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Domaine Colbois

Bourgogne Chitry Chardonnay 2017

Wow. This is really good right out of the gate. Reminiscent of a 1er Cru Chablis. Nose is intensely earthy/mineral, with straw-inflected appley fruit underneath. A little of that Chablis brothiness I associate with Kimmeridgien (sp.?) terroir. Intensely flavored in the mouth, with the acids and the minerality combining for some serious pucker. Crisp, bone dry, and refreshing. Would be amazing with grilled shrimp or prawns. — 2 days ago

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Casa Valduga

Nature Sur Lie 30 Months Vale dos Vinhedos Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Mesa Bohn Out20 Orlando, RR, Alcides, Nicola e SP — 9 months ago

Paul Nicolle

Les Fourneaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Classic Kimmeridgian (sp.?) nose of chicken broth, wet limestone, hay. Some nice citrusy fruit. Intensely mineral in the mouth, with nice acids and a refreshing squeeze of lemon in the finish. — 2 years ago

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Vinos de Terruños

Pago Cativo O Forte Treixadura Blend

Oew, 5 druiven in blend. Bijzonder fijn resultaat. Licht ziltig maar ook fijn tropisch fruit, peer, perzik, guave. Perfecte zuren, perfecte locatie (5m van de vloedlijn in Oliva (Sp))
Paired/w schelpen, octopus en mosselen.
— 8 days ago

Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling

Mesa Bohn Out20 Orlando, RR, Alcides, Nicola e SP — 9 months ago

Château Soutard

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1976

Mild raisining (sp?) but steewed strawberry flavors blossomed upon opening. So beautiful and silky smooth....great visit and tasting! Loved the access to their library. Santé! — 2 years ago

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Partida Creus

SP Penedès Subirat Parent

Warm sage, lemon, — 3 months ago

Il Roccolo

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

So far this is the best of the Montepulchiano (sp?) we’ve had on this trip. Non vintage. — 2 years ago

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Riserva Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2013

Pricey bottle and fucking fabulous. Not worth the money unless you’re flush with cash or have a good reason to celebrate. I’m obviously in the latter camp as I’ll never be ‘flush with cash’ (1-Muz, delectable review, 2019) but I certainly had reason to celebrate! Sure, my leg is fucked and I’m on pain meds but I refrained from taking meds all night so I could enjoy the company of birthday boy, bassist and sound tech extrodinaire (French cuz he French) snaps Ducharme and later, best-dude, drummer, business partner and brother Philip nauseous at local champion pub, Arcadia and then truly begin the personal celebration... the wine is flavourful and hearty but smooth, much like myself after a bottle of wine, and I enjoyed it with my girlfriend after first having a glass of wine from a $20 bottle (plus three air miles... I’m saving for a special trip). I cooked steaks and steamed green beans and cauliflower which turned out extremely well, however, she may have completely changed how I eat steak from now on, which I’m ambivalent about... I know I’m not perfect but I don’t want to change my essence, I’m still trying to decide whether an Italian style of eating steak infringes upon my authenticity. We finished the bottle after dinner obviously having drank most of it with the food, and talked about the food, wine and life. This is another italianism I seem to have picked up, talking about food... so you can see why I’m cautious! I haven’t gotten to the reason for celebrating yet but my girlfriend got a new job (sadly, in another city...)! Conversation was mostly positive and optimistic which is fabulous because I’m still fearful of the future and what being apart this next year will mean for us. She went to bed early because of the heavy food and drink and the business of her last week; she also taught the first class of one of her spring courses this evening so I may not recommend this wine to dudes that simply want the ‘score’ although taking everything into account, the wine was only part of the reason... I stayed up later playing guitar and painting and contemplating the future with a slightly cheaper but quality Malbec and took my meds finally. This made me slightly tragic and sad but not so much that I couldn’t still be optimistic and hopeful for the future. If life is complicated but worth celebrating, I highly recommend this wine. It’s probably the second or third best bottle I’ve ever had and was worth the cost considering the circumstances. — 2 years ago

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