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White - Sparkling

1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des Millénaires

Chardonnay more

7/3/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Finishing HRH's anniversary week in (mostly Italian) style: The extended aging on the lees gives this wine tremendous backbone with dark, yeasty aromas mingled with lemon, apple and an almost Chablis-like minerality on the nose. We enjoyed two bottles with very little bottle variation. This is always a brilliant wine and these two were consistent with previous experience.

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Red

1999 Sesti (Castello di Argiano) Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

7/3/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Finishing HRH's anniversary week in (mostly Italian) style: No signs of fading on this particular bottle but I do not foresee improvement. Bright, ripe cherries, indicative of the vintage, with a little bit of leather and soft, integrated acidity. With air it showed a great whiff of fresh green herbs dominated by nice rosemary.

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Red

1999 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT

Merlot more

7/3/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Finishing HRH's anniversary week in (mostly Italian) style: Dark dried cherry, dusty tannin, very little acidity. The fruit has dried out on this one; I suspect it would have been better several years ago. It still delivers with a lean grilled steak.

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Red

1999 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo more

7/3/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Finishing HRH's anniversary week in (mostly Italian) style: Too young but still delicious. Wild strawberry, licorice, wet earth, dark medicinal cherry. There are tannins which still need to resolve but a treat nonetheless.

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Red

2009 Vigneti del Vulture Aglianico del Vulture Piano del Cerro Riserva

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7/3/2015 - S1 Does not like this wine: NR

Finishing HRH's anniversary week in (mostly Italian) style: Hot, alcoholic nose and palate. Unbalanced with insufficient tannin and acidity to balance the jammy dark fruit.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2004 Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

Rheinhessen more

7/3/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Finishing HRH's anniversary week in (mostly Italian) style: Ripe apricot, a little candied citrus peel with fig, spiced apple and brilliant, balanced acidity. This was a marvelous treat

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Red

1993 Jean-Pierre Mugneret Nuits St. Georges

Pinot Noir more

6/25/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Kicking off a week of anniversary celebrations: Pop and pour. Ethereal aged Burgundy floral nose filled the room. The color was dark ruby with hints of orange. On the palate there were significant tannins and sweet oak with rustic dark cherry and a hint of cinnamon. After about an hour iron and blood notes emerge. Pretty finish by the end of the bottle.

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White - Sparkling

1997 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay more

6/25/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Kicking off a week of anniversary celebrations: Granny Smith apple, lemon curd, lively acidity, pleasant toast.
We have noticed a little bottle variation; this particular bottle drank quite young and fresh.

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White

2008 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis Blanc

Chardonnay more

6/25/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Kicking off a week of anniversary celebrations: This still shows a generous punch of oak, sweet lemon, apple, soft minerals and light acidity. It would be fun to check again in a few years.

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Red

1970 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/25/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Kicking off a week of anniversary celebrations: Powdery, pale red in the glass. The nose is pure aged Vosne with exotic spices, green herbs and light tobacco. and gentle tannins. On the palate the flavors are very subtle. It has obviously lost most of its fruit but has developed lots of complexity with wild mushroom, sweet fallen leaves, slightly tart cherry with a hint of orange and clove.
A treat.

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Red

1983 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne

Syrah more

6/25/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Kicking off a week of anniversary celebrations: Dark red, smoky oak, grilled meat, bacon, black pepper (and a whiff of white pepper), dark red and black fruits, still with plenty of tannin. We had one of these last year. I think it drank a little better but this one was still fantastic.

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Red

1980 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage

Syrah more

6/25/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Kicking off a week of anniversary celebrations: Pale red, pure essence of Syrah fruit with tart wild berry, kirsch, blue stone fruits, beautiful hints of grilled meat. There is an intoxicating blend of wild green herbs with a great balance of tannin, fruit and perfect acidity.
More please!!

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Red

2011 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard

Yorkville Highlands more

4/12/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Blindly watching The Masters (Chez S1): I need more 2011 Copain Syrah.
I need LOTS more 2011 Copain Syrah.
Double decanted and back into bottle 3 hours in advance and then decanted about 45 minutes prior to tasting.
Bright, forward, grape sweet-tart flavors are covered with a wonderful herbal green exotic menthol/ginger note. Blast of white and black pepper punctuate the long finish.

