K&L Spring Champagne Tasting (K&L Hollywood): Light gold in color. Came off less rich than the previous Paillard (NV), but good slatelike minerality and maybe some oak spice. Serious acidity with a softness on the palate. Bubbles seem less bold than the NV so this comes off as a lot more elegant. Clean finish leaving some slate notes. All that said, this still came off a little young. I think it would be really nice to see this in a while...
Table 21 (Volt): Nice start. Dry and crisp tithe wine had good acidity and worked well with all the dishes. Particularly worked well with the egg, which was whipped with the hollandaise and returned to the shell. The wine cut through the richness like a laser.
Complex and layered aromas that lead with earth, mushroom and yeasty notes followed by pears and apples. Palate shows mature with evolved earthy flavors, yet there is plenty of freshness and acidity here. Good, flavorful finish.
K&L Champagne tasting-SF. Yeast, baked apple tart, rich floral notes, more of the same on the palate, medium/big body, tasty and concentrated, mineral and citrus driven, better than a year ago, flavorful and long finish.
Taste: Medium bodied with noticeable medium/high acidity. The structure is very youthful with red and green apples, fresh baked bread, white fruits, pears, minerals, and a good amount of baking spices.
Overall: While this is clearly young, it's also extremely good. There is a real sense of class and balance to this along with a lovely morning bakery-ness too that is quite enjoyable.
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