13%. Gamay. Cork. Approx $A65.
A super wine. Slinky, sexual, evocative. Lush with juniper berry and game. Absolutely captivating nose, beauty in motion. . . Svelte, coiled and viper like in them mouth. . . a shape shifter, lean and finely muscled. Complete. A+
Cold noodles, hot-and-sour tofu, chicken curry: The warm days ahead should be packed with simple dinners.
Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently.
This week's wines included a number of gems, including a nice pair of French Colombards from the grape's leading proponent in California Yannick Rousseau. He offers two bottlings, one fermented in steel, the other fermented in wood, and both are interesting and worth checking out.
Napa's best Riesling was also on offer this week, in the form of the annual bottling from Smith-Madrone on Spring Mountain. This vintage is particularly charming.
I opened a clever bottle of Beaujolais this week, produced collectively by the village of Moulin-a-Vent as a way of demonstrating what their particular patch of Beaujolais tastes like. It's a nice bit of marketing, and one that some other regions of the ...
PESSAC, FRANCE: A worker unloads another load of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on harvest day at Château Haut-Brion in Bordeaux. The estate dates back to the year 1525, with the main chateau building begun in 1549. Haut-Brion is unusual among the list of Bordeaux's First Growths as it is the only property in the Pessac-Léognan region of the area known as Graves.
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