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Rodnick Farm Melon de Bourgogne

8.97 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Chalone, Central Coast, California, USA
Melon de Bourgogne
Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
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Wine Blogger Vinography

8.9

“It’s spring and the little goat-footed balloonMan whistles far and wee.” - ee cummings. Far and wee indeed, with crisp saline citrus brightness mellowing with age (this is 2018 vintage). This ain’t your mama’s Muscadet, but Melon de Bourgogne it is, indeed and quite ready to embrace your oysters if you care to share. But there’s also some luxurious lemon curd coming into play here that pleases the balloonMan.

“It’s spring and the little goat-footed balloonMan whistles far and wee.” - ee cummings. Far and wee indeed, with crisp saline citrus brightness mellowing with age (this is 2018 vintage). This ain’t your mama’s Muscadet, but Melon de Bourgogne it is, indeed and quite ready to embrace your oysters if you care to share. But there’s also some luxurious lemon curd coming into play here that pleases the balloonMan.

Mar 2nd, 2022
Casey Schneider-Mizell

Fantastic stone fruit with hyper focused lemon/lime/stony acidity that lasts. Very rounded feel in the mouth A bit more fruit than a lot of Muscadet, but just as zippy.

Fantastic stone fruit with hyper focused lemon/lime/stony acidity that lasts. Very rounded feel in the mouth A bit more fruit than a lot of Muscadet, but just as zippy.

Jun 26th, 2020
Iwan

Bright, lemony, saline, refreshing.

Bright, lemony, saline, refreshing.

Dec 5th, 2019
Shane Lennon

Nice and bright and crisp but not my fav melon ive had. Not bad but to me nothing special. Solid but not wowza

Nice and bright and crisp but not my fav melon ive had. Not bad but to me nothing special. Solid but not wowza

Sep 9th, 2019
Brett Bullington

Brett had this 2 years ago

Brett had this 2 years ago

Dec 18th, 2020
Johan Sjövall

Johan had this 2 years ago

Johan had this 2 years ago

Aug 15th, 2020
Seth Pelletier

Seth had this 3 years ago

Seth had this 3 years ago

Jul 5th, 2019