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Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Dinking well with good acidity that kept it youthful & fresh showing black fruit, cassis, cedar, leather, pencil, cigar ash & sweet tobacco — 3 months ago

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Oregon Viognier 2022

Peach, nectarine, jasmine, honeysuckle. Balanced and elegant. Would love to try this aged 5-7yr. — 4 months ago

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Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Tom Elliot

Still amazingly young and reductive. Probably still 10 years away from its prime. — 6 months ago


Bella Vida Vineyard Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2015

[Tasted on September 24, 2023 at Home with Jay]

Purchased wine during visit to the winery in October 2017. Single vineyard Pinot from Dundee Hills grown in red-clay Jory soil. Muted nose. Pomegranate and red plum fruit, with volcanic soil, pepper and floral notes.
— 2 months ago

Bernard Levet

La Chavaroche Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2007

Opened and decanted about an hour before dinner. No formal notes. The 2007 B. Levet "La Chavaroche" is flat out beautiful right now. The aromatics are off the charts with gorgeous, ripe dark fruits, a bit of the animal, a veritable hillside of lavender, black olives, some deli case, black pepper, some leather and earth. The structure is still firm but everything is well integrated at this point; superbly balanced; great acid. The finish is long and has some ferrous minerals that I simply love. A sublime pairing with a Morgan Ranch Wagyu tenderloin served with corn purée, charred broccolini and juniper ash. The 2007's are absolutely ready to drink now with a short decant (mostly to remove any sediment) however, they will continue to drink well for another 10+ easy from good cellars.
— 3 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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That’s a lot of detailed good info for “no formal notes.” Setting the bar very high!
Jay Kline

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@Tom Casagrande 😅, I guess I should define formal. For me, it’s defined by taking the wine “through the grid” and most social settings are inappropriate for that

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1989

Great vintage for LB that was singing, suave & polished with its red & black fruits, graphite, leather, licorice, sweet savory spice & cigar ash. Just entering its drinking window with many years ahead. From an owc purchased on futures — 2 months ago

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Shea Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Enjoyed with family. The age on it enhanced the wine beautifully. Tannins were very soft and the fruit mature but still very present. Wanted to savour as it was the last of my Shae vineyards wines in my cellar. It did not disappoint. Noted I drank my 2009 in 2020 and it was past its prime, three years later the 2010 was perfect. — 4 months ago

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Estate Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2018

Dark deep fruit plum, blackberries, forest floor on the nose, very big deep dark Pinot, might soft with more aging!!! — 5 months ago