Spring Warm Up Tasting (The Lyon's Tree House): Didn't take notes but the memory is profound! First taste out of the fridge was remarkable for its length. After 30 minutes at room temp, the grapefruit, lemon rind, white peach, saline, and minerals evolve and linger like a couch potato on your palate.
A subtle, complex, and delicious wine at this point, with all the components you would expect in near-perfect balance. I'm not a huge fan of the grape in general but in the right hands it can be beautiful. Stick with simple and clean flavors for food pairing.
This bottle was not what I hoped for. It felt rather advanced when first opened, and although it brightened and gained focus over a few hours, it never became that mineral driven special wine that I remember. Fruit verges on tropical, the wine is well balanced though. Just not a great bottle of this wine.
Giallo dorato carico, preludio di qualcosa d "grosso"!! Maturo, con aromi di lieve ossidazione. Il frutto manca forse della vivacità di qualche anno fa, ma il tono esotico è avvolto da classiche note affumicate e amarognole che accompagnano un corpo da Batard Montrachet e un finale eterno. Grande vino al picco di maturazione.
Belated Birthday Dinner (Table 6 (Denver, CO)): 5 years since last noted. Color still pale yellow. The fruit profile on the nose and palate have moved away from the tropical and pitted fruits noted then to a much more SB profile of citrus and some white orchard fruit. Still with flinty mineral and floral/spice notes. Palate starts round and rich and seems to lighten incredibly by midpalate, becoming quite finesseful and texturally complex. Fit well with a range of 'apps' and Chef Shores and our somm were eager to share this one.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.