Tasting Notes for Kirk Grant

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White
2/22/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Light golden yellow in the glass. A rich and bold nose of florals, honey comb, candied ginger, dried pineapple, and poached yellow apple immediately command attention. The palate is medium bodied and leads with a cut of high acidity flavors that call to mind cherimoya, star fruit, and green banana that lingers nicely along a medium long finish. Outstanding!!!
Red
2/18/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
We used a cup of this to start the Beef Stew for tonight's dinner. Open about an hour, this is a bright ruby red at the core. Scents of manure, alcohol, and spice. The palate is smooth and immediately leads with raisins, tobacco, plum, and clove. This is not your "typical" Argentinian Malbec, but the strong raisin note on the palate is less than exciting or enjoyable for me. Very good...I want to like it more given how restrained and elegant it is. Medium body, medium acid, and medium tannin.
Red
2/17/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
The comparisons to Bordeaux are not far off at this stage in the life of this wine. I really wish I had bought more of this. Opaque ruby at the core, there are scents of earth, faint bell pepper, cassis, dark chocolate, and aging oak notes that are no longer as intense or over-bearing as they were the last time I opened this. The palate is framed by med+ tannin, high acidity, and a range of blackberry, blueberry, and cacao that linger nicely along the finish. I'm so glad that I decided to wait for this. I imagine that if I had another 1 or 2 bottles I'd be tempted to wait another 5 & 10 years before opening them. Outstanding!!!
White
2/16/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This was very nice, in a more restrained style than many California Chardonnays can be. Pale yellow in the glass, served in a Burgundy stem this offers some nice floral notes, pineapple, lemon, and chalk. The palate leads with lemon, green apple, tart pineapple, and quince framed by brisk acidity and a medium-long finish. Excellent!!
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Red
2/10/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This was opened about 90 minutes before the dinner. Decanted for sediment in a carafe-shaped decanter and served in Riedel Grand Cru Burgundy glasses. There is a ruby core and initially there was little if any aromatics and an almost singular note of cherry on the palate; I could see this easily being interpreted as simplistic without the time to open in the decanter. After some time scents of wilted roses, earth, wild strawberry, and hints that remind me of an old antique store. The palate is soft and lovely yet still framed by acidity that seems as if there is the structure to carry this wine another 3+ decades. Secondary fruit notes seem to be forming at this stage in the wines life as there's some hints at something like dried strawberries or a dehydrated orange peel initially with a finish that seems to have shifted to younger fruit as fresh raspberries linger along the long finish. An outstanding and lovely vision of Corton.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
2/8/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is so freaking beautiful...A ruby core with hints of smoke, dehydrated meats, and lilac. It's so freaking elegant and primal. The palate is smooth and the finish seems to liner with moments where is seems to fall off a cliff then climbs up again. The plate has flavors of spiced pork chop, clove, fennel, and blackberry. I could drink this wine every night...and I think I'd be far more happy with this than many other "well known" wines. Extraordinary.
Red
2/8/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is not as good as these were initially at this stage in the wine's life. There's a spritz/tang on the palate that's not what I'd hope for. However this is very floral on the nose at this stage in it's progression. The palate is dominated by notes of strawberry, cranberry, and hibiscus tea. With 30-60 minutes in the glass the palate does soften and notes of clove, and raspberry dominate. The nose smells like a cross between a Kriek Geuze, Flintstones grape vitamins, and grape Big League Chew. It sounds quite "sugar-based" but to me it's like walking back into childhood and I love it. However, I'm not sure everyone else would...and just like that it's shifted to whips of rose and wild strawberries on the nose. Complex doesn't even begin to describe this...
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White - Fortified
1/26/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is a beautiful light amber/tangerine color in the glass. With scents of ocean spray, orange & spice with a hint of something that reminds me of the smell of freshly polished church pews and antique furniture with an underpinning of vanilla beans and cotton. The palate starts with brisk acidity, followed by orange marmalade, candied ginger, and walnut skin along a long, acid-driven finish that leaves the mouth watering for minutes after the last sip. What a lovely wine...Outstanding!!!!
