2010 Chablis

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bordeaux.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, black currants, plums, cherries, chocolates, wood, earth, vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, wet leaves, river rocks, peppercorn, tobacco, dark coffee and light bell pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, wet leaves and earth.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet blend from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and great complexity.

This great vintage is already enjoyable, although it could use some additional time to mature properly, 5 to 10 years.

This Second Growth is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (4 hours).

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with smoked meats. Delicious and yummy.

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 9 days ago

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@"Odedi" Very good second wine from Cos d Estournel in a grand Bordeaux vintage! 👍 Oh, I just saw the CS Cabernet at my Costco for $12.99. It’s like stealing at that price. Cheers and enjoy the weekend. 🍷

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That's a great price @David T .I'm going to try my Costco

Domaine Humbert Frères

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Valentine's day....time for pinot and pizza! Decanted 1 hour. A forbidding dark ruby red color. On the nose: Earthy, red fruit, floral, mushrooms, cinnamon...all jump out of the glass. Taste: Dark cherry, spice, tobacco, minerals....a power Burgundy from 60 year old vines. — 3 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

De Crescenzo / Tench Vineyard Red Blend 2010

This is just gorgeous right now!! The bottle age has really placed the Cab Franc at center stage. Lovely fruit, but also so many interesting layers of fresh herbs, pipe tobacco, and a bit of leather. I’d love to drink this again in 10 more years. — 6 days ago

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Domaine William Fèvre

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

Fresh lime, greengage, stone and chalkiness. Lovely poise on the palate with a pretty and long finish. Excellent- from mag — a month ago

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Domaine Saint-Damien

Les Souteyrades Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2010

We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial.

The “Les Souteyrades” was a trip to the Woodland Realm. On the nose this was brambles, oud (agarwood), boiled spinach, curaçao, smoke and mushrooms. A much more powerful and rustic wine than “La Louisiane”. This should drink well for another decade.
— a month ago

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Vincent Girardin

Terre d'Enfance Santenay Pinot Noir 2010

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Hedy’s main entree, Duck Confit - Bread Pudding made with Brioche, Bried Cherries, Kale, Nutmeg, and Mushroom Puree.

I brought three Burgundies with me. This was good with a dark seasoned Duck Confit and was a favorite amongst the group. I think because it was like Goldilocks...this porridge was just right with both the entree and side.

Checkout Hedy’s Pop Up dinner business @Plate&Bottle on Facebook
— 8 days ago

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Vincent Girardin

Les Vignots Pommard Pinot Noir 2010

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Hedy’s main entree, Duck Confit - bread pudding made with brioche, dried cherries, kale, nutmeg, and mushroom puree.

I brought three Burgundies with me. This was stellar with a dark seasoned Duck Confit. You can’t go wrong with Pommard and Duck Confit.

Checkout Hedy’s Pop Up Dinner business @Plate&Bottle on Facebook
— 8 days ago

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Château Desmirail

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

For £40 this is a decent Margaux in a top year that’s drinking great already but will still improve 😉

📍 Chateau Desmirail 2010

🏵 90 points

🍇 60% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot

🍷 Opaque deep ruby

👃 Damp soggy earth, squished leaves & rock minerals through dark plum & blackcurrant w/ mocha, red liquorice, herbs & broken pencils

👄 Med body of creamy smooth mocha & liquorice infused dark plum & blackcurrant w/ a slight dry mineral storey backbone

🎯 Med+ dark plump earthy fruits finale w/ a dry stoney mineral mocha liquorice linger
— 2 days ago

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Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Rich, ripe and full throttle. I’m describing @Kimberly Anderson but the scarecrow was all of that and in a phenomenal place. Lots of power and ample grace here. A special wine. I lobbied Kim for a BBB style cleavage pic and Chad was down for it, but she demurred....and it was 18 degrees outside so I get it. — 2 months ago

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Great wine and great night with @Bill Bender !

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@Bill Bender Bill at that temp we’re in our Bermuda’s up here. We hit -27 Cheers 🍷❄️
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It was a fun visit @Kimberly Anderson and it sounds like you need a California vacation home @P A

Fiddlehead Cellars

Fiddlestix Lollapalooza Santa Rita Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Dark ruby red color. Dark fruit, earthiness, and spice on the nose. Intense tastes of dried figs, licorice, and sweet tobacco with a dusty backbone. The acidity is perfect and finish is fantastic. Happy Valentines Day everyone! — 3 days ago

Lisa Mayer
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