Once & Future Wines

Jean-Jacques Morel

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 2014

Dinner party, no formal notes.
(Decant future bottles 4+ hours.)
— 11 days ago

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Cantina Terlan

Vorberg Riserva Terlano Pinot Bianco 2015

Young, but with a very bright future! — 18 days ago

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Max Geitlinger

Wein Pinot Noir 2015

Based on enjoying the 2013 & 2014 versions in the past 12 mo. I decided this bottle should get a very extended decant, ~5 hours.

The most exciting nose of prior vintages, mashed sour cherry, dry earth, autumn leaves (quite distinctly) and crushed blackberry.

Palate has earthy (slightly mocha) black cherry, Bing cherry compote and moist loamy soil. Perfectly balanced tannins, likely soothed by the longer decant, long finish, great bottle, Chambolle-like!

Very enjoyable, wait until 2022+ before opening future bottles.

@Delectable Wine For your records this is a Baden, Germany based producer. Thanks.
— 3 days ago

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@Lyle Fass Thanks, best one yet.
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Thanks for sacrificing one young, and for the info...I'll hang on to mine and open in a while.
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@Aravind Asok If you have multiple, pop one, decant all morning and enjoy late afternoon, baby liaison.

Clendenen Family Vineyards

Le Bon Climat Chardonnay 2014

Thanks once again, Jim — 15 days ago

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Consistent, year after year.

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2014

Seth Morgen Long

Lovely 2014 from Voge, at once readily generous and supple in its youth, yet also has the density to age for many years to come. — 5 days ago

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Talrain Spätburgunder 2014

Moving along tonight, we're enjoying a young Spätburgunder after about a 60m decant.

Nose has dark fruits, plum, black cherry, wet iron, dried vine, dry soil, but wow that iron note is distinctive, almost sweet, interesting.

Palate is a little drying, dehydrated cherry, iron and minerally soil. A very long finish for a wine that's evolving more complexity with each sip.

I'm really getting into Baden-based winemakers. This is the premier vintage on this bottle. Future bottles should wait until 2022+

36hr Update: Palate has picked up significantly, bright cherry with a touch of raspberry on the finish. Iron note to the nose did not give up.
— 5 days ago

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I have this lined up. Haven’t tasted in 2 years!

V. Sattui Winery

Vittorio's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Once we let this gem open up...WOW! Full rich and a nice long finish — 4 days ago

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Bruno Giacosa

Falletto Asili Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

Very bright. Sweetness and candied violets with vivid cherry. Lovely balance but way too young. One for the future — 15 days ago

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Château Chauvin

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Luscious fruit- filled flavor of ripe plums and cherries, soft tannins but lots of future ahead. — 7 days ago


Eclats Brut Champagne Blend

Friday night, finally! It's been a long week, so I'll relax with one of our favorite Champagne's. We visited Caillez-Lemaire in May of 2018, greatly enjoying their hospitality and tasting through the lineup. The Eclats Brut is our favorite, great value for delivered enjoyment at ~$35.

Nose is toasty brioche and a minerally quince jam. Ultra clean, creamy palate reflecting the same notes.

Pictures of our bottle of the evening and stacks of champagne resting in the C-L cellar with their temporary closures, all waiting for someone's future enjoyment.

Delectable Post No. 1400...Time really flies when you're not paying attention.
— 5 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin Severn Congratulations on 1400, have a great weekend Cheers 🥂
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Hahaha! Just opened this!