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Albedo blanc Irouléguy Petit Manseng Petit Courbu 2020

Wow. Aromas wild. Smells like Lillet. White peach, apricot, sultry florals and ripe guava. Granny Smith and golden delicious apple on the palate, citrusy acid but without the bitterness of the peel. Rich texture paired with fresh acid and minerality in spades. A little like candy that is totally dry. Huge fan of this. — 21 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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great stuff

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Napa Valley Petit Verdot 2019

Wonderful mellow cab - according to Brian needs to breathe. For some reason the Delectable identification is wrong - this was their Cabernet not Petit Verdot — 10 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Blend of 87% Cab Sauv, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cab Franc sourced from estate-owned vineyards, aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. Deep Ruby, dark fruits, spice, complex nose. On the palate flavors of rich berry fruits, spice and vanilla oak, well structured harmonious wine. Fine soft rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and sweet earthy tones. Tasting great, young and juicy, should easily last another couple of decades+ in the bottle. Wow! — 14 hours ago

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Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Dark garnet color, looks young in the glass. Opaque. Massive nose led by strong tobacco notes, moist forest floor, black and red fruits, old leather saddle, lots of spice and some black truffles. Huge impact in the mouth. Lots of structure, matching the big fruit. Masculine and very old Bordeaux-like. Still young. I think this can get even better, but it was great tonight. 96+ — 4 days ago

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King Family Vineyards

Monticello Petit Verdot 2010

King = Klass!! Quality fruit from a overly hot vintage tests the best winemakers. This is such a scenario as PV with too much potential alcohol & tannin can overwhelm the inherent acid phenolics over extended cellar aging. Thus, this was at post peak performance at 11+ years from harvest. The quality of Matthieu’s work is, nevertheless, can clearly be appreciated here: blackberry & blueberry compote with delicious toasty herbs. So fun to test the limits and enjoy a LONG PV finish! — 3 days ago

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Terroir de Milly Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2019

A fantastic bottle of Chablis-adjacent, just great a year since our last bottle. Please see prior notes on the vintage. (A touch more salty than before, but doing fine.)

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor Karina Canellakis is leading WAGNER (Prelude to Lohengrin, Act 1), CHOPIN (Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano and then RACHMANINOFF (Symphonic Dances, Opus 45). A fantastic night is ahead of us!
— 21 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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great choices!
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@Lyle Fass Both are on fire tonight, great wines, even better prices, a wonderful vintage.

Castello dei Rampolla

Vigna D`Alceo Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2012

Decanted for several hours, great with food but tannins still very dry without. I’d give it a lot more time to mellow. — 18 days ago

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Domaine Brana

Ilori Les Jonquilles Irouléguy Gros Manseng-Petit Courbu 2018

N:Quince, Pear, a bit of banana, yellow fruits.
P: Ripping acid, very bright, tart even, .
Lemons and flowers, refreshing, not long. A good match for Puerto Rican rice&beans.
Grapes most of us don’t run across daily,
Gros Manseng, Petit Corbū, 50/50, all stainless.
— 9 days ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Terroir de Fye Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2019

A fantastic bottle of Chablis-adjacent, just great a year since our last bottle. Please see prior notes on the vintage. (Dehydrated apple notes are more prominent tonight.)

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor Karina Canellakis is leading WAGNER (Prelude to Lohengrin, Act 1), CHOPIN (Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano and then RACHMANINOFF (Symphonic Dances, Opus 45). A fantastic night is ahead of us!
— 21 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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I love concerts with Karina Canellakis. The energy!
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Yes she is very animated when appropriate, I think this is the first time she's led the BSO, hopefully not the last...

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Petit Verdot

3 vintages blend. Very drinkable PV wine. — 5 days ago