Saint Pourçain, Central Vineyards

Domaine Grosbot-Barbara

Les Maltôtes Ipp13 Chardonnay Tressallier 2018

First sip is crazy. Totally unique.

Palate is intense. Fresh. Almost painfully fresh and tart in a good way. Think a great vintage of willi Schaefer how it gets that intense Green apple jolly rancher thing. Except this is Chardonnay and tressalier. Yes. I know this note is a bit imprecise but it’s not like I have a lot of experience with tressalier.

Has this stunning controlled density. Blind I might guess aged very good Grand cru Chablis. Shows what I know.

Man. This is very good.

Nose is lightly floral. Sorta closed but the little you get is gorgeous. If the nose comes around this is world class wine.

As this opens you get almost this elegant marsanniness. Almost mountain Marsanne. Rich and lightly floral.

An hour in this is insane. The density, complexity and elegance of grand cru burgundy. Spectacular.

Makes me wonder how many other random areas can make elite wines.

Bought from fass selections.
— 13 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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So good

Saint K Cellars

Around the Way Mourvedre Rosé 2020

I like to introduce opposites and see what happens lol. They ended up going home together at the end of the night so I guess it was successful. — a month ago

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Like the Snows of Yesteryear White Hawk Vineyard Sangiovese 2019

For my 4,000th wine, Thought I would go with Saint K’s Sangio. Whitehawk Vineyard from Santa Barbara County, 14.5% ABV, and absolutely marvelous. A ‘19 but so ready, already. — a month ago

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Congratulations on 4K, Eric! To me, your profile lists 3,912.
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@romo must be the new math lol. Mine now says 4,001

Earl Tisserand

Saint-Pourçain Pinot Gamay 2017

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