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2014 Sojourn Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 90 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Gold color, perfumed nose of pears and baking spice. Candied citrus fruits, smooth texture, medium finish

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2013 Sojourn Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch Vineyard

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2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 87 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Much leaner than the Ridgetop tasted before this. Cherry, plums, spice and earth. Nice but not as complex, will drink well for 5-7 years

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2013 Sojourn Pinot Noir Ridgetop Vineyard

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2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 93 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): First Pinot tasted of this group. Deep ruby color, clear. Nose of black fruits/berries, pine, earth, mushrooms. Cherry, strawberry, blue fruits, baking spices/cinnamon, cedar. Fruit forward but still elegant. Should drink well for 7-10 years

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2014 Sojourn Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): First experience with this wine. Nose shows peach, quince, apple and white flower. Medium bodied, expressive palate of orchard fruits, tropical fruit and key lime. Very nice, ready now, would drink over next 3-4 years

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2012 Martinelli Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Expressive nose of apricot, pear, burnt sugar. Palate was medium bodied, apples, key lime , vanilla. Modest oak, caramel on the finish.

Very nice, ready now. Good vintage that is showing well early. I think this will drink best over next 3 years

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2013 Littorai Pinot Noir Mays Canyon

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2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Ripe and fruit forward Pinot. Floral nose, red fruits, raspberry on the nose. Cherry and red fruits on the nose with baking spice, barrel notes. Palette still very tight. Red fruits blended with vanilla, burnt caramel

Great potential, should improve with 3+ years of bottle age. Very nice

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2013 Littorai Chardonnay Thieriot Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): First experience with this vineyard specific, good experience with Littorai in the past. Ripe, "California" style, nose was full of citrus, caramel, oak, and candied tropical fruit. palate was more driven by apples/orchard fruits, some green tinge, lime zest. Excellent acidic backbone that frames the wine nicely. Creamy texture and smooth finish. Very nice, one of the better chardonnays of the tasting

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2009 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 89 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): "Library" tasting of the 09 vs the 13. Shows what the 13 should evolve into...earthy, dark/red fruits, aspirin, tart cherry, coffee. Was somewhat lean and vegetal on mid palate

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2013 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: NR

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Medium ruby red color. Nose was red berries, candied red fruit, baking spices, lavender/floral notes. Big, fruit forward Pinot Noir: palate of cranberry, cherry cola, black tea. Should improve with some bottle age, would give this 3+ years to settle in

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2013 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast

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2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 93 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): First experience with this wine...Light straw color. Light but "perfumed" nose with crushed stones, white flowers. Palate of orchard fruits, quince, pear, lemon fruits. Vanilla on back palate. Crisp minerality that frames the wine nicely

One of the better Chardonnays of the tasting...excellent wine

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2013 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir East Ridge

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: NR

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Still very young, nose was tight and not giving much. Ripe red fruits, strawberry and rhubarb, figs and earth. Tannins still grippy. A young but elegant wine that will improve with some bottle age

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2013 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Most "focused" wine of this tasting of Hirsch. Medium Ruby color. Nose of raspberry, cherry, blackberry, earth. Medium finish.

Give this 3+ years bottle age and a healthy decant

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2013 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir San Andreas Fault

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: NR

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): At a tasting, so no real time for this to open. Prior experience with this wine was that it needed time to breathe.

Medium/full, translucent ruby color. Nose of red fruits, floral notes, spices. Fruit forward palate, ripe strawberry, dark berries, raspberry, plums, black tea, baking spice. Elegant wine, fruit forward with Burgundian style.

Very young, will improve with some bottle age

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2013 Hirsch Vineyards Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): First experience with Hirsch Chardonnay. Nose was light, green/vegetal. Lemon/citrus fruit, crisp minerality, sea air, butterscotch. Little oak. would be a great aperitif

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2013 Flowers Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: NR

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Red fruit, classic Pinot Noir nose. Very young and fruit forward, tannins need to integrate. should mellow and add weight in the bottle...give this 3+ years

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2012 Flowers Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard Sea View Ridge

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): more expressive than Camp Meeting PN, Red fruits, floral, earth notes, volcanic ash. Medium finish. Will improve with a few years of bottle age.

