There’s something to be said for nursing a bottle slowly over several days. I’ve been loving how this wine from my friends at @peay_vineyards blossoms with some time and some air. What was boisterous herbal and berry fruit has mellowed with the addition some serious umami character and a hint of incense. The one constant is the satin-sheets sexy texture that marks most of Vanessa Peay’s best work as a winemaker. While I think Peay’s best wines are from their unique estate on the Sonoma Coast, I’m glad they’ve kept making this Anderson Valley wine, if only to continue setting a standard for what Savoy can do. — 17 days ago
Black cherry with definite earthy and herbal (olives and dill) undertones on the nose, light body, acid has toned down a bit with age, smooth, layered. Yum. — 13 days ago
Nice holiday bubbly!! Roederer Estate sparkling wines are crisp & fresh reflecting the cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley, home to estate's 600 acres of vineyards. Blend of 60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay. Light salmon color, good flow of bubbles, firm mousse, aromas of berry fruits and biscuit notes. On the palate flavors of strawberry, ripe apple and peach with a dash of pepper spice. Long finish, lively acidity ending a tad creamy with toasty yeasty tones. Very Nice! — a month ago
Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate sparkling wines reflect the cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley. Roederer adds oak-aged reserve wines to all their blends to create complex, dry and harmonious sparkling wines. Fine bubbles, nice firm mousse with aromas of toasty fruit, blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. On the palate flavors of ripe apple and nutty ripe pear & biscuit notes, great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with creamy nutty mineral and yeasty notes. Smooth and crisp! Nice! — 17 days ago
This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Medium plus in body and very smooth, with medium acidity.
Showing red fruits with earth, wood, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates and black pepper.
Still young and would be better in a few years.
13.1% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 25 days ago
Gaderian Wines Invisible Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019, California
Deep gold in color.
Strong nose of yellow apples, spices, oak, vanilla and lemons.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and fat legs.
Dry on the palate with citrus, apples, oak, vanilla, spices, overripe pears, bitter herbs and nuts.
Medium finish with lemons and almonds.
This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and fruit forward.
This Single Vineyard is still young and showing lots of oak and vanilla notes. Would be nice to revisit it in a year or two.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a horseradish Cheddar cheese and fresh berries.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$32. — 7 days ago
Nice holiday bubbly!! Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate adds oak-aged reserve wines to all their blends to create complex, dry and harmonious sparkling wines. First Brut California sparkling produced by Champagne Louis Roederer. Pale lemon straw, nice mousse and bubbles for this 60% Chardonnay & 40% Pinot Noir blend. Flavors of crisp Apples with creamy mineral tones, nice balance with acidity. Long finish ending with oak, lemon and nutty characteristics. Consistent. Very nice! — a month ago