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White

2011 Domaine Mazilly Pere & Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Castets

Chardonnay more

9/6/2013 - Anonymous wrote: flawed

Corked

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    5/4/2015 7:03:00 AM - Did you purchase these through WTSO .? I have had problems with lots of white burgs from them, and I suspect they purchase lots at a discount, that someone knows is largely flawed? To their credit they're good about refunds , but the higher end ones you keep for years .

White

2011 Maison Alex Gambal Puligny-Montrachet

Chardonnay more

1/24/2015 - msieurledocq wrote: NR

My first white burg! No words. Oh, one. "More."

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    4/15/2015 8:01:00 PM - Of course you want more. Try 1er cru Chablis , village level chassagne, and then a batard! It's a common path , my friend! Enjoy.

Red

2007 Clarendon Hills Syrah Liandra

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4/15/2015 - wineglas wrote: 93 points

Outstanding. Beefy wine with black pepper, minerals, roasted meats and vanilla. Medium plus finish and balanced. These 07s from Clarendon Hills have been some of the best deals I have purchased in a long time.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    4/15/2015 6:38:00 PM - Totally agree. Remarkable value, wish I'd gotten a case instead of 4!

Red

2012 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley more

2/15/2015 - Lipsman wrote: 75 points

Very young purple color. Blueberries and cherry cough syrup. Bloated with fruit and alcohol, cooked and jammy, prunes, flaccid. More like a sweet port than anything like a Pinot. Nothing subtle here, and nothing Pinot-like either. Zinfandel or port maybe

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    3/8/2015 10:30:00 PM - I was afraid I was being harsh or snobby.
    A few of us concur.
    Cheers!

Red

2012 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley more

11/30/2014 - BillyRayValentine Does not like this wine: 79 points

Vanilla, prunes, cloves, oak and more oak. Fat, flabby, no acid. Tastes more like port than pinot. Five extra points for the pretty bottle.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    3/8/2015 10:27:00 PM - I laughed reading your note .
    I concur .
    Cheers

White

2006 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay more

2/12/2015 - wpd Does not like this wine: NR

3 bottles, all Flawed

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    2/13/2015 4:28:00 PM - Sorry for the loss. Troubling. I have 3 of these as well I haven't opened. By any chance did you purchase from WTSO? I have had consistent problems with Latour white burg I purchase from them.

Red

2007 Louis Latour Beaune 1er Cru Perrières

Pinot Noir more

12/3/2012 - blaine wrote: 89 points

Consistent with previous note...wish I had a few more, nice QPR from WTSO.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    12/22/2014 6:21:00 PM - I agree. Just got 4. they revisit offerings later.

Red

2007 Ortas / Cave de Rasteau Rasteau Les Hauts du Village

Red Rhone Blend more

11/22/2013 - Courtneyalbinwine wrote: 75 points

Nothing amazing, hoped it would be better on day two, it wasn't.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    11/30/2014 6:52:00 PM - That's a score you give to horrid,nearly undrinkable, or massively flawed wines. This wine is neither of those, unless you had a bad bottle, and then you shouldn't rate.

White - Sparkling

1999 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année

Champagne Blend more

10/23/2014 - The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 87 points

Hmmmpff. Several years ago I bought a bunch of these and have been sitting on them for some time. 1999 was no ’96 when it comes to vintages in Champagne, but it was no slouch, either. The flavor development was there (perhaps a bit to sherried, but I typically like that in vintage champagne), but there was a considerable and disappointingly noticeable loss of sparkle that really should not happen with a wine of this quality. Once again, I got this from the PLCB and those morons either got duped into buying a bad batch or left it on the truck for two days in 90 degree heat. Take your pick. Still Very Good (at least to me), but this should be much more. 5 more bottles…. thedrunkencyclist.com

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    10/28/2014 7:24:00 PM - Disappointing story. What is PLCB? I found 4 in my local Safeway in the country, 2yrs ago, and bought all. No one buys wines on that level out here, unless from DC, and buy them elsedwhere. I've decimated their tiny stock of aged , high-end wines. As for the Bolly, I love the stuff. It's the oldest vintage champagne , I've had , so guess I'm a neophyte. Still have 1. There's a few Sassicaia's from 99 , I've yet to go back for, at Safeway.

