This is crazy. One of the most expressive noses I’ve ever smelled on any wine ever. An assault like no other. Lime, white flowers, and I mean serious white flowers. Some slate. Apple, discreet wood. So refined. This is so smelly I love it. So airy, mineral and expansive. Sick, sick, sick. Wow. Wow. So juicy, super concentrated but ultra refined and super juicy. It’s got a level of refinement I’ve never encountered on Pinot Blanc before. No hard edges at all. Very very discreet oak. Man he is a genius with wood. The elegance and completeness is top notch. The sap is wonderful and even the sap on the mid and finish is elegant. This is refined like only a *** from Molitor can be. Just sick. Some swimming pool aromas after air. It is maddeningly clean. So sleek, so juicy, lime zest and pith flavors and a slathering of slate on the super precise and amazingly delineated finish. And man is it long. There is nothing like wine in Germany. Genius. 9.7 for now. Ok after some air the nose is crazy. Super crazy. Pungent, complex and beautiful. — 4 days ago
Wow what a nose. So aromatic. Pinot Blanc on slate, here we come. Lime zest, pith, really high toned and expansive. The best underarm ever. Almost like a sexual sweat as well. Lots of sponti. So complex. Some green apple as well. So much green apple. A hint of richness as well. Just so complex. I love it. A real terroir wine. The slate is sick. Ah this is so fresh, so energetic, so pure. Just incredible. Balanced like the best and just caresses your palate. Such freshness and obviously not as much acid as Riesling but the freshness of this wine is stunning. Wow is it elegant and round but has the most jagged and invigorating minerality. So pure, deep and fresh. This is Pinot Blanc. As this airs the slate combines with the richness so well. This is so well made. It is so long and elegant yet has this engaging richness. It really smells like Pinot Blanc from the Mosel. What texture. So great. Sneaky length and awesome 4D texture. Wow, this is really long. Special. — 10 days ago
tight bead, amber hue; yellow apple, citrus, white flowers, cheese rind; light bodied, zesty acidity, touch of residual sugar, 12% ABV; made from Chenin Blanc sourced Seven Springs Vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills, fermented naturally, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites, in pétillant naturel style by Raj Parr with Michael Cruise of sparkling wine house Ultramarine; $32 — 11 hours ago
Star bright straw gold. Inviting nose of gooseberry and grassy tropical fruit. Juicy (medium) acidity leads the medium bodied palate of gooseberry, underripe guava, and lemongrass. Medium short finish. Loire Valley by way of California results in a wonderfully flavorful SB with just enough acidity and grass surrounding abundant fruit. French white for American tastes. Soft enough for a sipper with just enough structure for a meal. Enjoy now through next year. — 2 days ago
I am starting the week off with the 2017 Grgich Hills Estate Fumé Blanc Dry Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose I am getting lime, pink grapefruit, nectarine, honeydew melon and minerality.
On the palate there is lime, grapefruit, white peach, wet river rocks and minerality.
This wine is medium bodied with a fresh clean mouthfeel, medium + acidity and a long bright citrus finish. Everyone have a wonderful week ahead and please be healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 5 days ago
I tend to agree with my buddy Matt Kramer who maintains that the single most reliably tasty wine in the world is New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. What that means to me is if you buy a bottle for $15 - $25 you almost always are going to get something that a) tastes like you expect it to and b) is delicious (assuming you like the way that NZ Savvy tastes). This here bottle is no exception to that rule with its passionfruit, green apple, and cut grass aromas and more of the same delicious green fruit flavors on the palate. The finish is all kiwi fruit and green apple and the acidity bright and mouthwatering. This was a press sample. — 3 days ago
Pop and pour, notes from 2 hrs open. A bit more than a year since my last btl. On the nose: loads of grassy notes and sour apple, with some lemon peel in the background. On the palate: excellent acidity, and good juiciness with sweet apple, vanilla, and loads of wet stone. Comes off as sweeter than I remember. A touch short on the finish, which shows juicy with black pepper spice and the smallest bit of heat. — 2 days ago
Pulled another domestic Chenin... glad I did. Lovely concentrated, complex Old Vine Chenin from WA Columbia Valley. Med weight, nice round full texture. Really nice fruit/acid balance...lime, lemon, blood orange hints with green grass and savory herbal notes. Great accompaniment to Halibut, Bass, and herbed, pickled beets with rice pilaf. Chenin Blanc is fast becoming one of my favorite food wines. So much more interesting than Sauvignon Blanc. — 2 days ago
This Sauvignon Blanc has a New World feel to it, to be sure. The nose is a little bit herbal, a little bit floral and a little bit grapefruity. On the palate, the citrus aspect takes center stage, with a spicy element and a racy acidity. Grapefruit lingers on the finish. Pairing this wine with salads and shellfish is a natural, but it could certainly stand up to a piece of baked chicken. — 4 days ago