2010 Chablis

Domaine William Fèvre

Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Pauleé Dinner; 26 January 2019 at The Cuckoo's Nest, Albany, NY — a month ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Wow. Really powerful, lifted and intense. This is serious stuff. Really focused essence of citrus and a gorgeous driving mid palate. Fresh and dynamic and long. Wow — 6 days ago

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Keith Crump

Keith Crump

Wonderful stuff

Gustaferro

Primum Riserva Taurasi Aglianico 2010

Very rustic, and defines the old school old world wines! Need more time and still too young. Blueberry, BlackBerry, plum, smoke, charcoal, violet, and dried herbs. Lip smacking tannins. Love these! I only wish I had more of these. — 12 days ago

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Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Celebrating my son’s first #birthday certainly merits the serving of some lovely wine 🍾🍷 What a wonderfully challenging yet humbling year it’s been raising a tiny baby into a little boy with a big heart, a loud laugh, and a captivating smile. I hope and pray today’s celebration is but one of many chapters.

My final bottle of Caymus from before the fall (if you will). Drank remarkably well this evening. Loads of mulled spices, eucalyptus and clove, plums, blackberries, and worn leather. Resolved tannins. Very smooth.
— 16 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
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Sharon B

Sharon B

Happy birthday to your son!
Ryan Vento

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Thank you @Sharon B !

Château Croizet-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Meat juice, pencil lead, black currant, menthol, cedar. The palate is well balanced but rather thinner than what I expected. Very strong acid backbone, bright black currant all along, very strong grip, dusty tannins that open a finale with black currant, coffee and meat juice. Some bitterness in the end makes for a very nice, rather complex finish. It lacks a bit of depth and width but it's well done and already enjoyable. Given the dusty texture of the tannins I wouldn't wait much longer to pop up and pour! — 5 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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@Daniel Maquin Tasted CB 2000 two weeks ago and it still had tannins, also coffee graphite and laurel, it can age for sure...
Daniel Maquin

Daniel Maquin

Hi @Peter van den Besselaar and thank you for your comment! It was far from reaching the end of the road though but it had already evolved into something I think wouldn't last for decades. It was one of the first bottles I bought while starting my learning journey into the beautiful world of wine so the cellaring might not have been the best and it was bought from a big retail supermarket hence storing conditions might have been sloppy too.

Château Cos Labory

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Mocha, tar, cedar, tobacco, even bread, black currant, black berry too. Very intense and concentrated nose. The palate is well balanced with a very strong acid drive, some cedary, minty notes, some bright red, dark fruit all along, a creamy touch on the sides, a bit coffee too there in mid palate before very lively tannins kick in. This is 10 years old and so young! Finish with a bit of coffee, a bright forest fruit and some meat juice with a kind or final thickness that stick to palate and tongue and dry it a bit. It has at least a decade ahead and a great structure. It's a bit bragging and showing off but the acid structure underneath makes it a good tasting experience. I like that! — 7 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend 2010

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

This is always my favorite sparkler for enjoyment now. My notes on the ‘08 and ‘09 below won’t look much different than my note on this ‘10. Maybe a touch more gently oxidative with classical nuttiness, ripe strawberries and cream on the nose with toasted cranberry scone and a rich and powerful profile on the palate. Always so consistent.
— 9 days ago

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Arietta

Variation One Red Blend 2010

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Our visit to Arietta was one of the favorite visits of our trip. I had the pleasure of attending an Arietta lunch a couple months ago with owner Fritz, and a lot of the wines we had during our visit were poured during the lunch (2017 White Keys, 2016 Merlot, 2016 H Block, 2006 H Block) which I posted about back in November.

Close to pushing this to a 9.5. Everything in check and firing on all cylinders. This is a good balance between cool climate Cali Syrah and Walla Walla Syrah. It shows wonderfully lifted and perfumed aromatics of potpourri, wild smoked game, licorice and rhubarb tart. Nicely integrated and beautiful fruit paired with savory peppercorn, cherry jerky, sweet tobacco smoke and a good balance of tannin and acidity. Structure is here to cruise for a few years, but I think this is at peak.
— 7 days ago

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Henschke

Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz 2010

This exceeded expectations. On the nose there is aroma of potpourri and garrigue mixed with blood scents and concentrated notes of dried cranberries. On the palette this is concentrated,intense. Loads of fruits, soft tannins and sweet licorice. Very well structured and multi-layered. Excellent. — 12 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2010

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

When pouring next to the Reserve, this always shows a much more brighter and tightly coiled profile (as expected with BdB). I’ve found that I enjoy the Reserve younger and the JSchram older (as it starts to channel similar Reserve tasting notes with more age). Lemon confit, buttered fresh biscuit, sea spray and grilled aromatics. The acid is almost racy, yet it still is amazingly commanding in how it evolves with complexity.
— 9 days ago

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