Opens on the nose with the smell of lees, underneath are early summer red 🍒 and a touch of balsamic and a touch of wood- maybe slovanian oak?
Tart, nice balance, refreshing and very drinkable. I was nervous to order it because it was listed under the 'Natural' wine selection but turns out that it's only organic and not bottle of kombucha. Excited to see that I might be able to find this for under $25.
Paid $54 at Commune in Columbus. — a day ago
Pale straw but some really strong green secondary coloration.
The aroma or let's go bouquet is constantly changing as it warms and breathes in the glass. I get cotton candy, turning into honeysuckle with mineral undertones and...is that menthol?
It's a bit tight unless you incorporate a nice loud air slurp, then it opens with a nice body and texture and near perfect acidity. A touch of bitter and raw green veggie before clearing and leaving a short neutral finish. — 10 days ago
I don't have enough Cognac experience yet for a proper rating but I really like this. Very earthy, cool soil tones (trying not to say basement floor) in the aroma. Butterscotch and caramelized tones on the tongue. A pleasant experience. — 7 days ago
Opens with tropical fruits and mineral notes up the nose, later on I swear I smell caramel popcorn! It has a wonderful soft, silken texture. Excellent acid quality and even though it's labeled at 14.2% the alcohol is subdued allowing you to really enjoy all of the other qualities. This is a real standout chardonnay for me. Hats off to the wine maestro Steven Urberg. — 14 days ago
Smells of dessicated fruit. Not a heavy Ca fruit bomb but also doesn't have the depth and complexity of a French cabernet. Medium-light tannins. Beyond it's peak I'm guessing, but if you have a bottle now is the time to open it and drink it right away- don't aerate or decant — a month ago
I smell breakfast in this natty: primarily cinnamon sprinkled on yogurt with some fruit of crushed and stewed McIntosh.
I taste country style apple sauce, apple peel. the structure is lightly tannic, moderate tartaric acid, with a strong lactic acid presence. Light residual sourness on the tongue remains but I'm not finding a lot of depth or layers, pretty one dimensional.
Seems like the winemaker was a big fan of Spanish cidres!
Hint for any of you like me who are trying to find some sort of pleasure drinking nattys - I let this sit open and on overnight and it's certainly more palatable and finding a bit of nuance in the morning — 6 days ago
A lot of honey and honeysuckle flower on the nose, some herbaceous notes.
A good balance of honey and lime flavors. Nice medium plus refreshing acid. — 13 days ago