Day: August 1, 2013

  • Tantalus Riesling, 2012

    Sharply acidic and predominantly lemon with a nuanced candy floss teaser on the finish.  A most pleasant Okanagan Riesling and a lovely expression of the breadth of this varietal.  Yet more proof that “gentle” whites excel where the vineyards are awash in hefty reds.  In the heat of summer, with a salade nicoise or fish […]

  • M Chapoutier “Beaurevoir” Tavel Rosé, 2012

    Summer.  Fresh fruit, new vegetables, BBQ.  Flowers in bloom.  It feels so good and you’re in such a good mood that every year (every year) when the sales clerk sells you on a sensational bottle of rosé you take the bait.  And every year it’s the same old same old; whites and reds are better.  […]