Saffron Fields Vineyard

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1998

Apricot, roses, honey, sunflowers, oolong tea, fennel pollen, hay, saffron, rainwater. Beautiful wine. Could smell this all day. — 8 days ago

Severn, Brent and 9 others liked this

Marchesi di Barolo

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Tried the limited edition of the Barolo Marchesi di Barolo last night with my friend Vasilis. Paired it with roasted lamb and saffron rice and nuts and Dutch duck pate’. — 5 days ago

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Martin Müllen

Kröver Letterlay Riesling Spätlese** Trocken 2020

Lyle Fass

Ripe and deep nose. Huge stone fruits, peach, apricot, plum, tangerine and more. Some citrus undertones as well. Gorgeous minerality and unreal roundness to the nose. This is 13% which contributes to the depth. The 12% Steffensberg was more piquant and less deep. Amazing what an incremental tick up in alcohol does. Huge spice and vulcanized rubber. Light saffron as well. Palate is ripe and juicy and round with great freshness and depth. Really deep. So many piquant stone fruits. This needs air to open up as it’s holding back. What a long, luscious finish. Sapid. Pure. So complex and mineral. Juicy. So many stone fruits like apricot, peach and tangerine. I’ll be back as it opens. As this airs the palate depth is profound. The complexity ratchets up a notch as does the minerality. — 6 days ago

Ely, Severn and 6 others liked this


"El Seque" Alicante Monastrell 2016


Red dessert wine absolutely fab with Tasting Menu dessert - chocolate with saffron. — 14 days ago

Brent, LM and 1 other liked this

Château de Montmirail

Cuvée de Rossignol Gigondas Rosé Blend 2020


Strawberry fields forever. Getting ready for this monster heat wave. This is delicious. — 18 days ago

with Jeni
Ericsson, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Dhroner Hofberger 'GD' Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass

Holee shit. Best nose of the morning. Smells like a scene in nature. Holy moly. Honeyed apricots. So so insane. Minerals. Peach. So vivid, so precise, icing on a cake. Confectionery but also a scene in nature. Wow. Saffron? Smells sweet like but is bone dry. Juicy and pure, so fresh and so compact. Structured and dense. Crystalline purity. Compact. Stunning. Wow acid. Cheeks tingle and tongue does not tingle. Amazing freshness. This is superb and dense, but so nimble and elegant. The length is endless. This is as brilliant as anything I’ve ever had at fass selections. — a month ago

Andrew, Aravind and 14 others liked this
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I search high and low for wines that smell sweet but drink dry - favorite profile!
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Réserve Des Rochers

Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2017

Drink with seafood, especially a bouillabaisse with a saffron broth (which was kind of Thai-ish) — 2 days ago

F.X. Pichler

Loibner Berg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2008

Indian summer in a glass. Grilled pineapple, marzipan, saffron, honeysuckle, white pepper and wet rocks. Plenty of acidity (for a GruVe), great structure and complexity and density, as well.
Terrific wine!
— 20 days ago

Peter, Ely and 14 others liked this

Il Pozzo

Barbera d'Asti

Well balanced, long but smooth tannins. Great with Risotto Saffron. — a month ago

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with Debra

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass

Awesome now. Magic. Creamy and rich. Gorgeous slate aromas. Apple pie. Phyllo dough. Clean as clean can be botrytis. Saffron. So complex and refined. White pepper and a hint of sweet wild mint. Enormously complex aromas. Palate is ripe, creamy and so finesse driven. Salty and fresh with very good buffering acidity. Rich and baroque. Terrific inner mouth aromas. Enormous concentration and freshness but my goodness is this refined. Long finish finish that has that foie gras element that I adore in Mosel Auslese. A superb wine. Will track it as opens.

After a few hours, wowza. Nose is more fruit driven with pineapple and papaya. So refined. Palate is stunning. Layered and energetic but also hedonistic while also displaying the classic nimbleness of Classic Mosel Auslese. 9.6 to 9.7. Stunning.
— a month ago

Daniel, Severn and 11 others liked this