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Ancien Domaine des Pontifes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2001

Browning at the edges of a medium to dark red with a somewhat closed but complex dusty nose with a medium complex body with definite age, but not over the hill at all with a long complex aftertaste. 4.0 for the 2001 — a year ago

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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Still bright - will age well but still yummy now. Light pepper and jam. Normally not one for CA Pinot but this one is well worth a try. Well played. — 2 years ago

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Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Gris 2017

Beautiful. Nose is supple, creamy/butter/wood, earth with a bit of sea spray under some brightness: melon. Delicious palate for me. As you can see, I am not the best with descriptors yet, but this is a lovely white with some depth and complexity, smooth and creamy with lovely silhouetted brightness. Silk and honeydew and nom. — 6 months ago

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Haynes Old Block Coombsville Pinot Noir 2012

Love this wine. — 2 years ago

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Domaine Sarnin-Berrux

La Syrah

A very natural Syrah, by Burgundian winegrowers. Aging for one year in old casks. Crunchy and spicy, with peppery and liquorice flavors. Blindly we think of a high-quality Croze-Hermitage. As is often the case with low-sulfur wines, there is good volume and freshness. An accessible and refined wine. A beautiful domaine whom I discover the different vintages, each more successful than the last.

Une Syrah tres nature, par des vignerons Bourguignons. Élevage d’un an en fût ancien. Croquant et épicé, avec des saveurs poivrées et réglisse. À l’aveugle on pense à un Croze-Hermitage de haute facture. Comme souvent avec les vins peu soufrés, on a beau volume et de la fraîcheur. Un vin accessible et raffiné. Un beau domaine dont je découvre les différentes cuvées, toutes plus réussies les unes que les autres.
— 2 months ago

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Carneros Pinot Noir 2014

Dark ruby red in color. Very aromatic with black raspberry and a little wet leaves earthiness. Lots of acid first, then ripe raspberries and blackberries, lingering earth/spice/herb flavors. A complex thinker... it changes through the sip and after. #gotm2020 — 7 months ago

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Le Petit Elevage Oregon Pinot Noir 2015

Bottle to glass drinkability is off the charts — 2 years ago

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