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Domaine Julien Cruchandeau

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé Blend

NV (2018 fruit); Last bottle! 🙁 Still delicious and prior notes apply.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons and pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the third of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Today's program includes OGONEK (Starling Variations, 2022; world premiere), FARRENC (Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Opus. 36) and BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73, Emperor). This weekend has been an auditory pleasure, enjoying all five of Beethoven's piano concerti, and what a finale today!
— 9 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Love Huey Lewis on piano, but he’s a little better with the Harmonica.
Severn Goodwin

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I actually sat next to Huey in the MSP airport many, many years ago.

Réyane & Pascal Bouley

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2012

Lyle Fass
9.4

What a nose. Deep penetrating cherry. Mid season sappy cherries, tons of earth, stones, sous bois, gorgeous Champans symphony. Wow. Palate is grippy, pure, juicy with terrific structure. Sappy, icing on cake texture. Terrific freshness and amplitude on the palate. Concentrated with tiny berry fruit intensity and wonderful energy and freshness. Young but not inaccessible. — 2 years ago

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Bodegas Los Bermejos

Maceración Carbónica Lanzarote Listan Negro 2018

OMG! So unique! Has an earthy taste with some zaps of tingle on the tongue as if it were carbonated. What a delightful surprise. The flavors change like notes in a symphony. — 3 years ago

Domaine de Bonserine

La Sarrasine Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Phenomenal nose (like most Cote Rotie). Intriguing depth of dry spicy fruit. But not quite the symphony I had hoped for. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Terroir de Fye Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2019

A fantastic bottle of Chablis-adjacent, just great a year since our last bottle. Please see prior notes on the vintage. (Dehydrated apple notes are more prominent tonight.)

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor Karina Canellakis is leading WAGNER (Prelude to Lohengrin, Act 1), CHOPIN (Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano and then RACHMANINOFF (Symphonic Dances, Opus 45). A fantastic night is ahead of us!
— 17 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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I love concerts with Karina Canellakis. The energy!
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Yes she is very animated when appropriate, I think this is the first time she's led the BSO, hopefully not the last...

La Magia

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Lyle Fass
9.4

Nose just comes out of the gates like a screaming mimi. Gorgeous cherry. Soupy and super clean. Floral. Cherry flower. Stunning florals. Irises and lilacs. Just a beautiful nose. Full Brunello Symphony. Spices galore. Palate is stunningly deeply fruited. Sappy and pure. So clean. Deep black and late season red cherries but so fresh. Superbly elegant and very concentrated with powerful and powdery tannins. Substantial structure and freshness. So pure. Velvety and energetic. — 2 years ago

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Volcano Winery

Mele Symphony White Blend

peachy and honeysuckle, very drinkable too! — 3 years ago

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Deerfield Ranch

Rex Red Blend 2014

Bordeaux blend is a symphony of red fruit, slight balsamic, vanilla and toast. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Sebastien Dampt

Terroir de Milly Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2019

A fantastic bottle of Chablis-adjacent, just great a year since our last bottle. Please see prior notes on the vintage. (A touch more salty than before, but doing fine.)

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor Karina Canellakis is leading WAGNER (Prelude to Lohengrin, Act 1), CHOPIN (Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano and then RACHMANINOFF (Symphonic Dances, Opus 45). A fantastic night is ahead of us!
— 17 days ago

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great choices!
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@Lyle Fass Both are on fire tonight, great wines, even better prices, a wonderful vintage.

Saracina

Lolonis Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Nose has under-ripe peach, lemon zest, cold chalk and wet beach sand.

Palate has pineapple core, dried lemon, sea spray and dehydrated peach.

Nice balanced acidity, no real herbal notes to speak of, a different expression than the traditional style. This wine should have a long life ahead, drink 2024-31.

The inaugural, single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc for Saracina from the Lolonis Vineyard; possibly some of the oldest SB vines in the US, planted in 1942.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons and pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the third of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Today's program includes OGONEK (Starling Variations, 2022; world premiere), FARRENC (Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Opus. 36) and BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73, Emperor). This weekend has been an auditory pleasure, enjoying all five of Beethoven's piano concerti, and what a finale today!
— 9 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Emperor Concerto 🥰
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@Douglas Braun @Andrew Schirmer Yes, a great weekend. But the most amazing footnote, Paul Lewis has played all 5 piano concertos this weekend without the benefit of sheet music, all memory! Plus I'm thinking might be the first soloist to perform with the BSO for 3 days continuously. We've not had a weekend of great music like this since we got all three acts of Wagner Die Walküre in one epic weekend several years back! (I had to take the next day off, we dedicated the weekend to a lot of Riesling.)
(I had to check my calendar to make sure which pieces were exhibited. 🤦‍♂️)
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

What a delight!