RICH. The word is RICH. Muscular Napa Valley Cab essence artfully weaving together fruit, oak, earth, tannin and acid, with an inviting nose, weighty mouthfeel and generous finish. Don’t often drink Napa Cabs these days because the QPR isn’t there, but this bottle doesn’t disappoint, despite the price. I’d buy it again. Enjoyed the 2018 vintage with NY steak and mashed potatoes. — a year ago
This 2019 was stunning at Foxen’s 7600 facilty a few weeks ago. Having it tonight with Montreal seasoned steak tips but almost can’t eat because each sip is so intriguing. Deeply macerated blueberries and blackberries, earth bracken notes. Fruit is surrounded by herbs and savory spices. Soft tannins but structured and firm. Premier cru level . Hard to imagine a better house than Foxen ( maybe Melville) for the greatest USA Pinots. True Burgundy rivals., while retaining new world fruit. Will probably become an evanescent spice box in 10 years. Gorgeous now. Will try to wait on a bottle to see how it evolves. — a year ago
An exceedingly pretty old gold color in the glass with shy green tinges. A dearth of fine, pristine bubbles. The nose here is so alluring, so delectable. Lemon curd and honey brioche bread. Vanilla custard and orange shavings. There’s a nice element of smoke that begins to permeate after it warms up. Whiffs of red fruits appear after even more time. Really really nice.
Prestige cuvées are always so fun to open, and it’s not just about the champagne. It’s about the occasion, the drama, the mood, the romance, and everything else. 60/40 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Cuvée Louise is so indicative of the Pommery style. The dosage a bit higher than what many of us are now accustomed to but the wine still shows signs of tension because of the impeccable structure and balance.
This is a warm champagne, one that provides comfort. But it also manages to thrill. Full bodied and showing it’s maturity in a very good way. Caramel and soft butter in the mouth along with candied apples and butterscotch. Biscuits, toffee, and melon. The finish is long and rich. Delightful. — a year ago
Sometimes a restrained nose is the tighter, more impressive act. Less room for error. If this was a smidge oxidized, it wouldn't be what it is. Which is seriously wonderful Sauvignon Blanc. Voluptuous but very Sancerrian - precise.
Nothing to sniff out but the feintest apple, pear, jasmine blossom, and curls of smoke. Big mouth for big concentrated flavors. Clementine, green apple, and peach. — a year ago