Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, vanilla and mossy earth. Medium-bodied and velvety tannins. — 13 days ago
Runner-up for Wine Of The Night but definitely the pleasant surprise of the night. Little funky nose and not particularly effervescent for a sparkler. Acidity is muted and feels like a “real wine” as opposed to those chemically enhanced science experiments that pass for luxury wine life in some quarters. Definitely would serve this to my most discerning guests like @Sam Shepard @Brendan Devine and if I could be so blessed, the GOATs of the wine world like @Ron R @Mike R @Willie Carter, a little something off the beaten path. — 10 days ago
it's been a few vintages since i had vitkin's entry-level ' white journey'.
starting as a boutique winery avoiding the expected cab sauvignon, Merlot and chardonnay they grew but still play it different.
this is mostly old vine colombard with added granache blanc, chenin, viognier & gewurzterminer. a very small part in oak.
what a lovely surprise. full body and medium - acidity with mostly flowers, some greeness and citrus variety with grapefruit forward.
great 💪 sipper.
exceptional vfm (2 for 120 nis).
red journey report in a bit. — 8 days ago
restaurant bottle so it was pnp unfortunately as i think this needed quite a bit of air and/or more time in the cellar. tightly wound, tart fruit, high-ish acid. i think a lot of these dry farmed bio pinots from this region just need some years to unwind and develop secondary flavors. i've got several pinots from Brick House cellaring that i'm not going sniff under 5 years. — a month ago
Apple, pithy lemon, honey, peach, blood orange and oak. Bright acidity and good minerality. — 23 days ago
Special wine here: great darker color for 2019 with gorgeous complex aromas that went from mineral & saline to white peach & salt water taffy to citrus, high tone spearmint on to herbaceous foresty alpine meadow & flowers. I know weird but good weird. Palate had some silkiness to it astride a firm acidic backbone. It has some tart citrus to it - quinine, but also a sweet spot with some peach & taffy - there’s also that wild alpine element tough to describe. Beautiful harmony & balance - to superb finish. Drink @ cellar temp. thanks @Lyle Fass — 10 days ago