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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Les Montots Mercurey Pinot Noir 2007

Lean with just enough fruit to make it interesting. — 7 days ago

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The wine I bought when my eyes were dilated and I was killing time in Whole Foods whole blind. P decent! Would be a good mimosa morning Prosecco — 3 days ago

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Wayne Gretzky Estates

No. 99 Ontario Baco Noir 2019

A. Dark Violet
S. blkcurrent, Smokey, oaky, woody oil
P. Med-F body, Creamy, smooth finish, tart, low acidity,
F. Raspberry acidity, lime rind finished
Surprised as 12.5%, higher acidity than merlot, guess I will baco noir more. Enjoy
— 17 days ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

"Les Margotés" Rully Premier Cru Chardonnay 2016

Super and great for the price. Wish I had more. — 2 months ago

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A. P. Birks

Wendouree Malbec 2013

Surprisingly shy and restrained. Feels like it needs a lot more time to open up. It has a medium weight elegance. There’s a sense of latent power but for now it’s simply soft and approachable with a good bit of tannin structure on the finish. — a month ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2018

From P&V:

Gorgeous melange of mixed berry, purple flowers with a zingy cranberry tang. Throw some fresh, dark soil in the mix for a bit of crunch and some deeper, darker notes and you've got a winner. Elegant, charismatic, with just a lick of acidity. Mandatory drinking.
— 6 days ago

Château Poujeaux

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Wine 64 recommended, needed a post Covid pickup, for me Ch P is bit like marmite love it or hate it. 2016 a superb vintage for Bordeaux, at early stages superb, soft with a bit of tannin, cherry, plums, tabac, licorice. As evening progressed it became quite tart l, didn't reveal itself, or get better and better to the end. — a month ago

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz 2001

Quite dense crimson in colour for its age. Notes of Menthol/Eucalyptus and aniseed typical of Wendouree. A full bodied palate- earthy, berry, mineral with a tarry note. Might be a 19 year old wine but there is so much latent energy and power it will go on for some years yet. I will drink my last one in 2 to 3 years and if I have the willpower should be 4 to 5 years. Will go the distance. — a month ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ira Schwartz Yes I realised you meant Wendouree. Surprised that any bottles made their way to the US. Good to see.
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@@Bob McDonald it was in the early 2000’s . My guess they were buying random bottles from Australian collectors who may have relocated to LA.
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Probably right Ira.


La Pucelle 1er Cru Brut Nature Champagne

A beautiful, cool early Autumn evening, relaxing by a fire in the chiminea.

100% Pinot Noir, Disgorged February 2019.

Words escape me... Just wow!
(Notes later, I promise)

24 Hour Update:
Nose has yeasted dough, flat seltzer, limestone infused apple juice, hard crusted bread, oxidized red apple peel and bruised yellow apple.

Palate has tart yellow apple, saline puff pastry, faint lemon juice, limestone infused water, lemon zest with balanced acidity and a long, long finish. Outstanding.

The P-F wines always need a minimum of 24H open, 48H really if you have patience because then they open to just the most beautiful Champagne you've ever paid under $100 for, every time. No fear, the bubbles will wait over 48H so plan ahead for maximum enjoyment.
— 20 days ago

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Herman Story

Smash City Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2017

2017 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Santa Maria Pinot Noir done like a huge Syrah! Monster fruit and size with balanced acidity. Only got better as it breathed. Not the French burgundy style at all, but much more fun. Bravo Russell P. From for doing your own style. — a month ago

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