Otter Cove

Palm Cove

Moscato 2018

Very sweet. Crisp. What you'd want in a moscato — a month ago

Domaine La Bonneliere

Saumur Tradition Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has washed raspberries, sliced Clementine orange, peach skin and moist chalk.
Palate has dried orange, partially-dried cherry, peach skin and (minor) dried raspberry. Light acidity remains, our final bottle, this was a good run.
— a month ago

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Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Riesling 2015

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has bright green apple, saline solution, distant petrol, under-ripe peach, sliced apricot, clover honey and wet flint
Palate has effervescent and tart apple juice, tart pear, under-ripe peach, green apple peel, wet limestone with solid acidity and a ever lingering sweet/salty/tart finish. A great bottle!
— a month ago

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Denis Jamain (Domaine de Reuilly)

Reuilly Pinot Gris 2015

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has washed green table grapes, clean cotton tee shirt, candied pineapple and stainless steel.
Palate has smashed crabapples, faint maraschino cherry, (minor) green melon and present but fading acidity. This bottle is in decline, but I still enjoy it more than the 2016.
— a month ago

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Domaine Henry Pellé

Menetou-Salon Morogues Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has ripe peach, cut cherries, tangerine peel dry sandstone and moist hay.
Palate has strawberry, peach, lime wedge, tart cherries, dry-sandy soil and a long finish. This bottle is just holding wonderfully and as fate would have us, we're enjoying our last bottle of the vintage.
— a month ago

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Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2018

Floral nose. Ample body. Juicy with pear, melon, and faint muscat finish. Great acidity not much minerality. Dry enough with fruit playing a supporting role. — a month ago

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Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Roche Calcaire Riesling 2015

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has moist limestone, cold lime wedge, under-ripe pear, sweet yellow apple, tangerine zest, light petrol notes and dry limestone pebbles.
Palate has candied pineapple, dried lemon, lemon zest, warmed green apple with ripe acidity and a classy, rich limestone finish, long and contemplative.
— a month ago

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Caillez-Lemaire

Extra Dry Rosé Champagne Blend

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Solid producer, no new notes:
Nose has wet strawberry, orange peel, ripe stone fruits, pineapple core and light, fresh brioche notes.
Palate has strawberry-raspberry mash (light), orange/grapefruit pith, ripe peach (light) and wonderful limestone backbone.
— a month ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Where’s your winter cabin?
Severn Goodwin

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We overwinter in our house in MA. We can't get into the ME cabin in the winter, unless the logging roads we access our property somehow get plowed, too much snow generally.

Caillez-Lemaire

Eclats Brut Nature Champagne Blend

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Solid producer, no new notes:
Nose has sliced brioche, cut red apple, bruised pear, warm caramel candy and wet limestone.
Palate has quince jam on faintly buttered brioche, bruised yellow apple, dried bread dough with a lingering touch of acidity/minerals with a long finish. Best as it warms and gains more exposure to air.
— a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Went to a wedding many years ago in Rangeley. It’s beautiful. Another thing I remember is it takes longer to get there than you’d expect!
Severn Goodwin

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@Tom Casagrande Yes, not a quick hop from the Berkshires, but I'm good with that as one we arrive it's nothing but peace and quiet.

Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has freshly sliced tart cherry, vanilla bean, bag of fresh cherries, toasted oak and dried (unsweetened) cranberry.
Palate has fresh cherry, partially dried cherry, dried cherry, dried orange zest, medium+ tannins and a long finish. Wow, yum!
Superb pairing to slowly (apple wood) smoked pork loin with a tight crust and appreciable smoke penetration. Future bottles may be 2025+.
A noticably different oak barrel program than a '15 Leroy Bourgogne Rouge in our second glass tonight, more aggressive oak. Superb pairing to slowly (apple wood) smoked pork loin with a tight crust (thank you medium thick fat cap) and appreciable smoke penetration.
— a month ago

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