94 Points! The 2017 Hirsch Reserve brings together the finest barrels from the vintage to capture the most complete and powerful expression of the Hirsch Vineyard through selecting the very best and oldest vineyard blocks for this wine. Dark fruit complimented by savory, earthy aromatics. Classic Hirsch tannins provide backbone and gravitas.
This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavors, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its...
“... has a taut, focused nose with subtle hazelnut aromas that lend it a Meursault-like personality. The palate is crisp and saline on the entry with touches of orange peel and white peach and moderate depth, just tapering a little in terms of intensity toward the finish. Yet overall, this is a fine Maranges Blanc that actually improves in the...
Notes of green apple, lime, oyster shell and iodine introduce Piuze's 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux, a medium to full-bodied, ample and attractively layered wine that's concentrated, cool and controlled, with tangy acids and a saline finish. This cuvée derives from a parcel of 75-year-old vines in clay-rich soils that have weathered the warm vintage conditions very well. Credit -...
Leonard Kreusch started exporting their wines to the US after the repeal of prohibition in 1933 and through their US import company, they still import their wines produced from the Rhine Valley and Mosel in Germany. This historical bottle would make a fun gift!
The first wines were made under the SIMI name in 1876 in Healdsburg, Alexander Valley, California. Interesting historical bottle of Rose made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the 1977 vintage
Produced in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, this Viognier received added depth and richness from the intense heat waves that struck the region in September 2008. These conditions increased the wine’s acid level, which perfectly complements its rich, ripe flavors. Aromas of wildflowers and acacia greet the nose, while the palate is treated to a taste of succulent apricot and honeydew.
2008 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, a grand cru site for sure given the number of top wines (made by different producers) that have emerged. Elegant white peach, honeysuckle, orange marmalade and white currant aromas intermixed with earthy undertones are followed by a crisp, medium to full-bodied, impressively ripe white wine. Robert Parker
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck! "From blocks in the Durrell vineyard (the parcel is rolled river rocks soils), the 2015 Chardonnay Stone Côte Vineyard offers a medium gold color as well as a sensational bouquet of ripe, caramelized citrus, crushed rocks, tangerine, and marine/seashell-like aromas and flavors. Aged 16 months in 37% new French oak, it's deep, rich, and thrillingly textured,...