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White - Fortified

NV Bodegas Hidalgo Amontillado Napoleon

Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino more

7/25/2015 - peternelson wrote: 90 points

Compared with Golzalez-Byass Amontillado AB ("AB"), this is much darker, with a slight toffee note, and a certain oxidation and beef broth quality. On the palate it is completely different--it has the impression of just a slight sweetness to it--hard dark caramel or toffee. Good weight. The AB is much drier, more fragrant, a slight chamomile floral note, higher pitched. and more lift in the back. Both delish, but I'd give the nod to the AB--more complex, refined, dry. The Napoleon was my favorite amontillado for a while, but I think it was because it is more accessible.

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White - Fortified

NV Gonzalez-Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Amontillado Viña AB

Palomino Fino more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

Nice aldehyde and hay notes with a slight caramel hint and roasted nuts; moderate plus weight for an amontillado, very dry, salted caramel flavors, savory shrooms, light umami, dry finish with a little tanginess and lift in the back end. Very solid, very delish, elegant and complex amontillado. Much pleased. 90-91.

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White

2012 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Chardonnay more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Straw with gold hues; dried lemon peel, crystallized lemon, wet marly minerality, rich body, good extract, tons of character. Very good Chablis. Tasted 7 of the Brocard wines today, and all are showing boat loads of chalk/kimmeridgian/marly/rocky minerality. Really enjoy this producer.

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White

2011 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Bougros

Chardonnay more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 92 points

Crushed gravel, chalk; light sweet impression--lots of ripeness with a touch of key-lime/lemon; very elegant, tasty; 50%neutral barrel, 50% SS.

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White

2012 Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent

Chardonnay more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

91+; More depth, roundness, than the Vau de Vey 2013, with a touch of tarragon, yellow apple; long, exuberant. I think I prefer the Vau de Vey even though it's a bit leaner.

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White

2013 Domaines Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Vau de Vey

Chardonnay more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

Strong reduction right now, heady, chalky, Kimmeridgian rocky notes; medium body, light creamy aspect, but on the leaner side; nice bright finish. This is really highly mineral, and has fantastic dry, chalky character.

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White

2013 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Domaine Sainte Claire Vieilles Vignes

Chardonnay more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 90 points

Killer wine for village level; Vibrant, chalky, great pure fruit, good balance. organic. Look for the ladybug on the label.

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Red

2012 Domaine Chateau de la Selve Vin de Pays des Côteaux de l'Ardèche Montgolfiere

Red Blend more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 89 points

Elegant, floral, great sour, dry cherry; slight touch of band-aid, brett; nice character, balance. Notes say "fun, funky, juicy"; Grenache, Merlot, Cinsault; whole cluster, organic.

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Red

2011 Akilia Chano villar

Bierzo Mencía more

7/22/2015 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

Purple flowers, violets, silky, lovely, light anise notes with iron and iodine; soft tannins, good intensity. Great wine of terroir.

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White - Sparkling

NV Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Réserve Mise en Cave

Champagne Blend more

7/21/2015 - peternelson wrote: 90 points

Cinnamon, nutty, toasty; broad, rich, lower bubbles than the rose, feels sweeter and less verve than the Rose. 40% is 2007 reserves. Get the Rose.

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Rosť - Sparkling

NV Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Rosé Reserve

Champagne Blend more

7/21/2015 - peternelson wrote: 92 points

Yeasty, toasty, rich, stewed strawberry, ginger snap with a drop of molasses; lovely creamy texture with great lift in the finish. Super NV Rose. Base is 2008 fruit. aprx. 30/30/30.

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White

2013 Bernhard Ott Grüner Veltliner Fass 4

Wagram more

7/17/2015 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Smoky, flinty, minerals all over; lightly chewy, long finish, awesome concentration with a bit of extract in the finish. Fantastic Gruner.

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White

2011 Summerer Grüner Veltliner Steinhaus

Kamptal more

7/17/2015 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

Ripe nectarine, but subtle; tad richer feel than the Langenlois; concentrated with more fruit, good density, great verve. there's a touch of phenolics and extract and chalk in the finish. Deliciousness. 12.5%

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White

2012 Val de Mer Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Chardonnay more

7/15/2015 - peternelson wrote: 92 points

Super aromatic, very fruity and reductive; saline-oyster shell; nicely concentrated but with zippy high acidity; slight cream/lemon curd note as well (touch of oak?)

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Red

2012 Michel Torino / Bodega El Esteco Malbec Don David Reserve

Calchaquies more

7/10/2015 - peternelson wrote: 88 points

Blackberry with blueberry, black dark notes and dark cherry pie/light oak. Good classic.

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Red

2011 Bodegas Salentein Malbec Plot No. 21 Single Vineyard José Galante

Valle de Uco more

7/9/2015 - peternelson wrote: 92 points

Floral, beautiful pure and fresh; a touch of spice with dried herbs an blueberry, raspberry, black fruits and hint of bramble spice; excellent concentration without getting gooey. 16 mo. Fr. oak. Killer Malbec indeed.

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Red

2011 Bodega LaGarde Cabernet Sauvignon Henry

Lujan de Cuyo more

7/9/2015 - peternelson wrote: 88 points

Truffles, wet forest floor, cassis, blackcherry, sweet tart; supple, sauteed shrooms, clove; OK lift with a bit sour aspect in finish. Despite that, good complexity and character for everyday drinker.

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Red

2013 Viñedos Bernabeleva Vinos de Madrid Camino de Navaherreros

Garnacha, Grenache more

7/8/2015 - peternelson wrote: 90 points

Very floral, pretty, with wild notes, violets, blueberry; very grippy tannins, a touch of barnyard, but not funky; biodynamic; very tasty. 15%,

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Red

2011 Domaine Gris des Bauries Côtes du Rhône Villages Duo des Achaux

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

6/25/2015 - peternelson wrote: 90 points

Nice pepper notes with great spicy black-blueberry and licorice flavors; very smooth, medium round mouth; organic. Great value.

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White

2012 Gitton Père et Fils Pouilly-Fumé Clos Joanne D'Orion

Sauvignon Blanc more

6/25/2015 - peternelson wrote: 91 points

Grass, yellow grapefruit; bright with good depth, fresh, classic, balanced. Very nice character.

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Red

2012 Martinelli Pinot Noir Bella Vigna

Russian River Valley more

6/24/2015 - peternelson wrote: 92 points

Floral, wild strawberry notes, elegant, lovely; touch of sweet pure tangy cherry-strawberry; a bit hot, but with a tangy long finish. 14.9%

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Red

2012 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The South Slope Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

6/24/2015 - peternelson wrote: 90 points

ripe, tart raspberry-blackberry; lite tobacco note, cola; sweet ripe fruit, but good acidity, lower tannins, a little licorice in the finish. Nice, clean, good solid pinot.

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Red

2012 Maze Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/18/2015 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Pure purple fruit, black berry/cassis; vibrant, spicy kick at the end, delish, good tangy finish, silky, voluptuous, excellent balance. Very high quality.

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Red

2012 Château Haut-Monplaisir Cahors Tradition

Malbec more

6/12/2015 - peternelson wrote: 88 points

Big blueberry, blackberry fruit; floral and fruity nose; smooth, med. body, purple fruit with black spices; moderate weight on this, but a good everyday drinker, and a bit rustic.

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Red

2009 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

Napa Valley more

6/11/2015 - peternelson wrote: 93 points

Blackberry, cherry, darker fruits than the tokalon bottling. No notes.

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