As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.
The second SQN White we enjoyed (after having the ‘15 “ Entre chien et Loup” the night prior) was this beautiful wine. This is more Roussanne dominant than the prior bottle, which explains the more waxy, cool mint, nutty aromas and notes on the palate. Honeyed fruit with a toffee like finish. What a white wine! Thanks @David L . — 6 days ago
This little-known, small-production white wine from BRAND Napa Valley is a blend of four Italian varietals: Ribolla Gialla, Fiano, Coda di Volpe and Arneis. A nice juxtaposition to the common Napa Sauvignon Blanc, this has peach and other stone fruit aromas and flavors, a slightly savory finish and beautiful minerality. — 15 days ago
On the nose; lemon shortbread, lime, cream, toast, touch of ginger, marzipan, beautiful nice chalkiness, sea spray and verbena.
The body is soft and rich. Lively mouthfeel. The palate is lemon sorbet, lime zest, pineapple, some green apple, light spice that brings some palate heat, touch of dark currants, toast, hints of ginger, marzipan, silvered almond, beautiful nice chalkiness, sea spray, grey volcanic minerals that penetrate into your palate, yellow lilies, fruit blossoms and verbena. The acidy is very nice...well executed, the long, rich, balanced finish is quite enjoyable.
Photos of, The House of Laurent-Perrier, their tasting bar, shop and one of their many vineyards.
Very good for the $. 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meinier. — 10 days ago
Разбавленный лимонный сок, сухой лайм, маринованная желтая слива, сакэ, бузина, белые полевые цветы. Легкое стройное тело с яркой цитрусовой кислотностью. Вертикально и напряжённо, с упругой структурой, при этом умеренно фруктово и расслабленно в общении. Не слишком комплексно, но подтянуто и гармонично, с собственным характером. — a day ago
This was part of one of the more incredible things I’ve been apart of doing my job. A Bollinger R.D. Master Class with the chef de cave of the winery. Strictly Bolly R.D. designed to show the intricacies of champagne. Two ‘96 vintages, one disgorged 6 months prior, another disgorged 6 years prior. 3 different 2002 vintage R.D.’s with 3 different dosages, 2 of which were made specially for this class. One zero dosage, one at 3 g/l, and another at 8 g/l. 2004 vintage poured 15 mins apart to showcase how the wine shows differently when exposed to just a bit of air. Finally another 2004 bottled in magnum to show how the bottle size can affect the wine. A truly eye opening experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just stellar. — 7 days ago
Delectable this is not the Rose. It is the Brut. Mid lemon in colour. Bakery yeasty aromas with Lemon citrus. A super fine continuous bead. Amazing that the blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay - the flavour profile being more like a Blanc de Blancs. With time a note of grilled pineapple. Great flavour intensity and energy with still good cellaring potential from the excellent 2002 vintage. — a day ago
Vintage 2015 / Last tasted two-and-a-half year ago. The wine has a in inviting smell with citrus and vannilla. Harmonious taste with excellent balance. Has gained richness. Partnered with redfish and pumpkin risotto. #greece #malagousia #assyrtiko grapes — a day ago