Wines of Substance, LLC

Cs Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard collection. Stoneridge Vineyard. Very ripe color. Vanilla and spice on the nose. Soft and mellow from start to finish. This is surprisingly delicious and would best be enjoyed with light food flavor profiles or just stand-alone by itself! Maybe just a tiny bit on the sweet side but I would absolutely buy it again — 7 days ago

Wines of Substance, LLC

Ch Washington State Chardonnay 2019

Medium straw color; smells like yellow apple and maybe jasmine on the nose; medium acidity; tastes like star fruit, saline, and a hint of butter with a long finish. I'm really enjoying the minerality. — 3 months ago


Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2020

Delectable Wine

The 2020 Red Wine (Contra Costa County) is notable because of its complexity. Nothing in particular stands out, all the elements are so harmoniously put together. Red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and menthol are some of the notes that open with a bit of air, but more than anything, I admire the energy and delineation leading into a finish of real substance. The blend is 65% Carignane and 35% Mataro. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2023) — 8 months ago

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Anthony Nappa Wines

Rex Farr Vineyard Merlot Petit Verdot Rosé 2017

Dark rose wish there was more left. Anthony Nappa. Beautiful winter rose with substance. LI merlot smell, petit verdot spice backdrop — 9 months ago

Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues)

La Dominode Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass

So young and primary but shows the substance of 18. Nose is so mineral and deep with dark red cherry and mid season cherry and wonderful, expressive minerality. A deep earthy scent as well. Really wonderful depth on this. Palate is juicy and explosive with endless depth and super primary red and black cherry fruit. Super concentrated, structured with a huge, mineral and acid backbone: An epic Dominode. Wait a decade. At least.

Wow on day 2 this is so good. Smoothed out and full of fruit and silky yet substantial tannins. 9.4 to 9.5 overnight. I continue to strongly believe in the 18’s. They are modern day 93’s but better and more overall success across vignerons and appellations.
— a month ago

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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

2012 base vintage. Lovely bright lemon and slate. A peachy, fleshy note. Vivid and clear. Kinda dramatic and showy but with real substance and great acidity. Wow. — 7 months ago

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Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

Earth, wood, tobacco, sun dried tomato, oak, coffee, pencil lead and lovely balance to top it off. True to type! I’m quite surprised, since this used to be stubborn years ago, and I was wondering if it had enough substance to go the distance. It does. — 8 months ago

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Jacques Selosse

Substance Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

2009 disgorgement and nose better than palate. Interesting but not real pleasurable. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Maume

Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Gorgeous, flinty nose with hint of barnyard. Grippy tannins. Hint of coffee and soy sauce after 3 hours. Almost Valentini Cerasuolo-ish. Imperial Treasure Teochew Ion with Andrew Dutton.

Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. There I was suggesting that Maume's Mazis-Chambertin 2011 was clearly not the pick from the domaine this vintage and lo and behold, it trumps all in a blind tasting. It has quite an earthy note on the nose with mint-tinged red fruit and black plum unfurling at its own leisurely pace in the glass. Later, this is joined by fennel and rosemary scents, creating an intriguing aromatics profile. The palate is medium-bodied, a touch foursquare on the entry, but with good substance, the texture grainy and quite peppery toward the finish. There is a lot going on in this grand cru and it will be fascinating to see how it develops and if it maintains this stellar quality. RP95, 2011, issued Nov 2014
— 8 months ago

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