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Red

2000 Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/13/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: 96 points

Decanted for 3 hours; still very vibrant color showing little color change at rim, some clarity; nose is classic Bordeaux but not yet delineated, red cherry, red currant, lots of red fruit all very round, a sharp green pepper note, cedar, tobacco in the background, slight chocolate; palate is impressive and subtle at the same time, soft silky entry, medium plus body but caressingly rich on the mid palate, ripe and polished tannin from the vintage, purity to the sweet red fruit, great acid lift, love the drinkability, long finish not driven by alcohol; a bit deceptive due to its elegance and drinkability, phenomenal balance, extremely graceful and noble; my style of Bordeaux; possibly just exiting its primary stage so this still has loads of potential, 96+.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    9/14/2015 6:55:00 AM - That's the thing, this has such tremendous balance that I don't think it really follows a normal arc of aging. It provided immense pleasure after 2-3 hours of air but I could also see popping this in 40-50 years too. Essentially, whenever you are willing to pop this wine, it will be ready.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    12/12/2015 8:33:00 AM - Old enough for this wine to outlive me.

Red

2010 Paolo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo Bric Ginestra

Langhe DOC more

8/25/2014 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Deep rose and sandalwood, serious structure, young vines from Ginestra; why buy the Barolo Ginestra at 2X or more?

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    11/29/2015 4:28:00 PM - Agreed

Red

2012 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir more

11/4/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

A bit darker violet ruby; nose is so youthful showing lots of pyrazines reminiscent of whole cluster fermentation, though a touch off-putting to some I found the herbaceousness subsided after some air and was easily looked past, the impressive wine underneath sowed dark sour cherry, smoky brambly character, black currant, nice richness and depth; the palate is very layered dripping with old vine texture, fresh acid, overall really great balance, persistent, beefy and brawny wine that should gain immense beauty with 10 or more years of age in the bottle, all the right things are present for this to have a great future.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    11/7/2015 6:24:00 PM - Thank you for the note. I looked it up and noticed that the grapes are de-stemmed then crushed. I visited in 2011 though do not recall the regimen. These same authors also described his wines as feminine which I wholeheartedly disagree with (outside of aged bottles like the 1995 which was pure silk). From the barrel samples that were more fierce than young Nebbiolo, the 2005 Bourgogne tasted recently that was 10 years from being ready, or this bottle which was clearly the alpha male in the room many indicators of whole cluster fermentation are there. I appreciate you letting me know as I hate disseminating misinformation, so I will edit my note. Cheers!

Red

2011 Rockpile Winery (Mauritson) Zinfandel Jack's Cabin

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9/29/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Bin 75): Dark core though some clarity, larger garnet rim; raspberry, brandy warmth, could use a bit of a chill temperature wise, chocolate, oak; glycerin evident on the palate, warm, heat from the alcohol, suffered from serving too warm, round softer tannin, some acid, good mid palate which led me to old vine Zin.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    10/10/2015 11:21:00 AM - 2011 is probably an early drinker but this bottle was hard to gauge. It had some nice layers of fruit and good acid which makes me think it could go another 5 if you like aged Zins.

Red

2009 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

9/28/2015 - rickv2wine Likes this wine: 92 points

Drank over two nights with lots of air time in the glass....hours.

This wine is a bit of a conundrum to me. On the nose you get big dark fruit and some charcoal with leather notes. In the body you get more dark fruit but some lead, some crushed brick and game meats as nuances. The finish carries for minutes...literally minutes after swallowing you still have an alum kind of dryness I can only equate to eating pomegranate arils. That lingering bitterness that dries the mouth amid red juice with perhaps just a bit of blood, like you but your tongue with the arils.

So much going on with this wine; it could deserve a higher score but I found it a cacophony of flavors rather than a symphony. Perhaps with time.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    9/29/2015 9:05:00 AM - Thank you for the well written note. The pomegranate aril is a good descriptor especially for CdP.
    This wine sounds a bit mean at this present phase but sounds like it has gas in the tank. Hopefully the tannins resolve and the wine uncoils into the more Burgundian expression for which Charvin is so well known. I am finding some of the '09s a little dumb right now.

Red

2009 Roberto Voerzio Barolo La Serra

Nebbiolo more

8/14/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: 91 points

Dusty Nebbiolo, ripe cherry, bitter orange, anise, sandalwood, cedar; strong tannin, seems aged with very youthful characteristics; 91+.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    8/15/2015 9:01:00 AM - Wait on this for sure.

