A perfect balance of fruit, depth and fresh acidity. The favors of juicy bright peach compliment the slightly spicy finish. A versatile wine that is perfect both for an afternoon cocktail hour as well as a great wine for a dinner party. Word credit: Skurnik Wines
“... 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...
"A classic DuMOL coastal Russian River wine, it maintains an impeccable balance between fruit-filled Californian style and a vibrant, focused European approach - an interplay of richness and freshness, texture and acidity. From one of the greatest vintages in modern Californian history, the wine possesses inherent concentration, depth and definition - focused, driven, mineral-laden and pithy with a level of...
"Bittersweet, smoky herbal and nutty notes, along with an ore-like sense of deep mineral earthiness, serve as ideal foils for generously juicy ripe white peach and bright Meyer lemon. The feel is full and firm, and the finish is superbly multileveled, but with a strong emphasis on darkly earthy and minerally low-tones whose resonance sets the tongue and tonsils quivering....
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.
A wonderful kaleidoscope of yellow fruit, crushed stone, honeysuckle, ant nectarine. The palate is extremely well-balanced with complex flavors of quince and white peach, backed by a strong foundation of pristine minerality. This wine is poised and spellbinding Credit - Skurnik Wines
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 -...
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...
Vibrant and energetic, this Puligny shows its class with clear minerality and terroir expression. The precise palate is beautifully balanced, with a fine thread of acidity framing the pure flavors of lime zest, green apple, wet limestone and a touch of sea salt. Exceptional. Credit - Skurnik Wines
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
92+ Points! The 2017 Chardonnay Summum opens with touches of gunflint and candle smoke, very slowly giving up Red Delicious apple peel, crushed almonds, saline and stone with notes of honey, white blossom and a savory undercurrent. The palate is light to medium-bodied, precise and minerally, framed by tangy acidity and finishing with tons of energy.. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese is perfectly clear and fresh but still intense and concentrated on the spicy and complex nose. Lush and piquant on the palate, this is a fresh, stunningly pure and playful Brücke that is singing and dancing on the knife's edge. Fabulous in its purity, tension and finesse. Nevertheless, there is the ripeness you can...
A delightful, very subtle bouquet with hints of shaved almond, lime flower and honeysuckle. The palate is complex from the beginning with dried quince, hazelnut and smoke aromas, a fine bead of acidity with a hint of shaved lemongrass. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
High-toned scents of flowers and green herbs – wisteria, mint and pennyroyal prominent among them – practically poke you in the nose. A veritable wave of seawater on the polished palate serves for saliva-inducement, mint exercises a cooling influence, and cress, sage, black pepper and stone supply incisive, palate-staining, invigorating counterpoint. The long finish offers vibrant, juicy, mouthwatering interaction of...