Demure

Golan Heights Winery

Gilgal Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

This is a very dark wine, almost no light gets through a glassful of it. On the nose there is a complex set of aromas. Dark fruit - blackberry, cassis, blueberry - are met with savory support from the oak. Clove, baseball glove, tobacco, earth and black pepper all play a role in the sniff. The palate is a real discovery - as dark as you like it, with firm tannins and a long finish. In California terms, the shadings are a little more like Paso than Napa - a bit rambunctious and chalky as opposed to silky and demure. In fact, the wine could have convinced me that it was a Syrah, not a Cab, had I been blind tasting it. It’s a wonderful wine that screams for a big, beautiful steak to go with it. — 7 months ago

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Bibi Graetz

Testamatta Toscana Sangiovese 2016

Wonderful. I expected more fruit, more explosiveness. Silky and demure with soft tannins. — 3 years ago

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Ghost Block

Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Daaaaammmnnn this is 🔥!!! Gots all the signatures of a big ass Cali cabs, but like I dunno, sophisticated and demure. All those ripe lush fruity juiciness was just so perfectly interwoven with cocoa coffee graphite and lightly crushed herbs all with jusssst the right amount of oakiness <chef’s kiss> — 3 years ago

Giacomo Fenocchio

Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Selected off the list at Boiler Room. Giacomo Fenocchio’s holdings in the Bussia MGA reside within the sub zones of Bussia Sottana (of which they enjoy some of the best parcels) and that of Munie. Opened about 30 minutes before service; no decant and no formal notes. The 2014 “Bussia” from G. Fenocchio starts off a little shy, but it gains weight and significant aromatic character with time in the glass. Bright cherries, slightly on the more tart side with tar over roses. The body seems a little demure early on but it eventually fleshes out and becomes almost chewy! The structure I want and expect from Barolo is there too with lovely acid and stiff tannins. The finish is long and savory. Last sip was the best. This was quite a lovely example of 2014 and a fine accompaniment to bone-in pork chops and Morgan Ranch beef cheeks. Drink now with some patience and over the next ten or so years. — a year ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2006

Domaine Faiveley, Mazis-Chambertin, Grand Cru. 2006 Vintage. Medium Garnet. Umami notes on the nose and palate - wet earth, mushroom, dried herbs - also ripe black cherry, wild strawberry, violet, vanilla, nutmeg. Tannins are very present but also soft. Elegant wine. Demure at first but with time and acquaintance opened up nicely. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Les Prévolles Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Needs an hour decant. All over the place before that. Almost a study In wine evolution.

Nose is a bit slutty. Then it becomes almost demure. Ah fuck corked.

God hates us all.

Palate is nice.
— 3 years ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Quite soft but great length and a sort of slowly creeping charm. Not a fireworks style but rather demure and complementary. Plenty life ahead, might develop much more complexity— this was definitely still first plateau. — 2 years ago

Castelfeder

Glener Pinot Nero 2018

Fresh off the boat, showing a bit closed and demure right now but will certainly improve with time. I often recommend this wine for Burgundy fans on a weeknight budget and will continue to do so. — 3 years ago

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Pahlmeyer

Jayson Napa Valley Red Blend 2009

Ok, damn...this shiyit be muthafuckin demure. Extracted blackberry syrup dusted with white pepper and a hint of mole negro and bitters that rolls into a soft velvety finish that’s like the perfect bite of a berry arugula salad — 3 years ago

Montes

Montes Alpha Casablanca Valley Chardonnay 2005

Very lovely and hi new world Chardonnay ages gracefully. It is tropical but apple/quince-esqe on the nose. It is full but also light in the mouth. Worthy. Fully. But demure. — 4 years ago

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