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Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars

Estate Bottled Reserve Cuvée Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Yet another example of world class PN coming out of the Okanagan Valley 🇨🇦, in the spirit of Oregon PNs, strawberry-laden and light on its feet. Beautiful stemmy notes and a great PV at ~C$50. — 3 months ago

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Vin d’Ottawa

Vin d’Ottawa

Blue Mountain makes exceptional Pinot Noir!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

How can I get this wine? Hugh
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Milton

Reserve Tasmania Pinot Noir 2017

3rd in my case of 12. Fabulous pinot. Night after the Gibbston Valley China Terrace, which is big bold, dark and brooding. This is all of that but with more finesse and savoury grip. Not to the point of Burgundian elegance, but very true to the spirit of pinot. Balanced and silky mouthfeel. Big sour cherry and sandalwood explosion if acid and grip. This will run and run. Amazing. — 4 months ago

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Shafer Vineyards

One Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cran-grape-blackberry sensibility with dark roast coffee undertones, milk chocolate, carnation, caramel, dried parsley, carrot purée. Palate is coffee coated black currant, chicory, dried blackberry, bramble, cedar, tight and green oak notes, violet, baseball glove, tart cherry, tart raspberry and raspberry reduction. Rich offering here to satisfy the lofty spirit, but needs time to coalesce.
Pair with warm fires.


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— 5 months ago

Alex, Severn and 9 others liked this

Enderle & Moll

Muschelkalk Weißburgunder 2020

E&M Weissburgunder goes feral beyond their trademark restrained wild spirit.

4 days of skins, it's copper tones, grippy, and full of acetone. And it's really good. Wild but grown up, responsible.

Expressively generous aromas loaded up with sour fruit and vinegar - naval orange, apricot, basil, and VA that tickles the back upper parts. Powerful long flavors too - sour apricot, pear, and sweet orange. Wonderful.
— 5 days ago

Lyle, Dawn and 15 others liked this
Sharon B

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Nice color, looks like a dessert wine
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Florian Moll told me they want to further raise the quality of their whites. What I tasted from Barrel their 2021’s were impressive.
Ely Cohn

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@Pinotman /// Andreas i thought this was excellent as is! Agreed @Sharon B !

Azienda Agricola Stanislao Radikon

RS Venezia Giulia Merlot - Pignolo Blend 2019

RS is raw elegance, not quite the wild spirit of Slatnik. An aromatic trip with two keys, sequential amplitudes, each time you go in, on repeat.

The basic level is bing cherries, prune, game, and brown leather. Some chauffeur, maybe alcohol, lifts this to a more interesting, brighter red strawberry, cedar, rose petal, acetone profile.

Elegant, concentrated integrated post nasal happenings too. Soft texture wraps and protects against high acid chalky minerals, grippy tannins. Dried strawberry plumb finish.
— 4 months ago

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Ely Cohn

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@Lyle Fass i 100% remember a wall of these at Otto!
Lyle Fass

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@Ely Cohn Yup! What a wine list!
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Radikon 😍

Argyle

Artisan Series Spirit Hill Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2014

Delightful. Baked bread honey and almond. Paired with caviar. — 5 months ago

Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Awesome wine with the owner Cyril Chappellet.

Beautiful 2012 Prichard Hill Cab.Brambly red fruits, cedar, little smoke, and sultry tannins leading to a nice long finish. Smooth and jammy in texture. Nicely structured and layered. With secondary notes of chocolates espresso and slight tobacco. Oops a little too much fun that evening! He was there in spirit. Just edited rating with Cyril’s name.
— 2 months ago

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Eric

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Cool
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That’s probably Cyril. Poppa Don and Molly passed many years ago.

Zenato

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2017

Very Soft apple cider. Maple wood, the “milk” in milk chocolate, not the “lavender” in lavender, but the “milk” of lavender? Whatever it is, there is like a floral or herbal substance or spirit animating the flavour that’s carried by the “milk chocolate”. Some kind of cucumberism?

Lots of complexities to this despite being a red blend. I guess, maybe that explains the encompassing or hard-to-nail flavours. It’s an archetype or an ensemble rather than something singular. That said it’s got plenty of personality.
— 3 months ago

Severn, Ericsson and 10 others liked this

Sasanokawa Shuzo Co.

Fukushima

Whoa - 22 on the dryness scale, they add some spirit to it, 19% ABV and must be served chilled. — 5 months ago

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