Clay Shannon

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Clay Shales Overberg Chardonnay 2019

Från en mycket högt belägen vingård i Hemel-en-Arde. Svalodlad karaktär. Frisk, Medelfyllig med lyxig textur och snärtig frukt. Gröna äpplen, ananas, blommor, hasselnöt och elektriskt avslut. Lagringsduglig. — 17 days ago

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Charlie Clay

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Wow!! What a bold bountiful nose!! So jammie for a Pinot Noir! So smooth, flavorful, and wonderful. — 12 days ago

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

This Pichon-Baron was in the earliest peak of its window, pure ✏️ and graphite cigar box nose, rich, intense, leading cassis, tar and a mineral and wonderfully tannic trip over the palate and a long, 40 second finish that was reminiscent dry red clay. Good news: I have 11 more in the case I cracked last night. Bad news: I’ll be in my 60’s before these open up and the secondary stuff really starts to show. — 15 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I’m begging for my 60’s ! I’ll I can say as an old wino don’t wait too long. Things happen as you get older.
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Good to see this finally coming around. I’d had it four times over its life & found it to be either closed or not ready.

Clay Hill

Pinot Noir 2017

Black cherry, some mushroom/forest floor, cola, briar blackberry, and plum. Pretty fruit forward, almost sweet. Zippy acidity, almost effervescent. Nice budget-friendly Willamette Pinot Noir. — 5 days ago

Alicia Christenson
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Château Reysson

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Dourthe managed this estate for the Japanese owners (Mercian) since 2001 and finally bought it in 2014. The soils are somewhat atypical for the Médoc, with a lot of clay, which explains why Reysson has probably the highest Merlot content (92%) on the left bank. Cru Bourgeois Supérieur. Another great Bordeaux value. Black cherries and very subtle oak. Round and balanced, with the high (abv. 14,5 %) alcohol well-integrated. Soft tannic structure and good length. — 12 days ago

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Fekete Pince

Somlói Hárslevelu 2013

A honeyed, aromatic beauty. Grilled pineapple, apricot, and white peach, pain grillé, marzipan, lychee, rose petal, clay pot, acerola cherry, sandalwood. On the palate, it’s viscous with notes of beeswax and lanolin. Salty homemade play-doh. Savory with bright acidity and a long, honeyed finish. This is a wine I really don’t want to end. — 19 days ago

Emmett Dzieza
with Emmett
Paul, Josh and 2 others liked this

St Hallett

Black Clay Shiraz 2018

Berry pepper nose, nice. The edges tingle my nostrils, also pleasant. A tinge of meatiness lingers. Definitely get the berry-cherry hit, and that meatiness in the nose is also present. The tannins are not hard but soft and pleasant. Great sipper on its own, and I think could handle a hearty meal. — 22 days ago

Azienda Agricola Cirelli (Francesco Cirelli)

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Montepulciano 2017

Rose’ of Montepulciano aged in clay amphora. Ruby slippers underneath broad-shoulders. A sturdy wine with a pretty hue.

Red apple, spiced cranberry, scents of an old attic.
— 6 days ago

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Dawn E.

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@Ely Cohn sounds amazing! Cheers@
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Shannon Ridge Vineyard

Buck Shack Lake County Petite Sirah 2016

Dynamite with Guinness lamb stew. Aged in bourbon barrels, what a concept. Still youthful. Will be fun to see how it ages. — a month ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Frédéric Magnien

Les Ruchots Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Oof, lovely balance of power and finesse. Wild-grown red and black cherries/berries with a tug-of-war between earth and fruit. Some clay. Tannins still need some integration and this vintage would be best with a few more years; 4-8 ideal. Lovely to drink; enjoyed with duck which was a treat to pair. — 8 days ago