Whole cluster pressed and fermented in a combination of 50 % stainless steel, 25 % French oak and 25 % concrete tulip tanks. Rested 9 months on the lees then bottled without fining.
Aromas of lemon blossom, caramel and nutmeg.
Smooth flavours of ripe golden apple, yellow pear and almonds with a creamy Stoney minerality on the finish.
Very well balanced at 13.5 % ABV. — a month ago
Sancerre Rouge! It’s not always easy to find (especially in the Midwest), but it’s always enjoyable. A Pinot Noir-based wine from Sancerre AOC of the Central Vineyards region in Loire Valley, France, which is most famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, but also makes excellent Pinot Noir (representing only 10-20% of wines produced in this area).
This wine is medium ruby. It has medium(+) intensity of fresh and youthful fruit aromas and flavors that include bright red cherry, strawberry, and cranberry notes, also tulip, vegetal, and wet stone notes. The acidity is medium(+), the wine is medium-bodied, it has medium tannins, and high alcohol. Words that come to mind are elegant, fruity, vibrant, balanced. The finish is medium.
Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy, Sancerre Rouge, vintage 2018, ABV 14.5%. Ordered through @kermitlynchwine at $31.00 / bottle. — 2 years ago
Gift for dad — 2 years ago
Nose is initially a bit shy. With air, in tulip glass and paired with homemade shepherd's pie; this shows juniper berry, bitter cherry pit/bark, bracing digestif herbs. In a big Burgundy stem, shows some rose hip, acerola, crushed creosote leaf, damp pine forest. This is one heck of a complex nose.
Palate is medium bodied, tannins are fine, long and surprisingly dry, not on the mid palate but one the finish with a black tea/amaro like bitterness that lingers.
I really wish I had more as this is my last bottle. — 6 months ago
👁This wine is pale ruby with a delicate haze.
👃On the nose, it offers medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas, including notes of ripe cherry, strawberry rhubarb, fresh raspberry, 🍒🍓 also tulip🌷, violet, red licorice, fennel, dill, nutmeg, and wet moss.
👄On the palate this wine is dry. It has med (+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. It also has a medium(+) finish. I find it has good complexity and balance. 👌👌
This wine was fermented with native, wild yeast in concrete or steel and then aged in neutral oak barrels for about six months. According to the @scribewinery website, it comes from "vineyards planted with equal parts of two California heritage clones ideal for the region’s dense clay: Martini and Pommard. The Martini grapes add spice and fresh, high tones complemented by the Pommard’s natural earthiness."
Scribe, Carneros, XII. Beauty Blue, Pinot Noir, Vintage 2018. ABV 13.5%.
Los Carneros, meaning 'the rams' in Spanish, is a unique wine region because it is shared between Sonoma County and Napa Valley. It is one of my favorite places in Califorina for Pinot Noir. With the coastal breezes and fog channeling inland from San Pablo Bay, the vines have a combination of sun and cooling moderators, to aid in both the ripening and the preservation of acidity / brightness of character, which can ultimately lead to a well-balanced, but also well-concentrated wine.
I picked this up at @france_44 and would definitely buy it again. — 2 years ago
Gorgeous garnet, star bright reflectivity. Rim to rim continuity. Cedar dusted black cherry and strawberry glow warmly in a vanilla and baked cran and ripe red currant dappling. There are red apple leanings and roobios-tulip whispers in a complex and seductive nose that stoops in bushes of thyme and all spice pods. Rich mouthfeel exhibits bits of its green youth, but has unveiled to reveal its abundance with a lengthy decant. Tart cherry and sweet tobacco, tart raspberry essence, dried violets and rose petal, dried strawberry and beet soaked thyme. Grossly underrepresented in this assessment, as the whole is like a wondrous river in a florid wood undulating with ripples of fallen blossoms. Astounding.
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#1ercrulesgruenchers #AppellationCambolleMusigny1ercrucontrolée #burgundy #bourgogne #bourgognerouge #misenbouteille #redburgundywine — 7 months ago
Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict, Sta. Rita Hills, Pinot Noir, 2016, ABV 13.5%.
This Pinot Noir comes from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County in the Central Coast region of California. Despite California having generally a Mediterranean climate, due to its westerly location, Sta. Rita Hills AVA receives cooling maritime and fog influences from the Pacific Ocean, aiding in the preservation of acidity, lending balance, finesse, and elegance to the resulting wine.
This wine is medium ruby with a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include primary notes of candied cherry, strawberry rhubarb, orange peel, violet, tulip, mint, wet stone, white pepper, secondary notes of nutmeg, and tertiary notes of earth and wet leaves.
On the palate this wine is dry, with medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, delicate tannin, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium(+) finish.
This is a beautiful wine with a strong fruit character and expression. It is well-balanced and offers concentrated aromatics and flavors and nice complexity. — 2 years ago
Light for a Cabernet Sauvignon but full of bright, earthy complexity. This wine is unique for Israeli Cab. Subtle and approachable, yet charming and juicy. — 2 years ago