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August 17, 2016

Result of a Crush, 2011

Result of a Crush, 2011

Forceful, forward, maybe a bit predictable.  But pure in intent.  The fruit and oak seem at loggerheads while a funky spiciness, Chinese five spice ambiance, hits the tongue on the finish.  A nice piquant bite to close.  Enormous drinkability.  In the spirit of holding Walla Walla to a very high standard, I would say great but not stellar.  If, however, this was a BC red, it would be sold out with a waiting list.

 

Price: $17 USD in Seattle.

 

Market Liquidity: Smooth, not suave.

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August 17, 2016

Domaine du Bouchot, Pascale Kerbiquet Pouilly Fume 2014

Domaine du Bouchot, Pascale Kerbiquet Pouilly Fume 2014

Refined summer sipper, elegant dinner aperitif.  What did Hugh Johnson say about PF?  Something like “consistently disappointing.”  I guess, however, it depends on your view.  There is kumquat, orange rind, grapefruit pith, so the bouquet and finish combine from sour to stinging.  But the gobs of unctuous citris provide a long, round finish with a nutty, fresh cut grass flourish.  This certainly isn’t NZ Sauv Blanc.  No, it’s a gift from France.  Wrap it up and serve it with vichyssoise.

 

Price: $17 USD in Seattle.

 

Market Liquidity: It’s the proverbial smiley emoticon.  With a beret of course.