2017 Stolpman Trousseau Combe Pet'Nat, USA, California, Santa Barbara, Ballard Canyon, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

Tasted at a "Natural Wine" tasting at a local wine store.  Pet'Nat is short for Pétillant-naturel (natural sparkling) and is also known as méthode ancestrale.  It is a way that sparkling wines were historically produced having the wine bottled before the primary fermentation is finished, and without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars.

2014 Domaine de la Borde Arbois Pupillin Trousseau Sous la Roche, France, Jura, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

This is from the Arbois region in the Jura Division of France (just to the west of Switzerland).  It is cool there and getting grapes ripe presents challenges.  This is definitely a love it or hate it wine.  Made from the Trousseau grape.  Light ruby in color, some Rose's are deeper in color.  The nose is bright rhubarb with some cranberries.  On the palate, this is tart rhubarb and slight cranberries.  It is light bodied and easy but has a concentrated depth at its core.  Would work well with a limited number of foods.  Definitely a wine to geek out and observe the subtleties.  This would