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Red

2006 Château des Tours Vacqueyras

Red Rhone Blend more

6/27/2015 - Vinsant wrote: NR

Such a great sip! Unripe raspberries, green herbs, tea, underbrush, white pepper, and cured meat. Symbiotic with lamb chops.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    7/15/2015 2:53:00 PM - A wine I need more of!

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    7/16/2015 3:38:00 PM - I'm always happy to share!

White

2012 Cameron Chardonnay Dundee Hills

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6/27/2015 - Vinsant wrote: NR

Salty, citrus, oak upon initial pop and pour but once some creamy fennel pasta was thrown at it sang. Chalk, dill, citrus, herbs on a medium finish. Why do I not have more of this in our cellar???

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    7/15/2015 2:54:00 PM - My favorite Chardonnay producer in the US by far!

Red

2004 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

5/16/2015 - Radboy wrote: 94 points

Black olives, brine, soy, dark berry fruit well integrated with the softest of tannins...another Christophe gem bites the dust.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    6/12/2015 4:50:00 PM - Those 04's were funky beasts and some of the only wine out of Walla Walla because of the freeze. Nice to hear they are still evolving!

Red

2010 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides

Red Rhone Blend more

6/3/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

The clouds parted and the birds sang and I said hallelujah, haha. Man was this wine good. Everything that I could hope for in a southern Rhone and really elevated my thoughts on Gigondas although I have already had a love affair with the region. Fresh delicious fruit bouquet but not over ripe accented by all the hallmarks of S Rhone with fig cake, sage brush, melted licorice, reduced orange zest, hot stones, pepper, desert air, herbs de provance and worcestershire. Even though young it was so seamless on the palate with the bright fruit waking your taste buds followed by freshherb accents, nice acids and a bit of stem tannins. Hands down the single best Gigondas I have had to date and sets the standard going forward.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    6/3/2015 3:51:00 PM - That is funny. Transcendent wine does that to a couple of wine geeks. A special wine indeed.

Red

2006 M. Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite

Hermitage Syrah more

5/21/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Wow did this wine blow me away. I have never had a syrah so rustic and tannic but still came off as varietally correct. Deep dark berries, melted licorice, dust, coffee, celeray seed, horse fur, cherries, coco, seaweed, iron and long grany tannins. Was integrated that of a mature wine but was so complex and was still vibrant. Would have loved to sit down and have with a meal. Thanks for sharing Motz!

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    5/22/2015 10:08:00 AM - one of many amazing notes in this wine.

Red

2011 No Girls Syrah

Walla Walla Valley more

5/1/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Early check in and showing very young. Took a good 1-2hr decant for this to come into it's own. Lots of musk with a mineral and perfume fruit mixing together. The NG spicies galore, earth, pepper, violets, seeweed and iron. Will hold the other 2 btls for as long as i can.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    5/5/2015 2:48:00 PM - I always try to hold them for as long as I can......it just turns out i'm not very good on holding on to them, haha. Looks like you are in my area Radboy. What wine regions are you into?

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    5/6/2015 11:10:00 AM - Reynvaan and MB are great W2 producers for sure. Have been enjoying a few bdx lately with my tasting group but agree prices are tough. Looks like you are a big cayuse fan like myself.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    5/6/2015 9:22:00 PM - Yes the frog knows the rocks, haha. Love all his wine. Have you had the horse power. Wow a whole nother leave!

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    5/11/2015 10:51:00 AM - I have the 11 and 12 Grenache. Opened one 2011 and was WAY too young. So gonna hold as long as I can. Was able to barrel taste the 11 grenache and syrah with Christophe and both were stunning and the grenache was one of the best NW grenaches i've ever had. Do you have a regular tasting group?

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    5/15/2015 11:12:00 AM - similarly a group of fun people but no designated times. A good friend that is the organizer is moving though so will need to start something new!

Red

2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora

Nebbiolo more

3/4/2015 - olddominion wrote: 94 points

Tasted at a Wine Tasting lunch w Winemaker Aldo. Wow. Elegance w strength. Floral w a little sweet cherry on the nose. Also caught a touch of herb. Almost alfalfa like. On the palate..nothing but pleasure. Sweet and tart cherry and then Bang...dusty, very fine tannins that sucked my cheeks off, but in a pleasurable way. Probably the most refined I have encountered. What a finish. What a pleasure.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    4/29/2015 1:31:00 PM - Nice note Rob. Where were you able to meet the winemaker?

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    4/30/2015 9:48:00 AM - Sounds like a killer experience. I love Italia Trattoria, great food.

White

2013 Carlisle CMP

Sonoma County White Blend more

4/23/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Delicious white here and great acids that would make it a great summer sipper with tons of food. Bright pit fruits, grass and fresh herbs a touch of sweet and great acids throughout the wine.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    4/25/2015 7:55:00 AM - Yeah salmon would be good, chowder too or clam linguini. Those are what came to mind while sipping.

