Daily Archives: May 13, 2009

Montille Corton 2005

Domaine de Montille, Corton, Clos du Roi, Grand Cru 2005 The nose is a bit closed yet but you can see the concentration in the mouth. There’s plenty of structure and a core of red fruit and an underlying note … Continue reading

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Handley Pinot 2006

Handley, Anderson Valley, Pinot Noir 2006 This year the AV Pinot is a little warmer than in the past, with veery ripe berries showing through in the mouth. Winemaker Milla Handley. P&B in Philo 14.5% $23.99 at Bottle Barn Handley

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Deux Montille Babilleres 2006

Deux Montille, Chambolle-Musigny, “Les Babilleres” 2006 This is a very refined Burgundy, showing the charm associated with the appellation and the skillful winemaking of Alix. The acidity is a hallmark, encasing the cherry fruit along with an elegant mouthfeel. Tasted … Continue reading

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Fleury Pinot 2007

Fleury Estate Winery, Napa Valley, Carneros, Pinot Noir 2007 The smell is sweet, as of cherries and cream. In the mouth,the taste is reminiscent of cherry pie, with some brown spices and the texture is silky perfection. We tasted this … Continue reading

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Siduri Pisoni Pinot 2007

Siduri, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pisoni Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2007 The smell combines berries and the forest floor. In the mouth, the fruit is almost a bit liqueur-like, very ripe and a little warm. P&B in Santa Rosa 14.1% $47.99 at … Continue reading

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Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spat 2007

Dr. Loosen, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Wehlener, Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Spatlese 2007 This wine is a beautiful balance of the sweet and the tart, like those candies I loved as a child. QmP, Erzeugerabfullung in Bernkastel 8.0% $25.69 at time of this original post … Continue reading

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Charles Audoin Marsannay 2005

Domaine Charles Audoin, Marsannay, Au Champ Salomon 2005 In the nose this wine expresses minerality and toasty oak along with a little volatility. In the mouth, the acidity is quite electric, with a follow-through of minerality, a very dry Chardonnay. … Continue reading

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Paul Pernot Bourgogne 2007

Paul Pernot, Bourgogne, Chardonnay 2007 This wine shows lots of green apples throughout with some added buttery richness on the palate. Mis in Puligny by Paul Pernot et ses fils Michel and Paul 13.5% $18.99 at Bottle Barn

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Gobelsburg Steinsetz Gruner 2006

Schloss Gobelsburg, Langenlois, Gobelsburger, Steinsetz, Gruner Veltliner, Trocken 2006 Strong green herbs and spicy flowers mark the nose. In the mouth there is concentrated citrus, a bit of grapefruit in particular and its pith, a bit of petilance as well. … Continue reading

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