Grenache Noir

Cristom

Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Quite young but totally ready to drink. Beautiful aromas of wild berries, violets and wet potting soil. The palate is full of red berry fruit with notes of mushroom, Earl Grey tea, fresh basil, mint and sweet spices. A note of “steaminess” (whole cluster?) and a beautiful touch of mineral on the finish. Lovely balance and perfect acidity. Light bodied, silky tannins and so fresh tasting. Great effort! — 4 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.5

I may have posted close to a hundred Williams Selyem’s. These are just ok young. It is when they hit 10-15 years they shine. This one is really good tonight after nearly two-hours decanted.

Nose of floral; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender.

The palate is, rich, lush and juicy fruits of; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, dark spices, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl, dark, rich, turned earth and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender, cool, spring shower acidity, excellently; structured, tensioned, balanced with a brilliantly elegant & polished near two-minute finish. Impressive & impressive style.
— 19 days ago

Juan, Paul and 17 others liked this

Pol Roger

Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne 1996

Great stuff. From mag. Loads of secondary notes. Brioche, dried apricot, a lift of lemon. Lovely freshness and acidity still. Really complex, nutty and vigorous. At a perfect point for my palate and consistently one of the great 96’s — 2 days ago

Tony Garcia
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Jay, Shay and 6 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Blend of mostly Tempranillo with about equal amounts of Garnacho, Graciano and Manzuelo, deep Ruby with a graceful bouquet of berry fruits, cigar box spice with fresh earthy tones, a traditional Rioja, still reticent. On the silky smooth palate, elegant with layers of flavors of ripe blackberry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine soft tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice long chalky earthy character. Delicious! Still has room to age. — 2 days ago

Tom, Daniel and 1 other liked this

Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Clos de la Maréchale Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

2017 vintage. Decanted and tasted for the next 5 minutes-2.5 hours. Medium body. Expressive oak and spice wizardry early on with sharp and clearly defined flavors all in a row. After approx 45 mins, the sharpness started to wane a tad and the harmony began to roll in. Good intensity throughout. Coming across this at least a half decade too early but this is built for the long haul vs short-term gratification. 2.10.24. — 20 days ago

Ira, "Odedi" and 18 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2002

No formal notes. Quite rich and full . Buttered pastry , candied lemon peel and brioche notes . On the palate again rich and full with the pastry , buttery notes . Good length and balanced acidity . Drink now and over the next 15 years — a day ago

Stuart Allen
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Joe, Jeroen and 6 others liked this

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir 1978

This is sooo pretty. Light pink in color, the nose is so seductive. Pretty floral notes, cherry, dried flowers. Wildly complex and intense on the nose but so light and ethereal. The palate is lifted and pretty with raspberry, delicate spice and classic vosne flavors. This wine is so poised and pretty and ready to drink. Light but powerful. Fantastic — 7 days ago

Tony GarciaDavid Schachter
with Tony and David
Andrew, John and 12 others liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Medium bodied Pinot noir… pairs well with focaccia and veal saltimbocca — 10 days ago

Ted, Dawn and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir 1971

Magnum, Great btl that was fresh & youthful. — 12 hours ago

Juan, Scott@Mister and 4 others liked this

Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

I don’t get to try this ultra premium segment of Burgundy much so it is a treat to have this. This displays ripe aromas of berries, rose petal, leafs and wine gum pastille. It is medium bodied. On the palate you get more berries, citrus fruits, vanilla and cinnamon. The finish is fresh and dry with district fine tannins. — 21 days ago

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