Monthly Archives: October 2009

Verget Meursault 2006

Verget, Meursault 2006 In the nose you’ll find sweet oak, toasted nuts and butter.  In the mouth there is plenty of acidity, an expression of fresh lemons with complexity and a little thickness. Tasted again in July 2010, the wine … Continue reading

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Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Vaucoupin 2006

Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Premier Cru, Vaucoupin 2006 In the nose you’ll find a steely, flinty quality melded with apples baked in a pastry – yes a fresh apple tart. In the mouth the acidity is tempered by some viscosity with … Continue reading

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Esterlina Estate Pinot 2007

Esterlina, Anderson Valley, Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2007 The fruit is quite expressive in the nose – an explosion of red and black fruits with a smoky note for complexity. In the mouth the fruit shines again with plenty of … Continue reading

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Muscardini Rosato 2008

Muscardini Cellars, Sonoma Valley, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Rosato di Sangiovese 2008 This is a zippy rose, a clean expression of Sangiovese’s cherry character with refreshing acidity – very nice. The wine was fermented and aged in neurtal French oak for … Continue reading

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Vignerons de Tavel 2007

Les Vignerons de Tavel, Tavel, Prestige des Lauzeraies 2007 Sweet cherry fruit marks the nose and carries over on the palate. The mouth is broad and weighty, the acidity low, the fruit flavors are compelling and the body is big … Continue reading

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Chatom Sauvignon 2007

Chatom Vineyards, Calaveras County, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 In the nose this Sauvignon features flowers and green herbs while in the mouth it is soft and viscous. Grown, produced and bottled in Douglas Flat 14.8% $16  at the winery, a gift … Continue reading

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Coulee de Serrant 2004

Clos de la Coulee de Serrant, Savennieres-Coulee de Serrant 2004 The wine in this bottle is deeply golden, almost brown, the nose is very complex, the mouth is quite dense and the flavors go on for a long time. Yet … Continue reading

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Husch Renegade Sauvignon 2007

Husch, Mendocino, Renegade, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 This is a rounder style of Sauvignon with the enhancement of oak. The wine takes its name from the ‘renegade’ yeasts that are allowed to ply their craft without the help of their cultured … Continue reading

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Belo Tawny 1996

Belo, Napa Valley, Vintage Tawny Port, Tinta Isabella 1996 The nose is pruny and spirtitous with some volatility. The mouth shows lots of caramel and nuttiness, like crunching up some almonds, wrapping them in milk chocolate and basting them with … Continue reading

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Etude Pinot 2007

Etude, Carneros, Estate Grown, Pinot Noir 2007 This is sweet smelling Pinot with caramel and an almost jammy fruit character. The mouth is very concentrated with ripe tannins, punchy acidity and that sweet caramel on top of the black fruit … Continue reading

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