Van Volxem

Van Volxem

Goldberg Erste Lage Riesling 2013

It’s been a while since tasting this, and from what I recall this has really shed some fat and figured itself out. Normally I don’t prefer GG Mosel/Saar wines, they’re terroir is so well suited to making QmP. This is pleasing, it’s nothing life changing, but to me this wine is all about the acid. Its bright, beaming, the focal point of the wine. There’s no excess, its lean, delicate, to the point, and almost hallow. I dig it, I like how it’s not the loudest voice at the party, just there to hang out and cleanse your palate with vivacious acidity. Limeade, underripe pineapple, wet slate, lime blossom, lemon zest, green apple, sea salt, a kiss of honey and diesel. — 17 days ago

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Van Duzer

Estate WIllamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Well balanced and silky smooth. — 22 days ago

Van Duzer

Saffron Fields Vineyard Pinot Noir

V13. Very nice terroir driven wine. Soft smoke nose. Bing cherry and cola fruit. Tart, mineral finish with a hint of black pepper. Nicely balanced — a month ago

Van Volxem

Schiefer Riesling 2015

柑橘系にぴたり!
甘くない、キレが良くて初夏にぴたり!
— 2 months ago

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La Pitchoune

Van Der Kamp Pinot Noir 2014

Greg Ballington
9.3

Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. Last red from La Pitchoune is their Black Label VDK from the Van der Kamp Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain. Aged for 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels and then aged for an additional 11 months in 50% new French oak. That is a total of 23 months in French oak and only 48 cases produced.

Deep ruby red with purple core and garnet edges. Rounded and lush nose with dark cherries, raspberries and a little bit of cola. Well balanced and integrated acidity (6.5/10) with a medium plus body. Light spices on the palate like cinnamon and nutmeg followed up by rich raspberries and a bit of gravel in the long finish. Drink till 2030. $$$
— a month ago

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Boetie Van Reenen

Flotsam & Jetsam Stalwart Cinsault

Perfect with chimachuri tip steak. Salty minerals with red citrus nose — a month ago

La Pitchoune

Van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Greg Ballington
9.1

Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. Next red from La Pitchoune is their Van der Kamp Vineyard. Aged for 11 months in 25% new French oak barrels and only 98 cases produced.

Brick red edges with a medium ruby core. More red fruit on the nose than the VDK Pinot Noir with notes of violets, lilac and twigs. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and a medium plus body. Layered palate with raspberries, some cassis, spices, especially cinnamon and crushed gravel. Lengthy finish with acidity lingering. Drink till 2028. $$
— a month ago

India Okoh
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Domaine Van Stokkom

Wijngaard De Linie 2016

Vintage 2016 / tasted blind next to Apostelhoeve Müller Thurgau, stands out — a month ago

Diederick, Severn and 6 others liked this