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Red

2013 Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/30/2016 - aagrawal wrote: 84 points

2013 UGC Bordeaux Tasting (Bently Reserve, San Francisco CA): Red fruit; palate is full bodied, youthful tannins. 84

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    1/30/2016 7:24:00 PM - The big Bordeaux tasting is in Houston in a few days. I am planning on not attending this year based on how bad the 2013 vintage has been talked about. 2014s are good and the 2015s are supposed to be spectacular and Bordeaux is not talking about it, because if they do the other vintages won't sell.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    1/30/2016 7:53:00 PM - I can't argue with that. I went to a 2006 tasting early this year and some of the wines surprised us. Many of the tasters went and purchased the next few days since the prices were so low.

White

2000 E. Guigal St. Joseph Blanc

White Rhone Blend more

1/30/2016 - jclarkwmj wrote: flawed

PREMOX!!! Very frustrating.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    1/30/2016 7:29:00 PM - Premox is such BS...keep getting hit with that from Burgundy...but an old one is so amazing when it's still good...

Red

2007 Radio-Coteau Pinot Noir Terra Neuma

Sonoma Coast more

1/30/2016 - jbaron Likes this wine: 93 points

Still takes 20 minutes to open, but less high pitched than before, and hence, more present in both the mouth and the length.

I can't believe that this wine took EIGHT years to come around. But that it did.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    1/30/2016 7:20:00 PM - Still holding up well a that age? I have some, but wondered how long they can go. My preference is aged pinot and burgs a favorite.

Red

2010 David Arthur Cabernet Franc

Napa Valley more

12/30/2015 - Blue33 Likes this wine: 95 points

This was a great and rare 100% cabernet franc. We now only have 1 bottle left and wish we had more. Smooth drinking, well rounded, with a slight edge to give it interest. Overall an excellent bottle. Highly recommend.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    12/30/2015 1:35:00 PM - I wish I had some of that too. I have a few of the 1147 cabs, but are aging them out.

White - Sparkling

NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay more

12/30/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Smokey bannanas for some reason on the nose. Palate is clean and crisp, lots of fruit, long mineral back of the palate.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    12/30/2015 1:34:00 PM - Always such a good bubbly...

Red

2013 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing

Sta. Rita Hills more

12/24/2015 - MemorialWineFan Likes this wine: 92 points

Very delicious. Popped into a decanter and drank over four hour period. Will be much better with a few years of bottle age, but can be consumed young as well.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    12/28/2015 8:12:00 AM - I actually have a fair number of them so opening one did not seem like a huge mistake and now I know where I am with this wine. Still sitting on all my 2012s as well. For my taste palate, I prefer pinot with about 5 years on it so I prefer to hold when I can.

White

2006 Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie

Chardonnay more

12/18/2015 - Bacchus&Ceres Likes this wine: 88 points

Beautiful well structured straw firm legs complex white floral and Frits pear, soft oak I full body bid round yet crisp edges minerality dense very good

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    12/20/2015 7:19:00 PM - Any pre-oxidation?

White

2002 Bouchard Père et Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

Chardonnay more

12/8/2015 - peebal wrote: 93 points

My last bottle and boy was it good! A serpentine nose of mature white flowers, ripe pear, drying grass. The attack is a prefect balance of ripe yet absolutely delineated flavors of mirabelle broadening in the mouth with abundant mature notes of minerals and orange blossom; drawn together like a purse sting by a wave of acidity and pulled to a gorgeous mature finish with the faintest whisp of oak toast burnishing the flavor. This wine could, I would guess, go another 5-10 years. But why wait and risk it? This is at absolute peak and shows what really good white burgundy can do...when it doesn't premox. YUM!

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    12/8/2015 11:05:00 AM - I am always worried about premox these days. Glad you had a good experience.

Red

2005 Hospices de Beaune Corton-Cuvée Docteur Peste

Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

12/1/2015 - eyeguy Likes this wine: 94 points

Awesome!

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    12/3/2015 7:57:00 AM - Good note. I have the 2008 Meo Camuzet bottle. Tried one a few months ago and way too young. Looking forward to it down the road.

Red

2007 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23

Stags Leap District more

5/15/2015 - Colanero wrote: 96 points

Loved it

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    12/2/2015 8:49:00 PM - Funny to see all the notes that were mediocre that drank the wine early. How much longer could it go?

Red

2000 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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5/11/2003 - brianofthevine wrote: 92 points

Raspberry, blueberry, very smooth, long finish/

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    11/25/2015 2:08:00 PM - I have some of this, but not that old. How was it holding up at that age?

Red

2010 J. Confuron-Cotetidot Chambolle-Musigny

Pinot Noir more

11/2/2015 - fizz wrote: NR

Lovely again. Floral, savoury, elegant. Red fruit spectrum. Mild tannins to finish. Excellent day 1, and held up beautifully on day 2.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    11/20/2015 2:23:00 PM - Did you just cork it back up and drink it the next day?

