Amazing Cité night w Nader — a month ago
A yummy fruity rose. This is a milder, easy drinking rose with great flavor. Light, clean, and refreshing with a zippy finish. Soft fruit flavors and scent. Would definitely drink again. — 2 years ago
Selection from the wine list at Opal Restaurant. Lively and pleasant aromatics of raspberry, clove, and black tea. Soft tannins on the mid-palate with charm.; leading to a nice medium finish. This is more of a pleasant wine than a special occasion selection. Perfect for dinner out on a school night. — 2 years ago
Of the 3 grand cru Chablis chez Raveneau, Valmur is my favorite. I find Blanchots less minerally, Valmur the most minerally, Clos just behind Valmur. The best ever for me, shockingly, is 1994 Valmur, then 1996. We had a stunning wine of the trip 2010 Valmur in Champagne at Les Crayeres.
So I was eager to drink 2002. Fabulous from the get go. Pop and pour, first w a pâté de campagne, then with roast duck and herb risotto at Opal in Santa Barbara. Waiter foolishly declined the proffered pour.
Just super citrus zest bejeweled with minerals and hints of menthol, super acidity, all balanced and long, depth and weight with no heaviness. Simply great Chablis. Loved it. — 6 months ago
Open 2+ hr
I smell espresso blackberry
Opal Purple color
Like this wine — 2 years ago
Toffee, salted caramel, nutty biscuits — 3 years ago
Golden and Opal apples, Bartlett pear, lemon zest, red grapefruit in the bouquet. Tart green apple, buttered toast, lemon pith, white peach, soft notes of zesty ginger gives a nice zippiness on the finish along side hints of almond oil on a medium length finish. Strong lemony yellow color with a rich, opulent yet refreshing mouthfeel with a pleasant linger. Great white wine — 2 years ago
Went over very well at Opal Bay. Zippy & bright acid — 2 years ago
Opal apple. — 3 years ago