Dusted Valley Vintners

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Sweet tobacco notes interspersed with woodsy mushrooms, warm rye bread with toasted sesame and grill notes. Cherry and baked currant tart. Silky soft cherry open reveals exquisitely suspended smoke framing black cherry and cedar dusted black currant and dried blackberry with sage and nutmeg.

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— 9 days ago

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Poderi Sanguineto I e II

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2018

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Crushed stone and earthy minerals blow off to reveal sugar-dusted red currant and a hint of spiced orange, as the deeply seductive 2018 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano opens in the glass. This is soothingly soft yet energetic with a spicy citrus tension. Red and black berries linger, along with sweet tannins, as this tapers off fresh and lifted. The 2018 may not be the longest-lived Vino Nobile from Sanguineto, but it will make a lot of people happy over the medium term. (Eric Guido, Vinous, December 2021)
— 8 months ago

Tenuta La Ghiaia

Ithaa Vermentino Colli di Luni 2011

Musty lean dusted orange wine with a funk that may be too obscure for some but definitely just right for me. Mushroom and petrol and exotic flowers blend together with burnt orange vibes to make for a bitchin' orange vino from Italia. — 2 years ago

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Kirchspiel Großes Gewächs Riesling 2018

Pop and pour, followed over 2 hrs. I'm slowly tasting through the 18 Wittmann GGs. This is much less open than the Brunnenhauschen even, after 2 hrs open. Nevertheless,: very ripe nose with loads of peach, guava, ultra-ripe tangerine, a touch of yeast, but there is a fine core of stoniness that grounds this. On the palate, oh, that acidity is so lovely, then a touch of bread yeast, more peach, guava, tangerine, and dusted with minerals. The finish is so long, and high-toned and juicy. Very good now, but this definitely needs a while to unwind. — 2 years ago

Iwan, Chris and 9 others liked this

Orin Swift

Papillon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Smooth raspberry, dusted cocoa, blueberry, & red currant throughout the palate. Leathery with subtle smoke. More subdued than I remember. The alcohol hides well; I never would’ve guessed it was 16.1% ABV. Enjoyable sipper. — 3 months ago

Ray, Ted and 3 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

C.C. Ranch Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A gift from a special brother-in-law enjoyed with our last dinner of 2021. Very dark in the glass releasing smoked mango notes when nosed. A sip suggests cocoa-dusted dark cherries in velvet. It goes down easy but finish is long and lingering warm and pleasant. I really enjoyed this bottle of wine! — 7 months ago

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Nice 👍 @Flora Bokma Happy New Year! 🥂🍾

No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache 2013

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My contribution for a massive Grenache theme wine tasting (being as socially distanced as possible). This was alongside Cayuse God Only Knows, a 2011 No Girls Grenache, SQN Female, Saxum Terry Hogue, Lillian Grenache, 06 and 07 Beaucastel, and others.

Broken record, I know, but these wines are insanely delicious and so well crafted. Very much in the “love it or hate it” style, as typical with Cayuse wines. Much more spice and herbal lift here compared to the 2011. Stemmy, black peppercorn dusted rhubarb, olive, and smoked cherry jerky aromatics. Vibrant, almost nervy, on the palate with beautiful acidity. On the palate, it’s a back and forth between saline, iron driven savory notes and underripe fleshy red fruits. Compared to their Syrah, this is always a bit lighter and more bright. Seems to be drinking at peak.
— 2 years ago

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Joseph Barsky

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@Shay A Any notes on other wines tasted in this grouping?
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@Joseph Barsky : There were so many it was hard to focus on them all, but I did write down the following: 2016 Lillian Grenache...wow! So much lifted fruit in an elegant profile. Reminded me of Andremily’s Syrah. 2011 God Only Knows showed more depth than the 2011 No Girls. 2013 Saxum Terry Hogue was VERY good...lots of spice and grilled dark fruits. 2013 SQN Female was hedonistic...all encompassing style. 2006 Chateau de Beaucastel was nowhere near as good as the 2007.
Joseph Barsky

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@Shay A. Great tasting! Thank you.

Domaine de l'Enclos

Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Nose has saccharin dusted lemon peel, Clementine zest, damp chalk, blackcurrant foliage, wet lemons and warm, under-ripe pineapple.

Palate has lemon rind, canned Mandarin orange, clay pottery, red table grapes, under-ripe mango with mild, bitter notes on the finish. Good acidity but seems to fade with air.

This producers AC Chablis seems to be falling out of favor with my palate, but my wife is loving it. 🤷🏻‍♂️
— 7 months ago

Paul, Andrew and 29 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Warm nose of straw and rich loam, gunpowder tea, cumin, espresso grounds, ripe black cherry, toasted coffee rye, and pipe tobacco. Silky tannins stretched tight across baked black currant, bakers chocolate, cardamom, generous graphite dusted, dark toasted black rye, burnt ends, grilled date.

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— 8 months ago

Andrew, Severn and 11 others liked this

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Red Rock Terrace Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Beautifully extracted, luscious and velvety. Dark cherry fruit dusted in dry Napa earth. The real deal. At its apex. — 2 years ago

Shay, Paul and 42 others liked this

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Nice indeed!
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