Daily Archives: September 15, 2009

St. James Late Harvest Vignoles 2005

St. James Winery, Ozark Mountain, Late Harvest, Vignoles 2005 The smell reminds me of pumpkin pie with its brown spices showing and maybe graced with a few slices of orange. The mouth is full of the flavor of caramel. The … Continue reading

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Chateau Grillon 2002

Chateau Grillon, Sauternes 2002 In the nose there are dried apricots, hay and a bit of nuttiness. In the mouth the wine is moderately sweet, with moderate viscosity and a nice thread of balancing acidity. This was probably on the … Continue reading

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Long-Depaquit Vaucopins 2005

Domaine Long-Depaquit, Chablis Premier Cru, Les Vaucopins 2005 It’s butter through and through with this wine, from the first whiff to the lingering aftertaste. Mis par Albert Bichot a Chablis. 13%$26.49 at Bottle Barn Bichot

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Cline White Rhone 2007

Cline, Carneros, 85% Marsanne 15% Roussanne 2007 The stone fruits come through in the nose with a dusting of minerality. In the mouth the acidity shines against the backdrop of stones, making this a leaner, almost Old World approach; there’s … Continue reading

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Triennes Viognier 2007

Domaine de Triennes, Vin de Pays du Var, Sainte Fleur, Viognier 2007 This wine sings the Viognier song as if from the New World. The nose features fresh flowers and fruits and quite a perfume. In the mouth this freshness … Continue reading

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Mayo Pinot Gris 2007

Mayo Family Winery, Sonoma Coast, Balletto Vineyards, Unwooded, Courtney’s Cuvee, Pinot Gris 2007 Unfortunately this wine is corked masking the potential of the wine in the bottle.  The wine was fermented and aged in stainless. Winemaker Michel Berthoud. P&B in … Continue reading

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