Red

2009 Château Talbot

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/31/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: 90 points

Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+ (Bin 75): Garnet core, density with larger lighter rim; cigar, red currant, lead pencil; fresh, youthful, good stuffing but not super noble, good grip, cedar, leather, tart cherry and currant, juicy red fruit; called St. Julien though I presumed it was older.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    8/6/2015 11:44:00 PM - It seemed to be almost entering its secondary phase. While drinkable now I prefer my Bordeaux with more age. Better with at least 3 more years assuming it doesn't go dumb.

White - Off-dry

2005 Schlossgut Diel Dorsheimer Goldloch Riesling Spätlese

Nahe more

7/28/2015 - Vino Me wrote: 94 points

Opened a bottle before dinner. Medium yellow color. Cork was solid. No petrol or sulfur in this bottle. Starting to show some secondary flavors. Notes of apricots, peaches and some tropical flavors. The acidity was still solid but not as prevalent as in earlier bottles. Still a good bit of sweetness (almost Auslese level). Rich and long finish. 94 points.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    7/29/2015 12:01:00 PM - Great note, thanks!

Red

2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin

Grenache more

5/26/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: 91 points

Tuesday Night Double Blind $80+ (Bin 75): Dark crimson core with reddish rim; creamy, dark fruit, plum, raspberry, fig and almond paste; spicy palate, strong bitterness, grainy Grenache tannin, a touch of heat, creamy, briary, the finish is austere but the front end is more modern; very different from the last bottle just over 1 month ago, this was evolving at a much quicker pace and didn't have much potential to improve in the cellar except for texture; called '09 Clos des Papes.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    5/28/2015 7:09:00 AM - My bottle opened just over a month ago tasted great because it came out of a proper cellar. The same may not be said about the one Tuesday. It is a little scary if provenance can change a wine this young so much.

Red

2008 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/13/2015 - georgenmil wrote: 78 points

The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    2/14/2015 10:02:00 AM - Even judging visuals alone I don't feel this merits a 78...then again you may have been disappointed to not find any sediment.

Red

2009 Domaine Joseph Roty Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fontenys

Pinot Noir more

2/12/2015 - pclin wrote: NR

Big, dense, and concentrated, almost like drinking a young Clos St Jean CDP. Dark chocolate, game, blackberry, bacon, and oak, again almost like a young CDP. Vibrant acidity with high alcohol of 13.5% and a touch of heat at finish. Slightly over-extracted. This is one of the most unusual young Burgundy I have tasted, the closest burgundy that resemble this is the '03 Clos de Tart. Surely an interesting wine but not for everyone. If you like young CDP, you will like this wine. Full-bodied and long, a wine that build to last for a long time but I am not certain how it will evolve, it's a gamble I am unwilling to take.(NR)

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    2/12/2015 8:46:00 PM - Thanks for the note. I kind of feel that way about this producers wines in these blockbuster vintages, too. Blind tasting I've confused some of them as New World. whoops
    Did you give the bottle any air? Did it evolve in any way?
    Thanks.

Red

2004 Domaine Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir more

2/12/2015 - bevetroppo wrote: NR

Fascinating article read recently by under-the-radar, consumer-friendly, extremely modest Burgundy authority Bill Nanson on 2011 vintage and the specter of pyrazines. If I may paraphrase, and all errors are mine, if you experienced the green meanies widespread in 2004, you are doomed to relive them any time a subsequent vintage has even a whisper of the same problem-to whit, a nasty and penetrating herbaceousness that can completely overwhelm drinking pleasure. In any event, Dr. Nanson has observed some of the same characteristics in 2011, so now I am on the lookout.

But let's not forget we're talking about an '04 here, right? I honestly don't think I smell pyrazines in the nose, but on the other hand, the fruit is a little clipped, and it leaves a somewhat chemical impression if you really dip your beak into it. I'm all about vintage variation vs. manufactured consistency, but this seems to lack a certain je ne sais quoi. On the palate some fruit emerges, but it's quickly brushed aside by harsh and brutish flavors that render it somewhat unattractive. This doesn't strike me as a wine that is in transition to a more appealing state: it just seems harsh, and the sensation of a mouth-coating greenness tends to increase as you progress through the bottle.

Net net, no rating. I have one more bottle I will sit on for a few years to see if something resolves, but I'm not optimistic. Everything can't be '05 or '10 but it can be better than this.

