Element Winery

Weingut Weltner

Rödelseer Küchenmeister Trocken Sylvaner 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

So so good. Glorious wintergreen mint and loads of mineral. Palate is rich yet also energetic with freshness from minerality but also excessive minerality. Green peas and sugar snap peas with a savory element and lovely length. Killer! — 2 days ago

Keith, Amr and 9 others liked this

Delas Frères

Marquise de la Tourette Hermitage Syrah 2001

Tawny and translucent. Great nose right away. Notes of black cherry, slate, blueberries, iron and a little menthol. Rich and silky in the mouth. Some structure but soft and delicate too. Balanced and has a nice sweet fruit element. Just missing a little oomph in the finish. At peak and won’t benefit from more age. — 9 days ago

Mark, Ira and 10 others liked this

Domaine Franck Millet

Sancerre Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

David T
9.0

Had this last night with our salad course. If you’re looking for a wine that pairs with butter lettuce, golden apples, radishes, pistachios and a mustard vinaigrette, this is good choice. The high acidity handles the vinaigrette and the nice mineral back bone handles the mustard. It was a good even tug of war, wine and salad, which is an important element in any successful pairing.

It’s a fairly classic Sancerre Rosé. Some sweetness but not sugary or syrupy at all. Strawberries, watermelon, Rainer cherries, light citrus notes, pink roses, nice medium minerals, beautiful chalkiness, well done acidity, beautiful balance and nice polished finish.

Happy Birthday Hedy & Christina, as well, special thanks to Christina for cooking a very nice dinner and hosting.

Photos of; Domaine Franck Millet, dormant vineyard in the Loire Valley, Owners-Franck & Betty Millet and one of their beautifully manicured vineyards.
— 21 days ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
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@David T sounds like a really nice pairing!

Cascina Fontana

Langhe Nebbiolo 2011

Clay, rose petal , dried cherries (fruit roll up ) mineral element - slight bricking on the edges firm tannins — 16 days ago

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Rudd

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Some real heft for a domestic SB. More ginger gold/green apple than citrus in terms of flavor profile. I catch a grassy element here that works, some white nectarine....very steely. A unique expression. — 16 days ago

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Château Côte de Baleau

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Deliciously savory with a minty and ferrous quality, the 2012 Cote de Baleau comes across as refined and quite classy for its price point particularly. Leather through the finish and a dried petals element coming at the end. It was especially tasty with a home made stew for a cool winter’s evening. — a month ago

P, Daniel P. and 22 others liked this

Domaine Haut Bridau

Picpoul De Pinet Blanc

Delicious! Had this with an oyster tasting and it matched up with the briny element perfectly. — 7 days ago

Patricia Green Cellars

The Anklebreaker Block Pinot Noir 2011

Harmonious, big, a kind of savory herbal element. Easy to drink. Still fairly young. — 5 days ago

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La Magia

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Lyle Fass
9.1

Lovely Rosso. So vibrant and energetic. Very mineral. Very sour cherry and mid to early season cherry and baking spices on the nose. Very aromatic. Good wet earth mineral element as well. Palate has sweet sour cherry fruit, elegant tannin, rustic charm, nice depth and balance and very juicy. Delicious. — 21 days ago

"Odedi", Mark and 8 others liked this

Eden Road

94 Block Estate Grown Canberra Syrah 2013

This is very good. Restrained class. Pure, concentrated but not heavy. Plumb, brambles, and some spice on the nose. Quite rich and sweet on the front palate - plumb, black fruit, savoury spice. But then a sour peppery element kicks in which carries the pure fruit through to a long finish. — 22 days ago