Jim Beam

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Post & Beam Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Fruit forward…plum, black currant…oak finish .. very smooth. Delicious — a month ago

Chatto Wines

Pinot Noir 2018

Notes of Toffee Apple initially - a little reductive to begin with. Pale dirty crimson - transparent in parts - quite Burgundian in colour. A light to medium weight palate but Medium intensity. Like a good Village, verging on Premier Cru. Interesting and tasty but needing about 4 or 5 years more to develop complexity. Jim Chatto is regarded as one of Australia’s best winemakers having been in charge at Mt Pleasant in the Hunter Valley and now running his own show in Tasmania. — a year ago

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Claret Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

This is a beautiful Bordeaux blend from the brilliant Jim Law. — 2 years ago

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Jim Barry

The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 1996

This was really something upon initial decant—so supple, so long. Fell apart a little with extended air but this was first in the lineup of mature Aussies and made quite an impression — 3 months ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Matt Perlman I have found the ‘96’s can go head to head with the ‘98’s

Far Niente Winery

Post & Beam Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020

First of many wines for tonight’s Far Niente and Nickel and Nickel event. — a year ago

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Au Bon Climat

La Bauge Au-Dessus Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Last night I had opened the 2008 Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley La Bauge Au-Dessus Pinot Noir. I was thinking heavily about Jim Clendenen and thought this would be a nice homage to his work. RIP Jim.

On the nose there is good fruit still cherry, cranberry, raspberry, plum, spice, a muskiness, dried roses, light oak and wet soil.

On the palate even in it's age there is good fruit of cherry, cranberry, raspberry, cola, spice, minerality and forest floor.

This is medium bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel even though the experts have the maturity date as 2018 the acidity is still medium with medium minus fine nearly resolved tannins that still leads to a medium to medium + red fruit candied cherry underbrush finish. Have a continued wonderful weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 2 years ago

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Jody Scharf

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A fave!
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@Jody Scharf definitely a favorite of mine too.

Jim Barry

Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2021

Fun funzies crisp and pure. Solid — 5 months ago

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Jim Barry

The Benbournie Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

2009 - beautiful velvet smooth and rich CabSav. Great drinking — 8 months ago

Jim Clendenen

Estate Bottled Au Bon Climat La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir 2015

The first day of opening this wine it was harsh and stuffy. I was not impressed. However, on the second day, this wine opened up and became very light and flavorful - a juicy Pinot Noir of jammy cherry and berries. — 2 years ago

Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2015

N: Lemons, ginger, banana peel, very fresh, like a just passed thunderstorms sun. You can smell the oak, but it’s like a ghost in the background.
P:Lemon custard, ever so light, creamy,tart, long finish, slight wood. He was really talented.
R.I.P. Jim Clendenen
If served this “ blind”, very few would peg it as a Cali Chard. A stylistic response to criticism of previous, over the top Chards.
With time and air, some flinty mineral goodness appears along with the sensation of citrus pith.
— 2 years ago

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