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White

1999 Weingut Josef Jamek Riesling Smaragd Klaus

Wachau more

5/19/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Light golden. Peach, herbs, and petrol. Gorgeous glycerine texture. Completely dry, stone fruit and lemon, ginger, and tea. Rising finish full of shimmering acidity and distilled beverage high tones-really penetrating and powerful. Brilliant wine, that's about all I can say.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    5/20/2015 6:07:00 AM - Nice review. I still have a bottle to try that I bought at CSW - now I wish I had bought more. Did the wine have any saline (I often to refer to the aspect in Riesling, usually Austrian, as 'brothy') quality? I found the 01 had quite a bit.

Red

1995 Château Montus Madiran XL

Tannat more

5/15/2015 - Chomsky wrote: NR

Well all right then. I've had a handful of these over the past few years, some good, some dried out. This, my last bottle, is leagues beyond my previous experiences, verging on OMFG territory. Still so young seeming, this brute is a collision between an ultra dense core of powerful black fruits, an astounding level of mint/pine/cedar/cardamom tones, and a fortress of silky tannins. The nose keeps expanding with air to reveal ever more layers of herbal complexity. There's so much structure that, despite its size, the wine remains contained like the warp core of the Enterprise. ("I have been, and always will be, your friend.") My hit rate with this wine has basically been bad but man this one bottle makes it all worth it.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    5/15/2015 10:11:00 PM - Prune juice ... A warrior's drink.

White - Off-dry

2009 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

Nahe more
  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    5/12/2015 8:38:00 PM - Yeah, that may be true. At the same time. I had the wine about 2 years before that and wasn't excited by in then either. Over time, I am becoming less and less interested in Donnhoff's wines, at least at the Spatlese level.

White - Off-dry

2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese #2134

Pfalz more

5/11/2015 - indiscriminate palate wrote: 96 points

Nose: complex, ethereal, but not the main attraction; Palate: Holy crap! Apple, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruits, flint, lemon, basically everything. Amazing acidity, sugar to spare, and a crazy-long finish of grapefruit, mineral, saline. Excellent.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    5/11/2015 9:12:00 PM - 2134 is da bomb!

White - Off-dry

2012 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

1/31/2015 - acyso wrote: 90 points

Rieslingfeier Riesling Crawl (New York City, NY): A lot of floral and honey notes, but this time there's a lot more fruit that comes out to play -- juicy pineapple is the big player here. Lovely refreshing acidity. Very, very good.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    5/11/2015 7:41:00 AM - I have this down as the 2013. How sure are you?

White - Sweet/Dessert

1986 Müller-Catoir Mußbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner Trockenbeerenauslese

Pfalz more

6/3/2011 - cct wrote: 96 points

coffee colored. bright acidity juxtaposed with caramel, figs, honey, molasses, grand marinier, blood orange, and fresh cherry juice. A great contrast of depth and weightlessness. This is dark, cerebral, and brooding. Almost a think too much wine, but it is complicated and fabulous. More molasses, figs, blood orange, bright acid, coffee, and citrus. Very long and with huge acidity. This is still young, with probably a life expectancy longer than mine.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    5/10/2015 1:57:00 PM - Just posted a note on this from late March, in case you're interested in seeing where it is now.

Rosť - Sparkling

2010 Ultramarine Pinot Noir Rosé Heintz Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

5/6/2015 - Charlie Pendejo Likes this wine: NR

Fantastic. Sonoma fruit, yes, given lots of life and zip by crisp acidity, a mineral streak, and fine bubbles. Serious savory/funky notes is what really takes this a few steps beyond. Could be a love child sired by Dirty & Rowdy's Semillon with an excellent rose Champagne.

White - Off-dry

2013 Weiser-Künstler Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

4/29/2015 - Charlie Carnes Likes this wine: 97 points

This is gripping. It is blazing and soaring with pungent tangerine and sweet grapefruit perceptions, redolent of slate and silica and kaleidoscopic citrus, melon vine, and bitter herbs. Sensational!

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/29/2015 5:50:00 PM - Ha! you finally tried it! I knew you would love it just like I did!

White - Off-dry

2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #10

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

6/3/2014 - coremill wrote: 92 points

Holy hell is this delicious. Glug glug glug. I could drink this by the gallon.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/23/2015 8:36:00 PM - LOL, check my note from 10/23/13.

Red

1997 Paolo Scavino Barolo Cannubi

Nebbiolo more

4/22/2015 - sunnylea57 Does not like this wine: 84 points

Falling apart. The oak has yet to fully resolve, and in the meantime the fruit is dying. Pruny fruit, some cedar and leather, and a big hit of milk chocolate. Big disappointment.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/23/2015 7:55:00 PM - Ripe year + modernist = no surprise here.

