I seem to have had a lot of bottle variation with this one. Or, given that this is usually the last bottle of the night, maybe it is palate variation. In any event, this wine is always good to great and this bottle was in the middle. Deep golden/orange in color. The nose has honey and apricots. On the palate, this is sweet but nowhere near cloying. Enough acidity. The honey notes come thru and pick up peaches. Nice finish to the wine and to the evening!
Yquem might be the single greatest wine in the world. Yes, those are bold words, but it is arguably true. This bottle was wonderful indeed. Paired with Mango roses in a Rose water and honey sauce, it was sublime. Light golden in color, this wine is still quite young. The nose is amazing with slight apricot, lots of honey and orange peel. Viscous and sweet, not cloying. The orange peel and honey carry thru. The thing about Yquem is the finish. It goes on forever and ever. Very nice acidity in 2011. This bottle will continue to age and mature for fifty years and no doubt at some po
This bottle was bought on release back when it was affordable. My last bottle, and it was served at dinner with friends along with an eggplant and tomato soup. A very good pairing. The wine itself is very interesting. Plenty of depth and complexity but showing quite youthfully. Medium golden in color. The nose has apricots, slight vanilla, slight marzipan and a hint of tropical fruit. On the palate, full bodied. Ever so slightly oily texture. Delicious vanilla, peach, and waxy notes. Complex and layered, it unwinds nicely in a glass. Great balance. Long finish. Everything I cou
Urban Vintner is an Ohio winery making wine in Ohio from purchased grapes around the globe. Muddy Paws is their value line with $1 from every bottle going to the local animal rescue. The grapes for this wine are from Washington state. Light silvery green/gold in color. The nose has some peach and a bit of citrus. On the palate, this is slightly sweet with peach notes. There is also a bit of a minty quality on the finish. Not a lot of depth in this wine, but easy sweet wine. Those looking for this type of wine will probably like it more than I. Mostly a cocktail wine or with a nice
Tasted from a 375ml bottle. Light golden in color. The nose is nice with pineapples, honey and bit of peach. Also some vanilla. On the palate, this is viscous and rich. Not cloying but a little goes a long way. Good acidity that cuts through the sweetness. The pineapple carries thru. Nice finish. Probably best on its own or with some cheeses at the end of a meal. This should last for a couple of decades.
2001 was such a great vintage and the wines from Sauternes or Barsac are in a gorgeous place right now. Golden orange in color. The nose is beautiful with honey and apricots. Slightly sweet on the palate. Oranges and apricots with honey. Viscous with a nice backbone of acidity. Long finish. This is complex and layered and demands ones attention. The first sip tastes good, then evolves on the palate and just does not let go. Works great with blue cheese or a savory dessert.
Silvery green/gold in color. The nose has minerals and wax with slight tropical fruit. On the palate, this is soft with low acidity but still quite refreshing. The Semillon seems to dominate at this point. Blind, it drinks like a ripe white Bordeaux. Peaches and minerals with some waxiness. Should work with a lot of foods. It will be interesting to see how this improves, if at all, with some age.
What a delicious wine. Golden in color. The nose has honey, quince and slight apricot. On the palate, this is viscous. Sweet but not overtly. Good acidity. Honey and slightly bitter apricot notes make it easy to drink a second glass. Long finish. Easily has a couple of decades left. Just delicious.
2016 Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc L'Apres-Midi, USA, California, Sonoma, Knights Valley, Wine Review
Silvery green in color. Very nice nose with chalk, minerals, tarragon and slight lemon notes. Decidedly more mineral driven than fruit. On the palate, the lemon comes out a bit more along with a bit of peach. Plenty of minerals as well. A very nice oily texture. Great balance and acidity. Long finish. This is a energetic and persistent wine that is lean and goes great with food. It has depth and complexity as well and probably be drinking just fine in ten years, but the energy will be gone, so it is best enjoyed in the next few.
80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon. Silvery gold in color. The nose is nice with slight tropical fruit. Also some pears. On the palate, this is nice. Round. Not a lot of acidity. Tasty though and easy to drink. Drink it cold and it will be refreshing. Food friendly. This is under $20 and a pretty good value. Drink over the next few years to enjoy its freshness.