Drinking beautifully with tropical fruit and vanilla bean notes on the nose and palate with buttery texture and oaky notes culminating in a long finish. Paired wonderfully with Mediterranean sea scallops.
This is without a doubt, the most unique domestic white wine I have tasted. Marigold in the glass with an oily hue. On the nose, exaggerated notes of warm butterscotch, smoke (crazy!), and buttered toast. Show-stopping & full bodied on the palate, with flavors of rich tropical fruit, buttered pecan, and vanilla bean that lead to a finish that didn’t want to quit. This isn’t a wine for everybody, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. In the style, this is tough to beat. (Notes by Shane T.)
SonkinCellars Partners Meeting (The Barn): Golden in color. The nose is nice with citrus (tangerine) and vanilla. Perhaps the proverbial creamsicle nose. Very creamy on the palate. Not a lot of acidity, but quite delicious. There is oak, but its enjoyable and not obnoxious. Worked well alone, but also with food. Going back at the end of the night and it had not budged much. Years left in this, but complex now.
--- COLOR: Deep gold, translucent NOTE: Tasted from two Riedel glasses: standard Chard + Montrachet Sommelier, both one hour after decanting
Standard Chard glass: Nose is compact, crème brulee with lemon curd, jasmine and orange blossom. Mouth is rich, round, actually opulent. Full of citrus, especially orange, but also oily lemon, like bergamot. It has a great sweetness but it's very light, gossamer, as it heads into the finish. The finish is a little more like graham cracker drizzled with some kind of candied citrus glaze. This is great stuff.
Montrachet glass (recommended by Wetlaufer): Nose is much more lemon-driven, almost prickly with acid. The brulee comes in second. Not bad, just different than the other glass. Mouth to finish is exactly the same as the other glass. I think I prefer the regular Chard glass just slightly more.
DECANT: 1 hr GLASS USED: see above TASTE: 9.3+ COST: 129 VALUE: 3.0 TRY AGAIN: now - 2016 PAIRING: seafood or creamy pasta dishes Inquiries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org ---
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