2010 Chablis

Patrick Piuze

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

A soft, rounded nose lemon, honeysuckle, salinity. On the palate a softened edge (malo)? With good balance. Everything a bit blurry but certainly correct. — 8 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Puize gets a lot of love but I find him second tier, though limited data points. 10 should be more focused.
Conrad Green

Conrad Green

I agree. Lacks the definition and exhilaration of Chablis by the big two... made to be pleasing rather than exciting as far as I can tell
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Moreau and Billaud-Simon are catching up in price/quality to Raveneau and Dauvissat--especially with the price increases of the latter two.

Screaming Eagle

Second Flight Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong and beautiful nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, earth, spices, leather, smoke, alcohol, vanilla, vegetables, cloves, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn

Full bodied and buttery with velvety, soft mouthfeel and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, smoke, vanilla, cedar, leather, liquorice, light vegetables, coffee, chocolates, wood, tobacco, herbs, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and black pepper.

What a great Napa red this is. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food, like a big piece of steak.

Very complex and interesting, with multiple layers. Round and velvety, but still young. This is a gorgeous wine. Delicious.

14.9% alcohol by volume.
— a day ago

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TheSkip

TheSkip

Nice one!
"Odedi"

"Odedi"

@TheSkip Cheers my friend 🍷

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mike R
9.3

Ok it is Santa Cruz cab and my first - it was sadly a little too earthy at first - had heat - but gave it more time - and more time and more time - finally after three hours - I am having fun - enjoying - smiling

black fruit, incense and sweet spices

Structured yet silky tannins

Extra refinement of violet, sage, espresso and grilled herbs on the palate - not quite a true home run but a solid base hit and they are youthful - should last another 10 years

Enjoy your Friday and remember to smile
— 2 days ago

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Andrew Steffensmeier

Andrew Steffensmeier

Nice note. I appreciate the patience in your tasting!
Scott Rose

Scott Rose

Favorite bang for the buck cabernet producer in all CA.
Rob Brobst III

Rob Brobst III Influencer Badge

I love the wine and their estate Chardonnay is incredible. Nice pour @Mike R

Domaine François Raveneau

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

Au Flocon de Sel, vin plutôt abordable à 160 Euros en restauration. Parfum concentré et mélange de peche, melon et agrume. En bouche on sent que le vin a commencé à perdre un peu de gras, mais il tapisse toute la bouche par sa texture soyeuse et on y percoit bien la minéralité de ce Blanchot. Les fruits sont encore bien présents e plus des fleurs blanches, des amandes et du pain grillé. Longueur appréciable et belle fraicheur. Accompagne parfaitement la polenta aux champignons, la poêlée de champignon, le biscuit de brochet et la truite. Grand Vin ! — 20 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Powerful, bright with punchy lime and slate. Really intense and balanced. Ripe and gorgeous- not subtle compared to some Raveneau. — a month ago

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Goldschmidt Vineyards

Selection Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This stuff was absolutely amazing. One of the best Alexander Valley wines I've had in quite some time! It was so young and and so much time ahead of it! I killed it anyway.
The nose was so enticing and floral - if not for the already beautiful aromas of baked black fruits, tobacco and leather, the immediate presence of menthol, or eucalyptus leaf was jettisoning out of the glass. The pallet was silky smooth, with all the tannins and oak perfectly integrated - cocoa, smoked blackberry, mint, gravel, and a lingering finish. Wish I had more of this, but it was a singular find. What a great wine, it sure put Jordan to shame.
— 3 days ago

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Jean-Marc Brocard

Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Best white I've hade, a lot of citrus but not over powering, complex yet approachable — 12 days ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

2010 vintage. At Au Fils du Zinc in Chablis. Very fresh, lemon cake and citrus and chalky minerality. Very young. On the palate, excellent balance of acidity and body, good concentration and long finish. A baby with huge potential. Don't open until 2023. — a month ago

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Malk Family Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The 91.6 CT average is perhaps a bit low on this one. Thought it was a 94 without really even thinking about it. This wine was "bottle decanted" for about 20 minutes. Poured with a very thick, black inky and spicy blackberry perfume into the glass with purple edges. The nose is ripe "tangy" blackberry. The entry is blackberry cassis with a sweet, chalky and chewy fruit. Nice fine-grained texture classic of what I get with Stag's. A little darker in the middle, and finishes with a toasted oak and black pepper, with a silty blackberry finish! Still VERY young. I really can't even imagine drinking a younger vintage of this wine right now IMO, as I feel that I would be missing quite a bit, even if decanted for hours. — 5 days ago

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Shay Aldriedge

Shay Aldriedge

@Shawn R : Familiar with this?

Bevan Cellars

EE Oakville Red Blend 2010

10' Bevan Cellars EE Red Cuvée. I personally enjoy a well-made Cabernet with a "chunk" of Cabernet Franc in it. The older I'm getting the more I'm enjoying CF profile/flavors.

Give this at a minimum an hour decanting.

Color- Purple with dark ruby red edges.

Full bodied. Blue & black fruits pop out, cider, espresso, pipe smoke also. This is why I purchase wine. Nothing truly stands out on this blend. Drink/Hold.

Bevan and Favia are two of my favorites, when it comes to CF blends . at- The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Maui
— 4 days ago

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Eric S

Eric S

Ditto re: CF @David L
Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

@David L You need to get creative with your photos so I can see some of the scenery.