Red
1/31/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Decanted for about an hour at this point. A deep ruby core with 4-5 oz. in the glass. Scents of earth, bell pepper, and leather. The palate leads with rounded tannins, notes of plum, tobacco, and blackberries that linger nicely on the palate. Outstanding...the lack of oak has had an interesting effect on this...while this is medium bodied, with high acidity, and bring fruit, there seems to be a purity and clarity to this wine that just keeps calling me back to taste another sip. This is just plain delicious...and I want to keep drinking it. There does seem to have style and polish to this that is slightly "new world 'esque" and is lacking the rusticity I usually associate with Samur-Champigny. Outstanding!!
Red
1/29/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This really is settling into its own with a little time sideways. A lovely ruby core with floral scents intertwined with red fruits on the nose. The palate is lean initially and as the red fruits start to roll the acidity kicks in and the wine seems to grow in width and depth of complexity. This is just such a special wine...light-medium bodied, high acidity, bright fruit, and a long, long finish. Outstanding!!!
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Red
1/25/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
There seems to be a bit of VA that comes through on the palate initially. Scents of earth, tart cranberry, and wild strawberry. The palate is where the VA seems to really scream...leading with a hint of spritz, prickly, almost pop-rocks-esque with a blend of red fruits, clove, and spice. Very-good to excellent.
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White
1/25/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
A light golden yellow in the glass. There's a hint of sea-spray, yellow apple, and lemon on the nose. The palate is lean and focused with notes of lime, kiwi, green apple, and chalk. The finish is long and offered a nice burst of citrus in the mid-palate...This paired nicely with our Maine lobster tonight...
White
1/19/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This was impressive, and I have to say that I'd be more than willing to buy this again, if the price was right. Lean, and balanced with good acidity and a freshness that makes it easy to reach for the bottle to pour another glass. This was unlike many of the Chardonnays I've come across, more in the tropical fruit spectrum than apple or citrus. Excellent - Outstanding!!
Red
1996 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
1/19/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This was never a strong vintage for Musar...It's bricked at the core leading out to a tawny rim. The nose smells "sweet", like someone rolled old strawberries in turbinado sugar, mushrooms, molasses, and old/stale clove cigarettes. The palate is the only saving grace with this wine...while its not as upsetting as the nose, it still tastes old, almost like tasting the evolution of something that's decaying in real time. Tastes of bruised Strawberries, old blueberries, and fresh clove and spice. It's so interesting and unlike anything else I've encountered. I can't say that I'm not enjoying it, but I'd say it's more a cerebral interest than enjoyable flavors. If you have some of these...I'd open one now. I can't imagine where this will go with time, but I'm glad this is my last bottle as I don't expect it will bring pleasure or interest for too long.
Red
1998 Chateau Musar Bekaa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
1/19/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This pours bricked red with a ruby core; served in a Zalto Universal Glass. On the nose it's full of florals, earth, mushrooms, oil-stained concrete floors, and well-worn leather with an underpinning of dried red fruits. The palate is light-medium bodied, with something that reminds me of aging (like when they're not quite gone-by) wild strawberries, raspberries, orange rind, chewing tobacco, and clove. A friend of mine said that the tannins felt fully-resolved to him when he had this a few weeks ago, and I think I'm going to have to agree. It's hard to see this wine getting any better at this point in its life. Yet another lovely wine of contemplation that will demand all evening to really understand. Outstanding!!
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White
1/19/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
At the pop & pour this is a deeper golden hue than most Rieslings I tend to enjoy. The nose offers peach, apricot, honey comb, and this sense of waxiness that's really difficult to put to words. This smells like it's going to be "thick". The palate is quite dry, and typical of what I'd expect in a high-end Alsace Riesling. Leading with kiwi, lime, nectarine, and quince on the palate there's this abrupt cliff in the drying mid-palate that cuts a sharp left (or right) and then the fruit really starts to unfold as if it's falling out of a sack. There's definitely a level of complexity and intrigue here; but it's just not a style I'm a fan of. It still feels a little too "big for it's shoes". This can be enjoyed now, or in time with those that are patient. I see no reason to rush; there's easily another 10-15+ years with good storage, of course with different storage YMMV. Outstanding...just not a wine I'll be racing to buy more of.
