Vinca Minor

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!
— 7 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Love Huey Lewis on piano, but he’s a little better with the Harmonica.
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I actually sat next to Huey in the MSP airport many, many years ago.

Bouchard Père et Fils

Beaune du Château 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Nose has red apple flesh, dried lemon zest, sliced almonds, bag of green apples and undistinguished white flowers.

Palate has oxidized green apple peel, grapefruit pith, minor vanilla, dried apple slices, green herbs with minor salinity, medium acidity and medium finish. (Agree with Tanzer comments about being blurry on mid-palate.)

Decanted 2H.

Sourced from four Beaune 1er Cru vineyard sites: Les Aigrots, Les Tuvilains, Les Sizies and Sur les Grèves.
— 7 months ago

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Primarius

Oregon Pinot Noir 2015

Sweet and mellow red. Minor tannins. — 2 years ago

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!
— 16 days ago

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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...

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!
— 8 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

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What a delight!

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!
— 16 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.

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg trocken Riesling Spätlese* 2020

Lyle Fass
9.8

Wow. Martin’s signature wine in my opinion. Huge, complex and serene nose. So elegant and expansive. Airy, layered and ethereal. Stunning. 9.8 nose. Just has that extra. Confectionery. Grapefruit. Apricot. Wow. Smells like Riesling grown in chevalier montrachet. One of the most beautiful noses on a young Müllen ever. Genius. It’s so lifted, layered, complex and ethereal. Unreal minerality. Wow that palate is about as pure, elegant and lithely structured as one can imagine. Such structure on the mid and the finish. Amazing concentration and density. Round and full of citrus pith, grapefruit, apricot and peach skin and minor peach flesh. Finish keeps going and going. Astonishing length. Wow. This will be better in 10 years.

On day 2 this is so refined and so brilliant. One of the best TH Sp Trockens ever. The complexity and completeness is just unreal. 9.7 to 9.8 overnight and one of the wines of the vintage.
— 8 days ago

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Sean Minor

California Pinot Noir 2019

Light, smooth finish. Easy to drink. — 8 months ago

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Anniversary Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Nose has mashed blackberry, ripe black current, ripe black cherry, wet saddle leather, horse barn, dried mint, fried green herbs, chopped bacon, muddy garden soil, constantly developing...

Palate has mahogany shavings, black cherry 🍒, dried garden soil, day old bacon bacon 🥓, over-ripe black currant, warm dark chocolate, (minor) baking spice with a very long and intense finish. This wine has at least a decade in front of it tonight. Perfect, supple cork on extraction.

Still quite tannic, decanted 4h, needs much more time to reveal it's true self.

My retailer commented this was not a standard CA Cabernet, more Bordeaux-like, and he was fully on point. The stink on the nose really pointed us away from CA right away.

Paired to some expertly grilled, medium-rare Delmonico steaks from my favorite, local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), well salted (in advance). Finished with Maldon smoked sea salt, best which exists in the world, IMHO. Also roasted beets with goat feta from VT, where I can only image goats listen to Phish and eat Ben & Jerry's ice cream daily, because only a stress free life like that could yield cheese this good.

I'd like to know the blend on this, should anyone know, I can't believe it's 100% Cab based on the stinky nose, which we appreciate.
— 2 years ago

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Nice