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La Domitienne

Saint Guilhem le Désert Grenache Gris Rosé 2019

John Howard
8.9

Hey Delectable, do you show protegee’ regions on here? This one sounds cool. Good wine. — 13 days ago

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Rhonely Boy

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Don’t Believe I have come across this particular IGP before. Good catch.
John Howard

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@Rhonely Boy me either. Interesting sounding region.

Château DES LABOURONS

Fleurie Gamay 2016

Floral because it’s Fleurie? Maybe not but I’ll never stop commenting on how much I love that Cru Beaujolais sounds like it tastes. Violets just throw themselves at you like a bridal bouquet (don’t know if violets are traditional to a bouquet but if I ever have one maybe they will be) and anyway even if you are a commitment-phobe like me you’re gonna catch this wine. There may be rose or so and some plums and then just this wine wants to flow through your veins with happiness and if happiness flowing through your veins is something a relationship could bring then I am at least giving this a second date. — a month ago

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Gut Hermannsberg

Kupfergrube GG Riesling 2015

Lyle Fass
9.7

Wow. Heavenly nose. Gorgeous and starting to show mature notes. Candied, zesty lemon, mineral as all can be. Peach flesh. Apricot flesh. Deep, penetrating and profound aromas. Salty. Rocky. Smells like it sounds. The rock quarry. Wow. Dense, complex, insane inner mouth confectionary aromas, super clean, shows 15 richness but super textured and pure. Nose develops a woodsmoke dustiness. Gorgeous mature notes. So complex. 9.7 nose. Just unreal. Wow, what depth, richness and concentration. So salty and fine. Genius. Really classy wine. Ripe and concentration. A nice steely finish. — a month ago

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Roagna

La Pira Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Shay A
9.3

WNH Barolo theme.

Not having any experience with this producer, I tried a small glass at pop and pour, then decided to decant for an hour and a half. I then enjoyed the bottle over the next two hours.

I’m between a 92 and 93 here. If I had tried this blind, I think I would have taken this to left bank Bordeaux. As odd as that sounds, my reasons are mostly due to hardly any floral notes at all, and a hint of leather on the palate (with both the classic Barolo and Cabernet finish showing drying tannins). The longer this was open, the more cherry menthol notes picked up (but not in a bad way). Red currant, cherry and vanilla Pope tobacco, and underripe fleshy black cherry skin. Sporting a classically warm 2007 profile with richness and tannin, this powered through the entire evening and was best about halfway through. I’m sure it can hold many more years, but this is at a stage where the fruit is fading to the background and savory herbs, dates and fig will soon make their way to the forefront. Just depends on your preferred Barolo style. Enjoyed from a Grassl Cru glass which does a great job of accentuating the aromatics in old world wines.
— 2 months ago

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@Shay A great note indeed but amazing find - Bender involved somehow with this or you got a source you been hiding from me my young abs gifted friend
Shay A

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@Mike R : Ha! Bender was not involved. I was able to source this locally from a cellar. In a beautiful drinking window!

Marcel Vignoule

La Tuilerie Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Winston Jones
8.9

Classic Pouilly. What a time to be in Paris! Sitting on the balcony of my AirBNB enjoying the sounds of the Marais. Today restaurant, cafés and museum restrictions begin to ease. That alone is making this wine taste good. I’ll add tasting notes tomorrow, when my palate isn’t clouded by the shear weight of the moment. — 11 days ago

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Paris is a good time

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Had to pop a Marcassin to celebrate! FINALLY, after a few years of not hearing anything, got the 2013 Chardonnay offer this week and sounds like John is improving with his health issue.

1+ hour decant(some cloudy sediment). A remarkable dark crimson color. On the nose: strawberry, mushrooms, some sweet cherry, wet leaves, cinnamon, and earth. Taste: coming together versus our two previous bottles. A creamy, juicy medium plus body wine with cherry, spice, smoke, minerals, and a raspberry vanilla cedar finish....it still has a little tannic kick on the end. Cheers!
— 23 days ago

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Shay A

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Yes! Got my letter today (Texas). 3yrs since the last release! And seems like we’ll get two releases this year!
Tom Garland

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@Shay A Yep, hopefully back to regular release dates! Cheers!

Bisson

Ciliegiolo Rosé 2019

Ok...80 degrees first week of May... Hanging at the MI lake house... sounds like rose time to me. Beautiful full blown dark red rose... no wimpy French limp pink rose here. Real weight, dark notes of Cherry and BlackBerry...plenty of fruit plenty of acidity. Wine has a touch of bitter stem on the long, viscous finish. Great food wine, superb patio sipper, bring on the summer! — 2 months ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Mike R
9.6

What a lucky man I am - married to this beautiful lady for 30 years - this wine was a gift from my great friend @David L

Such an amazing wine - 30 years old and I promise this wine could go another 30 years

Incredible structure - color was a deep garnet - I know that sounds crazy but it was / tannins were silky and refined - the acidity and weight was medium and really balanced with tertiary notes all over it / just say them and they were present - one of most special Napa wine ever

Thank you again
@David L
— 8 days ago

David L
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Congrats! Best wine Montelena ever made!
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30 years, 30 more ahead. Big love Mikey and Rhonda x
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Congrats.

Castello di Verduno

Basadone Verduno Pelaverga 2019

PELAVERGA! Sounds so naughty, Lol — a month ago

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Domaine du Salvard

Delaille Cheverny Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Always a favorite Loire Valley white! Whoa! This is very reminiscent of a New Zealand SB! That cat box aroma/taste (I know that sounds weird) is standing up very proud! Although not quite the acidic finish from NZ. An excellent selection if you can accept the funk! — a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Sounds good! Cheers! 🍷🙂