Ultramarine Wines

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Heintz Vineyard Blanc de Noirs Pinot Noir 2018

A medium gold color with lively effervescence. A rush of tiny bubbles immediately. This smells simply delicious after a bit of time and air. Baked apples and fresh brioche up front with a nice of touch of spice. Yellow fruits are prevalent here along with moist rocks and sea air. There’s this honey element that is truly excellent which tops it all off.

I know, I know it’s too young. You can’t open it yet, it’d be a crime. But sometimes you just have to. And it’s so good. So focused, so fresh, so substantial. A beautiful woman wearing a sexy evening gown. Racy acidity with a superb streak of minerality. This is indeed young and not what it will be in the future but the bones are obviously very good.

Thrilling on the tongue with a dash of electricity. Vivacious and energetic, it’s more than a bit luxurious and resplendent. The palate follows the nose closely but with more pronounced fruits and dried herbs. A beautiful, beautiful wine and one I can’t wait to taste years down the road.
— a month ago

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Charles Heintz Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2018

Delicious. So much depth of flavor. Drank on thanksgiving with Colin and Alanna. — 3 months ago

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Ultramarine Blended Scotch Whiskey

Absolute stunner of a blend. Intense creamy, caramely nose. Nice bite to it on the front and a smooth lingering finish. Can taste the Sherry cask and a nice touch of smoke. Love it. Keeps getting better and better the longer I sip it. — a year ago

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Charles Heintz Vineyard Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

For me it’s one if not the best domestic sparkling wines. Is it worth the coin? Debatable for sure. Loads of red berry fruit and balanced. — 23 days ago

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Ron R

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@Ed Chin, do you buy direct from the winery? Personally, I think the winery price is spot on. What’s your comparator?
Ed Chin

Ed Chin

@Ron i do purchase direct I’m not a big bubbles person though i do enjoy them more and more. If I do drink bubbles I have had had more success with champagne. I find good value with grower/producers or lesser producers. Bereche, De Sousa, Chartogne, Paul Bara, Egly Ouriet are few.

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Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

What a beauty! Disgourged 2021 — 3 months ago

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Sonoma Coast Sparkling Blend 2017

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9.2

We really enjoy the relatively high dosage used by this producer, but a tartness is present which acts as a counter-balance.
Nose presents roasted nuts and toast. Palate is mineral-driven and energetic. Notes of meyer lemon and biscotti compete with the urgency of the profile of the wine - and this is day 2.
— a year ago

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Useful feedback, @Shay A. Appreciated.
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@Joshua Fisher, I no little about champers, and don’t drink much of it. Relative to what bubbles we normally quaff, I find this to be rather sweet, and love it because of that. I really don’t like the extra brut, or nature. They rip your face off!
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I know… 😯

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Blanc de Noirs Red Blend 2015

I thought I would try this again after the 2014 I recently opened was in bad shape. This was definitely better but not as good as some of the other Ultramarines I have had. — 2 months ago

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Sonoma Coast Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2018

2018 vintage. Lean body and flavors. Bigg salinity component on the finish. 12.25.23. — 2 months ago

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Keefer Ranch Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2018

Waiting a few years to taste this and was totally impressive. Driven by a throttling verve of energetic fruit, sharp acidity and bready texture. Showcases a grower style of green apple, lemon, almonds, brioche and emerging tertiary toffee and honey liquer. Well, we’ll done — 6 months ago

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Château de Trinquevedel

Tavel Rosé Grenache 2020

Watermelon and wet stone nose it just SMELLS thirst-quenching. All that on the palate plus raspberries and a hint of finder lime and pink peppercorn—which is to say floral without being floral. And something sappy and makes me think of the color ultramarine. It is also salmon pink taffeta in texture and feel.
Trinquevedel has historically a favorite of mine—I feel Iike this vintage is a bit more coy than others. A little less generous but give the glass time and it gives up pithy gems. Whether open upfront or mysterious but complex it always keeps me coming back.
— 2 years ago

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@Beth Hamilton thank you for the feedback! It’s funny, I have a weird synesthesia that makes me picture colors and fabrics when I taste wine, but I don’t want to do that if it grossed people out! Can I ask what it is that makes you say “bleck”? Are you imagining putting the fabric in your mouth?
Beth Hamilton

Beth Hamilton

Ha ha no no I’m just picturing salmon pink taffeta dresses of the 80s. With puffed sleeves and stiff skirts.. It makes me think of when everyone was ordering white Zinfandel.  I’d rather drink a wine that was described as a black satin negligé or a lush red velvet cape. But it was definitely evocative! And if that’s what it taste like then that’s what it tastes like! It’s on me for not being enticed by that description. 
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@Beth Hamilton oh interesting! Yeah this definitely isn’t white zin 🤣