Red

2009 Chalk Hill Estate Red

Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/22/2013 - BigTex22 wrote: 85 points

This wine is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and several other reds. It's high alcohol, over 15%, and very "new world" in terms of style. I don't like the style of this wine. It's very sweet and fruity - almost blueberry in flavor. I've heard wines described as "blueberry milkshakes" - I think this is an example. To be fair, in its style, it's a well made wine, and possible after many years of cellaring, the fruit would tone down. If you have any of this and like the style, I'd recommend holding it for several more years. GOOD.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    10/24/2014 7:46:00 AM - Apparently, you and I are in agreement, and quite seperate from the crowd. Cheers

Red

2003 Sempre Vive Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

10/19/2014 - Bodyfxr wrote: 91 points

This wine is still fresh and clean and vibrant. Great with grilled ribeye. Not as oakey as previous bottles. Fruit remains primary and lush with smokey finishing notes.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    10/20/2014 5:40:00 PM - Agree . I always was more than satisfied with buying 4 of these 2 plus years ago. It's supposed to be plague year for Napa cab. This was 24 bucks. Thank you Bacchus.

Red

2004 Domaine de Beaurenard (Paul Coulon et Fils) Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

3/2/2014 - DDicaprio Likes this wine: 91 points

Lots of bottle variation here. After a first review pan, a second bottle tasting was more of what I thought to expect even in this off vintage, will wait for third tasting to make a more informed decision. There was no flatness that I saw in the previous bottle, the flavor profiles were more structured and came together nicely.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    10/15/2014 7:06:00 PM - very interesting , thanks. I need to hunt my last one down, and drink it!

Red

2009 Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Springflat

Heathcote more

2/28/2014 - wineglas wrote: 92 points

As an aussie expert this wine is a great value at $30 a bottle delivered. Coffee, spice, vanilla, crushed rock and dark fruits. Medium to long finish and concentrated wine. Very young but so delicious that it is hard not to drink now. Should age for a decade.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    9/29/2014 6:20:00 PM - I totally agree. A remarkable value , for such a high quality wine. Wish I'd bought much more, but I took a chance in the 1st place.
    Cheers!

Red

2008 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville more

7/27/2014 - JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: 93 points

Great cab for the price. Just lush and delicious. Great big fruit forward napa cab. Great finish and nicely integrated tannins. This is really good and for the money it has become one of my favorites. I think that it evens compares with the reserve which is a much higher price point. Is the reserve better? Yes but just a bit. For the money buy a couple of these instead.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    9/15/2014 6:40:00 PM - Totally agree. Most enjoyable , and really quite as nice as the reserve. Cheers

White - Sparkling

2004 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé

Champagne Blend more

1/13/2014 - CRAUBER4242 Likes this wine: 92 points

A really nice bottle of wine that we enjoyed over dinner at The Plumed Horse. A full flavored wine with pear being the headliner on the palate and a nice toasty nose.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    9/4/2014 10:08:00 PM - You are the only comment , that mentioned what I found the most striking (and most pleasing ),fruit note . The pear , is wonderful.

Red

2010 Shafer Merlot

Napa Valley more

4/20/2013 - kmforster Does not like this wine: 87 points

A rare misstep from Shafer. Out of balance, and the fruit has a faint urinal cake smell to it similar to what I get from a lot of lower end Syrah/Shiraz.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    11/19/2013 7:44:00 PM - I wish you hadn' t rightfully pointed out the urinal cake thing. It's there , and now it's in front !

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    11/19/2013 7:44:00 PM - I wish you hadn' t rightfully pointed out the urinal cake thing. It's there , and now it's in front !

White

2009 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

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5/29/2013 - winejnky wrote: 92 points

This wine has really fleshed out, riper than prior bottles, but still shows classic, creamy lemon like a good Burg. Where CA Chardonnay typically leans toward pineapple,butterscotch and oak, this wine is much more pear, apple and lemon/lime acidity. So balanced with loads of depth and character.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    7/17/2013 7:27:00 PM - Exactly what I thought. Very much like a good burgundy, indeed.
    Great minds, I guess.

