Smoke, brett, dark cherry, plum, and anise. Fresh and light but layered with dark mocha, cracked pepper, and barnyard funk. Shorter finish but great flavor profile. — a day ago
Lovely nose. Juicy herbals and greens. Some black currents. Awesome minerals and almost no fruit. Lovely. Pure, deep and juicy with wonderful texture, length and richness. A wine that lacks fruit and that is a feature and not a bug. Complex and so juicy with such great lift and awesome minerals. — 6 days ago
Superb nose of stone fruits, lime rock zest, minerals galore and a lovely confectionary aroma. Smells like a babbling brook. Awesome. Palate is concentrated, complex and chewy, with terrific lime zest and enough rocky minerality to start a quarry. Lovely tension and mouthfeel and razor sharp acids and freshness. Terrific. — 16 days ago
Bramble berry, round, mild chew, kind of metallic, strawberry, watermelon rind, green apple, nectarine, — 6 days ago
Strawberry and blueberry juice with a hint of vanilla 😋😋😋😋 — 21 days ago
Nose has moist cedar shavings, cherry compote, mashed ripe blackberries, smokey strawberry, sugared graham cracker, light earthy/vegetative notes and faint alcohol.
Palate has under-ripe strawberry, dried cherry, dried blackberry, moist chalk, dry loan, mineral dust with mild tannins and a long finish.
This bottle seems slightly ackward tonight, even after a 5H decant. I'm hopeful it should reveal more tomorrow, as usual I underestimated how much time is needed for the Liaison.
A very solid pairing to a middle eastern style dish. We flattened chicken breasts, dredged them in a flour/za'atar/aleppo pepper blend, then gently fried. They were topped with a salad of scallion/lemon zest/walnuts/lemon juice. The dish was 95 points! — 5 days ago
Nice balanced white. From domestique. Paired well with artichoke chicken — 7 days ago
Pinot in a Riesling bottle! The Winery is close to Stuttgart less than 20 Miles from Porsche and Mercedes-Benz in Württemberg/Germany. There is a ton of fruit in this, quite dark. More Oregon than Burgundy. Super elegant. Tannins fully resolved. Dark cherries, hint blueberries and crushed marble, touch orange juice. Drink now. Given the diversity of terroir altitudes/mountains and different styles and affordability Germany is now in my opinion the leader in Pinot Noir and this is another prime example. Lyle when will you get a Pinot from the Ahr grown on Slate? — 11 days ago
Crackling nose. Stone fruits and green apples with terrific underlying minerality. Also some sugar snap peas. Sweet greens as I call them. What a palate. So pure. Just shimmering and so so complex. Sappy and gorgeous almost cloud like in its purity. Finished with crispy green apples and loads of chunky minerals. But all so sleek and refined. Delicious. — 16 days ago