2010 Chablis

Domaine William Fèvre

Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

This blew me away with its intensity, purity, & weightless balance of fruit, mineral, saline & acidity, so clean & zen like on the finish. — 8 days ago

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Domaine William Fèvre

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

Nicely balanced, minerals, apples, hint of lime. Lightly coats the palate. — a month ago

Andrew Will

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Blend 2010

Last night with friends our second wine was another beautiful Bordeaux Blend a Right Bank Blend this time also from the Ciel du Cheval Vineyard. The 2010 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Red Blend 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc. Andrew Will from Vashon Island, Washington is one of my favorite producers. Chris Camarda since 1989 has blended wine and his wine he says "I am not interested in the similarities of my winesbut the differences. The different identities of our vineyards and varietals which explore the identity of Washington State as distinct as California or Bordeaux." I think he does this very well.

On the nose I got black cherry, red raspberry, cassis, fresh herbs, violets and fresh earthy soil.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, licorice, green bell pepper, iron and rich tolled soil.

The wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity, medium + soft velvety tannins that lead to a long excellent complex finish. Have a great coming week, be safe and continued well wishes. Nostrovia!🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 16 hours ago

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Shay Aldriedge

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A very nice wine for sure. 👍

Château Suduiraut

Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillion Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2010

Greg Ballington
9.0

Medium golden yellow. Thick nose with honeysuckle, honey, and some white flowers. Medium acidity (5.5/10) with a medium body. Nice level of syrupiness without being over the top. Some layers of flowers, honey and a touch of spices. Insane value for a Sauternes! Drink till 2022.
— 10 hours ago

Sean Ballington
with Sean
Severn, Bill and 11 others liked this

Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat

Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

Great stuff. Rich and long. Still a little closed, but delicious. — 22 days ago

Theresa GarvisBerg Alicia Cypress
with Theresa, Berg and 2 others
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Regusci

Estate Bottled Stags Leap District Zinfandel 2010

David T
9.2

We are all aware of the fires ravaging Napa & Sonoma. Regusci survived with basically a little something more than scorched property as shown in the top photo. One of the lucky ones. The picture on the left shows Laura Regusci and her young son Andrew with fire extinguishers having fought property flames to protect their buildings. In crisis, vintners really come together. That’s Rob Mondavi Jr. helping them with the 17 vintage. I emailed with Jeff Smith of Hourglass and they were helping follow vintners crush grapes etc. at their property who were still without power etc.. Napa/Sonoma is so community strong! The real heroes in all this are the Firefighters in bottom photo. They walk right into the frontline of flames without a second thought. They have been working in some cases three straight shifts a day and then pulling up only a piece of the ground to get some sleep. Some of these Firefighters lost their homes in the fires as well. If you’d like to support these brave Firefighters who have lost everything while at the same time fighting to save others, the Int’l Association of Firefighters has set up a fund for Firefighters who have lost their homes. Here is the link to donate, http://www.gofundahero.com/campaign/detail/4913 🚒. The Regusci 2010 Zinfandel on the nose is; blackberries, boysenberries, dark cherries, huckleberries, poached strawberries, black licorice, baking spices, dark rich earth, dry top soil, bramble, volcanic minerals, violets, lavender and lilacs. The body is round and rich with juicy fruits. The tannins are soft and well resolved. Fruits are ripe; boysenberries, huckleberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, dark cherries & pomegranate. Nice baking spices; vanilla, clove and cinnamon. Rich dark earth, crushed rocks, dry top soil, soft volcanic minerals, black cherry cola/licorice, red florals, violets, light lavender, lilacs, waterfall acidity and a long, elegant, round, rich, juicy fruit finish that’s is consistent all the way through and lasts well over a minute. It’s somewhere around it’s peak with a few more years of good drinking left. Paired well with the slightly spicy Kentucky Bourbon chicken skewers. All our prays and hopes for the people in Napa and Sonoma. — 9 days ago

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David T

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@Shay Aldriedge Good stuff. Think you would and your wife would enjoy. Cheers! 🍷
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Excellent review and update on the current situation in Napa
Shay Aldriedge

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@David T : I've enjoyed Regusci's wines before but never their zin. I'll look for some!

Vincent Dauvissat

"La Forest" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

An intensely saline wine. But a powerful wine nonetheless given the vintage. Open for business now. — 16 days ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Forêt Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

Cut like a 💎 — 9 days ago

Riddley, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Antica Terra

Antikythera Pinot Noir 2010

Terrific wine from Maggie Harrison at Antica Terra. Absolutely classic Oregon pinot nose (which for me is a combination of cool climate pinot aromas coupled with a great earthiness - a hypothetical hybrid between a Central Coast pinot with a Premier Cru burgundy). Has integrated beautifully in the 2-3 years since we last tried it, confirming for me the notion that top-flight Oregon pinots need a few years in the cellar for them to really shine. The ample (but not overwhelming) acidity coupled with the subdued sweetness on the palate paired beautifully with the roasted butternut squash pasta we enjoyed from Chef James at Dusty’s. Great balance through a lingering but lively finish, this wine has several years of evolution left. Way to go, Maggie! — 10 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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Roman Sukley

Roman Sukley

Nice note

Château Le Crock

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Stewed blackberries, dried plums, cassis, cacao, bell pepper, tobacco, leather, cloves. Balanced rounded acidity/smooth velvet tannins, full bodied, juicy-satin texture, long fruity-earthy-slightly peppery finish. Well integrated oak, finely balanced fruit with hints of mature secondary notes beginning to show themselves. From an excellent cellar worthy vintage. — 5 days ago

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