Frost Bitten Wines


Les Collines Vineyard Syrah 2019

Had the opportunity to see Doug Frost display and taste this wine. Excellent speaker and superb wine! Very mild tannins and pepper. Blend of cherry and strawberries for a smooth taste. Have a few bottles left and very glad for that!! — a month ago

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Cruse Wine Co.

Rorick Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

This wine is juicy. It has a wonderful juicy, vanilla, smooth aroma and taste. It has some vanilla notes and it's smooth but not buttery like in some Chardonnay. It's very fruit forward with peach flavors lingering after the finish. I'm surprised by this Chardonnay, wonderfully surprised. It is so good! I feel likenthe wine ages as you drink it, so you'll experience wondeful different flavors as you drink.

Color: Yellow, golden, wheat color like Chardonnay. Beautiful gold like a ome would expect in a gold carrier bracelet.

Aroma: lovely kinda sweet, creamy, vanilla aroma with some peach aromas. Smells quit fruit forward and like juice ripe fruit mixed in a creamy vanilla. But it doesn't smell sweet like dessert. There's some toasty aromas like Graham crackers. It smells absolutely delicious, you just can't wait to dive in.

There's some nice acid that gives a little shock to the jaw as your tongue is loving layer with a smooth, vanillay flavor. The flavor gently fades away in the finish. It feels like you've bitten into a wonderful ripe piece of summer fruit like a juicy peach and tangerine. It's a clean refresh finish when chewed. As the wine airs, it gets gently bitter like an orange peel.
— 5 months ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Reserve Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

I mean…it’s unico reserva with the frost. Get another glass — 5 months ago

Peyton Bogard

Peyton Bogard

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Brut Prosecco

This Prosecco carries a light yellow tint and aromas of apples, pears and peaches - dressed up in citrus minerality. The bubbles disappear completely in a minute. On the palate, a racy acidity will be quite noticeable if you have bitten your tongue lately. The red apple flavor joins the stone fruit and cherry in a very pleasant combination. The finish is medium lengthy and fully enjoyable, as it brings back that minerality. — a year ago

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Shiraz Viognier 2007

My last bottle of 4 and I was lucky to get 4 bottles when it was released. Only 1800 made due to frost destroying 92% of the crop. That apricot note from the Viognier, in its youth has integrated. Lovely savoury spicy aromas - like an Arabian Spice Bazaar as Halliday once described this Cuvée from Clonakilla. Amazing intensity with spice and dried sweet herb. Long considered the benchmark for Shiraz Viognier in this country. Perhaps challenged by Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 2 on occasions. — 2 months ago

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The only vintage I haven't got/had. 😢 Was living overseas at the time and by the time the order form got to me, it was all was gone. I actually wrote to Tim suggesting in a small vintage that they limited supply so that everyone on the mailing list was guaranteed at least one bottle. He very kindly wrote back an explanatory letter. 👍😊
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Yes, he is a very nice bloke and tries to please. Studied to become a priest prior to becoming a winemaker after his father started Clonakilla.

Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Pommard-Rugiens Bas 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass

Yowza. This is magnificent. Nose is cherry compote, confectionery aromas, huge stoney minerals and so much complexity. Cherry pit with some black cherry flesh left on it. Just bitten cherry basically. Man it’s so stoney. So old school and so expressive. One of my favorite bottling in Burgundy. Palate is super complex with just so much going on. Amazing depth. Deep deep ocean here. Sappy and concentrated with just incredible palate cleansing minerality. Wow. So elegant and perfectly balanced. Yes it’s young but it’s not inaccessible. Which is the key when drinking young wine. This nose keeps expanding and expanding. Stunning. Velvety and sweet tannins and they are abundant but ripe. Can’t wait to journey with this as the night progresses. — 5 months ago

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Château Mauvesin Barton

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

2016 vintage. This historical Moulis estate was bought in 2011 by the Barton Sartorius family (owners of Saint-Julien Crus Classés Leoville-Barton and Langoa-Barton). Merlot is the dominant grape variety here, and even more so in the 2016 blend as Cabernet Sauvignon suffered from frost. 47% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. Red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) and a hint of flowers. Medium-bodied and fresh. — 10 months ago

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Calvarino Soave Classico Garganega Trebbiano 2019

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The 2019 Soave Classico Calvarino opens slowly, yet time in the glass reveals a pungent mix of lemon oil and wet stone, offset by an enriching note of almond paste. This is elegant, with medium-bodied weight nicely contrasted by brilliant acidity and zesty green citrus tones that build tension. The 2019 Calvarino finishes long and lightly structured, leaving the cheeks puckering, as hints of kiwi skin and minerals fade. There’s a seriously bright future here. In 2019, the Calvarino production was reduced by 30% due to frost. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)
— 2 months ago

Weingut Kees-Kieren

Graacher Domprobst Auslese *** Riesling Auction 2016

Jan A

Honeyed burnt citrus with muted apricots. Long finish. Quote from the winery:

The Graacher Domprobst is a “Große Lage”. Even before 1800 it was known that top wines can be produced from this site. The name Domprobst can be traced back to the fact that the interest income from the best vineyards was paid to the “Probst” of Trierer cathedral, who of course only choosed the best sites. The Graacher Domprobst has a slope of up to 70% with an optimal south-west orientation. The topography protects the vineyards from wind and frost and enables a very long ripening period.

The deep, slate soil dominated by clay minerals, together with the microclimatic conditions, enables the creation offinest fruit flavors and minerality. In combination with fine fruit acid, there is an incredible pleasure experience.

We use the grapes of the Domprobst to produce premium wines. In the dry wine sector, we recommend our Großes Gewächs, which must meet the strict criteria of the Bernkasteler Ring with regard to the quality of the grapes. In the noble sweet sector, the Auslese *** captivates with its distinctive fruit aroma and sweetness paired with fine acidity. The older vintages impress with their finesse and maturity, without showing any unpleasant aging marks.
— 5 months ago

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Clos du Pelerin

Pomerol 2017

2017 vintage. A solid effort in a vintage that was unjustly slammed by the press. Little wine was made because of severe frost, but what was left was much better than 2013. Did a vertical tasting at this small Pomerol estate this morning and everything was up to standard with the exception of the 2013 that cannot hide some unripeness. 2018, 2016 and 2015 are all excellent, followed by solid wines in 2017 and 2014 , whereas the lighter 2012 and more rustic 2004 still offer nice Pomerol value. — 7 months ago

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Very instructive post 👍