White

2013 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

4/23/2015 - coremill wrote: 89 points

A bit reductive and hollow on first pour, so we decanted it. The nose at first is absolutely wonderful -- I often find good Mosel riesling has a river meadowy quality, and this has it in spades: there's a huge burst of flowers, lots of green dewey character, not pyraziney green but more piney and fresh, and plenty of earthy/rocky rainwater. With air some of the complexity fades and the green apple fruit comes out more. The palate can't match the nose and needs the air to fill out, then it's like biting into a granny smith apple, juicy and tart, light and silky, not the most concentrated or deep, hardly showing its sugar. Even better with my poached prawn dish, which cut the acid and allowed the substance to show more. Not an especially mineral or slatey version, but quite delicious.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/23/2015 4:04:00 PM - Wonderful note - really captures the essence of the 2013's, I think. Poached prawns sound amazing - did you cook them? If not, where did you have the dish?

White - Sparkling

2002 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne

Chardonnay more

4/19/2015 - acyso wrote: 93 points

Salil does Chicago; 4/16/2015-4/19/2015 (Chicago, IL): Oops. Way too young (I'll chalk -- no pun intended -- this one up FOR SCIENCE). This is one of the biggest and broadest champagnes I've had in a while. Slightly sweet, with notes of ripe pear and golden apple. Extremely dense on the palate as well. Slightly sweet but absolutely electric with the acidity. I loved the chewy chalkiness on this wine. Tons of upside here.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/19/2015 10:12:00 PM - Looks like we need to write another grant proposal.

White - Off-dry

2013 Weiser-Künstler Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

4/17/2015 - eharkins Likes this wine: 94 points

there's just something about this wine I love, at 7% vol I was able to have a couple of glasses with a blt sandwich at lunch and still head back to the office! Almost transparent in colour, with an expressive nose of white peach, stone, and a citrus/ sweet orchard fruit mix, similar palate with a ripe fruit fell but with a delightful acidic core that really keeps it fresh and persistent, terrific finish

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/17/2015 11:12:00 AM - Love this wine so much!

Red

2007 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi

Pinot Noir more

4/17/2015 - pjaines Likes this wine: NR

The more I drink 2007 Burgs the more I like them - this is bang on point - light, clear, refined but with a firmness that sits well with the taut fruit. Firm cherry stone and minerals sit well on top of the tannins and structure. Good to go now.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/17/2015 6:31:00 AM - Totally agree - especially in the CdB. I happened to try some of the d'Angerville 07's and realized that I needed to pay attention to the vintage - clear Red Burg fruit, light and pretty.

Red

2010 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero

Nebbiolo more

4/16/2015 - EndreS Likes this wine: NR

I've been using the word "floral" wrong, because nothing even comes close to this. Such an enticing nose, full of rose petals (I think - who knows), red sour berries and a hint of olives. Perfumed is a good word. Quality of fruit is sublime and the balance is spot on. The finish is long and dominated by dark berries, with a touch of licorice.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/17/2015 5:43:00 AM - This is a wonderful note. I love the floral quality in Barolo more than anything else. I'm so happy with the 2010 Baroli so far, and I'm glad that the Burlotto is so beautiful.

Red

2000 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Granbussia

Nebbiolo more

4/15/2015 - acyso wrote: 90 points

Got served a small taste of this blind. Very meaty and spicy on the nose, with some animale and meat juices on the palate and soft and light tannins palate led me to think this was a good Southern Rhone. In the words of Lana Kane, "nooooooooope!" Needless to say, I was pretty surprised when I learned the identity.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/16/2015 3:17:00 AM - We will try the 01 sometime and see if it is better.

Red

2010 Qupé Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley more

4/11/2015 - Rieslingfan wrote: NR

This is an excellent value. It has plenty of sappy fruit that never goes over to the cloying. There is good acid balance and gentle tannins. The mid palate shows a touch of menthol, and there is a faint savory note on the finish. It's quite easy to drink, and IMO as good as many California Syrahs that cost twice as much or more.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/11/2015 8:43:00 PM - I've been a fan of many of the wines made from Bien Nacido since my grad school days at UCSB back in the 90's. Qupe made some great Syrahs, and Rick Longoria, ABC, and Foxen made some nice Pinots.

White

2012 Schloss Lieser Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

4/9/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose showed gorgeous richness balanced by fresh floral tones with notes of baked apple, mulling spice and lemon curd, giving way to sweet floral tones and hints of savory herbs. It flooded the palate with juicy acidity, sweet lemon-tinged peach, green apple and hints of spice. The finish showed lemon pith with a balancing note of sweet peach and herbal tones, which lingered for over a minute. Very Nice!

After having a not so stellar performance last time, I’m now feeling much better about the 6-pack I put in the cellar.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/9/2015 7:32:00 PM - It was good, but it didn't hold a candle to the 2010.

