Decedent, Extravagant, well worth the wait. Family friends are visiting from Japan, and It was prime time to open this 2010 Gewurtztraminer Domaine Zind Humbrecht to pair with some spicy curry. Mushy mango in a jasmine bush. Smoked oolong absolutely in the finish. Unreal.
The weather is gorgeous this evening, which makes sparkling Chenin just what the doctor ordered. Very generous bubbles in the glass, a wonderful straw color, with fruity and floral nose, you get that jolt of citric acidity upfront but the wine quickly softens, with pear and guava notes filtering in followed by a mineral backbone and a clean, dry finish. Effortless, really, and part of a #chenincheninchenin movement that seems to be growing on the west coast.
Yep it's time for #MorgonMonday
For me Jean Foillard is the undoubted top Beaujolais producer. I completely agree with @thewinestache that his top cuvee the 3.14 is easily one of the best Gamay around. Made from very old vines (100 years olds) from the Cote du Py, this was pure and complex with an alluring bright red fruits aroma that glued my nose to the rim.
______________________________________________________ #JeanFollairs | "3.14" #Morgon | 2013 | | #Beaujoulais | #Gamay | #Zalto
Troy- it’s a beautiful sunny Monday. Stop in after work and grab a bottle of this fun and funky Spanish red blend from @partidacreus before it’s gone! Pairs well with good moods, popcorn, and street tacos. We’re here till 8
Love when #apero@cafestella let’s me hang out with my favorite winemakers and their families. This week Théo and Natalie from @domainemilan poured their latest cuvées from Provence. They’re pretty much all instant classics and I am still so in love with their sparkling rosé. Drank it all last summer. #naturalwine#henrimilan#provence
this is the only photo i took at Brumaire but it was one of my favorite new-to-me wines. 2016 “Cayenne” from fleurie, beaujolais, all of Julie Balagny’s wines i tasted were elegant and pure expressions of gamay.
Pour out your nasty green beer and grab this Pet-Nat! Smells like spring rain on a gravel road, winding to a field of wild freesia. Tastes like a fresh lemon poppyseed muffin that instantly warms your insides. The mousse on this Pet-Nat is so fluffy and luxurious, you’re going to want to bathe in it. Probably best if you just drink it on your porch, while watching a springtime shower. Love what you’re doing @stolpmanvineyards ! #petnat#nattywine#trousseau#feelinglucky