On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading BEETHOVEN (Symphony No. 4), HK GRUBER (Aerial, Concerto for trumpet and orchestra) with the amazing Håkan Hardenberger as the trumpet soloist and then STRAUSS (“Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome). Andris and Håkan happen to be friends, and both are trumpet players, I expect to see some playful nature to their interaction this afternoon. Mr. Hardenberger is a world renowned and virtuousic player, we're always glad to hear him, this will be his 4th Tanglewood appearance in 5 years. We expect various mutes to be employed over the work, a cow horn (yes it is want you think) and then finishing with piccolo trumpet, exciting to have a soloist work multiple instruments over his appearance!
Nose has green apple peel, dry seashell, cold quince, cut lemongrass and faint green herbals.
Palate has floral/ripe pear, yellow apple, green apple, fresh lemon rind and light sweetness on a medium-long finish. Fun bottle for a warm afternoon!
Off dry blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Valvin Muscat, a new offering for 2019, believe only available to the Wine Club or direct purchase at the winery. — 6 months ago
This wine blew me away. Somm poured us a Blind taste after dinner at A16. He also reps the wine for the Importer Trumpet in SF. It's like crossing Pinot D'anuis/Cabernet or something bizarre. White pepper dominant but way too much structure to be Grenache. I think I called it Carignan. Who has the Trumpet portfolio in PDX? — 3 years ago
14%. Had again Black Trumpet 8/19/16 — 3 years ago
Lilia part 1: amazing Fiano from a producer of orange wine Ive had in past; part Burgundy (just a detailed wine?), citrus nose w almond bitters, multi layered, gorgeous mouthfeel w enough acidity for replenishing. A clear color belies its weight & seriousness.Went w grilled monkfish, trumpet mushrooms w balsamic arugula & hazelnut just fine — 2 years ago
2012. Love that the estate wines are Inglenook again. Young cab paired great with a rare sirloin cap, trumpet mushrooms, and eggplant caviar. — 3 years ago
With scallops w trumpet mushrooms and asparagus puree. — 3 years ago