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White

2013 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Viognier Foothills in the Sun

Walla Walla Valley more

2/5/2016 - bajayngo wrote: NR

This is some exciting wine here. Bursting notes of stone fruits, a bit of tropical but more honeycomb, mineral for days, fresh herbs. The minerality in the wine was so expressive and inviting and had a nice viscous/oily texture. Will purchase more for sure.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    2/9/2016 5:10:00 PM - Getting 2 more bottles for $35 so will be happy to share when we have a tasting next!

White

2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

White Rhone Blend more

1/22/2016 - Vinsant wrote: NR

Ripe tropical fruit, hay, honey, and citrus. Diggin this vintage, nicely balanced with uplifting acids.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/25/2016 6:52:00 PM - Love this stuff, would really want to try one of these 10+ years or older!

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/26/2016 12:24:00 PM - I forgot I had the 06 VV in 2014 and 2015 but it was still showing young. Let me know when you wanna pop yours though and I'll be there, haha

Red

2007 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

1/20/2016 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Man do I love BdM. Beautiful nose of dry tomatoes, cellar dust, balsamic, smoke, rose and thorns, a nice depth of fruit and very nice back end tannins. One of the few wines I got right double blind.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/20/2016 2:33:00 PM - Can't remember my vintage guess but would have been close as it didn't seem young or too mature. So would have been guessing around 05-08. Although 06 and 07 being epic years I'm not sure I would have guessed them.

Red

2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

1/1/2016 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Drank next to a half btl of the 2011 and was much more approachable with fresher dark fruits, more balanced with the same graphite, chalk and gravel, desert air, herbs, lavender and beautiful structure.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    1/4/2016 12:30:00 PM - That is interesting. I was gonna bring them one night but brought something else.

Red

2001 Yalumba Shiraz The Octavius

Barossa Valley more

12/22/2015 - Motz wrote: 95 points

Bouquet of sour cherry and blackberry compote, tar, pepper, lavender, herbs, smoked fig, charcuterie, and menthol. Among the most balanced Shiraz offerings I have tasted (13.5 abv), also showing a rich and weighty texture, tremendous range and depth, and stalwart structure. Drinking well now, likely to develop additional tertiary notes, and far from peak. Drink through 2025+.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    12/22/2015 4:23:00 PM - My favorite auzzie I've ever had.

Red

2004 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

11/28/2015 - enochling Does not like this wine: 80 points

earthy nose, watery palate, unpleasant acidity

I doubt the condition of my bottle. will try another bottle later to see if any difference

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    12/4/2015 1:04:00 PM - I just had this last night and was showing very well. My guess would be it was an off bottle.

White

2012 Force Majeure Viognier Collaboration Series

Red Mountain more

12/3/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

had in a mini vert with 10, 12 and 14. My favorite of the 3. bright and focused too with honey, spearmint, pears, vanilla and flowers but more generous and round. Nice pairing with crab.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    12/3/2015 4:50:00 PM - agreed. I thought the other one was a 2011.....better go change my note!

White

2010 Paul Ginglinger Gewurztraminer Pfersigberg

Alsace Grand Cru Gewürztraminer more

8/26/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Definitely the best gewürztraminer I've ever had. Very young and if I had another bottle of this I would tuck it away for as long as I could, I mean 10+yrs. So sweet when 1st popped but came together after a few hours. A mesmerizing nose of orange blossoms, fresh ginger, local honey, flower nectar, peaches and nectarines. A very honeyed palate and would be enhanced with some great food like foie gras with the sweetness but acids in the background.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    11/5/2015 12:53:00 PM - a brilliant wine that I think can age for decades!

Red

2012 Cayuse Tempranillo Impulsivo En Chamberlin Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

10/26/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

Like most 2012 Cayuse this was showing well early. Pop n pour it was all liquid earth, tobacco leaf, tart plums, coffee grounds, smoke and ash. Was a great pairing with pan seared ribeyes and roasted root veggies.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    10/26/2015 4:52:00 PM - I'm not a big Metallica fan but they got one thing right........"kill'em all!" haha. They are always better with age but these 12's have been rocking young.

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, seaweed 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!

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    10/26/2015 10:32:00 AM - I thought we wud taste less when you moved to MT but I think we get together more!!! Haha

Red

2011 Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog

Walla Walla Valley more

9/20/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 94 points

Northern Rhone in style, cedar, strawberry, ham, oily texture. This is very good by itself but won't be good against other wines due to style.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    9/30/2015 3:55:00 PM - Thanks for the note, what makes you think this wouldn't show well against other syrah's?

White

2012 F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Steinertal

Wachau more

6/20/2015 - bajayngo wrote: NR

If they make a better Gruner out there I'd like to try it. So fresh and delicious with flowers, wax, pith, sesame seeds, mulch and honey suckle. Lots of finesse and great back end acids.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    9/30/2015 1:35:00 PM - Thanks for the rec, I'm on the search as we speak!

Red

2007 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde

Syrah more

8/26/2015 - bajayngo wrote: 93 points

Wow is this in a good place right now. Nice floral uplifting nose when opened followed by cured meats, pepper, pure syrah fruit, some funky terrior (in a very good way), with a beam of mineral. On the palate it was focused with fresh fruits, fennel, rocks, spices a touch of smoke and great finishing acids. I was very impressed with this after having up and down experiences with the entry Guigal CDP and C-R.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    9/16/2015 4:34:00 PM - It showed so well. Best Guigal base label I've ever had.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    9/17/2015 4:13:00 PM - I've never had the La La's. I meant base label from Guigal.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    9/17/2015 6:33:00 PM - I am all for that!

Red

2012 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah In the Hills

Walla Walla Valley more

9/16/2015 - bajayngo wrote: 95 points

The bouquet on this is so entoxicating. Fresh cracked pepper, bright red and blue fruits, incense and orange peel. On the palate it's lush fruit with a nice acidic framework and spices throughout. Really enjoy this wine.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    9/16/2015 4:34:00 PM - yes!

Red

2009 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

8/31/2015 - Vinsant Likes this wine: NR

Ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb! Lots of dark cherry, pepper, flowers, coffee, meat/iron, and a floral lift. Didn't budge much over the 1hr in the decanter and the hour it took to consume. Light on funk with a smooth mouthfeel. Lots of energy on the palate.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    9/16/2015 2:49:00 PM - Great song from the best chick band ever! Ps nice to see the Armada showing strong!

Red

2012 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah In the Hills

Walla Walla Valley more

7/29/2015 - bajayngo wrote: 97 points

This was supposed to be a pop n pour but ended up being a break and pour through a strainer. Everything worked out in the end after some bottle saving techniques and I am so glad it did. The nose on this had the high toned incense, pepper and berry fruit that was reminiscent of Rayas if only a hint. The florals on the nose were so uplifting loads of pepper, incense, reduced berries, flowers, beef jerky and wintergreen. The palate was showing it's youth with some green tannins but very complex and savory. Really looking forward to where this will age.

  • Comment posted by bajayngo:

    8/6/2015 6:55:00 PM - Wines of that level need a score, haha

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!

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