Absolutely delicious. Drank it chilled. Very light, bitter cherry taste. — 23 days ago
I don’t drink many purple wines these days in fact if any, but this was a gift from a colleague & supervisee so I felt a certain obligation.￼ Not a bad one: new oak obvious, still has some lift and floral notes through that blueberry/ blueberry pie palate. You could do a lot worse, and Frederick Wildman thought enough of it to import. Still, caveat is that not my taste but some may be wild over it ( a 92 from J Suckling?! My lord, he does score high). — 19 days ago
Favorite chilled summer red! Can’t stop drinking it! — 3 days ago
2016. Decanted 3+ hours. Solid low/mid-range CDP with classic purple plum fruit without being too sappy or fleshy. Missing some barnyard funk and a longer finish that could make it more memorable, but well-made and should get more complex over time. $36 at Vine Republic. — 22 days ago
Lovely nose. Classic Fabien. Saline and seashells galore. High toned and focused. Lime pith but massively mineral. Palate is so pure, so loaded with fresh mineral and seashells it almost comes across as dry Riesling! Palate is super pure, sappy and clean with a lovely compact quality and terrific intensity. Finishes elegant and mineral. A smokeshow as always. — 6 days ago
I’ve heard for years about the wildly extroverted and extra-ordinary Sancerre wines from Sebastien Riffault. His wines are an outlier of ripeness in a sea of lean high acid chalky juice. Rich with an amber glow.
He picks his Sauvignon Blanc at the last minute to reach a level of ripeness you’d never expect could come from the tiny cold pocket of the Loire.
Now I like both styles, but this is super fun and something completely new to me.
Think juicy peach, fresh apricot, and bright yellow pineapple. But still with high acid - nothing flabby. — 13 days ago