Domaine Anne Marie Gille

Lamborn Family Vineyards

Proprietor Grown Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mother nature dealt our friends at Lamborn a difficult hand recently. Due to the ongoing fires in California, they have lost their 2020 crop of cabernet to smoke taint. Our hearts go out to our family at Lamborn. Please keep our good friends in your thoughts, and in your glass. If you’ve never tasted a Lamborn wine, there has never been a better, or more urgent time to do so. We are stocking up on their premium Howell Mtn cab, and their rosé. Tell em that Ronnie and Anne-Marie sent you 🥰 — a month ago

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Oh no! That’s awful!
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That is horrible news. I will always be happy to drop your name in wine circles. I am disappointed covid delayed our chance to meet and drink with @Mike R
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Thanks, @Eric S. @John A, I haven’t forgotten my friend. There is tomorrow 🙂

Domaine Parent

Selection Pomone Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Shay A
9.1

Attended a virtual tasting with Anne Parent, winemaker for Domaine Parent. The Domaine started making wine back in the 17th century. Many thanks to my good friend @Mike R for setting it all up.

What makes this wine special (aside from the fact that it’s only produced in special years) is the fact that it’s not a typical Bourgogne...70% of this wine comes from the Village of Pommard (70+yr old vines) and 30% of this wine comes from premiers crus vineyards. Clearly a step up from most producers typical Bourgogne, which is a massive amalgamation of fruit. A true testament to Domaine Parent and the threshold for quality.

30min decant and then followed it over the next two hours. Beautiful out of the gate, with so much floral and spice aromatics. Potpourri, spiced rhubarb, dried cranberries, fleshy black cherries, black tea herbal nuances and a brief sweet note of brown sugar. Fairly mellow and plush on the palate with classic underbrush, typical Pommard dried red and black fruits, and a tart, energetic and delicious finish. Nothing thin or overly herbal here. Like a Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast with more restraint. Wonderful QPR.
— 5 months ago

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@Shay A just brilliant description
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Great write up. Thanks

Anne & Marie Guégniard

Vauchaumier Anjou Gamay

Gröna äpple, unga druvor, fräsch syra, lätt syra, ananas, ljus klar färg. — a year ago

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Le Petit Gimios Muscat Sec des Roumanis

Dan R
9.1

And now for something completely different. A clone of Muscat apparently only grown in Minervois. Like a mix of Loire SB and Aussie Riesling. Maybe. Cabbage on the nose, heading in the kim chee direction, with some floral notes, maybe daffodil. Some gooseberry. Hugely acidic on the palate, with crazy citrus energy. Lemon and lime zest maybe. Quince. Very mineral. Every sip I alternate between loving it and being horrified. We’ll go with love it, earns points for way out there-ness. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Maurice et Anne-Marie Chapuis

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2015

An epic wine, though still in its youth very much accessible. Gains oak and weight with air. Creamy, nearing tropical (cantaloupe), with a long, spicy vanilla finish. Great with a seafood bake. — 4 months ago

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Aperture

Soil Specific Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Really Really great Sauvignon Blanc! Perfect balance of fruit and acidity.. Alc. 14.5% ..not sure where it is...coats your mouth like candy. 😁😉.
Thank you!
@Ron R &
@Anne-marie Beausejour ...great recommendation!
— 5 months ago

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Ron R

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Dawn, delighted you enjoyed it. We get the majority of our white wine recos from @David L. He put us on to this. Follow him for whites. We are grasshoppers 😏
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@David L this just knocked my prior favorite California SB right out of the park! So great!
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Their whites are exceptional. Puts a smile on my face that you enjoyed it.@Dawn E.

Diatom

Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

This is a beautiful wine! Very Chablis in presentation! Loads of stone fruits...white flowers...acidity is awesome..with generous salinity to coat your palate! I am enjoying this a bit chilled but not enough that the glass looks cold. Thank you @Ron R and @Anne-marie Beausejour for a nice recommendation! 😉 — a year ago

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Boom, @Dawn E.. We are pleased you love it as much as we do 🙂
P A

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@Dawn E. Dawn it looks great and with Ron’s endorsement it has to be great @Ron R Cheers 🍷

Pierre et Anne- Marie Lavaysse

Le Petit Rosé De Gimios

Dan R
9.5

The app lost the tasting note 🤷🏼‍♂️ . Mind bending rosé. Susucaru-esque in its purity, focus, structure. Electric.I’m floored.. — 2 months ago

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Outpost

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ron R
9.4

So, Anne-Marie wanted a rescue dog, and after two weeks, I require a rescue. He goes by Miller, and he’s a little Jeckel and Hyde, but every day we see forward progress. He likes Napa cabs, particularly Outpost. Miller’s notes were that this 16 is drum-tight. Nose presents coffee, spice box and overripe black fruits. The palate goes on for dog 🐶 days, woof! The finish is intense, tannic and ripe. Do I detect a smidge of Pup-Perroni doggy treats? 🐶 — 2 months ago

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Guys, we are fostering. Not quite adopted at this stage... but we love this little dood!
Stuart Scheff

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Miller needs a good home. Just do it 🐶
James Cahill

James Cahill

He will hit the lottery if you choose this pup.

Macdonald

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ron R
9.8

Storming @Mike R and Rhonda’s cellar, which is broad and deep. First time trying this, and @Anne-marie Beausejour and I are in love. Excellent showing. Texture, layers and a pristine tannic structure, make this a near perfect wine. Stunning. Thank you Mike and Rhonda! — 10 months ago

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Baller!
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@Ron R : This is first growth Napa status. Not many wines I’d buy over this.
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Thank you Eric for gifting this amazing wine /so good
9.7