoyed this smooth wine at the Callaway vineyard for B50. — 3 days ago