This wine is just like Jean-Jacques Morel's silhouette, which is very French and a little unkept. Unmanicured. This is not traditional Bourgogne Blanc of crisp acid and peppered oak. This is Chardonnay in ripe and wild form. Free spirited and behind a nondescript label, there’s an aspect of ironic cool and I could see natural wine shops selling this for $50+ if only they knew Jean-Jacques ever existed.
Glowing unfiltered hay. Aromas of lemon curd and fresh bright pineapple with a hint of vanilla. There's VA but it works. Salty sour flavors of apricots and peaches with a persistent finish. — 6 days ago
Glowing red, spectrums you can see right through like diluted cranberry juice. Clear but not weak. Nothing insipid, that is, even at 11.5% ABV. Aromas of spiced cherry cinnamon, freshly stripped cedar, and red roses. Bright and acidic in the mouth. Stern like the Germans do, but in brighter shades. — 19 days ago
Glowing liquid gold. No doubt, my favorite shade of riesling. We're in for some expression, maybe even a smile. Smells like can of Sprite and sticky Valencia orange slices, beads of juice crawling down your palms. Tastes like starfruit and lime-aid sherbert, bitter grapefruit, thyme, and honey. Pinnacle acid and mouth coating viscosity. Long as the summer sun. — 20 days ago
Polished and with an heir of mystery and smokey green skin. A lot the way Gruner can be - savory herbs, dialed back on the pepper note. Gut&Edel has aromas of white flowers and toasted dandelion tea, tastes like pears, yellow apples, and starfruit. — 6 days ago
A glowing ember firecracker in a huge body with a strong persistent finish but fewer layers to sift through on the pallet compared to its counterparts in Bandol. Aromas of cherry candy are hard to sniff out. Flavors are concentrated but somewhat linear - strawberry, grapefruit, and herbs de Provence all at you all at once, in one big thing. — 13 days ago
So pretty from so many angles. I love the reflections of green on yellow coming together like Chartreuse. I love the subtle complex aromas playing hide and seek with no logic or rhythm. Freshly shaved orange zest, thyme, jasmine flower and pressed wheatgrass. I love flavors of pepper dusted yellow apples, a squirt of lemon and acidic finish that doesn't give. 100% agreeable, not without an aspect of mystery. — a month ago
Soft Chablis to disappoint the acid freaks, but I like it - sitting refreshingly in a delicate state of zen. Soft textures, riper fruit and bit of zip. This isn't nuanced or challenging, but it's very well all in balance. Aromas of smoke and floral accents just barely there. Acid restrained by a generous dollop of cream. Yellow and green apple without a give one way to sour or sweet but hitting it right on the mark right in the middle. — 13 days ago
Idiosyncratic Chardonnay with a lineup of notes that seem bizarrely out of box but come together in a wonderful way to form something I won't forget. No playbook for Chardonnay in Beaujolais.
This is extroverted and wavers between an artificial grapiness and blossoming florals, ripe orchard, citrus, and tropical fruits. Like Welch's grape soda or purple snow cones sitting there alongside the natural forms of green melon balls, fuzzy peach, soft apricot, and ginger.
Drank over three days and stayed consistent - the strangest mix I positively loved. — 13 days ago