Siren Song

Domaine Paul Pillot

Vieilles Vignes Chassagne-Montrachet Pinot Noir 2017

Brilliant ruby with a clear rim and medium viscosity. On the nose, you get fresh red fruits and then straight to spices and wet stones. Confirmed on the palate. Fluttering mouthfeel layered with wild red summer berries dancing with a lively acidity that carries the song through a long mineral finish. Dry wine, medium plus acidity, medium tannins, medium alcohol and body. Delightful. — 6 days ago

Jean-Jacques Morel

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nose starts off quiet. But then slowly unfurls. Insanely perfumed. Gorgeous. White flowers, green apples, intense crushed rocks, so pure, so lifted. Palate is just so complete. Balanced like it is vibrating on it’s own plane. Elegant and super pure with a big mineral core. Showing only green apple skin fruit at the moment. But mega juicy and bright with terrific structure. The final one and it’s as great a swan song as I’d ever want. Salty and much longer that it should be finish. Terrific depth and concentration. Truly the sum of its parts wine. There is a completeness and uniqueness to this wine that is a direct result of the sum of its parts that I’ve never seen reproduced anywhere in Burgundy. — a month ago

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Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Revisited this bottle this past weekend to check condition before pulling the trigger on a re-up. Simply gorgeous, expressive, terroir-driven wine in its absolute prime right now. Nose is, to loosely quote @Alex Spoto, like taking a hike through the High Sierra wilderness, with intense eucalyptus, bay laurel, pine needles and cedar. Fruit is secondary on the nose, but it erupts on the palate with ripe black plums, blackberry bramble, and red and black cherry. All very ripe but slowly moving towards the intense, dried end of the spectrum. There is so much concentration and freshness to the fruit quality it is unbelievable that the wine is nearly 20 years old. Tannins beginning to soften and acid is still holding strong! In its prime now, I think, but I’m holding some for 5-10-20 years more. Legendary Cali vino for a song. Gideon’s final vintage! Enjoy! — 2 months ago

Alex Spoto
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Alex Spoto

Alex Spoto

Delicious! So v bella!

Maculan

Fratta Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2003

Mom and pop wine store. No price tag. Got it for a song. Delicious. Aspects of port. — a month ago

Jean-Jacques Morel

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.7

The final white of JJ Morel I will ever taste. First one that is not with him thanks to Covid-19. It’s bittersweet. Just an amazing nose. So bright. So high toned. Citrus jelly. Smoke. Hickory. Hazelnuts. Saline. Inside of a fancy chocolate found in some exotic assortment box. The one you have to ask “what’s in this?” Palate is electricity. Impossibly complex. Stunning deep and very expressive minerality. Perfect supernal balance. Big attack. Long and gentle finish. Amazing mid palate. Finish is super zesty. Pure and layered. The sum of the parts in full effect here. A wine of indescribable genius. A swan song like no other. — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yup, we'll miss his talent.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin yup. But we get to drink his wines for many years. Which is nice.

Domaine Sylvain Pataille

Clos du Roy Marsannay Pinot Noir

This is tasting beautifully today.
The wild side of Burgundy, but so much burgundy! A bit dirty and rough at first and then singing as the most delicate song only burgundy can sing... or may be some beautiful Etna Rosso...
— 3 months ago

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Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Summertime Chenin. Should have been a hit song. Exuberant & vibrant fruit. Incredibly fresh acid. Aromatics are like being in an orchard of the ripest apples. Brilliant stuff. — a month ago

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Douglas Braun

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Love that wine
Tegan Marriott

Tegan Marriott

Great chenin, I bought an anjou Blanc yesterday w/14%abv I am hoping it won't show though, salute!

Quilt Wines

Napa Valley Chardonnay

Lovely, citrusy zip Chard! If this were a Disney song, it would be Citrusy-zoo da, citrusy-yea! My oh my....pleases all around: mouth feel, gravitas, slight vanilla note but takes a back seat to the fruit finish/mineral stone exit. Well done, and a winner in demonstrating twist cap as top flight! Had to update my rating as this just became my top rated Chard - my other excellent go-to suddenly bailed in comparison after enjoying this bottle! — 2 months ago

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Tozai

Snow Maiden Junmai Nigori

Mandi Speidel
8.9

I feel like JB’s “Yummy” song should be playing in the background — 3 months ago

Jeremy Vass
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