Red

2010 Château Lilian Ladouys

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/27/2012 - beachdude8977 wrote: 90 points

Too oaky!! All I'm going to say, hides the terrior! oh well, 2010 vs 2009? The 2009 crushes it!

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    3/27/2013 5:04:00 PM - I just tasted the 2009 against the 2010, because they're priced and rated the same. I read your note and TOTALLY agree. Far less character in the 2010.

Red

2007 Pax Syrah Kobler Family Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

2/9/2013 - psi wrote: 91 points

First bottle of six. I had expected a floral, Côte Rôtie look-alike style from this wine. But this wine had a more masculine in-your-face kind of attitude with tons of green and red pepper together with roasted meat in the nose. The wine had a meaty profile with mature black fruit and some smoke and I detected no floral notes. The palate was dominated by pepper backed up by warm - albeit not cooked - black fruit and roasted flavours. The wine had not an elegant profile. But it was a very good, powerful, straightforward and peppery one with some underlying complexity. Based on other users' notes, I conclude that this was not a representative bottle. I hope to find a more floral and elegant style in some of my remaining bottles.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    3/13/2013 6:53:00 PM - Great tasting note. I loved the meat and muscle, a delicious surprise.

Red

2007 Pax Syrah Kobler Family Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

1/8/2013 - MayValley wrote: 93 points

Wow, this wine was really on! Nose of roasted meats, smoke, blue fruit, violets and other floral aromatics.
The palate was very well balanced... Lots of cool blue fruit, silky tannins, roasted flavours and good acidity. Everything was in perfect equilibrium. This was a good mélange between new world and old world style.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    3/13/2013 6:51:00 PM - Nice note. I agree, a delicious surprise.

Red

2008 Azienda Agricola Montevetrano Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT

Red Blend more

2/28/2013 - KeithAkers wrote: 93 points

Winebow's ICON tasting (RPM Italian, Chicago, IL): Nose: Perfumed, but with a robust quality to it with gorgeous and flowing tones of black cherries, spice tones, roasted herbs, licorice, earth tones, and some florals as well. There is very good depth to this as well.

Taste: Full bodied with medium acidity and massive tannins. The feel is very good underneath the massive tannins with really good and robust tones of black cherries, spices, roasted herbs, licorice, and floral tones.

Overall: This is a wonderful wine that should get better and better with age. There is a headiness to the tones on the nose and the structure shows the youth of the wine.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    3/6/2013 9:20:00 PM - l liked your notes. Look forward to tasting this one.

Red

2009 Château Lousteauneuf

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/5/2012 - WineNot? wrote: 86 points

Very disappointing. If I wanted a fruit bomb, I'd go buy a cheap California cabernet. Scary to think that there are french winemakers convinced that they have to make the same style of wine to compete in the US market. Blah...

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    1/28/2013 7:16:00 PM - Agree , with part of your assessment . It does resemble a West Coast wine. More like a Washington bordeaux blend , to me. Still enjoyable, and great at the price. I'd give it an 89.

Red

2007 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant

California Red Rhone Blend more

3/4/2012 - rxlaw95 wrote: 94 points

So I'm rating this one way up for one simple reason. In my personal and humble opinion no one does a more interesting and better complex wine than Randall Graham in this wine. It will pair with virtually anything and I have never had anyone say anything short of spectacular when I open this up. Compare that to your 100-plus dollar options where you sort of expect it and when it falls short you feel slighted. This won't happen with this wine.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    12/17/2012 4:27:00 PM - You make a compelling case. I had this once , in a restaurant in Charleston, and loved it. Giving it another shot. Cheers.

Red

2009 Lewis Cellars Alec's Blend

Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

11/24/2012 - AllRed wrote: 91 points

4th Saturday Group brown bagger (Mike & Cyndi's): Garnet color. Aromas of blue fruit, violets & lavender and blackberry. Massive tannins; flavors of black and blue fruit, caramel too. With air, notes of tar, brown sugar and dill appear- teh dill starts to dominate. Long finish. Guessed Petite.

  • Comment posted by FarmerKeith LA/VA:

    12/16/2012 7:18:00 PM - Very well put. I love accuracy, in a wine note. I didn't give this wine enough time, and was at first disappointed. You totally summed it up, on my revisit.

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