Search Results - Save This Search

Wine Type Vintage Name Variety Locale Date Posted Score Helpful Comments Comment Date Community Score More...
Red

1978 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

Napa Valley more

7/24/2015 - acyso wrote: 93 points

What a classic Napa cabernet. Fully evolved at this stage, but no signs of decline at all. A slightly herbal nose with just a touch of green pepper, balanced by some lovely secondary animale characteristics. It's weird, I'd have a hard time seeing how wines made today will turn into something like this. The palate was very much alive, with a good balance between some drying fruit, leather, and earth. Nicely restrained, with soft but present tannins.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    7/25/2015 5:21:00 AM - Most of the CA wines today will never turn into anything that good. The winemaking is much much different.

White - Sparkling

NV Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Inflorescence Blanc de Noirs Cote de Bechalin

Pinot Noir more

7/24/2015 - acyso wrote: 93 points

L07, disgorged April 2014. There's a slight bit of biscuit on the nose as well as some slight ripe apple notes that makes me think this is a pinot-heavy cuvee. I could look that up later on, but I'm going to leave this here so when I discover it's a blanc de blancs I can memorialize my ignorance. In any case... there's a lot of red fruit on the nose and palate, or whatever evokes red fruit in my mind. This strikes me a bit less chalky and more limestone (but again, what do I know?). Lovely richness and density. There's a bitter almond/marzipan note on the midpalate and finish that I really love here, combined with the red delicious apples. Moderate (for champagne) acidity. A very well delineated bottle of bubbles. Yum.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    7/25/2015 5:20:00 AM - Do you know what vintage the base was?

Red

2012 Digioia-Royer Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits

Pinot Noir more

5/30/2015 - dzop wrote: 89 points

I get this every year, and while the price creep has made it less of a QPR hero than it was back in 2009 or 2010, it's still a terrific wine for the level. Like years past, this is stunningly Vosne-like, as it reeks of asian spice and the fruit is the perfect mix of plum accented with a touch of red fruit.

But this year's iteration, interestingly, is deeply tannic - perhaps the most tannic young Burg I've had since some of the 2003s. Right now, the fruit is juuuust enough to cover it up, but this is about to shut down very hard and will need a long, long sleep to shed the tannin. Frankly, I'm not sure it will come out on the other side, but I'm saving a bottle just in case.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    7/11/2015 5:44:00 PM - David - I have 3 of this and 3 of the straight Bourgogne Rouge. any suggestions - drink vs cellar? thanks.

Red

2007 Dominio Pingus Ribera del Duero Flor de Pingus

Tempranillo more

7/10/2015 - indiscriminate palate wrote: NR

Nose of dried berry fruit, plum, blackberry liquor. Silky, with good structure and plenty of (fuzzy, grippy) tannin to age another ten years, at least. Alcohol is kept well in check. Blind, I would have no idea where to go, country or grape. Very pretty wine, though I would not invest the tariff.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    7/10/2015 8:06:00 PM - you have this listed as flawed.

White - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Initiale

Chardonnay more

6/26/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 96 points

Possibly more experienced Champaign drinkers will disagree about this tasting note (or score), but I will explain. This Initial was disgorged May 22, 2014. First we had the V.O. Then the Dom Perignon 2002 and now this one. The V.O. so special. The DP 2002 so lush. And then this Initial holds the middle, but in fact complements both other two wines. Beautiful and complex bouquet with some reductive/oxidized impressions and beautiful minerals. On the palate also a bit oxidized in a beautiful way, beautiful lime acidity and enormously tasty with a great length. For most of the tasters including me, this was the winner of the evening because it combined special complexity and lushness in a beautiful way.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/28/2015 6:32:00 PM - No complaints here. my first Initiale was a total game changer, and still one of the best champagnes I have ever had. Thanks for the great note.

Red

2007 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

1/31/2013 - lepetitchateau wrote: 94 points

Great fruit and purity on the nose, with sausage black fruit. The palate is pure and elegant, sappy and very vital. Great future, but needs 5-10 years more aging. The acidity is in check, and the intensity is nice. (NYC WC)

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/28/2015 6:29:00 PM - I love sausage black fruit - it's my favorite kind :p

White

1999 Weingut Josef Jamek Riesling Smaragd Klaus

Wachau more

6/24/2015 - salil wrote: 94 points

Pizza night with Austrians and random reds: Fantastic stuff. This is in a great place right now - there are layers of mature baked apple, peach, and other orchard fruit flavours with burnished tinges, and smoky and mineral accents around the fruit that keep getting more complex and layered with air, with all the flavours coming together really seamlessly on the palate. Amazing depth and complexity here with powerful acids beneath the bright fruit, and a remarkably long finish.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/25/2015 6:44:00 PM - Damn, should have bought more. How do you think it compares to the 01?

White

2012 Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay more

2/28/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 93 points

La Paulée de New York Grand Tasting (Metropolitan Pavilion - New York NY): Bright and burly - lemon, candied fruit, nutty and salty. Powerful and delicious on the palate - salty and nutty, lemon, some oak. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 5.5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1-1.5/2 = 16.5-17/20.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/12/2015 9:13:00 PM - Yeah ... it's too bad. I had totally written them off based on some experiences in the last 5 years. Oh well.

