Pinot Noir-based cavas are touchy; sometimes they take on a rough, peppery personality that some might find offputting. This wine does that, but only to an extent. The nose pushes peach pit and campfire aromas, while the palate features dry fruits like papaya and melon, but with cinnamon and pepper shadings. Good mouthfeel and well made, but the flavors and aromas…
Neutral but clean, with a hint of green apple on the nose. The palate is zesty and pops, and the wine’s citrus and tangerine flavors are solid, snappy and just the slightest bit briney. Tasty and gets the job done at under $10.
Leesy and toasty smelling, but pinched and cidery in the mouth. Standard at best, with apple and nectarine flavors in front of a somewhat foxy, strained finish. Good but a bit funky and cidery.
Smooth and crisp, with aromas of apple and white pepper offsetting sweeter butterscotch and caramel notes. Feels right on the palate, and tastes good. The zesty spiced-apple flavor is just what the doctor ordered. A lasting finish seals the deal.