David Franz

Franz Künstler

Hochheimer Kirchenstück Spätlese Riesling 1998

Served double-blind. The wine appears as a deep golden color. Medium+ viscosity. The nose is a fascinating combination of intense honey suckle, orange blossom, coriander, candied oranges, and candied nuts. The palate follows suit with more honey suckle, citrus blossom and a slight nutty characteristic. There is definitely some residual sugar here. There is really good acid keeping everything afloat. The finish is long and short of cloying. Really impressive texture. Based on the color and the somewhat oxidative notes, I figured this had at least 10-15 years of age on it. I vacillated between Sauternes and Riesling…ultimately calling Sauternes from Barsac (feeling as though this was more Semillon than Sauvignon Blanc). I chose, poorly. But the wine is good and it positively begs for spicy Asian food. — 5 days ago

Alex, Andrew and 14 others liked this

David Duband

Les Gruenchers Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2005

At 1st ready to pan this thinking like last nights 05 this was missing a mid palate & finish. This gained weight with air & time in the glass to be a decent Burg though not as good as the btl I had 4 yrs ago. — 20 days ago

Juan, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Petite Petit Lodi Petite Sirah

Jammy, earthy, full bodied slightly sweet but balanced by tannins. Dark fruit, plum, berry on. One. Dark fruit and tobacco on palate. Justine liked — 7 days ago

David Duband

Nuits Saint Georges Pinot Noir 2015

Ron R
9.3

Without doubt, for the loot, Duband is my favorite producer in Burgundy.
This has relaxed and is now ready to drink. Subtly, elegance and grace define the core characteristics of this superb pinot.
The nose is understated, but still presents cedar, smoke and ripe cherries. Great, structured mid palate. Tannins are still prominent. Cinnamon notes and vibrant acidity bring home the excellent finish. This still needs more time in the bottle, and I predict further improvement in the long run.
— 9 days ago

Ira, James and 45 others liked this

David & Nadia

Swartland Chenin Blanc 2019

After trying the Aristoga blended wine last week, I was pleasantly surprised by this 100% Chenin Blanc variant – a far more enjoyable and less confused wine. Made in the typical style of the higher quality SA vineyards. This wine was a rich medium gold in appearance, medium intensity on the nose, offering up waxy yellow fruits, unripe peach. For me it still felt a little understated, lacking some needed acidity. Enjoyable wine. — 12 days ago

Domaine des Croix (David Croix)

Beaune Premier Cru Pinot Noir 2016

@Delectable Wine this is the Beaune 1er. Pop and pour. A touch austere at first, but really needed air to get going. After 1.5 hrs much more giving. On the nose: a touch of game, pure wild strawberry, soft cola, a hint of stems. On the palate: fantastic acidity, savory red fruit, which complements the nose so well, brambles, and a dusting of tannin on the close...stunning with some air. — 12 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 10 others liked this

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Lodi Cabernet Franc 2018

Michael David Winery Inkblot Lodi Cabernet Franc 2018: Inky purple in color and bold, black & blue fruits in taste. Smooth polished tannins with additional touches of vanilla, tobacco & spice. A great rich & dense Cab Franc you’ll be happy about. Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 7 days ago

Trixie, Mike and 1 other liked this

Franz Weninger

Ponzichter Pinot Noir Zweigelt

Earthy but develops into more juicy flavors. Metalic-y? But in a good way. Cranberry juice in consistency and flavor as it warms up (in that dry but juicy way) — 11 days ago

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David Coffaro

Estate Cuvée Red Blend 1999

Lovely mature redfruits, solid still on the palate, hate that synthetic cork they used this vintage and another, but wine is still in pretty nice shape, bravo to Pat and Dave Coffaro for such a lovely blended Dry Creek Valley wine!! — 24 days ago

Jim Powers
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Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

The Seven Deadly Zins Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2017

Très bon, bonne longueur, très puissant, arômes de fruits noirs. Assez acide. Bonne surprise. — 16 hours ago