Bill the Wine Guy | WSET Level 3 📚 | Oregon 🏔 Burgundy 🇫🇷 American 🇺🇸 Wine Expert | Accidental Orange 🍊 Farmer & Orangecello Maker | Occasional Globetrotter
"TOP SECRET 🚀 Tasting notes: Pale strawberry color. Medium [-] intensity aromas of rose petals, blossom and strawberry with youthful characteristics. Medium acidity and dry on the palate with medium intensity flavors of same with traces of apricot and white peaches, medium alcohol (13.9 ABV), medium body on a prolonged finish. Very good wine. Drink now, as with most rosé wines you want to enjoy this pool or lake side. A rosé for red wine drinkers. Full video review on IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/tv/COoL-DynrzH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link"
"PET NAT!! If you aren’t familiar with Pétillant Naturel wines - Pet Nat for short - it’s what the cool kids are drinking now. Before you commit the wine to final fermentation or riddling you capture the wine with enough CO2 inside to create natural carbonation during the final fermentation. Jason does a great job with this and his still rosé is also worth a visit - some lees and American oak builds structure during fermentation. You can serve this Pet Nat as a traditional sparkling wine in a flute, I’m tasting today in a claret glass to capture all of the flavors and aromas for you. … Review: pale strawberry color, medium intensity aromas of raspberry, strawberry, blossom, pastry crust, with hints of white peach and nectarine with developing characteristics. Medium [+] acidity and Demi sec dryness on the palate with creamy mousse and medium [+] intensity flavors of same with light tannins medium alcohol and a bit of white pepper notes on the lingering finish. Very good wine, drink now - in a large glass to grab all the flavors. … Full video review here 👉🏼 https://youtu.be/SL_CTUudoWw"
"This is a traditional white Bordeaux blend you would find in #Napa with a twist in deference to Steve and Jill and their heritage to the #Friulu region of northern Italy. 50% Sauvignon Blanc 25% Ribolla Gialla 23% Semillon 2% Tocai Friulano (deep apologies for my horrible Italian!) Clear lemon color appearance. Medium [+] intensity aromas of crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon peel, wet stone minerality and stone fruit nectarine with youthful characteristics. Dry and medium acidity on the palate with medium [+] intensity flavors of same with traces of graphite and blossom, full body, medium alcohol (12.5 ABV) and long finish. Very good wine which you might try to hold for a few years like a white Bordeaux but don’t. Enjoy this now and through 2022 with summer fare, seafood and risotto. Link to full IGTV review: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPrgVsGHYQA/?utm_medium=copy_link"
"While you might associate Napa Chardonnay with big oak and vanilla, Jill and Steve kept the malolactic fermentation to 2/5 of content with only native yeast. The result is a crisp refreshing mouthfeel reminiscent of Chablis style wines. Clear lemon color appearance. Medium [+] intensity aromas of crisp citrus notes of stone fruit nectarine and peach, orange blossom, grass and honey with youthful characteristics. Dry and medium [+] acidity on the palate with medium [+] intensity flavors of same with traces of wet stone minerality, full body, medium alcohol (12.0 ABV) and long finish. Very good wine, has potential for further aging. Link to full IGTV review: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CQEGfKdn17s/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "
"2018 Tethered Red Wine Rhône blend 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache sourced from Santa Maria. Lots of red fruit, white pepper and herbaceous notes on the nose with medium [+] intensity airy aromas with developing characteristics and medium ruby color. Medium [+] acidity and dry on the palate with medium intensity flavors of same with citrus and nectarine traces on the finish with medium tannins and high alcohol (14.6 ABV) with a lingering finish. Good food friendly wine. Can drink now, has potential for further aging. Full video review here: https://youtu.be/iwDA901VfAk "
"TOP 🚀 SECRET Excited to try this vintage once again sourced from Edna Valley AVA in San Luis Obispo County. My notes: Medium ruby color. Medium intensity aromas of raspberry, red currant, pastry and pie crust with traces of allspice with developing characteristics. Compared to the 2018 vintage this 2019 vintage is more fruit-forward and lower alcohol (13.6 ABV) with still the balanced medium acidity and dry palate, medium intensity aromas of same with additional tobacco leaf traces, medium tannins, and great structure and body with a long finish. Outstanding wine, can drink now has potential for further aging. Check out my video review on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/LxZuaHUwLXE"
"Bright ruby color. Crisp medium intensity aromas of red cherry, red currant and plum with hints of white pepper on the nose with developing characteristics. Dry on the palate with medium [-] intensity flavors of same with additional traces of clove and allspice, medium [-] tannins and medium alcohol (14.3 ABV) with a medium finish. Very good wine. A classic boat and picnic 🧺 wine for sure. Can drink now, has some potential for further aging (drink by 2025). Full video review: 2018 Drum 🥁 Roll Pinot Noir Renoir Willamette Valley - YouTube"