Zach had this 3 years ago
Yaaaaa — 3 years ago
Savennieres of Burgundy. Alice & Olivier making fantastic Chardonnay just outside of Chablis.
So vivid and fresh, wonderfully long tangy lemon and savory (almost curried) finish. This is balanced of fruit and sotolon 101.
Ripe pear and nutty slightly oxidative notes crescendo cohesively. — 3 years ago
Definitely an earthy, mature, savory wine from the Heights Natural Wine shop in Houston. Tobacco, cherry pit, Coco nibs, tar, bitter almond, strawberry, decomposing leaves, a definite sanguine quality. Bit of cigarette smoke on the finish.
Must be Grenache heavy-- this reminds me of a traditional rioja with 10+ years on it.
This wine is not lacking in complexity. Moderate but enduring tannins and lively acidity, though I wish there was a bit more fruit that tasted as lively as the acidity still feels. Glad I bought it, but it definitely wasn't a party starter at the VanMeurers-- too geeky and funky. — 3 years ago
Cuvee speciale 2003 — 3 years ago
Really enjoying this in so many ways-- still opening up 45min in, and feeling less like there was an empty mid palate as time goes on. Lemon curd, white garden flowers, leesiness adds some beautiful light bready notes, residual lemon-orange tang to the finish. — 3 years ago