Few places have an impact on Sonja and I the way the Volker Eisele Family Estate did. Peaceful and serene, beautiful and teeming with lush green flora, wildlife, and the sounds of a babbling creek, the setting, surrounded by vineyard-covered mountainsides, couldn’t be more idyllic.
We purchased the 2013 Gemini, a blend of white Bordeaux varietals, while we were there last month. This bottle of 2012 we found on sale in a local wine store. The Semillon and the Sauvignon Blanc are blended gracefully into a truly fascinating wine. The color is golden in hue, with a nose of key lime, dry straw, and eucalyptus. The mouthfeel is round and strikingly so, with mineral notes playing in tart lemon rind, underripe white fruits, and green grasses. A lingering, slightly acidic finish completes a wine experience that I can truly say was the first of it’s kind for me.
The 2012 is now four years in the bottle, and if you’re sitting on one I may not sit much longer. That said, if you can find it in your local bargain bin as we did, it’s a great find. 90 points on my scale, and recommended.
To read our review of the incredible Volker Eisele Family Estate, use the link below: https://itheewine.com/2016/04/15/volker-eisele-family-estate-review/