Red
1/11/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is just plain awesome...There's a vibrant fruit component on the nose & palate. Scents of smoke, earth, cherry, and cranberry. The palate is smooth yet also framed by bright acidity, cranberry, under-ripe strawberry, and tart raspberry. This should be something special with a little time and patience...just great juice!! Snag it while you can...this is a producer I don't expect will be easy to find in another 4-5 years. Outstanding!
White
1/11/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is more open than I expected. Light golden yellow, with intense scents of pear, yellow apple, with a nuttiness and hints of clove & nutmeg. The palate is focused and at the same time generous. Pineapple, green banana, kiwi, and green apple linger with a shift in the mid-palate to clove & baking spices that linger nicely on the finish. The essence of Chassagne Montrachet...I wish I could trust in aging this to see where it is in another 15 years...Outstanding!!
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White - Off-dry
1/8/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This was in a really great spot. It's a great to think that these wines not only show so well but the depth this has gained with a little age is so nice. This is no longer a pale straw, but more a deep golden yellow. Scents of caramelizing sugar, dried nectarines, and peaches. The palate leads with kiwi, green apple, and caramelized peaches. This is richer and more robust than I remember. This is completely gulp-able!! The bottle has been open for 30 minutes and is 2/3 gone...drink now or enjoy over the next few decades. Lovely!!Medium body, high acidity, med+ fruit, and a long, long finish...that lingers on the palate. Outstanding!!!
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Red
1/7/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is really fruit-forward...more so than the 2015 I had a few months ago. I think it's possible I'd even guess this wrong if I tasted it blind. Scents of violets, earth, manure, along with ripe notes of plum, with a hint of fig. The palate is awash in ripe red & blue fruits, tobacco, leather, and clove. Excellent...but I'm going to wait on the remaining bottle I have in the hopes that it calms down with time sideways.
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White
1/5/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Another bottle in one week...this is just too damn amazing for the price. I wish I could find more.
Red
1/4/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
I think Deux Chevaux hit the proverbial nail on the head with this wine. This looks like Pinot Noir is supposed to look, there's a lovely ruby core that fades moving out to the edge of the glass into a pale almost rosé as it nears the edge of the glass. Scents of tart red fruits and a faint hint of earth. The palate leads with strawberries & raspberries to a hint of alcohol before the acidity kicks in mid-palate to a pleasantly tart finish. This light bodied, high acid wine is a lovely value. It's got enough balance that it should improve with time...
White
1/3/2019 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Open 24 hours at this point. Light golden yellow, there's notes of pomelo, lemon, and saline on the nose. The palate leads with green apple, lime, and quince. The finish is short, but there's enough acidity to to carry it through and leaves me wanting another sip. Nothing that's complex, but certainly enjoyable and the fact that it held up for 24+ hours in the fridge is a plus. Very Good.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
12/29/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is in such a lovely space...I'm going to have a hard time not opening my last bottle. It really was all about elegance and beauty...such a lovely bottle of wine. The palate has softened a bit and the tannins seem smoother than the last time I had this, but it all really came together so well that I can't imagine it being any better. Notes of spice, beef jerky, orange zest, clove, and blackberries. The palate was just so clean and smooth...absolutely a wine of grace and poise. Smooth as silk, but framed by bright acidity & tannins that have rounded out a bit with time. The finish on this wine is long, and lovely...but it's a wine that I could drink too fast...as it's just plain delicious as well. However, there is enough complexity and depth that this is a wine that also will demand your attention and deserves thought and contemplation. One of the best wines I've tasted all this year...near perfection if not already there.
