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Eric Solomon

Mas Donís Old Vines Montsant Grenache Syrah 2017

50% Grenache, 30% Carignane, 20% Syrah. Fermented seperately in stainless, Carignane and Syrah matured in Barrique before blending. Notes of partial carbonic, guessing Carignane.

Gave and hour decant, better 1.5+. Tannin mellowed, fruit was nice, some over-ripe notes. Some darker plonk notes later on, but never overpowering. Overall, great under $15 selection.
— 20 days ago

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Domaine Durand (Eric & Joel Durand)

Reserve Durand Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Delightfully crisp with a fruity twist. $11 for a glass at La Voile. — 12 days ago

Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

Les Rosiers Jasnières Chenin Blanc

Rich, dense, deeply colored and fruit-driven but not lacking for acidity and precision. Exotic golden apple, tea and honey flavors with orchard blossom aroma characteristics. Superb to drink now, but enough to zip to age several years. — a month ago

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Eric Louis

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2018

John Howard
9.0

Forgot this in the freezer last night. Oops. Still decent after melting back. — 22 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Been there, done that.

Thill (Eric and Bérengère)

Cotes du Jura Poulsard

Nice on day one. Second day tannins come out. Not my favorite poulsard — 5 days ago

Eric Rodez

Cuvée des Crayères Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Welcome bubbles. — a month ago

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Domaine Lafage

Tessellae Côtes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes Grenache Blend 2017

Awesome every day sipper for price. Super dependable Eric Solomon wine. — 19 days ago

Eric Gordon

Kolbe North Coast Grenache Blend

Great smooth red. Goes great with chocolate — 5 days ago

Eric Kent Wine Cellars

Label Artist Yellena James Rosé 2017

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has frozen strawberries (thawing), juiced raspberries and orange zest.
Palate has tangerine peel, mashed strawberries, and waxy yellow apple peel. In a fine spot, don't hold these any longer.
— 24 days ago

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Booker Vineyard

The Alchemist Syrah Blend 2009

Drinking absolutely perfectly right now. Had a tasting with Eric a few years back who said he prefers his wines within the first few years, but I have to say that virtually every Booker wine I’ve had (save for the whites and roses) have improved substantially with a few more years in the cellar. We last had this in 2015, and it is substantially better now. At this stage I don’t think it’s going to improve much going forward, but it is terrific right now (so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em!). — 9 days ago

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Shay A

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I watched a virtual interview with him where he compared his wines against other high end wineries (SQN, Saxum, etc). He pointed out their use of whole cluster and said he doesn’t want to imitate them as he doesn’t want to compete against them (his friends). Because of that, he goes to a different style (which normally allows it to be more accessible at a younger age). We all have our own preferences, but I thought that was a unique standpoint, and I respected it.
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Shay A, totally agree with you. What impresses me about Eric’s wines is that they are terrific across a wide window. That’s rare.
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@Jim McCusker : Good point. I haven’t tried all of Booker’s wines, but whenever I have, they’ve been consistently good (sometimes really good) and that’s certainly rare. I have a 2017 Tempranillo I’m very excited to try at some point.