Red

2011 Alexana Pinot Noir Revana Vineyard

Dundee Hills more

11/12/2015 - MemorialWineFan wrote: 89 points

Better than the last bottle. I am convinced that Oregon pinots need more cellar time to be enjoyed. There is a unique acidity to them that tempers with time.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    11/14/2015 7:30:00 AM - Great input. I had not considered that at all, but it makes a lot of sense.

Red

2007 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Jack's Masterpiece

Napa Valley more

8/7/2015 - Chip & Susanne Likes this wine: 95 points

Incredible wine w/ legs to go longer...

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    8/11/2015 2:03:00 PM - Good to know. I am sitting on several Jack's right now and have been waiting.

White

2004 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vermots Dessus

Chardonnay more

7/24/2015 - The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 88 points

The last bottle I had of this was very badly oxidized--not even close. This bottle? Oxidized for sure, but not nearly as bad. In fact, this was completely drinkable and even enjoyable. Beyond the sherried nose, there was plenty of that White Burg goodness: a bit of fruit, but loads of a rich viscosity that coats the mouth and soothes the soul. Still, that oxidation is an issue. thedrunkencyclist.com

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/24/2015 8:55:00 PM - Premox is such a problem. I hate having to rush these wonderful white burgs.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    8/2/2015 5:46:00 PM - I have as well. It's a shame that winemakers are not owning this problem.

Red

2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/24/2015 - pismo45 wrote: 91 points

Not the usual Alpine for me. A little too much towards the big and fruity side. Not a lot of structure. Still tasty, though.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/24/2015 8:57:00 PM - Think it should have aged more? I see the windows on CT and have held all my Rhys to date. Looks like more of a long ager though I have had some Bearwallows that were very good young.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/25/2015 1:03:00 PM - Good to know. I appreciate the information.

White - Sparkling

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée

Champagne Blend more

7/24/2015 - morpheusrising Likes this wine: 94 points

Continues to be the best NV bubbles around. Yeast, honeydew, apricot, pear, granny smith; all wrapped up in a subtle floral medley. Better than most vintage champagnes, if a bit pricey.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/24/2015 8:53:00 PM - I too agree. Have you heard of the Krug app? We had a tasting and had the clos de mesnil and others and learned more from the wine steward here in the US. The app will tell you when you scan the bottle what vintages made up the NV. It's pretty interesting. They said the average NV champagne comes from three years of grapes whereas their's is from 9.

Red

1990 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon York Creek

Spring Mountain District more

7/24/2015 - andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 92 points

Pleasant. Clearly aged can, but held up better than the Mondavi. Less forest and earth, more bright red fruit, but still very restrained. Like it.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/24/2015 8:48:00 PM - When you let them get that old it's interesting to see which ones come together better. I prefer aged cabernet, but many others love the super fruit in young ones.

White

2008 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

Chardonnay more

7/17/2015 - Pacherant Likes this wine: 91 points

Not pre-mox'ed! Great news... Actually very good

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/17/2015 8:16:00 PM - Hate the premox issue. We had a tasting of 8 white burgundies and 3 of them were premoxed included two grand crus.

    Are there any producers you are finding that don't suffer from premox issues? A taster a few weeks ago told me they have had no issues with Ramonet.

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/17/2015 9:40:00 PM - I was looking for his website and saw a wiki page and then a blog that seems to not have been updated in some time. Is it one of these two websites?

    http://oxidised-burgs.wikispaces.com
    http://www.undergroundwineletter.com/tag/don-cornwell/

    I really appreciate it. I am drinking my white burgs early as well. Just surprising how fast they are oxidizing. I hear that Macon and St. Aubin are not as bad as Chassagne-Montrachet and Mersault, but it seems as if most of the "noise" out there is just that and not necessarily fact.

    Thanks!

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    7/18/2015 10:52:00 AM - I too agree it's a shame they are not taking ownership. If it weren't for the fact that burgundy is hard to come by and people love it, perhaps it would impact their business financially and garner their attention. I hope that someone will stand up and make a statement.

    We asked that question of Ann Parent who lead a tasting at our wine club. She was the head of the Burgundy producers for 8-10 years. She did not have a good answer, but Parent is producing very little white burgundy so she may not really care.

Red

2006 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. Block 4

Stags Leap District more

6/2/2014 - 55degrees Likes this wine: 92 points

cellared at 55 degrees since release. perfect cork small tartrate. Deep dark blood red with long legs.
Decanted with minimal aeration and consumed over 3 hours.
Nose of rhubarb and cassis with touches of cherry. secondary notes of cedar and white pepper.
Good jammy dark red fruit with dense overripe cherry with some faint very slight raisiny notes with a frame of faint cigarbox spices.
Medium body with good smooth mouth coating tannins
Moderate finish

  • Comment posted by MemorialWineFan:

    6/26/2015 10:19:00 PM - Last one I had was in 2013. That bottle need more time no doubt. Does it need to age longer if not in a hurry?

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