The Hedonistic Taster | № 11
by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML
“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer
Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines.
The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer.
The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format.
Schug Winery | 2013 Lake County Riesling Late Harvest
Wine: Schug Winery Lake County Riesling Late Harvest
Suggested Retail: $30
Appellation: Lake County (Clear Water Ranch).
Harvest Date: November 13, 2013
Sugar at Harvest: 30.5 degrees Brix average.
Fermentation: Cold fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Aging/Cooperage: Two (2) months in neutral French oak puncheon.
Residual Sugar: 13.4%
Production: 185 cases.
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Robe: Golden honey-amber robe.
Nose: Stone fruit, a drew-drop of honeysuckle, Bosc pear backnote.
Palate: Not your grandma’s dessert wine. A glorious, uncloying nectar of the gods. Medium bodied; roils effortlessly across the tongue sans treacle.
Suggested Pairings: A stunning accompaniment to subtle end-of-meal affairs, especially those featuring honey, almond, peach or nectarine, or consider alongside a beautiful Roquefort, fig compote, and some molasses and spelt grain crackers.
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