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Angel's Gate Winery

Beamsville Bench Pinot Gris 2017

attractive, unusual gold color, supposed to be beet dry, and it is , without sourness. a tiny bit of mineral, like a grigio, but smoother. I liked it very much — 6 hours ago

Quails' Gate

Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Noh! Muito equilibrado. Cor linda. Pouco álcool, tanto no cheiro quanto no gosto. Tem um amadeirado delicioso, frutado e pouco adstringente. Melhorou de um dia pro outro. Pode ser que respirar ajudou esse vinho novo. — 2 months ago

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Quails' Gate

Okanagan Valley Old Vines Foch 2017

Chega a lembrar um pouco de malbec. Pouco alcoólico, mas encorpado, excelente cheiro de carvalho, gosto mais adstringente. Excelente combinação. Apesar de ser mais encorpado, é bem fácil de beber. Cor entre um cabernet e um pinot noir. Precisa respirar antes. — 2 months ago

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Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1979

At first this wine had a mushroom and wet cardboard note. Uh oh. Since it had been slumbering for 40 years, I put it in timeout and let it figure itself out. Fruit was a bit flat right out of the gate but the cork was intact and not soaked through. 30 minutes later, much better. Aged red cherry and rhubarb. Little bit of iodine. Little bit of black olive. Little bit of grilled meat. Mushroom risotto with tomato and chicken would have gone perfectly with this wine. I am amazed at the structure of this wine. I think it could have slumbered for another 10 years and still been just fine. I give picture cred to @Shay A as I was checking this one constantly to make sure it wasn't in the can before ordering it up!! — 21 days ago

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No way I would have guessed this was 40. If calling it blind, I would have gone with mid 90s. It has typical aged herbal funk on the nose with a touch of cracked black pepper and older black cherries. Lighter on the palate with cherries, black tea, rose petals and a kiss of birchwood that carries the remaining fruit along. Thanks
@Mark Flesher .
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@Mark Flesher : great wine, Mark.

North Gate Vineyard

Chardonnay 2017

A light Chardonnay, but still has a good full mouth feel. — 11 days ago

Domaine Canet-Valette

Le Vin Maghani Saint-Chinian 2014

Killer. Rich in red and black fruit, in herbs and incense spices, rich in body. Good lift from the acid. I wish I had had the patience to let it breathe for longer but it was heady out of the gate. Paired w Live/Dead. — 6 days ago

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@Chris Shultz you had me at live GD. Period
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@Erik Longabardi i think it was 50 years ago today...
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@Chris Shultz and still banging!

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

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9.6

Wow! This comes right out of the gate fantastically. This is magical this early for 2010. 2010 is a great vintage but, built for elder years and children.

The nose reveals, slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, dark spices, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets.

The body is round, elegant and ruby beautiful. The tannins are; dark, tarry, spicy, rounded and chewy. The structure, tension, length and balance live up to every bit of hype the 2010 was given. Slightly steeped, ripe & ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cooked pomegranates and cherries. Slight liqueur notes, toffee, caramel, mocha, melted chocolate, steeped fruit tea, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, dry, crushed rocks, limestone, deep dark spices with incredible palate heat, soft leather, light fresh tobacco, dry stones, graphite, expresso roast, dark, rich soils, with candied, fragrant, bright, dark, red, blue florals set in violets. The acidity is perfect. The seriously elegant finish is; ripe, slightly candied, brightly floral, polished and persists endlessly. Beautiful wine now and for the next 35 years.

Photos of; arial view of Chateau Haut-Bailly-fortunate to have spent two nights there, dinning room that I was fortunate to have dinner in, artful perspective of the Chateau and their brand glass doors that lead into their barrel room.
— 14 days ago

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Comte Armand

Clos des Epeneaux Monopole Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1996

Beautiful. Came out of the gate pretty closed, but after an hour in the decanter, it was singing. — 3 days ago

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Co Dinn

Roskamp Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Co Dinn has been crafting some classy Washington Chardonnay since his time many years back at Hogue Cellars. The new 2016 ‘Roskamp Vineyard’ Chardonnay is a delightful effort that was aged on the lees for seventeen months prior to bottling. Right out of the gate this shows off a downright sexy mouthfeel, with gobs of tension and bright orchard fruits. The exceedingly long finish lingers. This is up there with the best in the state. Enjoy this fantastic effort over the next seven to ten years, as this will pick up lovely tertiary tones as it ages. Drink 2019-2026- 93 — 8 hours ago

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Domaine Anne Gros

Les Loachausses Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

You can drink this as is. Not clear to me why I would age a wine which is awesome out of the gate. Stunning but 192$. Violets yes. Super elegant. Very well managed oak. Just a touch chalky. Pomegranate mostly. Hint of cherry. Tiny touch of blueberry really just a touch! And sandalwood. Yes this has all the hallmarks of a Grand Cru. Obviously for the wealthy or folks who forgo clothes and buy this instead. — 21 days ago

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Nice, been a little time since your last post, good bottle to do it on!