Scarecrow 2009

Robert Foley Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Mike R

En Mag - this is my second time around and celebrated a deal closing - as in 2017 this wine delivered - amazingly it is getting better - this is from a single vineyard at 2000 feet on Howell - this is full bodied mid palette sweet tannins with a rich nose long legs black currant berries and and I think it is getting better - ten plus years left - dark purplish color - I LOVE It and made a nice splash last night — 7 days ago

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David L

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Go get it buddy. Love what your Poppin.,
Joseph Barsky

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Robert Foley is a rockstar winemaker.
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@Joseph Barsky totally agree


Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

Delectable Wine

Diatom’s 2009 Chardonnay Bar-M, from vineyards in Los Alamos, is a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value. Tangerine oil, white flowers and light tropical accents give this curvy, airy Santa Barbara Chardonnay so much appeal. Breezy saline notes linger on the wonderfully inviting finish. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020) — 15 days ago

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Gaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari

It’s 2019 (and not 2009)
Gaurav Tiwari

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And I loved their 2018 vintage -


Special Club Brut Blancs de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2009

Love this champagne. Can still hold a few more years but is drinking very well know. Notes of brioches and nuts with plenty of chalk and minerals to give it structure and depth. — 3 days ago

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Château des Tours

Réserve Vacqueyras Red Rhône Blend 2009

Facilement reconnaissable dans son style Reynaud. Le vin m’est apparu moins gourmand que le 2010 et même que le Cote du Rhone bu dernièrement... il manquait un petit oumf en bouche. — 4 days ago

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Block 5 Pinot Noir 2009

See notes from 26 weeks ago where I gave this wine 95 points, up a point now to 96 points+. A superb Pinot Noir where previous notes apply and then some. Slightly more earthy “gout de terroir”. Compost heap and Sous Bois. One of Australia’s best Pinots and definitely of Premier Cru/Grand Cru quality at a fraction of the price. Sadly my last 2009. — 4 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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We will drink bottles together at some point @Bob McDonald We need to make our way to Oceania.
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@Severn Goodwin I hope so Severn. I wouldn’t mind an excursion to New England either. Overdue for a visit to New York to see my son.
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You and Mrs Goodwin would be very welcome

Giacomo Conterno

Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

This is serious Barolo at its plateau. Monfortino was not produced in 2009 so the fruit went into cascina francia. It added weight and complexity. Tar, black fruits, peppery. Long burn, outstanding. — 3 days ago

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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This wine IMO has matured and is in the ripe drinking window right now. This wine has some blackberry influence but a lot of the fruit in the front and middle seems to be boysenberry, black cherry, dates, and sweet plums. Compared to other vintages that I've had (they've all been more current in the last few years), they have all been darker for sure, but Aloft has always seemed to be a touch sweeter than the Charles Krug Cold Springs and has also usually had a bit more punch. I think this one is starting to show a tiny bit of age. I think it's been a while since I decided to open an 09 Aloft. Finished with some pepper notes and a little eucalyptus. Went well with a huge variety of seafoods in the fact that it wasn't a unidimensional blackberry bomb. Enjoyed on the last night of our beach trip. — 16 days ago

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Vieille Vigne du Levant Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend 2009

I love this cuvee. I was worried that 09 was too forward of a vintage for this wine, but that was silly. On the nose: vanilla cream, sweet lemon chiffon, airy wet stone...fantastically lifted aromatically. On the palate, lovely acidty, baked apple, lemon custard, caramel, soft mousse, a touch of oxidative copper, and a very clean, finish. Absolutely lovely champagne. — 5 days ago

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Booker Vineyard

The Alchemist Syrah Blend 2009

Drinking absolutely perfectly right now. Had a tasting with Eric a few years back who said he prefers his wines within the first few years, but I have to say that virtually every Booker wine I’ve had (save for the whites and roses) have improved substantially with a few more years in the cellar. We last had this in 2015, and it is substantially better now. At this stage I don’t think it’s going to improve much going forward, but it is terrific right now (so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em!). — 10 days ago

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Shay A

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I watched a virtual interview with him where he compared his wines against other high end wineries (SQN, Saxum, etc). He pointed out their use of whole cluster and said he doesn’t want to imitate them as he doesn’t want to compete against them (his friends). Because of that, he goes to a different style (which normally allows it to be more accessible at a younger age). We all have our own preferences, but I thought that was a unique standpoint, and I respected it.
Jim McCusker

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@Shay A, totally agree with you. What impresses me about Eric’s wines is that they are terrific across a wide window. That’s rare.
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@Jim McCusker : Good point. I haven’t tried all of Booker’s wines, but whenever I have, they’ve been consistently good (sometimes really good) and that’s certainly rare. I have a 2017 Tempranillo I’m very excited to try at some point.

Domaine Drouhin-Laroze

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2009

A beautiful, cool early Autumn evening, relaxing by a fire in the chiminea.

Warmed black cherry, dehydrated red cherry, wet cinnamon stick, moist compost, rain soaked grape vines, warm licorice, cherry syrup, tart red apple peel, partially dried plum, light tannins.

Wow, my buddy's bottle contribution to the evening, total pleasure to drink this wine! Can hold until 2026-2030+ in proper storage.
— 18 days ago

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