Drop In The Glass Wines

Owen Roe

The Parting GlassCordon Glass Yakima Valley Riesling 2015

Tom Elliot
9.2

This “Parting Glass” pulled a disappearing act, departing from the glasses of our table of six in five minutes. — 19 days ago

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Costantino

De Aetna Etna Rosato 2018

Pale pink orange in bottle but more orange in glass; medium intensity aromas of strawberry, tangerine, white grapefruit, subtle vanilla; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors with more white grapefruit and saline notes in the palate; bottle had been open awhile so not sure how representative my notes are — 8 days ago

Paul, Romain and 5 others liked this

Pertois-Lebrun

Le Fond du Bateau Terroir de Chouilly No. 10 Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc

Spectacular Grand Cru grower Chardonnay from Chouilly. Medium gold in the glass. Meager, medium sized bubbles that dissipate rather quickly. Very zippy and lively from the jump. The nose is terrific with a little salt and herbs along with some toffee. Really nice citrus fruit leaps out of the glass. Buttered brioche and spice compliment.

Single vineyard Grand Cru fruit from a tiny plot called “Le Fond du Bateau”, the bottom of the boat. Bottled in June of 2010 and disgorged in May of 2018 with a dosage of 1 g/l to let the terroir truly shine. So bold and so full of personality. Racy acidity and distinctive minerality throughout. Nice depth and complexity here.

This really does get better and better as it evolves in the glass. The beautiful citrus expresses itself initially with peaches and green apples. Pears, apricots, and a nice bit of spice. Bold but oh so elegant simultaneously. This is long and very posh. An instant favorite and will be so much better down there road.
— 12 days ago

ESF, Trixie and 2 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

A good photo and notes! Cheers!🥂

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

Joy in a glass. Still singing. — 10 days ago

MRM Bruce Leboff
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MRM, Bruce and 4 others liked this
MRM

MRM

All true

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Clos Windsbuhl Alsace Riesling 2005

Truly a stunning wine. Amber in the glass, but in a perfect place. Such intensity and depth, just unlike most other wines. A bit overly hedonistic. Hint of sweetness. Great length. White tropical fruits on the nose. Just delicious. — 14 days ago

Lyle, ESF and 5 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Shake Ridge Ranch Amador County Barbera 2017

Rich, dark purple in the glass. Shy, reticent nose of dark pie cherry, and tobacco. Smooth, (perhaps too smooth) and ripe (perhaps too ripe)… definitely “New world” in style. I think perhaps Barbera needs a bit of roughness, wildness, primitiveness to balance the fruit. Still a nice accompaniment to hot Hawaiian pizza and late-summer heirloom salad. — 13 days ago

Dawn, Shay and 3 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Stephen Redenbaugh great notes! Vintage?
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Sorry Dawn… 2017…sometimes Vinous eats the vintage!

Leonardo Erazo

Piel de Arcilla Cuvee Especial Itata Bularco White Blend

Extremely aromatic. Peaches, mangoes and lychees. And everything fresh. Cantaloupe juice. Sage.

Absolutely love this herbal, orange, peachy keen, tropical fruit melange.

Sunset in a glass
— 8 days ago

Severn, romo and 3 others liked this

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2002

Quite amber in the glass. Probably better a couple years ago but still a very fun wine. Real weight and palate intensity. Mouth coating. Acid has fallen off slightly, but still a nice long finish. — 5 days ago

Andrew, Lyle and 5 others liked this

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Dundee Hills Brut Chardonnay

Ron R
9.2

We were unaware that Serene made a bubbly in the US. Well behaved in the glass with biscotti on the nose. Palate displays roasted nuts and a sliver of grapefruit. Bubbles are energetic, but not distracting. Brut dosage gives this a moderate sweetness, which helps amplify a lifted finish. Overall, a good assembly. — 14 days ago

Andrew Moore
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Domaine Leroy

Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1966

Ridiculously good. Bunch of fine sediment so had to leave 1/3 glass in the bottle. But absolutely magnificent. — 5 days ago

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