Château Pontet Canet

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Thanks, Roseann for this and the tab at Joe’s, our fave restaurant. This was what you want and expect in a fine, mature, vintage Bdx. Elegant and subtle while being mouth filling with rich, complex flavors. — 13 days ago

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Domaine Canet-Valette

Le Vin Maghani Saint-Chinian 2014

Killer. Rich in red and black fruit, in herbs and incense spices, rich in body. Good lift from the acid. I wish I had had the patience to let it breathe for longer but it was heady out of the gate. Paired w Live/Dead. — 2 months ago

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Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

@Chris Shultz you had me at live GD. Period
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

@Erik Longabardi i think it was 50 years ago today...
Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

@Chris Shultz and still banging!

Château Pontet-Canet

Entre-Deux-Mers White Bordeaux Blend 2000

Bouqet full of christmas flavours. Wunderful wine in its perfect drinking window right now! — 5 months ago

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Château Canet

Alternative Minervois Chardonnay 2018

Surprised the whole table. Very pleasant surprise — 14 days ago

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Etienne Sauzet

Champ Canet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1996

Dinner with friends, notes TBD. — a month ago

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Pym Rae

Tesseron Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

David T
9.4

This is Alfred Tesseron’s (Owner of Pontet Canet) Napa Valley’s project on Mount Veeder. You can also clearly see Sugar Loaf from the property.

The previous owner of the property was the late comedian Robin Williams. Robin never made wine and the fruit was sold to other producers.

The name Pym-Rae is an homage to Robin Willams two children.

The Winemaker for Pym-Rae is the son of Jean-Michel (Winemaker of Pontet Canet), Thomas Comme. Thomas has taken out all the drip irrigation and dry farms all the fruit. He has some progressive ideas on farming fruit. Pym-Rae is also certified biodynamic and organic.

This 2016 inaugural vintage is just now about to be released.

The nose reveals; big and brooding dark currants, deep; blackberries, black raspberries, big black plum, purple fruit mix, blueberries, black cherries with poached strawberries. Grilled meats, anise to black licorice, sweet tarriness, touch of incense, burnt ambers, crushed dry rocks, dark, rich earth, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, limestone minerals, alluvial soils with nice, purple, dark flowers with violets and hints of lavender.

The body is huge, brooding and thick. Big, dark, meaty, tarry rounded tannins with dusty edges. The structure & tension say it’s big and meant to be well cellared. The length is nice and the balance sets in as it opens up but, will be much better with 5-10 years plus of cellaring. Dark currants, deep, ripe, lush & ruby; blackberries, black raspberries, big black plum, purple fruit mix, blueberries, black cherries with poached strawberries. Grilled meats, cracked pepper, anise to black licorice, sweet tarriness, black olive, touch of incense, burnt ambers, dark spice with palate heat, lots of crushed dry rocks, dark, rich earth, dry stones, dark chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, good presence of dry herbs, cigar box, lots of graphite, limestone minerals, dusty top soil, alluvial soils with nice, dry, withering purple, dark flowers with violets and hints of lavender. beautiful round acidity. The finish starts with ripe, lush fruit and slides into pronounced dry, powdery, tannins and earthiness. It persists until you put something else in your mouth. This is not a pop & pour wine. It needs a very long decant if you drink it young and really should be cellared 8-10 plus years.

Patience will increase my rating by 2-4 points. It is just too young and massive for me to give it a higher score. However, it has all the stuffing for greatness.

Photos of; the yard and estate vines above the main house, 2019 Cabernet grapes that will start harvesting in the next week, a look inside the house Robin built and the infinity pool and view from the terrace.
— 4 months ago

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David T

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14.5 or a little less.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Same as 13 dominus
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Both of them also dry farm their fruit.

Olivier Leflaive

Champ Canet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Great expression of uptown white burgundy. Drunk too young on Xmas Eve but years ahead of it. — a month ago

Château Grand-Pontet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Deep cherry fruit, spice. Round and balanced but still quite youthful. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Latour-Giraud

Champs Canet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Heady rich and complex aromatics: cinema buttered popcorn, orange citrus oil, ripe mushroom, sweet baking spices. Rich tongue coating palate has all that plus warmed buttered and spiced nuts, sweet orange rind, candied lemon slice, lemon pie, fresh dill, ripe white nectarine, nectarine stone, wet river stone. Thankful to see a touch of green in the honeyed golden hues, because the ripe developed notes and lack of Puligny acid precision hinted at premox initially. Perhaps not a long life ahead instead, but beautiful now. — 4 months ago

Domaine Ramonet

Champs Canet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2003

Fresh for the vintage. Not much complexity. — 8 months ago