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Red

2003 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/3/2014 - peternelson wrote: 95 points

Fantastic nose of mocha, ripe but not jammy cassis, blackberry; weighty on the palate but not heavy, with iron dust, tobacco, soft leather, soy, lovely truffle and perfume. Amazing nose, layered, balanced, complex, with a lower acidity, but the weight and tannins make up for it. 93 before decanting, 95 after.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    2/23/2015 10:50:00 PM - I would say it's doing well now, a little on the earlier/safe side, and continuing for another 3-8 years. I would say go for it now or wait a year or 2 with no regrets!

Red

2010 J. Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Pinot Noir more

6/22/2013 - cookie7 wrote: 93 points

Pop and pour - note after 3 hours. Obviously young. Somewhat muted nose with hints of stems and soy. Very pure palate bursting with cherries, underbrush and minerals. This will be an amazing wine in 10-15 years and last for decades.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    10/13/2014 2:23:00 PM - Good notes--Did you get your wine last night? Seems pretty clearly VR after the fact!

Red

2008 Clos Figueras Priorat Clos Figueres

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

7/24/2014 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

At the winery: Sweet cigar, clove, blueberry, herbs, fragrant with fruit and spice and slight pepper; good balance, character and complexity. Not quite the '07, but tasty.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    8/19/2014 7:14:00 PM - I sure did! super nice people, and a great new restaurant and inn.

Red

1996 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/24/2014 - peternelson wrote: 88 points

Monopole: Forest floor, moss, sour cherry, tea, herbs, and cocoa and shrooms in the nose--quite pretty; on the palate the acid is very high, it is ripe but still with sour red fruits, low in tannins, and a bit tart and thin. This has seen better days.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    5/27/2014 9:16:00 AM - Monopole is the place where it was tasted--my wine store in Pasadena, CA. This was indeed what it says. I feel the wine may have been improperly stored or it prematurely developed.

Red

2001 Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/14/2013 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Monopole: Fragrant pure blackberry, cassis, blueberry; clay, soil, sweet truffle; palate is medium silky with good grip, medium plus density, pure, concentrated, but extremely well balanced with mineral and berry notes with smoke and just a touch of oak spice. This is incredibly balanced, complex, with long finish and great tangy acidity to keep it fresh. Awesome. 93-94

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    12/16/2013 11:24:00 AM - If it's any indication, we bought a case at auction and it sold out of our store within a week! (We have a small boutique wine store called Monopole Wine). That was the best CA cab/cab-blend I've had in a while. Do you still get any of the Jericho fruit?

Red

2010 Fattoria Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina IGT

Red Blend more

10/8/2013 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Crustacean: volcanic impressions, earth, almond, licorice, anise and a touch floral; soft, pungent fertilizer/manure; big black tannins, weighty, serious aglianico.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    10/23/2013 3:56:00 PM - Sorry, I always put the location where I had it. Just a habit as refreshes my memory on the wine more quickly! This is the name of a restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Red

2007 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo more

6/19/2013 - Paul S wrote: 95 points

Piedmont 2013, Day 3 - Visit to Bruno Giacosa (Neive, Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy): A tremendous wine – this was a clear step up from everything else we tasted at Giacosa, and was indeed one of the two or three best wines of the entire trip. The nose was a little tight at first, but it opened up slowly to show reserved but quietly insistent aromas of black cherries and blackberries, almond fruit, a suggestion of meat and mineral, some balsamic notes, and just the lightest dusting of smoke and spice. Very pleasant. The palate was still very much dominated by its structure, with firmly muscular but somehow very refined tannins that coated the tongue and teeth, and supple, sweet acidity that left a real sense of fresheness in the mouth. However, weaving its way above, around and underneath that great structure was an effortlessly powerful beam of pure black fruit, black cherries, blackberries and plums - pure Serralunga. These were then seasoned with reams of spice and a little edge of smoke as the wine wound its way into a super long, powerful finish. Very full, very powerful, yet somehow still really neatly controlled and perfectly integrated, so that even with all its power, this was still a noble wine, showing a lot of finesse and elegance. A very complete package. This is a great wine, but it is still a baby. Give it 10 years a least if you want to start enjoying it, 20 if you want to try catching it at anywhere near peak. Superb stuff.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    10/22/2013 12:38:00 AM - I so agree! Tasted this at a Young's lunch a couple weeks ago. You shoulda been there! (Although i would have rather had it at the estate like you did...)

