Daily Archives: August 4, 2010

Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2008

Small Vines, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2008 This wine is a star. In the nose the fruit has a liqueur-like character, showing off its ripeness. In the mouth there is again that straddling of the Old and New Worlds … Continue reading

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Bourgogne Rouge 2007

Domaine G. Roumier, Chambolle-Musigny 2007 Give this some air to allow the fruit to emerge. Then there’s a mix of cherries, moist black earth in the garden and brown spices. In the mouth this is just a baby, with plenty … Continue reading

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Toulouse Pinot Noir 2007

Toulouse Vineyards, Anderson Valley, Estate, Pinot Noir 2007 In the nose there is a sense of the forest floor and toasty, smoky oak. In the mouth it shows as an elegant style of Pinot Noir, very supple and approachable. We … Continue reading

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Dr. Loosen Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2008

Dr. Loosen, Mosel, Urziger, Wurzgarten, Riesling, Spatlese 2008 Give this some air to blow off a little reductive character and then limes, peaches and nectarines will come through. In the mouth you’ll find the fruit has a candied character, sweet … Continue reading

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William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2008

William Fevre, Chablis Premier Cru, Fourchaume 2008 In the nose you’ll find the smell of bread dough and butter with a healthy whiff of stone fruits. In the mouth the concentration of fruit is evident, with buttery richness adding a … Continue reading

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Lenz Moser Heuriger Gruner Veltliner 2009

Lenz Moser, Niederosterreich, Heuriger, Trocken, Gruner Veltliner 2009 The nose sports grapefruit and lemongrass, a nice combination of citrus and herbs that is complemented by floral notes. In the mouth it is crisp and refreshing without being austere – a … Continue reading

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