March 5, 2020 - Rounded this time around.
March 1, 2020 - Lots of acid still that i suspect will mellow with a bit more time. White flower and honey on the palate.
February 13, 2020 - Cream and lactic on the nose but charming in its way. A touch of lemon freshness in there as well. Smells great this time around. Darn!
February 1, 2020 - Popped and poured on Saturday afternoon.
Wine is a clear lemony yellow, bright, not terribly concentrated.
Aromatic nose which is cut melon predominant, lemon, touch of a spice background.
On palate, wine is sound. On initial tasting the wine is still a little warm. Rounded mouthfeel - I had said "malolactic" earlier and I think that's right. Spice notes come out on palate, but rounded melon background still predominates. Some of that smoky oak that I associate with Burgundy is also present.
Very nice wine, though I don't think it's as complex as some of the other tasters did. But very well balanced and beautifully made. Better than a daily sipper, not quite at the level of a special wine.
December 14, 2019 - Winebar [4 Whites, 8 Reds, & 6 *shared* bottles] from 12/13/19 (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): Arturo, THANK you for providing the opportunity for me to taste this label of which I was aware, but had never previously sampled! :)
“Produced from 100% Dijon clones, 1st planted in 1990, & harvested 8/30 – 9/28/16; Hand-picked into small totes, & then whole-cluster pressed, it was partly fermented in FR oak barrels, the rest fermented & aged in s/s. After blending the 2 portions, it was as if one brought together elements of a pure Chablis & an elegant Meursault. 3,300 cases produced & bottled Sep ’17.”
N: Closed; Toast, POSS butter with notes of a frt I can't quite I.D.
P: Med body; Very RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish oak/frt met by a fairly crisp acidity which serves as the face of the wine into & through the LONG, balanced, tangy/swt finish with POSS an *occasional* HINT of a very, VERY slight bitterness which may very well NEVER be a problem. Nicely done for now & through '21, I'm thinking. 14.1% ABV; My EXC-, & an argument for > based upon QPR would not be out of line. ;) 94 pts Suckling, 93 John Gilman, 91 WA (Brooks, 8/31/18), and 90 ea WS (Fish, 11/15/18) & WE (8/1/18) @ $35! [As of mid Dec '19, wine-searcher shows numerous sources from $28-$40].
November 30, 2019 - Full green apples w/beautiful aromatic nose. Nice mellow relaxed flavor w/crisp bright round finish. A nicely balanced wine that provides a lovely experience. Supple w/Brie & fruit appetizer & sauteed shrimp entree. A consistently expressive wine.
November 23, 2019 - NFN - floral, elegant, bright and long finish.
October 19, 2019 - Light golden yellow in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of apples, grapefruit & lemons/limes with overtones of floral notes of honeysuckle & minerals, stony & a slight hint of honey in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, zesty, ripe fruit flavors of green apples & citrus notes of grapefruits & lemons/limes with minerals, some butterscotch & a slight touch of vanilla. Lingering crisp finish. Drinks quite well at present & should develop further with additional aging.
October 6, 2019 - Seemingly more balanced, more minerally and less ripe than another bottle (from a separate source) drunk two months ago. More in line with expectations, that is, for a favorite Oregon chard.
September 19, 2019 - Was expecting more from this wine, was well balanced and good acidity, with plenty of round fruit, medium palate and a medium finish, it was just missing that wow and felt like a well made but generic Chardonnay.