Daily Archives: November 14, 2008

Jean Tardy Bourgogne Passetoutgrain VV 2006

Domaine Jean Tardy & Fils, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Vieilles Vignes 2006 The nose features lively black fruit, black licorice and a little volatility. The mouth is quite fruity, with a fresh juicy character, vitamin C like sharp acidity and a little … Continue reading

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Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2005

Kendall-Jackson, Santa Barbara 63% and Monterey County 37%, Grand Reserve, Pinot Noir 2005 There’s sweet, candied fruit smells and a supple, fruity palate graced by the sweetness of oak. The grapes are all Pinot Noir. The wine was aged in … Continue reading

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Savannah-Chanelle Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2000

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2000 This winery just won sweepstakes red at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for one of its 2005 single vineyard bottlings from the Sonoma Coast. This regional bottling takes us back in … Continue reading

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Anne Gros Bourgogne Chardonnay 2001

Domaine Anne Gros, Bourgogne, Chardonnay 2001 The last time I poured this it wasn’t a big hit but it really showed nicely. Today it’s pushing a little further over the hill with more nuttiness and volatility that will put off … Continue reading

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Bart Marsannay Rose 2007

Domaine Bart, Marsannay, Rose 2007 The nose combines strawberries and minerality. The red fruits carry through in the mouth with a creamy texture and acidity for freshness. This is a nice example of the appellation and a fair price as … Continue reading

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Goisot Saint-Bris 2007

Domaine Ghislaine et Jean-Hugues Goisot, Saint-Bris 2007 Of course all of the wines in this northern outpost of Burgundy do not go by the name of Chablis. We had an opportunity to visit the cellar in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux during our visit … Continue reading

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