Tried these two from my stash ystrday w/ Blair:
- Chester’sAnvil Chard SonomaCoast (14.3%; www.LagierMeredith.com) C&B by PottWine/Napa 2010: Med.gold color; very fragrant slight nutty/toasty/oak strong melony/Chard/bit herbal/thyme/new mown grass somewhat honeyed/graham crackers rather complex perfumey nose; lightly tart rather rich/lush strong nutty/toasty/oak/caramel very strong melony/Chard/honeyed/graham cracker bit herbal/thyme complex flavor; very long/lingering strong melony/Chard/nutty/honeyed/graham cracker some caramel/nutty/toasty/oak quite exotic/complex rather rich/lush/tart finish that goes on&on; quite an exotic fully-mature nutty/graham cracker Chard that should go on a few more yrs; a lovely exotic expression of Chard like none others I recall.
- Chester’sAnvil GretnaGreen NapaVlly (14.2%; Roussanne/Marsanne/Viognier) PottWines/Napa 2010: Med.gold/burnished bronze color; strong honeysuckle/Rouss/honeyed some nutty/toasted hazelnuts some toasty/oak bit old CdPBlanc fairly complex nose; soft quite rich/lush light toasty/pencilly/oak rather honeyed/honeysuckle/Rouss some nutty/toasted hazelnuts some complex flavor; very long/lingering some nutty soft/rich/lush strong honeyed/Rouss bit floral/apple blossom slight herbal lovely complex finish; a lovely fully-mature Rouss showing no overt signs of oxidation but not likely to get better; some like an older CdPRouss w/o the stony/mineral character.
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- Chester’sAnvil is the joint venture between Steve/Carole and Aaron Pott. Named after the beautiful anvil that ChesterBrandlin gave Steve after he helped Chester disk his vnyd. Steve polished it all up and it is, indeed, for those who have seen it, a thing of beauty. Probably dating back to the mid-1800’s. Steve hopes to borrow a 10 kT nuke from me and enter an anvil launching (which see on Google) competition. Sure to set a world record.