Revision after posting: LOL. I have two prior notes on this wine that are completely different! WTF? Either I've changed or the wine has or both...makes it hard to regard me as a reliable reference on this one.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    2/12/2015 8:43:00 PM - Thanks for the note. I will have to start reading Mr. Nanson's reports. I have noticed that strong green note in many of the 2011s. I don't mind it now, but as the fruit subsides over time it may become overpowering like many have found in 2004. The funny thing is that I've experienced some great examples of 2004 recently. Some awkward at first that evolved with air to become amazing (Mortet Lavaux St. Jacques) and others that were great right off the bat. It is really weird but I almost liken the herbaceous quality as a dumb phase that some of these wines seem to be coming out of. Haven't taken a large enough sample size, but I am seeing some notes back up my theory.
    Burguet is one of my favorites and have complete faith in his abilities. His wines also seem to last forever, so his "dumb" phase may be exaggerated more so than other producers.
    I was curious, how much air was this given? You mentioned that the green quality kept getting worse as you progressed.
    I look forward to more notes on this wine and hope people put the effort into their notes as you have done with this. Thanks. -Jon

Red

1990 Château Montrose

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/1/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: 95 points

Super Bowl 2015 (Roswell, GA): Dense chocolate core with garnet rim; earth, tart, currant, cherry, orange oil, tobacco, some Brett; fleshy, silky initially, luxurious, grainy tannin comes in later, strong mid-palate, funk, medicinal; very good but not a wine I could drink a ton of because of the lower acid; voted WOTN.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    2/10/2015 9:16:00 PM - Thanks for the note. I can empathize with that!
    A lot of times I say funk, cow pie, barnyard or sweaty horse saddle. In Pauillac it's cow pie but it's not from Brett and there are other soil driven notes that can be funk but not Brett. This bottle showed some Brett with a bitter note that detracts from the fruit a bit and I get a certain sensation on my tongue. I envision dank, dirty cellars with barrels needing to be replaced (not going to name any ames...Pegau...Bonneau) and think of how beautiful these wines would be without it.
    Just a note, provenance would not attribute to this scourge. It is an anaerobic yeast that gets put into the bottle with the wine. Just like cork taint, individuals may have an unfair amount of bottles with these flaws in their cellars, but they have no bearing in spawning them. Sorry if I'm being preachy.
    This bottle was great, but it was a reluctant 95. To many not sensitive to Brett or odd balls that like it, this would have been 100 points.
    Anyway, cheers to clean bottles!

Red

2008 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

1/1/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: 91 points

2015 New Year's Day Tasting- Double Blind $80+ (Marietta, GA): Dark maroon with lighter rim; dried red fruit, orange oil, sour cherry, red currant; softer, ripe, structured, black cherry liqueur, green pepper, sandalwood, herbs, savory; very much Sangio with Cabernet; called '07 Tignanello.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    2/5/2015 6:44:00 PM - Tasting it blind I thought it was 2007 Tig. Turns out I was off by one year.

White

2006 Château-Grillet (Neyret-Gachet) Château-Grillet

Viognier more

10/17/2014 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+ (Bin 75): Dull steely greenish yellow; subtler nose of pineapple, papaya, banana, melon, ripe, floral, waxy; similar to the nose the palate is waxy with rich yellow tropical fruit, heavier and showing some alcohol but not flabby, baby fat still hides some of the mineral; good.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    2/2/2015 12:58:00 PM - The wine was opened at dinner then partially full when we tasted it roughly 4 hours later. Not sure if another 4 hours would have helped.

Red

2008 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

1/24/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

Nicely floral start with black and blue fruit. Still a bit firm, but with nicely rich, rounded fruit, hints of chocolate and espresso. Lots of energy. Good now, better with some air. Probably better in a few more years.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    1/26/2015 4:02:00 PM - That is very high score from you for an Italian wine. Are you on a path of conversion to Tuscany Al? Thanks for the great notes.

Red

2010 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

Red Rhone Blend more

10/7/2014 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: 96 points

Tuesday Night $20-$40 Double Blind (Bin 75): Wow, this is not what I was expecting from a young vintage of this wine, it shows phenomenal balance, sweet but not overripe fruit, pleasant grip, larger alcohol but it doesn't stand out, also good acid keeps this fresh; a complete package that I expect to age gracefully for 20+ years; one of the most exciting young wines to date.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    1/25/2015 10:26:00 PM - If you click on the event you will see that this and 2 grand crus burgs were done after the $20-40 event portion. Actually, the wine was brought by someone else, so I guess it wasn't even $1...for me.

