Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh, Southwest France

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Le Rêve Brut Sparkling Wine 2013

Always 100% Chardonnay, the 2013 ‘Le Reve’ is a tour de force from this storied Carneros house. The mousse here is highly refined. Salted biscuit aromatic tones grab your attention with Meyer lemon zest and shades of wild mushroom and toasted hazelnuts all take shape in the glass. The silly mousse is downright incredible. Bright kumquat zest and sourdough bread tones mingle with macadamia nut and suggestions of white truffles on this complex palate. This is salty and savory California sparkling wine at its best. Beautifully textured, with great length, this stunning new bottling will enjoy a very long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 95
— 9 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Looks spectacular! 🍾

Jérémy Quastana

L'Endémique Gamay

Juicy gamay with ripe cherries, light baking spices, fresh acidity. Drinks very easily from the open though you might need 5-10mins for the funk to blow off. — 16 days ago

Mario, Severn and 12 others liked this

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.
— 3 days 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 Courtault-Tardieux

Le temps des Aunis Pineau d'Aunis 2018

Cranberries, Pomegranates, light bodied, zippy, and minerals! Delicious! I really enjoy this wine! Not sure if it is a red or a róse! — 8 days ago

Paul, Vanessa and 27 others liked this
Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Dawn E. I did a little research. Its classified as a red.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Dennis P. true to it's color then! 👍 Thanks for your efforts! 🤗

Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 1999

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.

Reddish-brown, translucent; mid-shoulder fill for this particular bottle, saturated cork but solid without any deterioration. Enjoyed in our Gabriel Glas's.
Nose has wet earth, forest moss, dehydrated black cherry, molasses cookie, cherry compote, over-ripe strawberry, wet wood, cherry syrup reduction and mahogany shavings.
Palate has dried cherry, dried strawberry, (minor) metallic minerals, dry soil, medium tannins on the long finish. Anyone still holding this should consider enjoying this in the near term (2020-2024), when held in proper storage.
— 3 days ago

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Luc Pirlet

Réserve Merlot 2018

Color of cranberry juice, with a bit cloudy and purple hue on the rim. Nose of ripe sour dark fruits, like sour cherry and cranberry, a bit spice, a bit vanilla, a bit stingy in the nasal cavity, and a bit black tea fragrance. Taste of good quality tannins, good acidity, subtle sweetness, fermented cabbage, some mineral and spice, a bit oaky, and soft with some zest. Aftertaste of some more bittersweetness. On par. — 21 days ago

Hermes, David and 7 others liked this

Alphonse Dolly

Les Doigts d'Or de Dolly Pinot Noir 2017

Don't understand the lower ratings that some gave this ,but I digress. Tantalizing fresh strawberry compote, bright, crunchy, & swill able Loire Valley sancerre Pinot noir! — 18 days ago

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2018

David T
9.2

The nose reveals; golden raisins, green & golden apple, candied, sour lemons, lemon meringue, dry apricots, yellow peach, lime candy, cream, vanillin, warm caramel, candle wax, honeycomb, melted white butter, shade of herbaceousness, chalk, saline with white spring flowers, greens & withering yellow florals.

Big, beautiful, rich mouthfeel with excellent viscosity. Beautiful & well polished. Golden raisins, green & golden apple, candied, sour lemons, lemon meringue, dry apricots, yellow peach, lime candy, cream, vanillin, warm caramel, candle wax, honeycomb, melted white butter, shade of herbaceousness, chalk, saline with white spring flowers, greens & withering yellow florals. Cool shower acidity. The balance is excellent as is the consistent, persistent finish. You get some white spice with understated heat with great alluvial limestone minerality on the long set.

Photos of; Domaine Pierre-Yves, library cellar I like to raid, 35-50 year old rootstock and Pierre in one of their Cru Vineyards.
— 4 days ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
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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.
— 3 days ago

Ryan, Vanessa and 32 others liked this

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Cuvée Parcellaire Monopole Bretonniere Chenin Blanc 2016

Shared with Lone Wolf Harvest crew. Fresh. #cheninstudy — 10 days ago

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