Wow just wow. Really incredible stuff happening here. A medium straw color in the glass with effusive small bubbles that are plentiful. Unmistakably Côte des Blancs on the nose with delicate white tea and minerality initially. Pears, green apples, and the suggestion of caramel. Seriously these aromas are amazing. Right out of the gate and this is already a spectacular champagne.
You have to love these champagnes with a large amount of reserve wine. Mainly based on the 2013 vintage but with 24% from 2012 and 27% from 2014. From Premier Cru plots in Vertus, Villeneuve, and Mont Aime. Really nice acidity that is zippy but not quite bracing despite the 3.5 g/l dosage. Three years on lees which contributes to the maturity and stately nature of the wine.
Medium bodied with clear finesse throughout. When it touches your tongue, you will be excited. A citrus heavy palate featuring honey and herbs. A touch of pepper along with some earth notes. Ridiculously long finish. This is a master crafted champagne. One I could honestly drink all the time. — 9 days ago
The new Céleste Sommelier , Sho, enthusiastically recommended this wine after reviewing our menu with Turbot as main course. Wafting in Cherry straight from the bottle to glass, this wine is brilliant straight out of the gate. Nice long finish. I want it everyday. — a month ago
*Woof* That’s some bangin’ ass Cali Pinot 🥳 🏆. Glad I bought four bottles — 3 days ago
Not too dry - very good! — a month ago
PnP from 2019. This is singing out of the gate. — 25 days ago
Pop and pour and just singing out of the gate. On the nose: lovely gevrey funk, perfumed red fruit and loads of spice..so complex. On the palate: fantastic acidity, ethereal mouthfeel and weight, soft red fruit, very finely grained tannin on the lovely, slightly chalky (austere?) finish. Anyway, this was a benchmarking exercise...this has loads in the tank, and I will check back at some point...I only say that because I buried my other bottles just so they would be hard to find.... — a month ago
Amazing taste!! — 18 days ago
Nose has ripe cherries, pomegranate juice, light vanilla and cedar shavings.
Palate has spiced cherry, raspberry, dried orange zest and watermelon; bold acidity out of the gate, but air has relaxed.
A delicious bottle, a true joy to find this as a Turley fan never having known they made a rosé... — 2 days ago