DipWSET, CMS 2. I like wine, pie, and laughter. Also dark things and cats.
A damn delight, somewhere between fascinating acidity plus fruit, and just gulp-ability. Smells of strawberries, wet stones and vanilla. On the palate the viniferous energy races, but the plush stewed strawberries slow it down. If you want to pound this, you do you, but also savor it, if you can help yourself. — 4 days ago
Beach me up vibes all day baby. Smells like white peaches and clear skies and seashells. Zings on the tongue and you need that warming zing if like me you are gonna dip into the Pacific (soon I hope anyway I love the sea). The palate is chilled melon, gushing wet stone, and some sort of flower whose name I’ll never remember.
It’s terrible, I can name 7 synonyms for Tempranillo, but when it come to the rest of all botanica I can’t get it together.
Anyway. This finishes a with a hit of grapefruit flavor so from stone fruits to melon to citrus it runs the fruit gamut.
Gushing wet stone is the through-line. I don’t know if it has a dramatic arc but I don’t think it needs it. — 12 days ago
Right now this is being identified as the Lenz sparkling rosé but it’s actually their pétillant naturel…the bubbles are gentle, the palate is juicy, the finish minerally…this is utterly as friendly as a warm summer night with a gentle breeze. — 5 days ago
Watermelon and wet stone nose it just SMELLS thirst-quenching. All that on the palate plus raspberries and a hint of finder lime and pink peppercorn—which is to say floral without being floral. And something sappy and makes me think of the color ultramarine. It is also salmon pink taffeta in texture and feel.
Trinquevedel has historically a favorite of mine—I feel Iike this vintage is a bit more coy than others. A little less generous but give the glass time and it gives up pithy gems. Whether open upfront or mysterious but complex it always keeps me coming back. — 24 days ago
I’d never have guessed this was brought up in 100% new oak! If I hadn’t been in the midst of a big event swimming in wine, I’d have picked the brain of winemaker @Mike Smith more on the details and would have a longer tasting note….what I can say is that it was totally gorgeous. Makes me say yessss Napa Cab yesss I see you here. — 6 days ago