Saint Martin

Domaine Laroche

Saint Martin Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Smooth and crisp Chablis in Toronto — 17 days ago

Martin Ray

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

For my palate this is a big QPR overachiever. Sleek and juicy, but poised to display richness with a wash of cinnamon over crystalline maraschino and a tangy pomegranate-laced bead of acid. I probably could have found a better pairing for boneless ribeye with shiitake and shallot pan sauce, though. 🤷🏻‍♂️ — 9 days ago

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Domaine du Pas Saint Martin

La Pierre Frite Saumur Cabernet Franc

Aged in steel, not oak so you taste the red berries. Lovely finish! Softer tannins too! — 11 days ago

Château Clos de Sarpe

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Football & Steak 🥩 wine. Didn’t realize this winery goes back almost 100 years. I see some 1937 out there still.
Parker 96.
Even at 20 years old it needs a 2nd day 3 hour decant.
Parkers review,

189, The Wine Advocate

Readers who require immediate gratification will dislike this wine, which is one of the most concentrated behemoths and tannic blockbusters of the vintage. This is very much in keeping with the proprietor’s intention to make wines such as they made in the 19th century, and ones that can last 50+ years. Still young, with plenty of noticeable new oak, this 2000 tastes like a 3 to 4-year old St.-Emilion. Plenty of barbecue smoke, graphite, blackberry, and plum characteristics are present in both the aromatics and flavors of this broodingly backward, massive monster. While fascinating, it is not for everybody. I originally gauged its maturity to be around 2010, but I would push that back to 2015-2040+.
— 11 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Go Packers, or Buccaneers (Brady)!
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

I like Brady just because he gave New England a big 👎🏼
ESF

ESF

Sold this wine for years - had vintages going back to early 90s and it so exceptional thru vintage - classy outfit they got there. Cheers!

Joseph Burrier

Saint-Amour Côte de Besset Gamay 2018

Beaujolais pleasure with the intensity usually found on Saint-Amour. Notes of sour cherry red fruits, rose, peony, and a certain concentration that will appeal to those who like more structured wines. It is nonetheless a generous wine with immediate pleasure. Very / too easy to drink

Un beaujolais plaisir avec l’intensité que l’on retrouve habituellement sur les Saint-Amour. Notes de griotte fruits rouges, rose, Pivoine, et une certaine concentration qui plaira à ceux qui aiment les vins plus structurés. Ça n’en reste pas moins un vin généreux au plaisir immédiat. Très/trop facile à boire
— 17 days ago

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Pascal Clément

Les Charmois Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Awesome rec from @atlaswines in Scottsdale. Beautiful nose of honey, cream, white flowers. creamy mud- palate with white stone fruit and a finish of light lemon pith and citrus. Perfect amount of acid. — 4 days ago

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Ceritas

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Really enjoyed this bottling over two days. Tropicals, green apple, medium plus acidity,very Chablis like. — 10 days ago

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Martin Müllen

Kröver Kirchlay Spätlese Trocken Riesling ** 2016

Nose is pink grapefruit. Sweet minerals.

Palate is pink grapefruit. Gods lemon soda. Almost sweet. Delicious.

This is drinking more delicious than profound at this point. Nothing wrong with that.

As this opens just this candied river rock made from petrified grapefruit / mosel slate. Sheeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiit. So good. I fucking love Riesling.

Bought from fass selections.
— a day ago

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Martin Ray

Synthesis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Smells lovely - finessed fruits

Classic Cali wine here - precise fruits, Cherry, raspberry, crab apple. Focused, with little (thankfully) of that new oak vanillin. Gripping tannins play well with the cran acidity. Lingers on for a loooong time.
11th anniversary wine for me, and the Mrs.
— 11 days ago

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ESF

Congrats man!
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Happy anniversary!! 💞
Trixie

Trixie

Happy 11th anniversary! 💖

Château Ormes de Pez

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

David T
9.0

My first bottle opening of a 2009 Bordeaux. We’ve tasted a number of 2009’s, this is the first one we’ve opened. Showing the glory of 2009, even in a lesser bottling. I’ll say it again, for the value buyer of Bordeaux’s, buy good producers second, third or other wines. 2009, perhaps, the best Bordeaux vintage since 1982.

Good first look to judge better more expensive, quality producers of 2009 Bordeaux wines for when to best open your first. I would say those need another 8-10 years more in bottle to have them fully shine to buying expectations.

Family member from the Jean-Michel Cazes family that brings us Lynch Bages.

The 2009 shows better on its own than with our Wagyu Ribcap.

It simply shows the elegant beauty of the vintage. It brings similarities to 1982.

It shows velvet tannins with ripe, ruby fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, poached strawberries & raspberries. Bay leaf, wet clay, dark spice with heat, limestone, dry, crushed rocks, nutmeg, clove, soft cinnamon & understated vanillin, black licorice, dry twig, spearmint, tough leather, dry tobacco, graphite, oak barrel shavings with fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, purple florals. Acidity for days. Straight up; lush, well knitted and balanced finish that persists nicely for minutes.

Photos of; Chateau Ormes de Pez, Saint-Estephe vineyard, inside the Chateau-breakfast room and their barrel room.

1/15/21
— 12 days ago

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