En Juillet

Château Maucaillou

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Acquired in the Maucaillou tasting room in Bordeaux in 2008, then transported back to the states in a suitcase full of laundry, deposited in my cellar where it has remained until today.

Transparent and fresh. Almost pure ruby, showing only a smidge of bricking at the edges and not much age at all. Very pretty. Earthy nose of no. 2 pencil and old spices that gradually opens to red fruits. Maybe a cliche but this is on the Burgundian side of Bordeaux. So succulent; vibrating with red fruit and lively acids.
— 10 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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3rd best estate in Moulis
Alexandre Pagliano

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We employed same modern transportation approach with comparable results :)
Josh Morgenthau

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@Alexandre Pagliano Haha yup. Hard shell suitcase + a sock around each bottle has always seemed to work out ok for me.

Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey)

Mise En Place Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Having a great wine day!

This was fantastic! 1hr+ decant and could use more. Probably close to optimal drinking age. Phenomenal nose of oak, graphite, cedar, and tar. Wine has medium plus depth and is well integrated. Vanilla, blackberries, oak, and earth on the palate. Medium plus finish. Wine is a little over oaked and could use more fruit. Great regardless! Wish I could have had this blind against some top echelon Cabs and Bordeaux, as I think it would have been shocking!
— 17 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Château Poujeaux

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Marc S

Oh so good; it’s art! — 8 days ago

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Château Chasse-Spleen

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

We love Chasse Spleen. And we love 95. Here the marriage is great. This bottle has shed its tannins and is very accessible and great drinking now. If you love classical claret go for it. If you are not familiar here’s a great place to start. Drink or hold. — 17 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
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Ron R

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Completely agree with your thoughts.
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thank you Ron ! hope all is fine.

Cayuse Vineyards

En Cerise Vineyard Syrah 2011

The nose is still delightful, but the taste has fainted a bit and lost of his initial power. — 8 days ago

Freek, Jan and 8 others liked this

Château Vignelaure

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2019

Fruit forward, tastes of apple and pear, very light pink color, Aix-ellent French rosé. — 3 days ago

Château Gressier Grand Poujeaux

Grand Vin Bordeaux 2010

Tobacco, licorice, smoke, powdery tannin that is fully integrated. Beautiful. — 6 days ago

Peter, Dick and 2 others liked this

Olivier Horiot

En Valingrain Rosé des Riceys 2014

What a color. So distinctive and ridiculously good. Cool climate fruit part of the spectrum, sour cherry, red plum and wild strawberry, blood orange, some blue and purple berries too, meeting with herbal stemmy whole cluster kind of stuff, flowers and game and chalk. Makes me wish I had a whole case but sadly only one bottle — 10 days ago

Severn, "Odedi" and 15 others liked this

Cayuse Vineyards

En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah 2012

Addictive. Extremely well balanced, intriguing Syrah. Medium body but great depth. Earthy, smooth tannins, infused with warm herbal spices like rosemary, oregano and white pepper. A slight edge of baked dark fruit on the finish. Couldn’t stop drinking it. — 3 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
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Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Chardonnay is whole-bunch-pressed and 93% barrel-fermented with 27% new oak. It has a clean, crisp bouquet of citrus fruit infused with smoke and hazelnut aromas, quite understated in style. The palate is well balanced, taut and linear, displaying fine acidity and gaining depth toward the persistent, saline finish. This is a superb Chardonnay from Hamilton Russell. Excellent. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2021)
— 4 days ago