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Red

2007 Bernard Faurie Hermitage Bessards-Le Méal

Syrah more

4/12/2015 - S1 wrote: NR

Blindly watching The Masters (Chez S1): Double decanted and back into bottle 3 hours in advance and then decanted about 45 minutes prior to tasting. This wine was a bit of a letdown; I had high expectations. Very little on the nose; air didn't help. On the palate there was a little dusty dark Syrah fruit but none of the power and backbone I was expecting. The acidity is decent but I will will bury my remaining bottle to see if it develops more secondary flavors. It wasn't bad, but not great. One taster did peg this as WOTD for her.

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Red

2010 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend more

4/12/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Blindly watching The Masters (Chez S1): Love it!
Decanted for about two and half hours. It just smells like the village with lots of wild herb, a great mix of bright red and dark dusty fruit with a nice barnyard funk. This wine is already drinking well; I can just imagine what another ten years will do to it.

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Red

2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

Red Rhone Blend more

4/12/2015 - S1 Does not like this wine: NR

Blindly watching The Masters (Chez S1): Tasted just after 2010 Janasse Chaupin and just before 2010 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée. Decanted for two and a half hours. Of the seven wines on the tasting this was the favorite of no one and the least favorite most tasters (my least favorite). Right now this wine is a hot, bitter, dark-fruited, oaky mess. The fruit is muted; I get very little sense of place. Maybe it will come around at some point. I drank 2009 at the domaine in 2011 and absolutely loved it. I sure hope that time heals these wounds.

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Red

2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin

Grenache more

4/12/2015 - S1 Does not like this wine: NR

Blindly watching The Masters (Chez S1): Dark cherry, evident wood tannins, soft acidity, heat. Finishes long but hot. This is not in a good place right now. We'll see if it ages.

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White

2012 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

Chardonnay more

4/12/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Blindly watching The Masters (Chez S1): Decanted for about an hour and served at a little above cellar temperature. Drank blind, side by side with a 2013 Liquid Farm White Hill. The tasting group was nearly evenly divided over which was old world and which was new. I absolutely loved this one. The mineral, saline(?), acidic intensity was like a laser beam. While there was lots of lean lemon, there was also a sweet-tart green apple which provided great balance. I sure am glad I have more.

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White

2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill

Sta. Rita Hills more

4/12/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Blindly watching The Masters (Chez S1): Decanted for about an hour and served at a little above cellar temperature. Drank blind, side by side with a 2012 Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru, Mont de Milieu Vv. The tasting group was nearly evenly divided over which was old world and which was new. The LF was a bit more forward, but with that great minerality and lemon zest. I loved the acid balance. There was also a little bit of golden fruit, dried guava or apricot. Another winner from Liquid Farm.

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Red

2012 Copain Pinot Noir Wendling Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

3/6/2015 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

I needed a wine with some zingy fruit to balance a very earthy meal and this hit the spot. There is upfront young red fruit with a hint of blue on the finish. I get lots of tart cranberry with lively acidity and a great mineral undercurrent. My wife said, "SO Anderson Valley." I agree; I always find an intriguing dustiness on AV wines and this one has plenty to balance this pure fruit. There is a fun but of Indian spice on the finish. It will be hard to stay out of these but it should be a stunner in 5 or 6 years.

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White

2012 Carlisle The Derivative White

Sonoma County White Blend more

12/28/2014 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

There is an inherent hint of rich sweetness on the nose which balances the oily rich Semillon and the floral Muscadelle. White flowers and Honeydew abound. The acidity is adequate for the full mouthfeel. I wish I could stay out of these long enough to see what they taste like with some age.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1998 Château Climens

Barsac Sémillon more

8/9/2014 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Corra Vertical: Tasted with 2003 Guiraud, this one shows more dark honey and dried fruit notes. Delicious, but definitely second fiddle to the Guiraud.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2003 Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

8/9/2014 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Corra Vertical: We have enjoyed quite a few of these bottles. It is starting to gain subtlety but still shows lots of apricot and honeycomb. Even though it is really rich, I still like the balance.

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Red

2009 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

8/9/2014 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Corra Vertical: Corra Vertical tasting. We barrel tasted this with Celia several years ago and found this full of zingy red fruits. I still find them, with interesting acidity and light tannins. There is red plum to balance the dark Napa fruits.

On day 2, it is still brash and fun. This will be fun to track over the next 8-10 years.

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Red

2008 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

8/9/2014 - S1 Likes this wine: NR

Corra Vertical: Corra Vertical tasting. We barrel tasted this with Celia several years ago. It was pretty then, it is beautiful now. It is initially closed, but hints of greatness. While it is already very smooth and integrated, there is an interesting tartness on the finish which makes me love the wine even more.

On day 2 it has closed a little, but still delightful. I recommend 2 or 3 years before trying the next bottle.

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