Red

2012 Luigi Pira Langhe Nebbiolo

Langhe DOC more

1/10/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Sour and sweet cherry, deeper and richer than you'd expect from a Langhe Nebbiolo, very high quality, spice, good structure, caressing; this is the best thing for Piemontese producers to get people into this great grape.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    1/15/2015 8:44:00 PM - Sorry. Accidentally hit the wrong box. Thanks.

Red

2000 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire

Red Rhone Blend more

12/12/2014 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: 95 points

Galoots Lunch (Double Zero Napoletano- Sandy Springs): Good garnet color with nice clarity; tasted side by side with the 2007 this was amazingly fresher, ripe but cool dark red kind of a blue hue to the fruit, leather, lots of berry, dark cherry and raspberry, clean, deep though fresh, very Burg-like to me; palate is very similar with refreshing acid, ripe but not overdone; not as good as the one served during the 2000 retrospective but a well stored and great example of how brilliant this wine can be.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    12/18/2014 11:07:00 AM - I would be careful of how they were stored. Only if provenance was good would I consider holding them longer. I might even prefer it with a little more age, but there would be no harm in opening now. Their 1990 was legendary which I drank in 2011, so they are capable of lasting quite a while.

Red

2009 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides

Red Rhone Blend more

3/14/2014 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: 94 points

Very dark red core with pale maroon rim, good extraction; a hint of vanilla, cherry, raspberry, seems like a plush texture; slightly nutty, raspberry, cherry, tart, grainy, mineral, almost wood tannin on the finish, some oak, good focus, higher alcohol, smoky; really opened up with some air exhibiting dark rich fruit, lots of garrigue, more of a sandy component, and lots of black pepper; initially on Xavier Anonyme but I was not getting the galets or the hard red fruit of CdP so I called '09 St. Cosme Les Claux (the vineyard 15 feet away); one of the best Gigondas I've had; still upside potential, 94+; need to get some.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    12/1/2014 11:52:00 AM - They should last, but I've had less luck with aged Gigondas than CdPs. On the other hand Chris has recently popped several times the 1997 St. Cosme regular Gigondas that has still been good. I loved the Hominis Fides young and think another year or two should do it well. I do, however, insist that I help evaluate the bottle(s) when you decide to open them;) Would love to get a bottle or two of this but they're impossible to find.
    Yes, I was able to score one of the Thomas Moreys.

Red

2010 Domaine Thomas Morey Santenay 1er Cru Grand Clos Rousseau

Pinot Noir more

3/4/2014 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Bin 75): Purple ruby that's see through with a lighter rim; rose, watermelon, youthful, violet, minerality; good structure, tart, almost candied berry, white rock; very good; lots of nobility and good aging potential; need to get some of this.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    11/24/2014 8:54:00 AM - Thanks. That is one of the few bottles I'm picking up in the sale because it's a great value. Gonna get a few more white Burgs...been really enjoying them lately. Michelot Meursault Perrieres and Chanson Clos des Mouches. How was Lusca?

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    11/24/2014 7:36:00 PM - I hear you. Many of these restaurants have such tiny portions and load it with too much seasoning. These big, bold flavors are just overdone...especially for us Burg drinkers. So many people are killing their palates with 130 proof vanilla popsicle Bourbons and overhopped beer (please don't take offense if those hit close to home).
    I love raw bars because whites get to shine so well. I rarely get to drink them with our wine group.

Red

2010 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Corton-Rognet

Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

12/20/2013 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Friday Night Double Blind Semi-Mondo $80+ (Bin 75): Pretty, light violet rim with darker semi-translucent core; candied but really tart nose of wild berries and dark cherry, still reductive, white rock is buried underneath; candied watermelon, grape Jolly Rancher, really fresh, acidic, darker profile with a slightly leaner frame; absolutely delicious!

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    11/24/2014 8:51:00 AM - Cool! I did see you at the store though didn't have a chance to say hi. Crazy busy lately. Saw that the baby was helping pick out some gems, too!

Red

2007 Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

11/6/2014 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

This made a lot of sense once revealed; aged color; sweet and nutty nose with dried leaves, maple syrup, mix of red and dark fruit, was going apassimento fruit not sure of the variety possibly Merlot or Corvina blend; I liked the freshness and lack of Sagrantino tannin; very nice.

  • Comment posted by Rezy13:

    11/15/2014 10:15:00 AM - Surprisingly, no. It probably sat open in the bottle for 30 minutes to an hour but it was uncharacteristically forgiving. I am sure that is due to Bea's unique winemaking methods.

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