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 | 2014 Carneros Chardonnay
More samples from my recent visit to Schug Winery in Sonoma, CA.
Wine: Schug Winery Carneros Chardonnay
Suggested Retail: $30
Vineyards: 60% Schug Estate 12% Wildcat Mountain; 10% Sangiacomo Tallgrass; 9% Leveroni, 8% Ricci, 1% Iund.
Appellations: 91% Carneros, 9% Sonoma Valley
Harvest Dates: September 4th- October 1, 2014
Sugar at Harvest: 24.2 degrees Brix average.
Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented.
Aging Cooperage: Aged sur-lie for eight (8) months in 21% new medium toast French Allier oak barrels.
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Robe: Pale straw robe.
Nose: Apple, citrus, mallow nose.
Palate: Butterscotch, citrus, vanilla bouche; light, bright body.
Suggested Pairings: A go-to wine that brightens any dinner party with its unbearable lightness of being.
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