Château Le Bon Pasteur

Château Le Bon Pasteur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Mike R
9.4

What a treat - Sunday night with the WNH gang on zoom - this 09 reminds me of the classic style of the 1982 vintages - super vibrant ripe dark fruit - merlot dominated with the cab franc woven in for length and full body - all the hallmarks of Pomerol with this chateau bordering St Emilion which means a blend of softness of the merlot from one region integrated with structure and power from the other - balance was immediate on the the palette and nose - the complexities were evident with mocha toasty wood and some dried fruit but this remarkable wine was more new world than old - @Antonio Galloni mentioned Messato as Michel consults for Messato and I see this but the ripeness was amazing and the cab franc for me separates itself distinctively for the Le Bon Pesteur - bet this wine has 20 plus years left but definitely in the drinking window right now so no need to wait - great call to try the 2009 vintages of Bordeaux @Shay A and @Bill Bender - I think you are going to like hearing what others had from the 09 as we all agreed that this vintage delivers and at the price point it gives really good challenge to the red blends of Napa — a month ago

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Ron R

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Excellent notes, Mikey. Reads like a home run for sure!!!

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc 2019

RIP Jim Clendenen! Really nice White blend. — 4 days ago

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David L

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Indeed

Domaine de la Tour du Bon

Bandol Grenache Blend Rosé 2020

Vintage 2020 | light Mahony colour, minerality, a lovely stinking smell 😉, good acidity, minerality. Love Bandol. — 3 days ago

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Bon Ami

Cuvee Brut Rosé Blend

12 dollars at Whole Foods. Peachy-gold color. Honeydew and soft berry on the nose. Crisp, fresh taste, strawberry, raspberry. Not as dry as expected but refreshing for a hot day outside. — 5 days ago

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Sharon B

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Sounds nice!
Jayna Fontenot

Jayna Fontenot

It's pretty nice!! Would recommend for a group setting, etc. @Sharon B

Domaine des Sablonnettes (Christine & Joel Ménard)

Le Bon Petit Diable Anjou Cabernet Franc 2018

2018 deep dark cherry green pepper smoky nice fruit on palette. Deep rich juiciness. Finishing Limestone and acidity — 3 days ago

Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2017

Forgot my notes — 10 days ago

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Aravind A

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@Josh Morgenthau Jim Clendenen made excellent wines. This reminded me that I should open something in memoriam!
Josh Morgenthau

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@Aravind A Amen. Classically styled before it was fashionable, and consistently reasonably to under-priced. The lack of pretense was remarkable.

Domaine du Bon Remède

Les Vignes Rousses Ventoux Carignan 2019

Vintage 2019 | Made from 50 y old Carignan (60%), Grenache (30%) and Syrah (10%). 18 months barrel aging. That gives a solid wine with expressive smell (red summerfruit) quite frivolous, and a surprisingly powerful taste. Iron fist in a velvet glove. Really good. Paired it with venison steak. Good starter for the quest to Ventoux @Daniel M — 12 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 13 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2018

I thought this wine to be a memorable selection. Sad to hear of Jim Clendenen's passing. Always consistently great wines! Previous rating holds! — 21 days ago

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Ron R

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ABC has always been top-drawer for me. RIP Jim 🙏🏾
David L

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Sad news indeed. Even better in five years
Trixie

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Suitable tribute @Dawn E. Nice to see your little owl lamp again.