They say luxury whispers. If Steve Edmunds doesn’t exactly whisper, there’s an audible pause whilst he things about what he wants to say and then quietly sets though a thoughtful response to the question.
Gamay Rose 2017 from Edmunds St John. The best rose in the US no less according to Eric Asimov. What’s that? – you could buy a decrepit bottle of SQN 1996 rose for 30,000 $?
His rose whispers quality but doesn’t shout it – Produced from Barsotti Ranch and Witters Vineyard, both in excess of 3,000 feet above sea level, it has a lot of savoury complexity. It shows best the day after opening it – which makes me think 2 years or so after vintage would be the perfect time to drink it.
It lengthens, it broadens. Like a genie freed from the lantern. It grants you three wishes. Anything you want as long as it involves getting joyously merry.