9ine Acres

Twenty Acres

Clarksburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Strong cherry notes, great nose & finish. — 2 days ago

Cherry Pie Wines

Pinot Noir

First enjoyed with Dave Roesler at Luna in 2017 or 18. It was $70. Found it for $20 this winter of 2022 at Lazy Acres and shared with the Hidegs. Also amazing — 15 days ago

Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2017

Someone said natural. Think this is organic farming but I don’t think this is natural wine. Pierre Gauthier, almost 40 acres of Clay/Limestone Tufa in Benais outside of Bourgeuil. Probably just over $25-$30retail, $45-$60 on a wine list. Smoking good. The composite rating here is insanely low for the QPR. Everyone should be drinking these wines. This is a great wine in the grand scheme of things, it’s all about perspective. Entry level wine, the Jour de Soif has no oak, bright fruit, amazing green edge. There is a wet tobacco thing. Classic wine! Love it. — 3 years ago

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Clerico Massimo

Lessona Nebbiolo 2010

Nice wine. Lessona is one of the 7 sub zones of the Alto-Piedmonte. Volcanic soils at about 700-1200ft of elevation. There is roughly 80 acres total planted in Lessona. Clerico is the 3rd largest producer with 5(?) acres they have been farming since the 1740’s. 100% Nebbiolo, called Spanna locally. Aged 30 months in Oak and 16 months in bottle prior to release. — 4 years ago

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Keeler Estate Vineyard

Hollow Oak Acres Pinot Noir 2020

Light and subtle; organic wine — 11 days ago

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Barham Mendelsohn

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Partnership w/Jim Clendenen at Au Bon Climat. Barbara Barham & Richard Mendelsohn planted 5 acres of Pinot on Lala Panzi Ranch in the RRV. They had similar visions on Pinot’s & thus led to this partnership. Aged in predominately new Allier & Vosges wood. Aromas of berry fruits with dusty earthy nose. On the palate, berry flavors come forth with hints of tea & spice. Medium+ length, fine tannins, ending with earthy mushroom character, it was good, lost its luster, at its prime now! — 2 years ago

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Poggio Antico

Madre Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend 2014

Poggio Antico was founded in 1976 and consist of 50 clayey, calcareous acres of Brunello di Montalcino. A blend of 50% Sangiovese, 50% Cab Sauv, aromas of ripe black fruit with sweet spice notes. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with hints of cacao, good structure, well balanced. Youthful fine tannins, lingering, ending with concentrated fruits. Good now, has aging pontential. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Le Virolys

Laurent Gondard Viré-Clessé Chardonnay 2020

A newly created estate of 27 acres based in the twin villages of Vire and Clesse. Pale lemon with aromas of white stone fruits, citrus, honey and nutty scents. On the palate tart apple, pear and lemon, crisp, lively acidity, medium length ending with mineral character. Drink now, no aging benefit. — 9 days ago

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Château L'Evangile

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Aromas of Tobacco and Cedar, a little manure and unfortunately a tiny amount of wet cardboard/cork taint. The 2004 was 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc so I presume this 2003 - a very warm year - was similar. Medium weight - more savoury than fruit driven at this age. Jancis Robinson had a tasting of 2003 Bordeaux a while ago and with a few exceptions said Drink Up. L’Evangile has 34 acres and is a neighbour of Cheval Blanc. Footnote: I notice the blend from Vinous was 79/21 Merlot/Cabernet Franc for 2003. — 3 years ago

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Château Lafleur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

The first of three Lafleur vintages. Quite a tiny Vineyard at only 3.75 hectares or 9.26 acres. Blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. Lafleur owes its reputation to the complexity of its terroir. Mainly Gravel on clay and sandy clay it varies across the property into 4 sub-sections which are picked and vinified separately. An annual production of around 1000 dozen. The 2006 is dense, restrained and subtle with a long life ahead. Precise round and generous. Imperious - brilliant wine. Touch of dark chocolate. Our host said that Lafleur has to be caught at the right time whereas Petrus is more forgiving. Probably because of the tiny size of Lafleur. — 4 years ago

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