Domaine François Raveneau

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

A typical tale of Raveneau. Best after 3 hours in the decanter. I really do love Raveneau’s 13’s. It’s an early drinking vintage (by Raveneau standards) while you wait for the surrounding ones. There’s immense richness and depth of waxy yellow fruit and stony minerals on the palate with créme fraîche, spices and a touch of botrytis influenced saffron in its layered aromatics. Superb cut and racy lemony acids provide a seamless balance to its power and richness. No surprise, beautiful wine. — 8 days ago

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Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Very similar but previous note as it has massive apples but a much better texture as it costs the palate. Light gold color. Apples and camomile on the nose. Apple explosion on the palate. Lively wine. Medium plus depth.

This got much better after 20-30 minutes open. The apples moderated. Revising score from 89 to 91.
— a month ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2007

In such an amazing place. A perfect bottle. There is youthful power and verve and an incredible depth and seamlessness of vibrant fruit layered with minerality, pastry cream, roasted hazelnuts and an ocean spray-like salinity. It’s texturally captivating, wrapping around the palate with killer density without weight. Racy acids balance its richness and secondary nuttiness and it finishes forever. White burg at its finest. — 3 months ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

While 05-16 may not be my favorite era of Leflaive (08 & 14 excluded), tonight 2013 is excellent, exceeding expectations and still markedly youthful. It’s rich, mineral and incisive with fantastic depth and layers, wafting waves of yellow orchard fruit, lilies, toasted sesame and lemon zest. The palate is deep and full bodied with piercing citrusy acids and a long mineral and saline finish. When Leflaive hits it hits 🤩 — 4 months ago

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Merriam Vineyards

Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

PnP. Dark purple color. Integrated oak, cedar, and dark cherries on the nose and palate. Medium plus depth and finish. Such a nice wine at a great price! Shame they don’t make it anymore. — 22 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

A proper Burg at the perfect place. Great to check in on the baby MDT, but it’s rocking already out of the decanter with incredible power and energy to its riveting depth of yellow fruit expression, layered minerality and piercing lemony acids with signature MDT density and texture. A classic vintage with many years ahead. — a month ago

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Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Graphite and raisin, fig and marinated porcini, smoky dried cherries, black pepper on grilled beef fat, toasted sesame, dried black and red currants, all within an aura of damson and violet and honeyed rose petal. Palate leaps with damson and dried and fresh bing cherry, dried spiced plum, cedar and dried lavender, black olive, moist tobacco, and perfectly toned tannins which come off as a separate, undefinable taste of fruit skin extraction with stunning depth; tea leaves meet dried blackberry in a redwood stand. Soft date and creamy fig follow to a tart raspberry end.

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— 2 months ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Wow! Thanks to Steve K for sharing the retirement wine I got him. Decant for 3+ hours. Dark red color with ample bricking. Rustic, Bordeaux like on the nose and palate. Lost some depth but lovely texture and the age shows nicely. — a month ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

2006 vintage. Lean and mean. Decanted and tasted after 1.5 hrs. Not too much sed. Nice little sprinkling of cocoa powder in a feminine nose but, otherwise, all business and very transactional. Difficult to love and hard to understand with this effort being pretty linear vs what we've come to know/expect/love from this property. Plenty of concentration but lacking that extra oomph of finishing depth and seems like it has topped out/not improving. 9.23.23. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Tempier

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2012

Such a great wine! PnP. Dark red color. Loads of flowers and earth on the nose. Dark cherries and blackberries on the palate. Lovely texture with medium depth and medium finish. Love it! — 4 months ago

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