France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
With Jay, Gary and Tom at Elements/Princeton. Jay was very generous to share this wine with us. Great vintage and well cellar-ed. It was good out of the bottle, would have described it as tight. After about an hour the nose on this was spectacular: honey, floral/lavender. Flavors were similar with citrus, apple. 15-20 second finish.
A gorgeous wine, for the white burgundy fan this is a real experience. I doubt it will improve much more, drink now.
Drank at Elements with Gary, Tom, Jay. Last minute add to our line-up of Burgundy for the evening. Drank next to some terrific aged burgundies and was one of the standouts for the night.
Medium ruby color, opens in about 20 minutes and keeps getting more complex. Riper than most Oregon Pinots, but still very elegant. Raspberry/strawberry, fruit bouquet, red fruit, some spice, cinnamon, pepper. Signature Shea Vineyard fruit.
Agree with other tasters, way too young but still terrific wine. Will keep getting better. My guess is it goes to 95+ in a couple years
At Elements with Gary, Tom and Jay. Big night of Burgundies across the board. First experience wit this wine, just starting to get to know Pommard.
Decanted for about 45 minutes. Medium garnet color. Nose took a while but opened up at about 90 minutes. Red fruit and earth on the nose and on palate. Some spiciness and some acidity on the back palate that gives it a kick.
Beautiful wine, one of the better wines of the evening. Hard to say if it will improve much more. Would drink now and over next 5 years.
At Elements with Gary, Tom and Jay. A night that was mostly Burgundy with one Cal and one Oregon.
An amazing bottle - Gary was very generous to bring it. Full ruby color. Amazing nose, dark fruit and spices.
Mouth-feel is smooth and very full for an elegant wine like this. Dark cherry, earth, mild spices. Stood out with some great Burgundies, could have been the WOTN, no consensus given how many good wines were open.