Had these two w/ Susan this last weekend:
1. Gross&Gross Jakobi SauvBlanc DAC: Sudsteiemark (12.0%; SchatziWines/Milan/NY) Bruder Gross/Ehrenhausen 2019: Loud pop when cap unscrewed; light yellow color; lovely floral/melony/SB/gardenias quite aromatic some chalky/mineral wonderfully aromatic almost muscatty nose; lightly tart/tangy very strong melony/floral/SB/gardenias almost muscatty some mineral/chalky/stony fairly rich/lush bit complex beautiful flavor; very long/lingering lightly tart/tangy/bit steely very strong melony/floral/gardenias some stony/mineral finish; a beautifully aromatic SB more so than most Calif Sauv Musque and almost muscatty in character. $23.00 (AV)
2. Casa Belfi Rosso Veneto (13%; Raboso/CabSauvg/CabFranc; Aged in terracotta amphoras; CriticalMassSlctns/T.ElentenyImprts) Maurizio Donati/SanPolo di Piave/Vini/Armani/Ala/Veneto NV (2018): ed.color; some plummy/blackcurranty/Cab bit herbal/earthy slightly funky/natty/bretty somewhat interesting nose; rather tart/tangy/lean/hard some herbal/Cab/blackcurranty fairly earthy/loamy bit natty/bretty/funky rather rough/rustic flavor w/ light rough tannins; long some tart/rather tangy/bit metallic some earthy/funky/natty/unclean slight herbal/Cab/blackcurranty finish w/ light coarse tannins; a rather rough/coarse/rustic red a bit on the natty side. $25.00 (AV)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. I'm finding some of my most favorite SB's are from the Sudsteiemark. Just wish there were more of them available in this country.
2. Raboso, or RabosoPiave, is a grape native to the Eastern Veneto. It produces fiercely tannic red wines and has plunged to only about 2% of the grapes grown in the Veneto. Donati is one of the natural wine producers in the area and the wine reflects that w/ a somewhat natty character. Raboso is clearly not a grape worth planting all up&down the Coast of Calif. Or maybe it is?
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