Marie Courtin

Rivers-Marie

Panek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Shay A
9.3

One of the 2015s I opened to celebrate my 5yr wedding anniversary. In these early years, fruit forward/approachable wines from Napa are ideal while the other wines from the vintage rest and approach maturity.

After having the 2017 with Will at Mending Wall earlier this year (totally open and accessible), I expected this to be similar, but true to 2015 cabs, this was crazy coiled and tightly compact. The mid palate here is really dense with an extremely gripping and tannic finish. As I find a signature of TRB’s winemaking style, when the site allows it, he has a way of pulling the entire fruit spectrum...this wine showed red (black cherries) blue (crisp blueberries) and black fruits (tart blackberries and currant). The fruit is amazingly fresh, as though it was freshly squeezed. Oak is noticeable but definitely not a detractor. Floral, baking spices like cinnamon and vanilla, sandalwood, and a homemade mixed berry pie straight out of the oven. There is a lasting herbal/graphite type note toward the finish. I followed this over two days and it stayed strong. I’d hold for another 2-3yrs and see if it unfurls further.
— 7 days ago

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Happy Anniversary.
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Congrats!
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@Shay A : Happy Anniversary Shay!

Marie Demets

Cuvee 19eme Brut Pinot Noir Champagne

Dinner with a friend, brief notes this evening.

Prior notes still apply:
Nose has sweet pear, dried apple slices, subtle oak and dried bread.
Palate has honey drizzled pear, red apple flesh, bread dough, fresh green apple peel and lightly saline mineral paste on the long finish.

For ~$36, everyone should be hugging the Fass Selections team.
— 24 days ago

Daniel P., Eric and 21 others liked this

Marie Courtin

Résonance Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

Tasty. Starting to show some nutty brioche. Drink up. — a month ago

Severn, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2014

Alder Yarrow
9.2

Always has this spicy umami character along with raspberry jam and herbs. Juicy and adding some cedar and cherry cordials to the mix with a little age. Some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in CA, planted in 1978. — 11 days ago

Josh, Martin and 16 others liked this

Marie-Elodie Zighera Confuron

Clos de Mez Morgon Gamay 2013

Ted
9.3

Been chilling my Beaujolais lately. Really good on these warm days. Cherry, citrus/grapefruit, cinnamon jolly rancher. — 4 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir 2018

Two Sonoma Coast pinots in a row. Similar fruit profile of concentrated red fruit, but the Rivers Marie has a bit more acidity (could be age as this was much younger) which keeps the wine focused and engaging. Fist RM pinot and a big fan already! — 16 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 16 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Platt Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Eric S
9.0

Very good. Lemon curd and a little cream. — 7 days ago

Tom, Paul and 27 others liked this

Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Rosa Marie Rose

Absolutely lovely. Pleasant surprise in the deep watermelon color. Tastes like a lime ricki, cherry candies, smoked watermelon, with a tart lime finish. My new favorite rose — 16 days ago

Marie Demets

Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Rosé

Another hot day in the Berkshires (+90°F) with outdoor chores filling most of my day.

First place in my heart for most amazing color on rosé Champagne. For ~$32, everyone should be hugging the Fass Selections team.

Prior notes still apply:
Nose has maraschino cherry, sliced pear, wet chalk, mashed raspberry and dry minerals.
Palate has chalky ripe cherry, granite pebbles, fresh blood orange pith, fresh raspberry and light strawberry-raspberry jam.
— a month ago

Lyle, David and 37 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

That sounds delicious!