Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004. the lightest, most refined Comtes I’ve ever drunk, as delicate as Venetian lace, blushed with the barest hint of yeastiness and quite exquisite.
Warren Winiarski’s gentle “water wine” Cab, the single vineyard FAY 2003 was superb last night with NYC’s Tessa herb-crusted roast chicken. But how long will the wonderful, structured wines of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, true icons of Napa winemaking, continue? Are the the new owners taking these exceptional wines commercial?
Benefizio, Castello di Pomino, Pomino Bianco Riserva 2012, Frescobaldi Golden color and infused with deeply complex interlacing ribbons of minerality, not a cocktail wine, but bring on the roast pork, or chicken in a mushroom cream sauce. Ah, of course! I’ve just checked the small print on the back label, and it’s Chardonnay! Not Burgundy, […]
Trimbach Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre 2008, $46, bone dry, RS of just 1.8, half that of most California Chardonnays, but so packed with luscious tropical fruit it tasted like more. Absolutely à point now – how many dry white wines can last 8 years? – it was just beginning to acquire hints of funkiness […]