Domaine Combe De La Belle

Walter Scott

La Combe Verte Chardonnay 2019

My first Walter Scott and I know this is intro bottling, but I thought it was great. $28 it’s a great QPR. — a day ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Brian Messineo funny, I had my first Walter Scott last night also!

Domaine Belle

Les Pierrelles Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Pretty much a nice, textbook example of what Crozes should be. Nose has dark cassis, intense dark minerals, black peppercorn, drying purple flowers, funky cured meat. In the mouth it’s intense, mouthcoating, and savory, but the tannins are soft and the feel is lighter than you expect. Really nice balance and cling.

Big day tomorrow people. Let’s fix this thing.
— 22 days ago

Dawn, Adam and 17 others liked this

Domaine de Chassorney

Combe Bazin Saint-Romain Chardonnay 2018

Perfekt. Schöne Reduktion, gleichzeitig Schmelz ohne Fett zu sein. Macht Laune. Cidre, gleichzeitig ein bisschen dropsig — 19 days ago

Union Sacré

Belle de Nuit Central Coast Gewürztraminer 2019

2019 vintage. Really good example of the variety. Lean, clean, and citrusy. Lychee, white peach, guava, candied pink grapefruit, passion fruit, rose water, orange blossom, honeysuckle. Completely lacking in any oiliness. Great balance and elegance. — 3 days ago

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J. Brix

La Belle Rêveuse Alamo Creek Vineyard Syrah 2018

So good. This taste like a quality Saint Joseph combined with a top notch sour beer. Snappy red and blue fruit, purple flowers, soil, cured meat, and botanicals. Crisp acidity, and easy but noticeable tannins. A cloudy ruby red/magenta in the glass. Delightfully funky and wild. — 14 days ago

David, Kevin and 4 others liked this

Belle Pente

Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Nose has raspberry puree, sliced black cherries, oak bark, moist earthy soil, plum peel, dried blueberries, dried roses and crushed rock.

Palate has spiced cherry compote, damp cigar wrapper, cedar sawdust, (light) dried plum and medium tannins with a very long finish, round and beautiful.

Decanted 2+ hours; more time needed here, in decanter and cellar. Future bottles should be 2026-28.

Date night at home tonight with takeout from our favorite, intimate French bistro; Braised Duck Leg with Red Wine & Cranberry Jus, House-made Spaetzle & Mushroom Ragout.

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Winery (back label) notes:
Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir is from selected blocks of Robin & Mike Murto's outstanding old vineyard (est. 1978) in the Dundee Hills. The grapes are fermented using indigenous yeasts, and the wine is aged for 18 months in barrel. The wine is gravity bottled without fining or filtration to preserve the clean earthiness, bright red fruit, and intense spicy flavors and aromas of this vineyard. (619 Cases)
— 25 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yeah, the Murto fruit is good stuff. 👍

Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat

'Victor de la Combe' White Blend

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

Ganevat making great Macon Chardonnay is one of the better parts of 2020 so far. — 21 days ago

Ryan, Aravind and 12 others liked this

Sandler Wine Company

Cuvée Ma Belle Heintz Ranch Chardonnay 2017

So sad to find out that I apparently bought the remaining bottles. A great rendition of Heintz chard, hopefully Ed will make more whites in the future!
— 11 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 23 others liked this

Belle Pente

Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Nose has under-ripe cherry, (minor) green pepper, lightly moist ashen soil, crushed cherries, under-ripe tangerine peel, fresh strawberry and faint cedar notes.

Palate has bright cherry, sweet cherry, dried raspberry, dry earth with crushed granite and dried strawberry on the long finish. Fine tannins while (light) bitter herbs linger, not distracting.

Decanted 2+ hours; more time needed here, in decanter and cellar. Future bottles should be 2024+

Date night at home tonight with takeout from our favorite, intimate French bistro; Braised Duck Leg with Red Wine & Cranberry Jus, House-made Spaetzle & Mushroom Ragout.

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Winery (back label) notes:
Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir is from specially selected blocks of our densely planted estate vineyard (est. 1994) in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The grapes are fermented using indigenous yeasts, and are aged for 18 months in barrel. The wine is gravity bottled without fining or filtration to preserve the deep, concentrated black fruit aromas and flavors of this terrific young vineyard. (675 Cases)
— 25 days ago

Paul, Ryan and 25 others liked this

Belle Glos

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2019

Lot of body. Inexpensive. Good for a cozy Sunday evening. — 2 days ago