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WTN: Which came first, the abstract or the...

by Patchen Markell » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:23 pm

Dirty & Rowdy 2014 Yountville Semillon, Skin and Concrete Egg Fermented. This doesn't show as much skin-contact influence as I'd expected: light straw color, nice fresh aromatics. But as it warms up in the glass, I find that I like it less and less: there's a less-than-pleasant vegetality and a light burnt-spice note that comes out with time, and the balance goes a little haywire too, with a lot of weight shifting to the back end of the wine. Might have been the bottle, might have been my mood, but on the basis of one sample of each, I far prefer the "good ol' direct-to-press" version.
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Re: WTN: Which came first, the abstract or the...

by Bill Buitenhuys » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:28 pm

I'm with you on this one. I liked the freshness of the regular semillon compared to the confusion I found in this one.
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Re: WTN: Which came first, the abstract or the...

by Patchen Markell » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:20 am

"Confusion" is the perfect word.
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Re: WTN: Which came first, the abstract or the...

by David M. Bueker » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:05 pm

Patchen Markell wrote:"Confusion" is the perfect word.


Almost sounds like an epitaph.
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