I’m a believer in terroir, but this wine, which is an absolute ringer for Chablis, throws everything in question. If this were grown at Rorick with its limestone that would make sense, but semillon from the Napa valley floor? Out of the bottle it’s quite lithe, showing lemon and a bit of seashell minerality, but with an hour of air it begins to show some crisp apple and white stone fruit, and some white flower. Lovely, unusual wine. Enjoyed with grilled salmon and salad. — 7 days ago
1998 vintage - honey gold and beautiful. Fantastic specimen of aged Australian Semillon. — 13 days ago
Touch of diesel on the nose... but blowing off. Huge saline almost seaweed note... big, bold white. Wow... real weight, green/white peach note, wooly note, very dry. Really unusual, really good. Interesting to see where this goes... reminds me of older Hunter Valley Sems from Australia. Note to self: buy more. — 9 days ago
Pale gold late afternoon. I'm walking downhill by a narrow stream of water. I can almost grasp the mineral oxygen sparkling everywhere the torrent gurgles hitting the stones bed.
The air is so fresh in the valley, the flowers still unformed but spicy. My nose picks up a trace of wet rocks on the edge of the flow being stroked by the current.
Passing by a farmhouse I notice a peach tree with overripe fruits fallen on the rocky soil. I pick up a little apricot from a small tree to caress the velvety skin.
From the open door of the stone house breaks a bright flavor of a lemon cake just before being baked in the company of a bit of ginger and butter.
I will keep that sparkling citrus and drizzly pebbles on the sides of my mouth for the rest of the way. Vino Buono. — 11 days ago
Definitely cloudy gold in the glass. Skin and concrete egg fermented. Funky mushroom forest floor notes on the nose. Dry, medium weight, saline and a long slinky finish. These wines share characteristics with”natural” wines in a good way. Cries out for hummus, feta and Mediterranean cuisine. — a month ago
Need to revisit, I remember it was excellent — 2 months ago