The WA tasting notes are right on, with plenty of pear and apple and excellent minerality and acidity. Just beautiful! I can't imagine how a person who can only afford 1-2 cases of this could possibly cellar any of it for a decade or more. It is so good, I'd need 50 cases plus 50 cases each of Bonhomme, Babcock, Dierberg Star Lane, Ojai, and Brewer Clifton in order for any of this to survive a decade in my cellar, and then only a little would likely survive that long. This is just about too good to be true! It is addictive!
The finest red and white wines of Burgundy set the standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At their best, Burgundy wines are the world's most aromatically complex, silky, and seductive wines, thanks to their ineffable combination of fruits, flowers, minerals, and earth, and their ability to project flavor authority without excess weight. But first-rate Burgundies are produced in limited quantities. Burgundy is a minefield for the... Read More »
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