Red

2001 Château Gazin Pomerol

Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/5/2013 - peternelson wrote: 94 points

Monopole: Hit of the night: plum, slight raisiny (but not in the Amarone sense), wet tobacco, red currant, sous-bois; nice dark notes in the mouth, hint of tar; exceptionally balanced and structured even if supple and seductive. Buy if you can. This is a smoky, raisiny, red-fruited, but powerful and suave, quintessential Pomerol (and only “just across the street” from Petrus). This was a steal at $120.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    10/16/2013 10:54:00 PM - This is doing great right now and at the top of its game. 3-5 years could not hurt it, but it really depends how you like your wines aged. I think it's in a good place, and I would go for it if the occasion is right (holidays and all coming up!). Of course, better if you have more than one!

White - Sparkling

2000 Duval-Leroy Champagne Femme de Champagne

Champagne Blend more

12/8/2012 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Pure apple tart, cinnamon, lemon and pears; precise, long finish. This rocks despite its hefty price tag. 93-94

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    10/12/2013 11:41:00 PM - Such great stuff. We have 1 more bottle in the shop--I hope someone I know buys it and shares! ; )

Red

2010 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia

Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/19/2013 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Dark ruby red with black core; perfumy with cassis, cherry, plum; dried violets, clay mineality, very aromatic with dried herbs-spices, but still vibrant fruit with great lift; Not at all oaky, balanced, ripe, medium fine tannins, concentrated with bright tangy acidity and a long finish. Absolutely lovely. Tasted with Piero Incisa della Rochetta. 40% new French oak for 12 mo.; 85% CS, 15% CF; Sassicaia = "place of many stones"--gravelly soils. 93-94

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    9/23/2013 9:48:00 AM - It was a Kobrand event at the Sofitel in Los Angeles. Great event with all of the owners/managers of 7 great estates represented, moderated by a Master of Wine.

Red

2006 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Serègo Alighieri Vaio Armaron

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

9/19/2013 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

Light raisiny, richer, almost dried cherry, dense, a little creamy, more Molinara in this than the Costasera. Single vy amarone.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    9/21/2013 3:47:00 PM - ..than the Costasera. Sometimes you forget not eveyone is there with you at the tasting!

Rosť - Sparkling

2000 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Rosé La Grande Dame

Champagne Blend more

11/3/2007 - peternelson wrote: 89 points

K&L: Low nose, mth, very tart strawberry, rasp; hard candy. Didn’t score, but 88-89?

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    7/1/2013 2:16:00 PM - This was a difficult tasting at K&L. Super crowded, hot, difficult to assess, and many of the wines did not show well to me that day. I'd love to try this is a different setting. Like at home before/with dinner!

Red

2005 Mas Martinet Priorat Clos Martinet

Red Blend more

6/12/2013 - peternelson wrote: 92 points

Plum, stewed cherry, light dusty herbs and pot-pouri; silky, velvety, cherry and red fruits with earth, leather and a sweet strawberry aspect inside a tangy long finish. Nicely balanced, but a bit more plush and soft than it seems it should be and seems to be slightly more mature than normal. Acid levels are slightly low. Otherwise, 92-93.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    6/12/2013 12:33:00 PM - Agreed. My thoughts exactly. I'll open another one in a while and see if it's the bottle.

Red

2007 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Mt. Veeder more

3/24/2013 - dream Likes this wine: 93 points

This captures the richness of the vintage without being over the top. There are lovely flavors of blackberries, cassis and minerals along with a hint of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied and very balanced with tannins that show a slightly green edge which suggests it was picked on time rather than the typical Napa cab which is picked overripe. The finish clamps down and the wine retains a fine texture and good freshness that suggest it will age beautifully. I wish more Napa cabs were made like this. 93+

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    6/4/2013 6:10:00 PM - Couldn't have said it better myself.

Red

2003 Château Calon-Ségur

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/11/2013 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

More fruit forward, red forest berries with a touch of cedar, stewed raspberries, voluptuous, gravel and earth and tea; soft fairly ample tannins and lower acidity. Plush with good tannic structure, but lacking acidity. 60%CS 40M

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    5/20/2013 1:22:00 PM - I wonder about 2003 as acid levels are a bit low, and fruit is slightly (pleasantly) cooked, but good rich tannins. Time will tell...

Red

2007 Lost Canyon Syrah Stage Gulch Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

8/3/2011 - peternelson wrote: 89 points

Black and blue fruits, roasty notes, sweet peppers and meat on the nose; no perceptible oak, nicely understated, soft entry, good substance in the mouth. Great value and very solid and well-made with balance.

  • Comment posted by peternelson:

    2/13/2013 10:00:00 PM - This will be good in the short term. It is classic, and solid Syrah, but nothing special from what I remember.

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