The best Chards under a screw cap come for Kumeu River.
Estate is whistle clean in shimmering pale yellows and greens. Smells like lemon cleaner and kiwi with vanilla accents. It's opulent, not rich, loaded with equal parts acid and fruit. Goes down feeling luxurious - creams and oaks and more spice. — 12 days ago
The Dr. Pepper to shake up my Cola habit. Condrieu is something different - thick, waxy texture, concentrated like mercury. Yellow canned peaches in syrup, apricot jam, starfruit, honey, and the most awesome orange liquor.
Condrieu or Cointreau? — 10 days ago
Lugged from Vouvray, through Charles de Gaulle security, and stashed away for a few patient years, what a joy to see this thing through to the end.
Singing today like a deep, nuanced cup of tea - metallic, jasmine perfumes, orange marmalade, wool, honey, rubber ball, with texture and acid and all the life I was worried would dissolve after 22 years.
Cooked, spiced fruit and honey, fully baked, like a good Chenin need be. — 13 days ago
This one's on me - for being sentimental and hesitant to open my Sancerre keepsake. Edmond's best years are probably behind. In 2023 he's mostly void of fruit, with leftover flint and smoke, green bell pepper, and bitter pith that's kind of handed to you on a platter, void of life. Sturdy, steely, linear, dying or maybe dead.
This ones on me. — 11 days ago
Seems it's missing the Gold Medal Winner sticker, this is a label for a grocery shelf. But it's slightly better than it looks.
Aromas are humble - strawberry and raspberry, a little green, underripe. Sweet Cali Candy like Cherry Cola and Robitussin and quarter packet of Splenda. — 4 days ago