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Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera

Toscana Sangiovese 2016

Soldera ‘16 vs Marroneto MDG ‘16. 5 miles and worlds apart. The Soldera is an almost delicate, feminine wine with sweet spices, ripe fruits and has extreme longevity. At this point it lacks tertiary elements yet the wine feels ready. It will evolve but it seems a matter of preference whether one wants to wait for that. If you prefer to wait, don’t try it today, this wine will haunt you from the first sniff onward. Absolutely fantastic and a fantastic contrast to the Marroneto. Extremely grateful for the opportunity. — 2 months ago

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Fable Mountain Vineyards

Night Sky Syrah Blend 2014

Very pleasant surprise from the first sip onward. This will be much had this year. — 7 months ago

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Mendocino County Zinfandel 2020

Delicious whole cluster nouveau — 9 months ago

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Suisun Valley Malvasia Bianca

Not usually a fan of skin-fermented wines, but this is delicious. Honey and pastis on the nose. Agree with a previous commenter, I could drink this all day. — 2 months ago

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Hawkeye Ranch Pinot Noir 2016

Loved. Not overly earthy. Great balance — 4 months ago

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Ledgewood Vineyard & Suisun Valley Syrah 2017

Lots of cherry. Beautiful, easy drinking right out of the bottle. — 8 months ago

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Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Wow. Just Wow. — 9 months ago

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Need to check this out
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Very good winemaker. Really under the radar. Cheers🍷

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 1975 La Mission Haut-Brion has been hailed in some quarters as a high point for the estate in the Seventies. My own experience has been one of inconsistency, especially compared to the reliable and, in my mind, superior 1978. According to a half-dozen or so tasting notes from 2000 onward, the 1975 was always robust, dense and nearly impenetrable. One bottle at the vertical in 2008 finally lived up to high expectations, but a follow-up two years later felt charmless. This bottle is conspicuously deep in hue. The nose is backward at first, eventually revealing blackberry, iodine and light licorice scents; later, a touch of gaminess creeps in. The palate is full-bodied and full of sinew, with thick tannins framing the multilayered, ferrous black fruit. This is huge in terms of grip, and almost brutish toward the finish. It’s impressive in stature, but the 1978 possesses greater nuance and more panache. Tasted at a private dinner in Hong Kong. Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2021)
— 3 months ago

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Pierre Brisset

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Preposterous. Only word for this wine. Stunning nose. Pungent red and black fruits, lovely dusting of earth, floral, lipstick like intensity, so sappy and so pure. Wow what a nose. Just so so expansive. Really detailed, clear and pure. Really is a step up over the 18. Wow what a palate. Froooooooot! I am Froot. I am Froot. I am Froot. Anyway. Gorgeous, clearly defined red cherry fruit with a dash of blackberry and so so pure. Gorgeous earthy minerality. But the purity, decadence and also gamey (Gevrey?) quality of the fruit really are compelling. Wow, inner mouth florals and aromas. Beautiful, elegant and taught structure as well. So so pretty. Sappy, long and dissipating finish. This is an unreal wine. I can’t figure out if it’s a 9.3 or 9.4. The day will decide. Onward! I am Froot!

Palate is getting rounded and this has the elite fruit of Pierre’s higher end wines but doesn’t have the complexity or length. But man that froot and texture.

After 4 hours this has gotten silkier, sweeter and sexier. 9.3 to 9.4. Insane acids. Huge minerals. It dances in the palate.
— 7 months ago

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Froooooooooot!