Daily Archives: November 7, 2008

deLorimier Lace 2004

deLorimier, Alexander Valley, Estate Bottled, Late Harvest, Lace 2004 The nose combines bananas, caramel and minerality. The mouth is viscous without being cloying showcasing the tropical fruit in a rich way, as if dazzled with honey. The botrytised grapes behind … Continue reading

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Cote de Beaune

Joseph Drouhin, Volnay 2005 The nose is dominated by brambles, stemminess and leaves. The fruit picks up in the mouth with ample acidity. There are ripe tannins which contribute firmness while being fairly supple by Burgundy standards. Mis by Drouhin, … Continue reading

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Foley Pinot Noirs 2006

Lincourt, Santa Barbara County, Pinot Noir 2006 There’s cooked fruit, cherries and plums that you might warm through for topping your ice cream. The palate shows the follow-on in the mouth in a supple format. This wine is a compilation … Continue reading

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Deux Montille Montagny Les Coeres 2005

Deux Montille, Montagny Premier Cru, “Les Coeres” 2005 The nose displays a perfect mix of Burgundy’s minerality balanced by fruit, in this case a sense of citrus. The wine is full-on concentration with lots of acidity and some silky butteriness … Continue reading

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A. et P. de Villaine Bouzeron 2006

Domaine A. et P. de Villaine, Bouzeron 2006 Unfortunately this wine is showing quite a bit of VA in the form of nail polish. When I uncorked this bottle, it did appear that the seal was not complete so this … Continue reading

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