Joseph Carr

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 1 hour. Still, big nose and frontal palate. Dwindles somewhat in the closing chapters. Fairly harmonious and alive for the majority of another decade. Feel there could be some bottle variation here so wouldn’t surprise me if someone posted a 9.2-9.4 tomorrow. S’life. 9.20.23. — a day ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos des Myglands Mercurey 1er Cru Pinot Noir

Impressive volume of fruit that’s developed from this one. Nicely balanced and full, with a mix of red fruits, berries, florals and just enough texture to keep things interesting. Still plenty of life ahead of it, too. — a day ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2021

Lemon and limestone. Solid acid. — 17 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah 2020

Blackberry, campfire, black olive, black fig skin, roasted meat, graphite and iron. A beast of flavors compelling themselves over a medium body wine. Has lots to say. Served with duck breast, fig compote and seared brussel sprouts. — a month ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2011

Lithe yet muscular. Very enjoyable - medium long finish - expected more - and yet I still liked how t. — 19 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay

Full bodied white wine. , a bit rich . I did not like — 20 days ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Fruit forward soft landing. — a month ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T

2007 Phelps…what can I say? I should have waited another 5-7 years for it to be perfect. Palate enters as ripe, lush, ripe, velvety, slightly candied; strawberries, cherries & progresses into blackberries, black raspberries, black plum & stewed plums. The tannins round but still meaty. It glides effortlessly over the palate. Dark berry cola, charcoal, touch of lead pencil, dark, hearty Indian/Asian spices, some pepper cedar, mix of fresh & dry tobacco, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, dark, melted chocolate, mocha powder, caramel notes, anise, dry to slightly moist, dark soils, Rutherford dust, mix of dry, soft herbs, dry crushed, limestone minerals, fresh, dark, red, flowers framed in violets/lavender for days, perfect, round, acidity with an incredibly well blended fruit & earth, nice tension and a beautiful finish that lasts minutes. I need another well stored bottle of 07 in 5-7 years. Velvet wrapped in silk. Phelps Napa is so incredible at 15-20 years of age regardless of vintage. This would be closer to 20-22 years plus. Just an hour decant. Might have been better w/ 3 hours or a second day bottle.

Happy Labor Day weekend from Chateau Isbel.
— 20 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Côte de Beaune Pinot Noir

Rough tannins covering a nice stone fruit taste. Then tasted from another bottle that had been sitting out for a couple hours and wow tasted great. — 17 days ago

Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2020

Gonon the magician. Still a bit wound with no decant, but that signature magic lies underneath. (I did not get to try the Jamet behind it 😥 ) — a month ago

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