White
12/31/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Light golden in the glass with scents of apples, honey, butterscotch, and lime. The palate is medium-full body, with high acidity, med+ glycerine, and an almost oily texture that works well due to the high acidity that keeps this from feeling flabby. Flavors of passion fruit, kiwi, lime, and cherimoya linger on the palate through a medium length finish. What a nice alternative to Chardonnay, Rhone Whites, and other medium-full bodied wines. Excellent - Outstanding
White
12/29/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This has it...that struck-match smell that I find in all the Chardonnays I love followed by a hint of smoke, pear, and green apple notes that linger. The palate is lean and acid driven with a hint of juicy-fruit bubble gum just as the mid palate transitions into rounding out with real restraint and poise just as the oak steps in creating a framework for the wine. This is a lovely effort that is medium bodied, with high acidity, vibrant fruit, and a lingering note of mineral & chalk that is lovely. The wine seems like it's going to get a little "showy" at the mid-palate and then reigns it all in. Lovely....
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Red
12/24/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This showed more alcohol & tannin than previous bottles...while it was enjoyable, it was not as good as past bottles have been. Medium-Fun bodied, high tannin, high acid, and very ripe-dark fruits. Looking back at MicklethePickle's note on 11/4/18 it seems to be spot on this wine at the moment. If you have these...patience is going to reward you.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
2009 Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/26/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
FROM 375ml: I had two half bottles and opened the darker of the two. This was a bit more cloying and sweet without enough acidity to give it the balance and tension that I look for in Sauternes. You get what you pay for...but for me, this was over-priced even at $30. On day two it only got worse as it seemed more cloying, and the alcohol became far more prominent. PASS...
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Red
12/26/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
I have not had this since I tasted it at the winery in late 2016. This wine was slow-oxed for 2 hours, and then decanted for 2 hours before being poured back into the bottle to serve with dinner. We followed this wine over the course of 2-3 hours during dinner and after.
This was really lovely, and a great reminder of just how special this winery is. Light-medium body, high acidity, a blend of red fruits, earth, and spice...I would love to have more of this to enjoy in another 3-5 years. Pair this with any read meat or mushroom based dish and I think you'll be happy. Outstanding!!
Red
12/23/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is still in need of time, it feels like it's another 5-8 years away from being in the prime drinking window. Ruby in the glass with no evidence of bricking, this is still primary, but easily enjoyable with a good 30 -60 minutes in the decanter. The acidity and tannin are out-pacing the fruit at this moment in the wine's life. With a good hour in the decanter the fruit starts to swagger a bit. Excellent!!!
Red
12/22/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
FROM A 500ML BOTTLE: This was far more modern and opulent than the last bottle. It's just on the cusp of, "I don't like it". Opaque at the core with a ruby rim...Scents of oak. leather, and beef jerky. The palate is plum, blueberry, and currant. It's clearly Napa...but I'm just not feeling it tonight. It's still clearly outstanding...but it's just not what I wanted or was looking for. Outstanding.
Red
12/22/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This has reached that point in it's life that I'm just going to have a hard time keeping my hands off the bottle. It's transitioning into the secondary stage of the wine's life that is all elegance, finesse, and subtlety. It should be noted that these next four bottles were all bought at auction and provenance is unknown, but smelling and tasting the wine it sure seems like the wine has had good storage.
A ruby red core that is starting to brick lightly heading out to the meniscus. The nose of this is just plain sexy...in a way it's like trying to remember those moments in life that you want to hang onto forever. There's still vibrant fruit, spice, and other bold scents yet there is also this wispy hint of earth, mushrooms, and something that reminds me of old leather chairs in a nice library. On the palate red fruit leads to a tang of kiwi that transitions into a mid-palate burst as the acidity seems to cut a swath down the palate like a light breaking the darkness. The finish is not long...but it does not need to be as I keep find myself raising the glass as soon as it starts to ease up. If you have a bottle of this in your cellar, it is absolutely worth checking in on. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed with this wine...it's just that lovely.
Red
12/17/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is a lovely little bottle of wine...for less than $18 you get a deep and structured wine that's enjoyable now with a couple hours in the decanter. Almost opaque with a bright ruby rim, scents of dark fruits, spice, clove, and earth. This full bodied red leads with dark fruits, blueberries, and a lingering note of blackberries, framed by high acidity, with lingering notes of spice & kirche. The finish is short, but this is still easy to love if you find yourself liking Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and other medium to full bodied reds...this is worth checking out. I imagine this is a wine that will also reward time sideways and could see this improving with another 2-3 years sideways. Excellent!!
