"Tous Ensemble" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

Loved it. Light and crisp almost like Sauvignon blanc but smoother finish. — 4 days ago

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Les Petits Vougeots Vougeot 1er Cru Pinot Noir

Velvety, could have been more complex but didnt open long , reminded of an older copain Pinot — 11 days ago


"Tous Ensemble" Mendocino County Pinot Noir 2016

Weedy and disjointed on opening. A day’s aeration reveals a spicy, sappy Pinot of real character. Somebody at this winery has both perspective and patience. One of the better $20 bottles of Pinot out there. — 2 months ago


Kiser En Haut Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2006

Very enjoyable, somewhat contemplative, and very representative of both terroir and onstage. I thought this was past peak, the. Then Again it is drinking better than the one that I than the one I opened 9 months ago, so what do I know?

Evocative nose to me screams ANDERSON VALLEY with classic dark cherry fruit along with blue and black fruits, all encased in sandalwood. Forest floor after the rain, but also the sanguine, meaty notes that I would associate with Willamette valley and particularly Dundee hills) and sanguine meaty notes of many Willamette valley wines). Bay leaf, and also an herbaceous top note I can’t place. Maybe tarragon? Dark and even ranging into amaro territory, but not rustic or brooding. There is great clarity to the fruit and the seamless integration of the exotic wood creates something noble and fine. Structure is there, with a nice big but clean mouthfeel and medium acidity that is palate cleansing more like a sip of water than a beauty peel. Not a ton of length. There and gone, but what a performance!

Also happy (relieved ?) to see you notes consistent over time

— a month ago

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James Berry Paso Robles Syrah 2008

Drink up, not gonna get any better. — a month ago


North Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir 2017

Unripe strawberry, tart berry, mushroom funkiness, more berries on finish. — 2 months ago

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"Les Voisins" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2015

On the light side but really nice Anderson valley 2015 — a month ago

Bill and Andrew liked this


James Berry Paso Robles Roussanne 2006

Jeremy Shanker

Magnum. This tasted like it was current vintage. Incredible — a month ago

Daniel P., Ryan and 3 others liked this


Brosseau Chalone Syrah 2008

Smell of a little age, but fruit is still firm, fig, licorice, rosemary, rose. — 2 months ago


"Tous Ensemble" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016


Smells very fruity but also pleasantly wine-y. Very stuffy and sweet, full bodied, low tannins, slight sharpness at the end balances out sweetness at the very front and middle — 3 months ago

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