Basel Cellars

Weingut Riehen

Le Petit Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Terrific smokey aromas smothered in berries and cherries. Refined wildness. So floral and precise. Clear. Tiny berry fruit intensity and a lipstick like intensity. Woodland berry a forest aromas and a wonderful indescribable Alpine aromas. Just spectacular. The clarity is just amazing here. Palate is brilliant. Grippy and tanning but juicy and elegant. Nerds air but it’s still gentle but also commanding and what a fruit soak on the finish. Amazingly long finish. Switzerland continues to impress. I’ll be back. A hint of sweet raspberry jam on the nose but only a hint and so engaging. Adds so much. — a month ago

Severn, Pinotman and 6 others liked this
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Pinotman /// Andreas

At some point i need to visit. Used to bicycle there as a Teenager.
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@Pinotman /// Andreas yes Silas is an amazing winemaker. 19 and on are his wines.

Weingut Möhr-Niggli

Matthias & Sina Gubler Clos Martha Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Gorgeous aromas. Mid season sweet cherry fruit, spices, some gorgeous sweet oak, wet earth, florals and aromas that penetrate deep in the nasal cavity. Almost some barely ripe blackberry and cassis. Really a whole world of difference than last August. Just silly good aromas. Palate is ripe and juicy with a lithe, silky texture. Awesome purity and balance and such haunting delicacy. Sweet fruit and so nimble this is shockingly great. I vastly underrated this last time. Sweet, lithe and ripe tannins. This is stunning and achingly beautiful. 9.6 for now. Let’s see what air does to this. — 5 months ago

Severn, Ira and 4 others liked this

Basel Cellars

Merriment Pheasant Run Vineyard Estate Red Wine 2008

Mary H
9.2

Tannins are really smooth now, wine is super round and balanced. Classic red aromas, wood, spice. Luscious chocolate and a hint of red fruit, cedar box, tobacco. Really great wine now, drinking much better than when I first tried it 6+ years ago. Well done Walla Walla. — 2 years ago

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Weingut Riehen

L'Unique Pinot Blanc Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

So vibrant and alpine. Dense, floral and super dry. Juicy and long. Sooooo alpine. Match with Ricola honey/herb.! — 2 months ago

Vanessa, Jonathan and 8 others liked this

Weingut Riehen

Le Grand Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Just one of the best Sauvignon Blancs ever. So unique. — 4 months ago

Andrew, Ericsson and 4 others liked this

Basel Cellars

Claret Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

05/17/23
Wine Tasting 3
And Neal is on the stage.
— 9 months ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

This is going going gone, great wine
9.3

Weingut Riehen

Le Grand Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

So unique. Elegant and powerful. Floral and piney. No formal notes. — 2 months ago

Ira, Severn and 7 others liked this

Basel Cellars

Mckinley Springs Vineyard Malbec 2018

Candy, a bit sweeter than most other Malbecs — 3 months ago

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Weingut Riehen

Le Grand Pinot Noir 2017

Nose is elegant cherry. Cherry flower. Hint of lilac. Expansive in an elegant way.

Palate is cherry. A hint of brick. A hint of herbs. Lovely internal aromatics. Great texture. Beautiful elegant bitterness.
— 9 months ago

Andrew, Daniel and 3 others liked this

Basel Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

05/17/23
Wine Tasting 4
Neal takes the show.
— 9 months ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Sorry this has to go. This is leaving earth and will be forever remembered
9.4