White
9/2/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
I brought this to open and enjoy over the course of our weekend get-away celebrating our anniversary. The nose was awash in white peach, star fruit, and lime with a hint of tropical fruits lingering in the back ground. Is this wine young? You bet...but there's a joy in the vibrancy on the palate as the fruit notes explode in the mid-palate as if a tidal wave of vivid stone fruits and citrus....damn I wish I could have found more of these...such a brilliant wine. Outstanding!!!
Red
12/14/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is one of those moments where you kick yourself for not buying a full case when you had the chance. An opaque core leading to ruby rim with a clear meniscus. Scents of smoke, dried meats, olives, and a hint of red fruits. On the palate it leads with a bitterness that soon transitions into a mid-palate burst of red & blue fruits, spice, clove, and a lingering note of black pepper and blackberry. This is a lovely medium bodied, high acid, medium tannin, with intense notes of red & black fruits. It's so easy to drink this...the bottle barely lasted 90 minutes between the two of us. I hear others saying that this may not last...I don't know why it wouldn't with the balance this shows...such a lovely and compelling wine. Outstanding!!!!
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White - Sparkling
12/13/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This has been open for close to 5 hours...Light golden in color. Scents of caramel covered apples, poached pear, lemon, and brioche. The palate leads with exotic tropical fruit, with a mid-palate shift to green apple & kiwi that linger briefly on the finish. There seems to be a bit of RS that becomes more obvious in the mid-palate. Excellent!!
Red
12/13/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Second bottle and I keep wishing I had bought more each time I open a wine from Guiberteau...smoke, cedar, dehydrated meats, with a hint of green bell pepper. With an hour in the decanter the wine leads with blackberries, blueberries, spice, and then transitions into red fruits, clove, and orange rind...medium bodied, medium acidity, medium tannin, and a long and elegant finish. Outstanding!!!
Red
12/10/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
I would agree with arvidpalmqvist. I think this is a well balanced, and elegant version of the Teroldego. It’s never been a ‘big’ wine...but more a wine of place where elegance and poise are valued over power and oak. For me, this is exactly what i’d Hope for. Light-medium body, high acid, vibrant fruit, without being ‘candied’ and a hint of earth on the nose. Pair this with food that highlights the simplicity or basic elements of a dish. Excellent!!!
White
12/3/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is just lovely...initially it seemed to be all power and oomph. However after a good 30 minutes in the glass it's settled down and transitioned into a thing of beauty and elegance. The nose offers up yellow apple, lime, chalk, and quince. On the palate the acidity crashes in almost immediately like a wave against a rocky shoreline followed by lithe hints of lime, green apple, leading into the mid palate with pineapple, and passion fruit closing up along the finish. What a lovely wine. I like this so much I'll probably serve it at my wedding as one of the whites...Outstanding!!!!
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Red
12/1/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This has been decanted for 2+ hours and is still a wall of tannin...damn these need more time. The nose...is all tar & roses. Not much else. The palate is a wall of tannin followed by dried red fruits and spice. This wine needs fat to balance out the tannin. If I had more I'd wait another decade to open it. Very Good too Excellent.
White
12/1/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
There's a lovely depth of vanilla, white floral notes, poached pear, and yellow apple that lingers in the nostrils after the 2nd or 3rd sniff. The palate is a mix of green apple and lemon with a hint of chalk and lime hanging around for those that are patient before taking the next sip. A lovely wine...that seems like it's still got years ahead of it. However, I think I'm going to have a hard time keeping my hands off the last bottle. Outstanding!!
Red
11/30/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Leading with scents of tobacco, leather, with whips of smoke and blackberries and an underpinning of eucalyptus. The palate is medium bodied and leads into blueberries, cassis, with a hint of Tuscan funk with mike chocolate lingering on the finish. There's a balance with the acidity that keeps the wine fresh amongst the lightly rounded tannin. This is everything I want in Tuscan Merlot...thank goodness these are still values ($35 is a sweet-spot for this level of quality where you're getting a deal on a wine that has depth an structure to improve with time and patience. Outstanding...I wish I had bought more.
