Outstanding! A befitting wine to break a somewhat self-imposed 3 months dry spell.
Open for business from day one, yet it constantly evolved over the next three days. Red cherries, apples, and brioche dominated the bouquet at the start, which eventually progressed to one lead by smoke and salinity. The palate explodes with a "sweet" core of red cherries and raspberries, finishing with heaps of spice (cinammon in particular) and dried flowers, all wrapped up in an incredibly salty package. Like the nose, day two and three saw salinity take centre stage, along with some apparent wood characters and bitter citrus in the finish. Olivier's wines have always brought a multi-dimensional complexity that's undeniable to any wine lover, but it's that balance of power-without-weight that makes him such a great winemaker. Safe to say, Ulysse Collin is fast becoming one of my favourite champagne estates. — 2 days ago
Last night's wine we opened on my weekend journey in Burgundy was the 2017 Louis Jadot Savigny-les-Beaune Pinot Noir.
On the nose there is nice fruit, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, spice, herbal notes, menthol, oak and forest floor.
On the palate are beautiful rrd fuit notes of tart cherry, raspberry, strawberry, red currant, clove, spices, oak, minerality and earth.
This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that smoothly move into a medium to long red fruit and earthy finish. Let's continue to have a wonderful weekend and even though we seem to be on the precipice of moving out of this pandemic please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 days ago
On this Thursday evening I have decided to open the 2018 Louis Jadot Cóte de Beaune-Villages.
On the nose there is strawberry, cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, baking spice, mushroom and earth.
On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, hibiscus, clove, mushrooms, minerality, a touch of oak and earth.
This wine is medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel with medium + acidity with fine tannins and a long red fruit earthy finish. We are on the precipice of another weekend and enjoying our time off with family and friends. Please enjoy your time of and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 days ago
Not exactly pizza wine but, I bought six bottles of this 02 Williams Selyem for $35-$36 w/ tax & fees recently on the secondary market. I have enjoyed a number of their 02’s for many years…such a great Pinot Noir Sonoma vintage. Especially, for WS. I feel for the seller who actually barely might have broke even or even lost a couple of bucks on this sale after fees.
Still spectacular after 18 plus years in bottle. She is still strutting her stuff.
Visually you look at the color in the glass, it’s silty & cloudy.
The body is ripe, rich, smooth & shining integration. The fruits bright, somewhat candied, floral & showing shades of stewed. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, cherries, poached strawberries, pomegranate juice, slightly dry cranberries, raspberries with singing purple & blue fruits as it sets. Some dark, rich, dark forest floor with dry leaves & twigs w/ tree sap, vanillin, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, notes of dry herbaceousness - bay leaf, sage & marjoram, black licorice, mixed berry cola, powdery limestone & dry rocks, just a hint of pepper, grilled, savory meats, fresh tobacco leaves, red, blue, dark flowers laid in a field of violets. The acidity is like a spring shower. The finish is rich, ruby, well knitted & balanced with length & polish for days.
Its subtle knock, a touch hot at the beginning with it fading in the second glass.
The 02 is singing with another 3-5 years of good drinking ahead. It’s new world with Burgundy threads.
For me, this WS Pinot Noir is seriously peaking. Best bottle of the 02 WS Sonoma Coast I have enjoyed over the 12-15 bottles I’ve had.
Definitely pushing 94. I stole these amazing bottles. Thank you universe. — 10 days ago
Always a value and in 19 a superstar value. Deep, penetrating nose. Huge black cherry, dark red cherry, cherry skin, backed up by unreal minerality. So clear and deep. Much more serious than the Cabottes. Spice and earth. The full Burgundian symphony. Such a sappy nose. 9.4 nose. Just brilliant! Wow, what concentration and purity. Unreal. So sappy and pure but so fresh. Insane tiny berry fruit intensity. So so good. Structured as well and seems slightly clipped on the back end for now. But air will surely cure that. As I just took a sip the finish is extending and expanding as is the back palate and that gamey note comes through. Best version of this ever. A benchmark. — 5 days ago
On the nose rich black cherry also red and blue fruits - raspberry and blueberry Barb thought. Very aromatic. Medium weight palate with a sweetish flavour of red fruits - more fruit driven than savoury on the palate. I don’t believe this will drink better than it does now but will hold up for several years at this level. The intensity of this wine and location to the ocean together with the aromas and richness of flavour reminds me of Huon Valley Tasmanian wines like Home Hill Estate - both wonderful new world Pinot Noir. — 2 days ago
Nose has crushed strawberry, Clementine orange slice, yellow raspberry, red raspberry, green table grapes and moist chalk.
Palate has cherry, (light) raspberry, Clementine orange zest, partially dried strawberry, green melon, (light) steely notes and faint salinity. Nice wine, good finish, think this will settle into a greater spot in a couple years.
Quite a fruit forward profile on the nose, this is presently drinking better than the '19, likely closer to the '18 for immediate enjoyment. We generally hold at least a case on most vintages, for consumption 2-3Y past current vintage. The strategy hasn't failed us yet on satisfaction for this bottling. — a day ago
Reddish in color with medium intensity.
Fruity nose with cherries, ripe strawberries, raspberries, light oak, vegetables, earth and spices.
Medium-bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, bing cherries, oak, wild flowers, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, herbs and peppercorn.
Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This young Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast is drinking nicely already. Fruit forward and easy drinking. Light and approachable.
This Single Vineyard is showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
After after an hour of airtime, it gets earthier, with some bitter herb notes. Would be nice to revisit it in 2 years.
Good right out of the bottle and good with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A very small production of only 5 barrels.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$42. — 7 days ago
Pop and pour, 2 hrs slow ox. You could wait until 2027 as the drink-by dates suggest, but as a 17, you'd be missing out: this is fairly generous, and rather open (I'm drinking the 17 before the 16 for example). On the nose: lovely soft mulberry, gevrey earth, musky perfume, soft spice, wild strawberry. On the palate: primary, but so compelling: excellent acidity, tangy pomegranate, wild strawberry, loads of spice. and soft tannin on the finish. Fabulously energetic and so drinkable. An unheralded gem of Gevrey? Unquestionably best young vintage I have tasted. — 3 days ago
Widely considered a top domestic sparkler, the Ultramarine BdN definitely has some bottle variation because the last time I had this bottle in July of last year, it was generally subdued and unexpressive. On this occasion, although there isn’t much intensity on the nose, the palate is much more expressive. It’s energetic and focused showing precise red berry fruit and florals, salted hazelnuts and baked brioche. Becomes more savory with air. Definitely impressive domestic bubbles. — 3 days ago