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White - Sparkling

NV Feudi di San Gregorio Dubl

Campania IGT Greco more

2/14/2013 - missatiejacket wrote: NR

When I saw that this was made by Anselme Selosse, I had to try it. This is a wildly interesting wine. I'm not completely sure what to make of it. Fresh and baked apple (tart) and citrus pith combine with a lot of stony minerality, ginger, baking spice, and tahini. The sesame character is quite strong on the nose and continues on the palate, with the ginger/spice complimenting it nicely and making the wine taste almost like food. I would call this an oxidative style with quite a bit of complexity, and I'm fascinated, but I'm not really loving the flavor profile. That is so subjective, though, that I could see this wine really appealing to some people. It's unlike anything I've had, and reminds me a little bit of Selosse Substance in its interplay between oxidative character and vibrant fruit. There's certainly some energy to the wine. It's not worth the money to me as a regular purchase, but it was well worth checking out, and I might even get another bottle to taste with a group at some point.

  • Comment posted by missatiejacket:

    9/8/2014 12:32:00 PM - Thanks, Bob!

White

2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert

Chenin Blanc more

8/22/2013 - missatiejacket Likes this wine: NR

I don't just like it; I love it. I'm a big Chidaine fan in general, but this is really stupendous. While I've been loving '09 Bournais of late, this is airier, even ethereal in a way. There's a great lime and lime zest lift to the thing, with plenty of chalky mineral and that classic chenin wool. The wine is broad, but extremely focused, with great harmony and precision. Truly outstanding, and it should cost more than $25, but thankfully it does not. I will be drinking much more of this in the near future.

  • Comment posted by missatiejacket:

    8/23/2013 6:44:00 AM - Haha, that's good, WineStrategies, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I don't know how anyone could be if they like white wine.

Red

2010 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard

Yorkville Highlands more

12/28/2012 - missatiejacket Likes this wine: NR

Compared to the Baker Ranch, this is much more what I'm looking for. Beautiful dark fruits, savory, meaty notes, crushed violet, olive, subtle black pepper on the nose. The palate follows through with plenty of complexity and concentration without too much weight. This is just beautiful cool-climate Syrah that I look forward to checking back in on in a few years. I love it. outstanding.

  • Comment posted by missatiejacket:

    12/29/2012 7:11:00 PM - Thanks, Frank. Your notes are a lot more thorough than mine. I've recently decided to put up brief snapshots like this only for my own benefit so I can take a more focused approach to my Copain purchases. I'm on the mailing list, and I've been buying almost every wine, but enjoying some more than others and not always remembering which is which. I think I have some '07 Hawks Butte as well, but I've been trying to forget about it for a few more years. Your comment reinforces my thoughts there.

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