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Red
11/29/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This is lovely, it's really bright and vibrant on both the nose and the palate. Initially it leads with robust and a vivid melange of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries with hints of earth and wet stone. The palate leads with bright red and black fruits followed with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. This is one of the most exciting producer's Barbara d'Alba that I've come across in the past few years. I need to buy and try more wines from G.D. Vajra. Outstanding
Red
11/23/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
Starting to show a little bricking at the meniscus, yet there is still a lovely ruby core. Bold scents of oak, raspberries, and forest floor dominate the nose with hints of spice and orange rind in the background. The palate is medium, with medium high acidity and a hint of stems or a slight green-ness that could add a little bit of complexity...yet may be problematic in the future. Check back in again in 3-5 years.
White
11/23/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
At this point the wine has been open for 24+/- hours. A light golden yellow in the glass, scents of chalk, lime, saline, and white flowers are the most prominent. The palate seems bone-dry as this leads with flavors of under-ripe passion fruit, kiwi, green apple, and lemon. This is a wine that’s all about structure and patience. While it’s enjoyable now, this will really need 5+ years or more to show the full range of depth and complexity. Patience will be rewarded. Excellent now with significant room for growth for those that are willing to wait.
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White
11/22/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This has been open for close to 6+ hours now. Served in a Riedel OR Pinot glass. The nose of this is wild...rich and robust I find myself thinking about a female bodybuilder in a silk dress. There’s a hint of juicy fruit bubblegum that’s both intoxicating and so rich I keep wanting to dive back in. This will only get better with time, but if you want something rich, robust, yet also with enough tension and acidity to enjoy with or without food. I really wish I had some lobster bisque or Coqes St. Jacques. Possibly the best I’ve had from this estate and region. For the price one of the best full bodied white wines I’ve had this year. Outstanding!!!!
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White - Sparkling
11/21/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
What a brilliant Champagne! There’s a hint of flint, smoke, and oak that leads into poached pear & green apple. This wine just keeps coming in waves...it’s like my mind can’t catch up with my nose and my palate as it’s constanly in a state of shift...the finish just runs on and on. While there’s a clear structure that seems chizzled into the core of this wine, there is a depth and width to this wine that reminds me of the experience like walking into see the David in Florence. This wine is regal and poised while also larger than life. Outstanding!!
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Red
11/17/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
From a Spiegelau Burgundy stem, this wine shows a translucent ruby in the glass. There is a richness to the nose of this wine that reminds me of some of the Cristom wines I've had in the past as it leads with smoke, a hint of vanilla, a lush red-fruit profile with some earth in the back ground. The palate is lean, slightly austere and acid driven with a fair bit of tannin that feels like it's going to need another year or two to integrate a bit more with lingering notes of cherry, strawberry and raspberry on the palate. I get the feeling that with patience these will be a serious bargain in another few years time for the purchase price of around $25/bottle. Patience with this wine will be rewarded. Very Good to Excellent with room to improve further if you're patient.
White
11/10/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
It's been about a year since I last checked in on this bottle. Showing a golden hue in the Zalto Universal with scents of chalk, lime, with candied ginger. The palate leads with rich and bold fruits followed by a mid-palate burst as the acidity cuts through the fruit at what feels like the perfect time to keep it from feeling too round or intense. There's an intense pineapple, lime, kiwi, and a lingering hint of mildly bitter (in a good way) passion fruit. This shines the brightest with food as we downed the first 3/4 of the bottle in 45 minutes as we had sushi...then spent the next hour nursing our last glass each with a cheve-esque stile cheese. Outstanding!!! (Drink now - 2035+)
White
8/22/2018 - Kirk Grant wrote:
This was a surprise...I'm not sure it's worth the coin, but if you like high acid, light bodied wines that smell more like they're full bodied this could be an interesting wine to try out.
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