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White

2012 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Chardonnay more

7/28/2015 - KeithAkers wrote: 93 points

Beating the heat with Whites and Bubbles (Mott St., Chicago IL): Nose: The nose is open and giving with loads of springtime florals, crushed rocks, lemon peels, white fruits, pears, citrus notes, and some saline. There is excellent depth with a lovely feminine side to it.

Taste: Medium/light bodied with high acidity. The acidity is certainly noticeable, but it isn't overbearing. The feel has more of a feminine side to it with crushed rocks, lemon peels, white fruits, floral notes, and some saline.

Overall: This was showing beautifully. There is a freshness and understatement that really drives the wine.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    8/1/2015 9:28:00 AM - Thanks for this great note! Have got a couple stashed away, hopefully I can show the patience on them.

Red

1978 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

7/15/2015 - KingSlacker999 wrote: NR

Far too fresh and young, something odd going on here.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    7/17/2015 9:31:00 AM - Do you know if your bottle was original release? Mont Redon recently (I think it was last year), released another a batch of these to the market from the cellar.

Rosť

2014 A Tribute to Grace Wine Company Rose of Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard

Santa Barbara County more

7/15/2015 - loantaka Likes this wine: 94 points

Love love this rose. Stone fruit on the nose. Easy going down but with some complexity and depth not found in the usual rose.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    7/16/2015 7:30:00 AM - Totally agree with your note...this is one of the best Rose that I've tasted in a long time. You have to go up to Tempier which is way more expensive.

White - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Substance

Chardonnay more

6/30/2015 - Sennma wrote: 93 points

HDH Auction - disgorged Dec 08. Golden color is quite striking. These wines walk such a tightrope somewhere between oxidized, acidic and fruit. Great stuff.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    7/1/2015 11:10:00 AM - There's a marked difference in the Substance vs. the Initial. That being said I love these wines and would gladly drink either.

Red

1994 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

6/21/2015 - eluebchow wrote: 90 points

Not a blockbuster by any means, but still providing some pleasure; Nose has pleasing aromatics of saddle leather, earth and tobacco, with plenty of sweet dark fruits and spice on the palate; Tannins are beginning to fade, so I would recommend drinking up if you have them

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    6/24/2015 10:05:00 AM - similar experience at recent dinner...really pleasurable wine from an unheralded vintage.

Red

2005 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

6/4/2015 - KeithAkers wrote: NR

This just wouldn't come out and play. It was dumb and grumpy. Will have to check back in in another 2-3 years

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    6/5/2015 4:26:00 PM - I've had this on a number of the 05's...they just don't want to open up.

Red

1998 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

5/30/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

Less good than my last reviewed bottle (April 2014) which I think confirms the bottle variation of this often great wine in this vintage. This was good but not singing........

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    5/30/2015 7:06:00 AM - I've had exactly the same experience...when the bottle is on they are amazing but other bottles just ok.

White

2013 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett

Nahe more

3/11/2015 - Sennma wrote: 87 points

Much leaner than the KK served in the same flight and a sharper acidity. I think this will show better with some time.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    3/12/2015 7:27:00 AM - Kreuznacher Krotenpfuhl (KK)...to notes easier to type, a lot of people abbreviate the Donnhoff vineyards (OB = Oberhauser Brucke)

Red

2012 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60

Syrah more

3/8/2015 - AACollection wrote: NR

We bought this at a restaurant last night and it was decanted and served to us. It was rather closed and intensely tannic (even with the decant). About half the bottle was left and was recorked. We opened it up today and let it get back to room temperature about 2pm before drinking at 8pm. Today we drank this side-by-side with a 2010 Ojai White Hawk Vineyard Syrah.

Today (i.e., after more that about 24 hrs open), fairly aromatic nose with cherry cola, bacon fat, raspberries. On the palate, the tannin comes on early and leaves a chalky coating in your mouth that sticks around for a while. Good acidity, but just much more unfocused than the Ojai White Hawk. I wanted to like this a lot more than I did.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    3/9/2015 10:13:00 AM - Young Cornas can be a bit painful, I do believe these will come around with time.

Red

2010 Carlisle Syrah Papa's Block

Russian River Valley more

1/10/2015 - Screameagle Likes this wine: 94 points

This was our 5th bottle of this wine and by far the best even with a pop and pour. One of our favorite of Mike's syrahs which we find drink best after a few years of age. Over 15% alcohol but doesn't show it. If you have any of these left in your cellar you are very lucky. Drink now or over the coming 3-5 years.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    1/10/2015 11:13:00 AM - Great note...made me check that I haven't touched any of mine, need to dig one out!

Red

2011 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

1/2/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Half bottle. Light ruby core. Overwhelmingly floral nose with traces of red fruit. Lighter weight, supple, open and again dominated by floral pastille and pomegranate fruit. Little in the way of tannins. This may be the easiest, most accessible Vieux Telegraphe I've tasted over the last 35 vintages or so. Neither great nor built to last-enjoy now and over the next 5 years.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    1/3/2015 12:14:00 PM - Totally agree with your note...was surprised at how open this vintage of VT is at this early point.

Red

2013 Poggio di Bortolone Sicilia Frappato

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11/3/2014 - joshmizrahi Likes this wine: 91 points

OH gawd oh gawd oh gawd. This wine is my red wine wet dream. As a mostly white and rosé drinking male I don't really drink much red and therefore catch a lot of flack. I want to expand my horizons though. So, I chose this wine on a Garagiste offer and just tried it today. So bright and refreshing. My wife called it eminently drinkable and that's true. Also great pairing with beef and rice grape leaves. This wine has wonderful balanced acidity that worked perfectly with the lemon and tomato in this old family recipe.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    11/4/2014 10:02:00 AM - If you like this...its worth tracking down a bottle of the Occhipinti Frappato. It's killer stuff.

White - Off-dry

2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

6/28/2014 - acyso wrote: 98 points

HDH auction tasting at Tru; 6/27/2014-6/28/2014 (Chicago, IL): #22-02, 7.5% abv. Ethereal.

  • Comment posted by Sennma:

    6/28/2014 4:12:00 PM - So glad that you enjoyed this wine today...I thought it was quite special.

    Cheers
    Mark

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