Friday, August 31, 2007

More from the Last Two Weeks

Domaine Girard Sancerre La Garenne 2006
This is definitely Sancerre. Nice pretty floral, spicy grass, citrus aromas with a very clean pure palate of apple, citrus, and melon flavors. This is very soft and non-aggressive for a Sancerre. Polite and correct. Serve as an aperitif or with hors d’hoeuvres. 88 Points

Cascina degli Ulivi Gavi 2006
(Biodynamic estate since 1985; grown on red limestone and clay soils) This is a unique one! Say what you will, but this wine is certainly not boring. Odd aromas of baby diapers, watermelon, star anise, and exotic spices. It is a little cleaner on the palate with pleasant lime citrus, apple cider and yeast notes. This reminds me of a flat Gueze. Very much like an unfruited Lambic. Serve with an open mind. 88 Points

Artazuri Garnacha Navarra 2006
I almost always go gaga for this wine. The 2004 might have been a bit too floral, but other than that—delicious. The 2006 is super duper fresh and fruity with aromas of strawberry, cherry fruit and a touch of licorice and spice. On the palate it is ripe, fruity and soft with explosive berry and cherry notes. Delicious, pure fruit! Yummy! 89 Points

Wyatt Pinot Noir 2006
Douglass Polaner knows something about wine. He has fashioned a very varietally correct Pinot Noir from purchased fruit in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Central Coast. Bright strawberry, cherry, medicinal herb, leather, and spice aromas with a good weight and concentration on the palate, buoyant acidity and a nice, zesty mineral pop. 88 Points

1 comment:

Charles Foster Kane said...

When you say baby diapers, do you mean clean or soiled?