Sequins & Sawdust

Gauthier Brothers

Pinot Noir Vin de France 2019

Lyle Fass

Gorgeous dark nose. Mullberry, black cherries, black berries, deep spice and earth tones. Super lifted and aromatic. I’m not sure if this is Ardeche or Moselle. I’ll circle back. Seems Ardeche. Very pretty. Even hints of floral. Sawdust. Smoke. Surprisingly complex. Palate is luscious and ample with tangy red fruits and lovely freshness. Good energy and almost a red Riesling quality. This is Ardeche as the granite is coming through now. Lovely sweetness as it opens. Very good for everyday Pinot. — 14 days ago

Aravind, Matthew and 7 others liked this

Clos Corriol

Priorat Blanc 2016

Pale lemon green; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple skin, yellow apple, apple blossom, firm pear, quince, subtle sawdust; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium finish, only moderately concentrated but nicely complex, flavors bright and clean — 4 months ago

Severn, Mike and 3 others liked this

Weingut Rings

Sand & Kiesel Portugieser 2018

Old vine Portugieser, spontaneously fermented with 50% whole cluster, matured in old large wood for 18m.
This is full of black dusty fruit (plums, mulberries) with a whiff of allspice and cloves. There’s also a fresh floral note. On the palate this is light yet fruity full - cool, fresh, juicy, sappy, with decent acidity and light, sawdust like tannins. Nothing complex or fancy but so fresh, so alive & drinkable, joyful. Delightful!
— 7 months ago


Le Telquel Cheverny Gamay

2020 extremely well balanced acid, tannin, funk and finish. Black fruits, white pepper. sawdust, black cherry seltzer. — 2 months ago

Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Red fruit, menthol and sawdust. Hard to beat old Dunn. — 4 months ago

David, Juan and 1 other liked this

Château Moulin Riche

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Nose has cherry, ripe blackberry, leather, strawberry jam, dried cranberry, ripe plum, dry leather and moist cigar.

Palate has blackcurrant jam, ripe plum, ripe strawberry, dried cherry, cedar sawdust with firm tannins and a long finish.

A notable improvement over our prior bottle a few years back.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation for 2H, then decanted 4H, more time appreciated. Drink now or hold until 2024-28.

57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot & 10% Petit Verdot
— 6 months ago

Daniel P., Aravind and 37 others liked this

Château Hyot

Castillon Côtes De Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Ripe plum, black fruit, pyrazines and sawdust on the nose. Solid tannins, finishes more medium bodied. — 7 months ago

Domaine Pierre Gelin

Clos des Meixvelle Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2010


Found this rummaging through the cellar. 2 more bottles and I have no recollection of buying these. Grapefruit, sawdust. Awesome bottle. — 4 months ago

with Jeni
Ron, Mike and 9 others liked this

I Vigneri di Salvo Foti

Vinudilice Rosé Blend 2019

Not showing as well aromatically as previous vintages, some of which have been my favorite rosés of all time. However, this has wild strawberries and sawdust on the nose and is chock full of acid and minerals per usual. Still a very good bottle of wine.

Maybe needs more time in bottle?
— 4 months ago

Tom, Jason and 19 others liked this

Joseph Swan Vineyards

Cuvée de Trois Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Light to medium with strawberry and ripe Bing cherries, vanilla notes and sawdust — 7 months ago