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Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Wonderful. Incredible balance. A bit of spice that stands out for me. Really beautiful Pinot. — 14 days ago

Tom, Ron and 7 others liked this

Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette

Poncié Fleurie Gamay 2020

This is better than the 19. There is some astringency that I don’t get along with. — 24 days ago

Joshua, Paul and 6 others liked this

Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette

Les Garants Fleurie Gamay 2019

Beautiful transparency, but also very ripe with great fruit density. Raspberry and brambley herbs, slight perception of sweetness. Clean as a whistle. Great, though no need to wait- I’d drink now. — 2 months ago

Andrew, Tom and 20 others liked this

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Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

I’m a dummy for opening this so early. — 7 days ago

Shay, Peter and 14 others liked this

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B. Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Gorgeous. Great Oak and vanilla that’s well integrated and creates a creamy texture and finish.

Some more stone fruit than lemon. Delicious.
— a month ago

Tom, Eric and 2 others liked this

Jean-Jacques Vincent (JJ Vincent)

Marie-Antoinette Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2018

Shrimp scampi and bitter greens salad. Nice body, luscious mouth feel with citrus and apple notes. Touch of oak on the finish. — 2 months ago

Rob liked this

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Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Last vintage of the RM Kanzler. Enjoyable RR Pinot — 2 months ago

Tom, Ron and 8 others liked this

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dense opaque color more tertiary savory aromas than fruit. Soft tannins very rich w long finish. Needs time to develop — 13 days ago

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Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.4

Consistently my favorite RM Pinot, this was the last of my 2016s…no restraint! No surprise, it showed the most layers but also the most in reserve for evolving down the road. For those who still have, I’d hold another 2-3yrs, or decant 2+hrs.

This was opened later in the evening alongside other wines, but at least was given a decant for about an hour before it was mostly consumed. Out of the 2016 single vineyard Pinots I’ve consumed, the easy answer is it’s mostly similar to the Summa, but just because that’s the easy answer doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. The similarities with the black tea, pomegranate, mint, and muddled underripe raspberries are obvious but where it diverges from the Summa is with the blood orange…the citrus layers here are absolutely fantastic. A great combo of fruit and savory notes (doesn’t seem to have much whole cluster), with nervy acidity and a lengthy finish. This is just beginning to unfurl.
— 2 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
Bryan Kesting

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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

I still have all my Summa Old Vines back to 2013. I’ll definitely hold my 2016 for a few more years!