A 100% Cab Franc still Blanc de Noir, which I blindly guessed was Sauvignon Blanc. What? A well assembled hazy pale with silver green skin, screeching acid, and a viscous body. Aromas are light and tropical. Flavors of bitter white grapefruit, lime zest, and fresh pineapple. — 21 days ago
Very big dried cherries with mint on the nose, not unlike an aged alto Piemonte, but simplified. Dried cranberry, raspberry sorbet too. The fruit comes alive with some air. High acid, could live longer and still be of interest. There’s roasted poblano in there. The tannins are very soft now, like a merlot, but the finish has some light fine grip. Some kind of earth, nothing lush here. Spice on the finish too. $21 — 19 days ago
Some decent complexity in the nose, quite iodine, smoky with some sushi seaweed along with stewed apple, orchard floor, orange blossom, manuka honey & honey comb.
Palate has plenty of that rich, baked red apple, again some orange butters and lemon zest with some ginger on the warming finish. Quite rich in style and lacking a bit acidic structure, the hot 2018 vintage shows here. Maybe not one to age for more than 5 or so years. — 7 days ago
Tropical fruit and wildflowers on the nose, expressing as unripe pineapple in the mouth, dandelion, foudre, opening up with notes of walnut, walnut oil, pecans, sunflower seeds, and all kinds of umami goodness. — 17 days ago
Elegant, classy champagne hue like I’m at a gala, but, let’s be real, it’s probably a B-list affair.
Asian pear, chalky, lemon pepper essence, no joke.
Excellent carbonation. Reserved, fine bubbles.
Definitely getting the asian pear, but also a slight undertone of licorice, and then finally some nice sweetness and acidity reminiscent of yuzu.
Wonderfully complex and fun to drink like a stimulating chess game is fun to play. I can’t stop, this one might become a go-to. — 8 days ago
Lemon, sweet Meyer lemon, lemon cake, almond paste, minerals upon minerals, so clean and exuberant. Fresh and lively with intense lemon and lime fruit and some terrific green apple. Juicy and so clean. So much acid and grip. Balanced and long. Finishes salty. — 13 days ago