Grant Marie

Rivers-Marie

Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.3

My 2016 Rivers Marie Pinots are about gone…SummaOV is left. Occidental, Silver Eagle and SummaOV are always my favorites. I’m between a 93-94 here.

Great example of a Pinot that has a lot of power but plenty of balance. Deep black cherry colored in the glass but the aromatics are much more savory than expected. There’s an animalistic/feral quality to this initially (that I love) showing a smoked meat flair alongside dark blood orange and ripe black cherries. Commanding mouthfeel and great acidity. Continual back and forth of dark berry fruit and savory/herbal notes. The use of whole cluster is noticeable but it does a good job complimenting the wine (more high toned) and not taking center stage (as in, not overly stemmy/green). Wonderful lengthy finish. More brooding and savory than Silver Eagle but certainly not in the vein of a “cab lovers pinot” style. This was delicious and likely hangs in this window for at least 5+yrs.
— 4 days ago

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Glen Grant

Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 1840

Flowerish, fruitful. Very tasty. Real GG I love it for. Summer scotch. — 14 days ago

Domaine Charles Audoin

Cuvée Marie Ragonneau Marsannay Pinot Noir 2018

Medium dark rubi robe, nose of flowers and spices with a hint of wild cherries. Medium bodied with supple tannins but strong spine buried under this great acidity and balance. Feels like modern winemaking but has no excess and is impeccable wine that drinks great now but should benefit of 3 to 5 years in the cellar. Will gain complexity. We loved it. — a month ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Severn, Ron and 8 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Fun to experience TRB’s winemaking with Anderson Valley fruit. Nose is lighter and more lifted than his Sonoma bottlings, yet still has the density and depth of fruit expected of his style. There’s a background radiation of higher acid from times past. At this age it’s all in balance with the savory and bright elements perfectly balancing Thomas’s extraction level. This might be peak. Drink up! — 12 days ago

Shay, Eric and 7 others liked this

Grant Eddie

Ramey Mountain Vineyard Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Like reading a novel. Big wine but medium weight… if that makes sense. Big fruit… but not a fruit bomb. Tons of sediment… but the color is clear and bright. This was a fun wine tasted over 3 days. From the town of Oregon House, California. In the Sierra Foothills. Near Clos Saron. … magic soil in Oregon House!? — 23 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Very enjoyable read. Thanks and cheers!🍷

Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette

Les Champs-Grillés Saint Amour Gamay 2018

Nose is lively, with equal parts fruit and cracked stone. The fruits are bright and ripe and tangy. Also a bit of spice. In the mouth, the zingy and assertive fruit is still there, but it’s in a surprisingly structured package. Bone dry, good acids, even some chalky tannins in the back half of the palate. Atypically for a Saint Amour, it seems like it could improve for another couple of years.
— 10 days ago

Andrew, Diane and 11 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir

Greg Ballington
8.9

Recently picked up at Renegade Wine in Santa Barbara. A touch cloudy with a dark garnet red. A bit of stewed fruit on the nose, followed up by earthiness and a hint of baking spices. Medium body with medium minus tannins (4/10). Similar notes on the palate and smooth rounded finish. Drink now. — 12 days ago

India Okoh
with India
Daniel, Bill and 9 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

B. Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Alex Lallos
9.3

Massive, powerful and still minerally. Excellent plus!!!!! — 15 days ago

Ben EdwardsLee Lightfoot
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Le Marie

Dolcetto 2018

Lovely Dolcetto, dark in character (purple and black fruit), super juicy, and layered with violet petals. Super — 13 days ago

Andy DeSotoChristine J.
with Andy and Christine

Marie Lapierre et Jean Claude Chanudet

Cambon Nouveau Gamay 2021

Early gamay, Lapierre style. The dress is superb on translucent raspberry notes. Fresh nose and mouth, fruity at 110% with this very specific aerial concentration of carbonic maceration that brings a floral exuberance to the nose without tannins. Blindly, we would be very annoyed to say with certainty that it is a red wine, as the cursor is placed on other landmarks than tannins. This does not prevent a certain matter that gives chewing. Serve refreshed and airy. Very nice treat. Note revised upwards: open on Mondays, tasted on Fridays, the wine has held up admirably, keeping its greed and gaining in breadth. A sign that says a lot about the authenticity of production.

Gamay primeur esprit Lapierre. La robe est superbe sur des notes framboises translucide. Nez et bouche fraîche, fruité à 110% avec cette concentration aérienne toute spécifique de la macération carbonique qui apporte une de une exubérance florale au nez sans les tanins. A l’aveugle on serait bien embêté pour affirmer de manière certaine qu’il s’agit d’un vin rouge, tant le curseur est placé sur d’autres repères que les tanins. Cela n’empêche pas une certaine matière qui donne à mâcher. A servir rafraîchi et aéré. Très belle gourmandise. Note revue à la hausse: ouvert le lundi, regoûté le vendredi, le vin a admirablement tenu, gardant sa gourmandise et gagnant en ampleur. Un signe qui en dit long sur l’authenticité de la production.
— 19 days ago

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