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White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

7/18/2011 - GalvezGuy wrote: 91 points

Popped and poured. Nose of apricot, dried mango, dried pineapple, spice, honey. On the palate, apricot, honey, pineapple, orange peel, spice. The herbal streak that was there when this was younger is gone now. Finishes with nice lift. Should probably let these age, but I love young Sauternes.

  • Comment posted by subtlet:

    7/19/2011 3:30:00 PM - I'm totally with you on this. I think this wine is so good young that there's no problem with drinking it now!

Red

2008 Heart & Hands Pinot Noir Barrel Reserve

Finger Lakes more

4/2/2011 - dbp wrote: 82 points

Pinot Noirs from Around The World (BLIND!): Imagine a high school woods shop class, cutting wood on the bandsaw, but in this class all the boys are wearing too much stinky cologne, and all the students are smoking menthol cigarettes. That whole scene... that's what I get when I smell this. Totally different than the other wines. Very light bodied... it's almost imperceivable that I have anything in my mouth at all. There's some of those wood flavors, mild spice, mild tart acid, but the body is very strangely light. Lots of in mouth aeration also shows a green berry note. The finish is spicy, with more of the menthol cigarettes. I guess this is interesting, but it's not really something I'd want to drink regularly. I enjoy the exercise of tasting it, but I fear even one glass would grow very tiring very quickly.

  • Comment posted by subtlet:

    4/25/2011 11:58:00 PM - I think you and I may end up on the "tasting notes to note" thread again for this one.

White - Off-dry

2005 Dönnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese

Nahe more

2/16/2011 - dbp wrote: 92 points

Popped and poured. Nice intense lychee, slight petrol, and some slight ferns and earthiness. Really big and intense on the nose; delicious, rich and impressive. Great texture on palate with awesome blend of acid, sweetness, and some already tertiary flavors developing. The rich acid carries the sweetness deep into the finish which is rich, thick, and apple driven. Fantastic balance.

  • Comment posted by subtlet:

    3/3/2011 4:54:00 PM - Awesome. I'm getting thirsty just thinking about it.

Red

2007 Big Table Farm Syrah White Hawk Vineyard

Santa Barbara County more

2/3/2011 - Hollowine wrote: 93 points

I want this bottled as a perfume. Seriously, I can't get my nose out of this glass and if this were bottled as a perfume for women wine loving men would be all over them. Violets, boysenberries, Sacher Torte, baby powder...I can't stop loving this nose! Color is an electric purple, nowhere near a dark-as-night Shiraz, but pure purple without a crimson hue. I only poured off a bit to slow-o the bottle, flavors of Raspberries, sweet grass, hint of baking spice, long balanced finish. I want more...to drink...as a room air freshener...to reduce down and pour on my waffles... Yeah, it's a 'hedonistic' wine, but sometimes you aren't in the mood for dusky old world wines. Bravo to Clare and Brian! 5,13,15,10

  • Comment posted by subtlet:

    2/28/2011 12:06:00 AM - Hopefully one of us will have the patience to see how these babies age!

White - Off-dry

2008 Adea Pinot Blanc

Willamette Valley more

4/10/2010 - dbp wrote: 74 points

North Willamette Vintner's Wine Trail Weekend; 4/10/2010-4/11/2010: 1% residual sugar. Nose is sweet and tart... generic. Nice palate, good texture, showing tart, lots of acid... quite nice. But wow, the finish is sickeningly sweet. Amazing how 1% residual can show through this heavy! All you're left with on the finish is the sugar, with no interesting flavors at all. It's quite vomitus..

  • Comment posted by subtlet:

    10/24/2010 2:21:00 AM - Crazy. I know our tolerance for RS is different, but I'm really wondering if we tasted the same wine or not!

Red

2008 Arianna Occhipinti Sicilia SP68 Nero d'Avola e Frappato

Red Blend more

4/13/2010 - stubbie999 wrote: NR

Really, really lovely - perfumed nose of red berries, earth and flowers leads to a wine that is surprisingly light and agile in the mouth. This is a 'pretty' wine in all the best senses of that word - strawberry and pomegranate, flowers and hot rocks, zesty-bright acidity. Poised, easy to drink, great with food, and rewarding of a little extra attention. If you're acid averse, this is not for you, but it makes me have that stupid fun wine grin.

  • Comment posted by subtlet:

    4/14/2010 12:55:00 PM - I love the "stupid fun wine grin"! Go acidity!

White - Sweet/Dessert

2003 Castelnau de Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

3/4/2010 - dbp wrote: 87 points

Popped and poured with dessert at Clarke's. Overall this was a very straight forward wine. Nose was fairly light, showing some light pineapple, but primarily heavy latex house paint. Everyone at the table agreed the latex paint thing followed through heavily on the palate, which was fairly light bodied for a Sauternes, without much typical mouth-coating. There was also some pineapple flavors present. The finish was a little spicy and hot initially, but this fades and leaves the tongue feeling nice, though the flavors left aren't very evolutionary. Sure it's tasty, but kind of boring. A let down, as this was most people's first Sauternes experience ever.

  • Comment posted by subtlet:

    3/5/2010 2:39:00 PM - That always bums me out when I'm trying to introduce people to something awesome. Apparently I still have 2 of these. Do you think it would get anything out of aging some more?

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