Red

2013 Cayuse Syrah En Cerise Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

4/11/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Quick barrel tasting note, ash, pepper, cherries, tart short finish.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    4/12/2015 6:57:00 PM - What do you know about Cayuse? Have you ever even had it before?? Haha

Red

2007 Louis Latour Romanée St. Vivant Les Quatre Journaux

Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

4/11/2015 - Johnfromspokane wrote: 93 points

Pours a rich aged brown. Lilting perfume of strawberry patch, fresh turned earth, some post rain river rock, herbaceous, vegetative. Evolving and complex. My first grand cru, I certainly look forward to more. the palate is soft yet strong, a caressing mouthfeel, with generous amounts of beautiful, ripe fruit, great acid, length, and structure. A lovely wine.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    4/11/2015 4:54:00 PM - Had this a couple weeks ago and loved it. So much smoke and ash with sous bois for days but so much finesse. Glad I have a bottle in the cellar.

Red

2010 No Girls Syrah

Walla Walla Valley more

3/3/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Just a stunning wine. Floral explosion on the nose with beef jerky, smoke, violets, ash, blackberries, pepper, stems and baking spices. Such finesse on the palate with streamline fruits with the saline mouthfeel and a mineral burst on the finish. The cornucopia of flavors sit on the palate like fruit leather but the acids make it marry with food perfectly. Was a wonderful match with seared ribeyes over roasted butternut squash.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    3/3/2015 2:57:00 PM - Alc was in check which was nice since I think it was peaking out a little bit in the last bottle. Tannins were submerged in wine but added some grip and were more stemmy. Decanted for a few hours and had over 2 days too.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    3/3/2015 3:58:00 PM - I honestly think you can do either hold or drink. Like with Cayuse I think the No Girls needs 4-5yrs min from vintage before touching and will only get better with time. It's in a good spot now for sure but if you like the more mature notes then you will only be rewarded in time. I'm terrible at waiting though, haha

White

2005 Cameron Blanc Clos Electrique

Oregon Chardonnay Blend, Chardonnay more

12/31/2014 - arthrovine wrote: 95 points

Popped and poured, chilled gently from cellar temp and followed through an infinite amt of temperatures. Unbelievably, this was on a restaurant list here in PDX. We secured a last minute rez and shared a quiet dinner.

Stunning wine. Nose was inviting and alluring without any one aroma dominating. All kinds of white flowers, honey suckle, some biscuit, pears, roasted lemon and lime zest on the aroma and flavor profiles. Palate was always teetering between unctuous and at another instance, linear. Just awesome textures. Finish was gorgeous and at least 90 seconds.

Fantastic chardonnay. Easily top chardonnay of last 2 years. In my top 3 WOTY 2014. Why did it have to occur on 12/31?

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    3/3/2015 2:58:00 PM - Love the Camerron CE blanc. I think it might be the best Chard in the US.

Red

2005 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvée J

Willamette Valley more

1/26/2015 - Dale M wrote: 93 points

Decanted 1 hr. This wine is in a pretty good place right now, it certainly has put on weight since my last bottle in 2007, complex, red fruits, but rich and tasty. Tannin and acidity are well blended and in unison with the rest of wine. Should hold for a few years with ease, not sure if it will improve dramatically, so I’d be inclined to drink now and without reservation.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    2/25/2015 11:21:00 AM - EW is in my top 3 pinot's from OR. Love them and such a great value. My favorite is the Le Puits Sec. I have btl of the 2012 Cuvee J, sounds like some cellar time would benefit it?

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    2/25/2015 2:33:00 PM - Yes, agree they can be a bit austere when young. Love the light ethereal texture and pure earth and fruit from EW pinot, have had most all of them just not the cuvee J. Yeah going to Cayuse release as usual. There have been lots of complaints bout the April release but they seem to be sticking to it.

Red

2009 Terrazas de Los Andes Cheval des Andes

Vistalba Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/12/2015 - Vinsant wrote: NR

Massive wine. Dark fruit, oak spice, tobacco, leather, and vanilla. I'd wait if I had any remaining bottles. Strong alcohol on the nose that fought with the big fruit for dominance.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/28/2015 2:35:00 PM - Had this at the bdx tasting last Sunday. Showed well but was definitely MASSIVE.

Red

2007 Cayuse Grenache God Only Knows

Walla Walla Valley more

1/12/2015 - Vinsant wrote: NR

Drinking well after an hour decant. Cherry blossoms, tar, red fruit, funk in balance, tobacco, and baking spice. Tobacco really emerged after 2 hours open.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/15/2015 12:45:00 PM - Did it pair well with the food?

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/15/2015 1:05:00 PM - I need to get some Zalto's!

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/15/2015 2:34:00 PM - Good thing they are cheap 8-/

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