Joseph Carr

Joseph Carr

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Very good, easy drinking. Paired well with an Italian dinner. — 13 days ago

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Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Sainte-Épine Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

This needed air to really reveal itself. I should have decanted. I waited a day to try again and was rewarded. Complex and beautiful. Cured meats, black fruit, spice, licorice, limestone, plus a finish that just lingers. I am guessing this will improve with a couple more years of age. — 12 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T
9.3

The legendary 07 vintage. Wine candy with & after Wagyu ribcap.

It’s on its 3-5 year peak cycle.

Candied & just a touch stewed; blackberries, blueberries, dry, dark cherries, creamy raspberries, bramble, pine syrup sap, melted caramel w/ nuts, dark chocolate, mocha powder, eucalyptus, mint, sage, bay leaf, splash of oregano, dark spice w/ some mid heat, dry top soil, rich forest floor, fresh & withering dark florals, lavender, violets, beautiful acidity with fine length, balance & elegantly polished.

Yeah, the zucchini & sugar snaps peas are cut from my garden the end of this week. If you haven’t had sugar snaps peas out of the garden, you are missing veggie candy. Both crazy good w/ the snap peas taking the tape.
— 7 days ago

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Jean Delobre

La Ferme des Sept Lunes Syrah 2020

Early greedy syrah. Superbe mesmerising nose made of floral fragrances, violette flower forward, touch of pepper. A primeur wine full of charm.

Syrah primeur, gourmande. Superbe nez enivrant sur des fragrances florales violette en avant, touche poivrée. Vin primeur plein de charme.
— 11 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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What year Romain?
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

2020 i forgot. Thank you 😊

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Beeswax baby on top of a soil and petrol nose.
Second btl. This one travelled after being decanted. Showed very well, enjoyed with cheeses and esp. by a former restaurant wine buyer.
— 12 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Les Baudes Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

A last minute PnP. I have not opened many ‘05’s given my experience early on. You could tell there was great material but they were not providing drinking pleasure. A nose of black cherry with some spice hits your nose immediately. In the mouth a silky combo of of black and red fruit, spice and smooth but present tannins. Upside with time, for now I will stick to opening my ‘05 Village wines . — 17 days ago

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Daron Watson

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Been Having This EXACT Conversation With Clients Past Year!
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

It’s odd you are right about the 05‘ a super hyped vintage but I am not sure if will turn out really that great in years to come.
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@Pinotman /// Andreas I believe they are very good . By no means am I disappointed, I just find they really need time. I am sure there will some “sure things” that turnout to be average. Overall I have been pleased. Have you been disappointed with the wines you have tasted? Remember we are talking about red burgundy, disappointment is a given 😩

Domaine Faury

Vieilles Vignes Saint Joseph Syrah 2018

2018 vintage. Huge black and white pepper components with plenty of body to back them up. Lip-smacking if you like that kind of thing. — 6 days ago

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Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2012

From mag and firing from first pour. Great bottle. Well paired w grilled pork chop. — 2 days ago

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Joseph Drouhin

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2002

Nose has dried cranberry, ripe cherry, red currant jelly, dried roses and old oak bark

Palate has dried tart cherry, dried cranberries, chalk dust, over-ripe strawberry with medium, but fine tannins. Doing quite well tonight; Slow oxidation for 2H then decanted 3H.

Pre-birthday dinner for our dear COVID bubble friend; we've only allowed one of our close friends into the house for almost the past year, tonight we're celebrating that he's one year older than me. 😉
— 14 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

Brilliant. Wide, deep and expansive, darkly fruited nose. Tiny purple flowers and pink peppercorn. Perfumed. Some doughy aromas. Ripe black cherries with herbal notes of savory, oregano and menthol on the salty, long finish. Fruity, suave, nicely tart and concentrated palate. Just getting going. — 23 days ago

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