White - Off-dry

2013 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

3/31/2015 - salil wrote: 93 points

Fantastic Spätlese, but at this point it's hardly news - Schaefer seems to hit it out of the park every vintage these days, and this is no exception. Incredibly bright, piercing fruit ranging from tarter citrus and green apple notes to riper peachy fruit, exotic floral and herbal accents, and a vivid slatey undertone beneath the fruit. Moderate sweetness balanced by powerful acidity that keeps it razor sharp and very vibrant on the palate, and just a stunning wine.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/7/2015 8:18:00 PM - CC - you know what I think. :)

Red

2011 Alain Voge Cornas Les Chailles

Syrah more

10/15/2014 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 91 points

Zak and Seth's Excellent wine and leftover wine adventure (Umi Nom (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn)): Zak brought this, and it had been open 24hrs. The first whiff was classic essence of Syrah: primary and open with dark fruits - blackberry, smoke, smoked meat, spice, earth, bacon. Very perfumed - violets. Fairly open on the palate with soft tannins, decent acid - with meat, red fruit, spice and dark flowers. Tart dusty meat finish. Really stupid QPR at $15 (nice find Z!). Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 4.5/6, Finish - 4.5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1/2 = 15.5/20.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/6/2015 4:54:00 AM - You'd have to ask Zak - he's the Rhone finding Ninja. It was long-gone at that price when this bottle was popped. Sorry.

Red

1990 Dominus Estate

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/5/2015 - mdvino63 wrote: 94 points

This is simply fabulous juice! My bottles were bought on release and have been well-stored since. Medium deep color with no bricking. This is great right from the get-go. Hard for me to describe the flavors. This is a gorgeous bordeaux-like cali cab. Every note attached to a 93+ score rings somewhat true. Lush, dk red fruit, leather, some iron, juicy acidity. Utterly enjoyable from first whiff right through the long finish.
(94-95)

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    4/6/2015 4:53:00 AM - Nice note. Thoughts on comparing this to the famous 1991?

White

2013 Peter Lauer Ayler Kupp Kabinett Fass 5 Auction

Mosel Saar Ruwer Riesling more

3/27/2015 - Charlie Carnes Likes this wine: 94 points

Wow! This is so good. It has perceptions of pungent, hairy grapefruit, slatey citrus, pure fresh clean cistern water and silica sand, blossom, cold melon. It has a terrific and inviting entry and swallow. Damn good juice! 2013 is the year of the Kabinetten for me!

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    3/29/2015 5:38:00 PM - Great note as always. How do you think the 2013 compares to the 2012 Kabinett?

White

2011 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay more

3/28/2015 - acyso wrote: 100 points

HDH Burgundy Auction (Chicago, IL): Popcorn city (though without the butter). Very steely nose, with nostril-singeing intensity. There's this whole, "where we're going, we don't need fruit" thing going on. Intensity is off the charts. Mineral, linear, supremely concentrated, laser-sharp focus. Painful finish that lasts for minutes.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    3/28/2015 9:00:00 PM - Booyah, sir, Booyah.

Red

2006 Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Secco Pagliaro

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2/22/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 94 points

PnP. The nose has sweet, almost candied fruit - plummy, macerated strawberries and sweet black cherry, a creamy marzipan note, spices - baking spices and fruitcake, and a pretty herbal component with alpine herbs. At times shows just a hint of raisins, but this is not hot or overripe on the nose, maybe just a touch of heat. The nose is so perfumed that I would probably guess Red Burg, but it's not quite right - it's like a Red Burg from a nearby dimension. The palate is very silky with fine tannins and deep and sweet red and blue fruits. The acid is good and it shows some herbal qualities and some stony minerality on the midpalate. The finish shows the sweet candied fruit, the herbs and creamy marzipan and ends with the fine tannins. Nose - 5.5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 5-5.5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1-1.5/2 = 16.5-17.5/20.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    3/28/2015 5:46:00 AM - MP - It's true, this isn't the type of wine that I try very often. But that's one of the great things about CellarTracker. I follow Kevin Cohn's notes and he posted a note on this wine that really got my attention. I found that a small store in prospect Heights, less than 10 min away, was selling the wine, so I grabbed a bottle and tried it at home, by myself.

White - Sparkling

2002 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne

Chardonnay more

3/25/2015 - dcwino wrote: 96 points

2002 Champagne and Burgundy dinner with Eric (Chez Billy Sud - Washington DC): Excellent freshness and elegance. Fresh apple, a hint of brioche, strong presence of mineral and strong floral note. Fine mousse, airy yet decadent palate and very precise clean finish. It is very enjoyable but will improve at least for another decade adding denser yellow fruits, honey and sweet spices.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    3/26/2015 9:52:00 AM - Great note. I love this wine so much.

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