VS All Star Brian dropped in on the Lightning Closet last Tuesday, mainly to pitch a crazy deal, but had 4 wines to taste in rapid-fire fashion:
Julien Barraud Macon-Chaintre Le Pierres Polies 2009. Grade=Outstanding. Loads of green apple, Bartlett pear and clean mineral notes abound in this light-bodied, crisp Chardonnay.
Summers Chardonnay La Nude Monterey County 2008. Grade=Outstanding. 100% tank-fermented Chardonnay, showing off apple pie, lemon chiffon and crème brulee notes. Very nice.
Domaine Rochette Beaujolais-Villages 2009. Grade=Outstanding. Tart, bright cherry fruit, cinnamon, red tea leaves, and slight pomegranate underpinnings.
Kung Fu Girl Riesling Washington State 2010. Grade=Outstanding. I’ve had this before and once again, it impresses me as one of Washington State’s best Rieslings.