Had these two w/ dinner last night:
1. Forlorn-Hope Picpoul HaugVnyd/NapaVlly (12.06%; 43 cs) Fairfield 2013: Med.dark gold color; lightly earthy/stony some floral/carnations/Picpoul/fairly spicy slight funky/reduced/mucilage rather interesting nose; quite tart/tangy/slight metallic some stony/earthy some floral/carnations/Picpoul slight mucilage/funkyinteresting bit strange flavor; med.long some earthy/stony lightly floral/Picpoul/carnations/spicy bit mucilage/funky/envelope adhesive glue strange inteesting not at all unpleasant finish; not the lip-stinger characteristic of Picpoul; a rather strange/interesting somewhat savory white; doesent resemble the TablasCreek Picpoul or any other that I've had.
2. Feudo Montoni Nero d'Avola DOC: Lagnusa/Sicilia (13.5%; Organic grapes; 35 yr old vines; Wilson Daniels/Napa) Feudo Montini/Fabio Sireci/Cammarata/Palmero 2019: Dark color; somewhat earthy/loamy rather grapey/plummy/blackberry/spicy light pencilly/oak bit Mourv-like somewhat rustic/coarse bit complex nose; lightly tart fairly earthy/loamy/rustic/bit mushroomy rather plummy/grapey/blackberry/ripe/boysenberry bit pencilly/oak flavor w/ modest coarse tannins; long rather earthy/loamy lightly tart some plummy/grapey/blackberry slight Pinotish bir complex finish w/ light rough tannins; a lightish rather earthy/loamy rather rustic/coarse Sicilian Nd'A; nat particularly attractive because of the coarse/rustic character.
$21.00 (PrimaIlC)
More spissletucca from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. Picpoul: This was a rather savory/interesting mature white; it was originally quite lean & eviscerated upon release but has put on considerable weight w/ age. Strange but not at all unpleasant.