Woody Nook

Massimo Rattalino

Novantuno 91 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba Nebbiolo 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

Crazy crazy spice as expected from this cuvee. There are layers of tar, deep black cherry and huge minerals as well. It’s a terrific nose. Stunningly deep and aromatic 95/9.6 nose. It evolves constantly and is almost not stable it’s changing so much. Violets come into view. Also a loamy aspect. Palate is tight but oh so promising. Amazing fine grained tannins that are super velvety. So pure and love the 2014 angles. Complex and elegant with just terrific lift and brightness. Long, complex and mineral tinged finish. Sappy and pure. Really long. Awesome inner mouth aromas of sweet cherry. Balanced, pure and super sweet with air. This has massive structure and will only get better and likely demands 3-4 years in the cellar. So killer. 9.4 but I think in an hour it’s gonna be 9.4. Stunning finish.

After air this is insane. Nose is perfumed, complex and spicey. Deep violets. So good 9.5 nose. Palate is so velvety now. Great freshness and so pure. Terrific finish. Gets to every nook and cranny.
— 12 days ago

Aravind, Arden and 17 others liked this

Domaine Berlancourt

Cuvée la Demoiselle Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Love this wine. What a vintage for it. Stunning nose of mineral, baking spices and gorgeously discreet wood. Wow. Some tropical fruit as well but in no way is it vulgar. It’s just ripe. Fresh rain on a fields of herbs. Really pretty nose. So nuanced and elegant but so so well made. A knockout. 9.5 nose. Palate is deep. Really deep. Chewy, dense and mineral. Really mineral. Some hints of fruit but man is this mineral. Long and concentrated. Tastes woodsy. Not woody. Really long finish and dynamic structure and energy. This drinks 1er cru level easy. I think it’s closing down and will be better in 4 years or so. — 18 days ago

Steve, Dawn and 9 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2004

Love this wine. A nice change of pace and always wonderful. Rich bouquet with woody notes. Dark fruit, vanilla and a complex finish. The color looks very Barolo to me and it goes so fast. — a month ago

Ron, Bob and 11 others liked this
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Beautiful wine. A crown jewel for sure.

Château Bourdieu

N°1 Côtes de Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Light and young at first but woody and peppery after taste. Medium tannin. Great with lamb or steak — 9 days ago

Bogle Vineyards

Reserve Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Yes! Yes! Yes! Found this at the grocery store on sale for $10.99. Soooooo good! Woody essence with a fruity aroma and a great after taste. Smooth and delicious! — 9 days ago

François Chidaine

M Bullas Macabeo 2011

Really smooth. Buttery and woody with a bold, but light refreshing finish. — 24 days ago

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Maestro Raro Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Cathy Corison
9.0

Plums, dark cherries. Woody. Firm/hard. Chalky tannins. — a month ago

B, Ray and 16 others liked this

Château Paloumey

Cru Bourgeois Superieur Haut-Médoc Cabernet Franc Blend 2017

A baffling conundrum of sweet and woody potential with a hint of bark from the ents of faghorn forest — 11 days ago

Monte Maletto

Vecchie Tonneau Erbaluce di Caluso 2018

Nose has moist alpine hay, fresh sage, lime wedge, quince, fresh fennel, wet granite sand and a light natural wine vibe with vinegar notes likely derived from a little skin contact action.

Palate initially has zoomy acidity like biting directly into a lime, but it expands to Jasmin honey, over-ripe Bosc pear, light woody notes, chewy moist chalk textures with a dry-ish finish seeming to run out endlessly. Wow, this wine has me floored with quality, what an experience!

1500 bottles produced.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation 8H, then decanted 2H, more bottle time appreciated. 2023+
— 15 days ago

ESF, Daniel P. and 23 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

May be not this red? You shipped me 2 bottles of red and 2 white. The white was very oxidized I loved it.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

It’s a while back.
Lyle Fass

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@Pinotman /// Andreas yup. That’s the white.

Donati Camillo

Rosso Della Bandita Sparkling Blend 2019

A more structured Lambrusco than our normal go-to, Denny Bini (more berry fruit-forward). This feels tannic, dry, woody - of the forest. A bit of tobacco and brown leaves with quiet acidity. — 22 days ago

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