Quiet Resolve

Herman Story

Larner Vineyard Syrah Grenache 2013

The way that Russell’s wines mellow after several years in the bottle is just special. They need the time to resolve the alcohol a bit and they really settle into fantastic wines. — 11 days ago

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Hommage à "Marguerite" Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Lithe and delicate. Subtle fruit aromas/flavors of lemon, pear, underripe white peach. Perhaps some quiet jasmine notes as well. Winemaking technique certainly dominates with notes of sulphur compounds in addition to perceived SO2 on the nose and palate (knocking it down a peg in my opinion). Struck flint, crushed stones and gun smoke under deft barrel notes. Very refreshing however, quite lovely with more and more aeration. — 11 days ago

Iwan, Josh and 2 others liked this

Château Sansonnet

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Vegetal and funk on the nose from the start. If any fruit at the start on the nose, it’s cranberry, almost craisins, and cherry; red fruit. On the palate initially, I think the tannins need to resolve themselves. This might need to be decanted. Has a plummy finish. Will decant to prepare for grilled ribeye. More notes to follow. — 19 days ago

David, Ken and 11 others liked this

Caillez-Lemaire

Cuvée Jadis Extra Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend 2008

Thanksgiving 2020; a quiet day with just my wife and the kitties, hopefully 2021 brings family and dear friends back for group enjoyment of this Holiday.

Nose has effervescent limestone water, crusty sourdough bread, excessively zested lemon and lemon creme pie.

Palate has saline lemon juice, lemon slice + peel, an amazing level of acidity but equally balanced; what a finish, Wow!
— 5 days ago

Eric, S.R.Alexander and 24 others liked this

Camus Pere & Fils

Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Thanksgiving 2020; a quiet day with just my wife and the kitties, hopefully 2021 brings family and dear friends back for group enjoyment of this Holiday.

Nose has mashed cherries, moist garden soil, red raspberry smeared on old leather, blackcurrant, currant leaves, ripe plum and old tobacco.

Palate has black cherry, plum, cedar box, under-ripe blackberry, under-ripe blackcurrant, dry soil with iron, dried cherry but still with solid tannins. Medium acidity with a long finish.

Likely the best bottle of Domaine Camus Père & Fils we've had, in stellar shape with at least a solid decade in front of it, wow!
— 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Thanks @Mario Vaillancourt we're purposely quiet this year; my work schedule still has me traveling quite a bit, so best to be cautious with the extended family. At least there's a good cellar here to keep us hydrated.
Hugh O'Riordan

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Our cats are hoping for a mouse🐈
Severn Goodwin

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Our cats were hoping for 🦃, it was eyed intently prior to an excursion into the oven, then it was all paws on table after cook/rest 3.5h later. Turkey was enjoyed by all of us.

Canalicchio di Sopra

Le Gode di Montosoli Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

This surprised in all good ways. Approachable, friendly with an easy going personality. It excudes quiet confidence. — 19 days ago

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Blankiet Estate

Rive Droite Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Checking in on the 2015s and this could use another couple of years In the cellar for the tannins to really resolve. Dark brooding fruit, but has a fresh streak of acidity that mixes in well. Some mocha notes too. Excited to see what happens in a couple of years! — 7 days ago

Mike, Paul and 15 others liked this

Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée Les Champans Bourgogne Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Thanksgiving 2020; a quiet day with just my wife and the kitties, hopefully 2021 brings family and dear friends back for group enjoyment of this Holiday.

Prior notes tweaked, still going strong, I'm still liking the '16 over the '17 vintage.

Nose has strawberry, roses, cut tangerine, juiced Clementine and dry earth.

Palate is strawberry-tangerine (light), wet minerals, so much finesse, yet light in the mouth, just stunning.
— 5 days ago

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Maison Alex Gambal

Saint-Aubin Chardonnay 2018

Thanksgiving 2020; a quiet day with just my wife and the kitties, hopefully 2021 brings family and dear friends back for group enjoyment of this Holiday.

Nose has under-ripe pineapple, ripe pineapple, warm lemon slice, wet flint, light oak/vanilla and lemongrass.

Palate has cooked lemon slice, crushed flint, wet sandstone and pineapple core with a medium finish.

An infant for sure (current release), but made for a solid pairing to a Thanksgiving meal, it worked great with all the flavor diversity on our plates. Oh man, 2018 Burgundy is going to be wonderful.
— 5 days ago

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