Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Very stalky and savoury on nose and palate. Steve may have overdone the whole bunch component in the ferment? A good wine as always from Giant Steps but would have preferred a bit more red fruit. First of 4 bottles. Will leave having the 2nd for a year. — 12 days ago

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Rodney Strong

Charlotte's Home Northern Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc

Giant Eagle
June 10, 2021
$10.99
— 11 days ago

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Aged Cabernet from Napa is enjoyable. Aged Cabernet from one of the few New World Bordeaux producers can be a heavenly experience. This version is hitting all the notes in its solo performance. Blackberry, currant, leather, tobacco, smoke and a giant YUM! Deep thick rich elegant expressive. Yes, something to enjoy now and over the next 3-5 years. — a month ago

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Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Always trust your senses in the game of options.
I held back from calling this out but nailed it in the end.
Glossy classic GS style.
— 3 months ago

Bob, David and 5 others liked this

Beaux Frères

The Giant Pinot Noir 2018

Simply a beautiful Pinot Noir. Exceptional wine from Mikey Etzel. Approachable now but the two other bottles and the magnum I have promise to be amazing in years to come. — 15 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
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Romain, Ron and 5 others liked this

No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.3

I followed this over two days. For context, I love these wines (big fan of the WA funk), and it’s always really fun to compare these against the Cayuse lineup. So glad @Bill Bender introduced me to these wines a few years back.

For the price, these are such killer wines. To me, this is Cayuse but just dialed a few steps back. If you want funk, you’ve got it. If you want more elegance and floral notes, you’ve got it. On both day 1 and 2, the aromatics didn’t really change...black pepper crusted black cherries, cherry jerky, tapenade, and white pepper. What I did see change in was the palate. Day one was very coiled showing lots of underripe red and black fruits, herbs de provence and a mineral driven streak down the middle. The whole cluster green/stemmy flair is there but not overly crunchy. Really nervy and vibrant. Day two expanded the wine a bit and while the smoked meat was present, it didn’t dominate. This is where No Girls diverges for me...all the Cayuse notes are there, just dialed back. I was shocked at how tannic this was (decanted 3hrs day one, drank from bottle over an hour on day two). Hold, or decant 3+hrs. This will get even better.
— 17 days ago

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Still gotta try this.
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I’m all for No Girls the wine but I’m against it for society and my personal preferences 😏

Giant Steps Winery

Maison L'Envoye Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Perfumed stinky candied cherry on the nose. Great acidity and a medium finish. Quintessential pinot noir... couldn’t ask for more textbook in the best way. So many jammy messes on the market this stands way ahead of the rest at this price point. Need to try the Burgundian and Wilamitte bottlings. — 3 months ago

Soumah

Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Very good p/q. Reminds me of Giant Steps Applejack/Sexton. Clean red fruit, lavender, with a deeper spice note. There is Gibbston/Otago deep spice, then you get pure red strawberry. No discernible tannin, and acid is subdued, but at this pricepoint this is a buy. — 16 days ago

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Domaine de Carteyron

Cuvée Malyse Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2020

Scorewine
8.9

This family owned domaine is located near the village of Gassin that is considers as one the most beautiful villages in France. The grape are hand harvested and the final steps of vinification are done by Maîtres Vigneron de Saint Tropez.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Rolle and Cinsault, with a beautiful rose gold color, a tempting fresh nose that blends spring flowers, strawberry, cassis a touch of hibiscus and red berries, the body is medium with pleasant acidity and a fresh fruity finish.
A lovely well made rose to celebrate the spring and upcoming summer.
My score 89, drink to 2022
— 13 days ago

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Domaine Perrot-Minot

Gravières des Chaponnières Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Ted
9.6

Big ass Bourgogne that carries a big price tag. The more air time it gets the wine really opens up. Lots of fresh earth, ripe cherry, shaved orange rind, fresh herbs. Fortunate to have a giant bone in ribeye to enjoy. — a month ago

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