Red

2012 Louis Jadot Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens

Pinot Noir more

2/28/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 92 points

La Paulée de New York Grand Tasting (Metropolitan Pavilion - New York NY): This was a real surprise for me. The nose is stony with good raspberry fruit, coffee. Delicious on the palate - great fruit, minerals and coffee. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1/2 = 16/20.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/12/2015 9:12:00 PM - Naw, you're still a douche. :P

Rosť - Sparkling

2010 Ultramarine Pinot Noir Rosé Heintz Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

4/30/2015 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine: 93 points

Greet Adira and small BYO at our place, round 2 (Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NYC): Fresh and bright on the nose. Subtle but perfumey. Aromas of strawberry, smoke, spice, red flowers. Bright on the palate - red berry fruit, great snap. Berry and earth finish. This is delicious, it manages to have a great deal of sweet fruit, but still comes off very serious. Nose - 5-5.5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 16.5-17/20.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/12/2015 9:12:00 PM - I'll admit, after your comment, looking back, I do think that there is a something that could be considered a little 'forced' or brutish ... something like that.

Red

2006 Marcassin Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

6/10/2015 - johnh1001 wrote: NR

Bizarre mix of dark fruit, vanilla, super ripe red fruit and more oak on the nose and palate. This seemed out of balance with a very tough rubber cement not. VA? Not sure.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/11/2015 3:09:00 AM - Yup, that's Marcassin Pinot alright ...

Red

2013 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

more

6/10/2015 - coremill wrote: 88 points

ABC lacks the hype of their IPOB brethren, but this might be the best Pinot Noir QPR in California today. Shockingly translucent red color for a CA pinot, airy red cherry/cranberry, just a touch of earthy tannin, not much structure, good acidity, drinks clean. This reminds me very much of good inexpensive Red Burgundy. And it's only $20. Eat your heart out, Raj Parr.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/10/2015 5:22:00 PM - These were some of the first wines I tried as I began drinking wine (grad school: UCSB) back in the early 90's. They are wonderful and the higher cuvees actually can last quite a long time :)

Red

2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

Nebbiolo more

6/9/2015 - JWG wrote: 93 points

Nose is redolent of roses and balsmaic and tobacco. Palate is dark cherry, earthy, medium body, with a good bit of acid. Finish has a great hit of tannins.

Red

2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot

Malbec more

6/7/2015 - salil wrote: 91 points

Leo's Blind Tasting Group - June '15 edition (Amali, NYC): Wasn't a huge fan of this when I first had it 5 years ago, but this has come together really nicely in bottle. Very graceful and polished, with exuberant violet and other floral and herbal notes framing a core of bright dark berried fruit, and more savoury leathery and earthy notes coming through on the finish. Very polished on the palate, with the tannin much more graceful than I remember release.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/8/2015 5:08:00 PM - I love Clos de la Roche!

White

2010 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

12/25/2013 - Keith M wrote: NR

Lively, vibrant, and full of life. Showing delicious acid without being sharp--tender and approachable. Proved the ideal match for a not-so-spicy Five Spice Pork Shoulder at China Village in Albany. The marriage of luscious fat in the meat and the refreshing flavor pop in the wine was a marriage made in heaven. Not a whole lot of residual sugar even though this Kabinett is but 8% alcohol. This is old skool German roast pork Kabinett, not thick or luscious. Classic Kabinett, wish I had more.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/8/2015 1:42:00 PM - Central in nj is selling this for $20, in case you are still interested.

Red

2013 Domaine des Moirots Givry

Pinot Noir more

6/5/2015 - salil wrote: 91 points

Great quality for a village wine, and a fantastic value at that. This isn't especially complex, but it's everything I want from a village Burg - very pretty bright red fruits accented by floral notes and more savoury earthy elements that emerge with air, a light, airy palate presence, and bright acids beneath that keep me coming back for more.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/6/2015 4:39:00 AM - Want some of the 12?

Red

2006 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

6/5/2015 - Mlermontov wrote: NR

The Traveling Brisket and Helmet Show: a bit 2006 cab is probably not smart thing to open, but we "Pobegaed" it :) This is BIG. cassis, jam, ripe powerful fruit. Day 3: (honestly needed day 3 here.) Clean, though ripe, cassis and blackberry fruit. the alc has settled (on night one i breathed into the glass and almost burned my eyes out). Mid is big, ripe and nowhere near ready. rather disjointed part now - oak and fruit and acids - all there but nowhere close to coming together. heat on the finish with a good tannic grip. no clue what to score this since i cannot foretell its future. It is much more drinkable on day 3 - but i think i may pop the rest in the fridge and return in a few more days. BTW i must add a note on the bottle. This bottle is as large and many a magnum and weighs more empty than 3 other bottles. this is simply ridiculous and shameful. sorry but i honestly do not get the trend.

  • Comment posted by Seth Rosenberg:

    6/5/2015 11:17:00 AM - http://www.sfgate.com/wine/thirst/article/Randy-Dunn-s-Cabernet-crusade-3813953.php

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!

Loading wine details...
loading

×
×