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2013 Flowers Chardonnay Camp Meeting Ridge

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): round, rich palate. Orchard fruits, apples, citrus. Oak there, rounded and pleasant. Very nice

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2013 Alma Fría Pinot Noir Holtermann Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: NR

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Medium ruby color. Nose of red fruits and herbs. Red fruits, strawberry herbs. Was till tight on tasting...should put on some weight with bottle age. Will benefit from some air time

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2013 Alma Fría Chardonnay Plural Sonoma Coast

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2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 90 points

West of West NYC - short notes from the tasting (City Winery - New York City): Light gold color. Dry, crisp palate. Orchard fruits, pears.

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2013 Lisini San Biagio Toscana IGT

Sangiovese more

2/9/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 84 points

At Maialino, recommended by the somm, paired with pasta/Bolognese.

Bright. medium red/brick color, clear and translucent. Nose of red fruits and herbs, not distinctive. Red fruits, medicinal/cough drops, floral notes. Medium/short finish. Very dry, tannins still grippy

Very basic, nothing special...

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2003 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Secret des Sabon

Red Rhone Blend more

2/6/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 93 points

Dinner with Neeta and Manoj at our house. Second bottle opened as first one was corked. Decanted for 2.5 hours before drinking. Drank next to an 00 Clos des Papes, the decant was good for both wines, really showing well by dinner. Drank over 2 hours. Paired with my brick Chicken Toscana and Lemon/Dill potatoes.

Consistent with prior notes:" Dark purple/velvet color. Intense black fruits on the nose,black cherry, spices....While its a fruit forward wine, it didn't drink as heavy. Long finish with blackberry, cherry liqueur, black pepper..." Great finish

Texture of this wine is quite elegant for a bigger styled fruit CdP. The group loved it with a slight edge to the Clos des Papes. In a good spot right now, seems it should hold at this level for 3-5 more years (best guess).

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2000 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2/6/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 93 points

Dinner with Neeta and Manoj at our house. Decanted for 2.5 hours before drinking, really allowed the wine to show from when first opened. Drank next to an 03 Secret de Sabon, paired with my brick Chicken Toscana and Lemon/Dill potatoes. Well stored bottle from my cellar...had to blow the dust off this one...

Bright ruby color, no browning. Nose of dried red fruits, baking spice, cedar, some smokiness. Palate of dark cherry, plums, herbs, spice/cinnamon. Mid palate showed savory notes to complement the fruit. Long and layered finish.

Great example of well aged CdP, this bottle was in a perfect spot. Should hold at this level for another 3-5 years (IMO). Drink now.

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2011 Varner Chardonnay Spring Ridge Vineyard Home Block

Santa Cruz Mountains more

2/6/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

Dinner at our house with Neeta and Manoj. Drank after a Cardinalys White Rhone with appetizers...PnP, slightly chilled.

Medium gold color. Lemon, pineapple, orchard fruits, apples, light oak. Citrus notes are framed nicely with the acidity. Medium mouthfeel and creamy finish.

Last bottle, wine is drinking very well right now, will not likely improve much from here

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2014 Domaine Trintignant Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Reserve Cardinalys

White Rhone Blend more

2/6/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: 92 points

Dinner at our house with Neeta and Manoj. PnP, served slightly chilled with cheeses and homemade tapenade. First bottle from a stash bought at the tasting room in CdP. Drank over 45 minutes, was ready out of the bottle

Consistent with prior notes: "Crisp fruits on the front palate, Rhone profile of green apple and quince...great minerality on mid/back palate..."

Very nice white Rhone, not a varietal/region that is well known in the US. Versatile on pairings, this would go well with fish, poultry, pork.

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2003 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Secret des Sabon

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2/6/2016 - walkerjfw wrote: flawed

Corked...could tell the second it was open...very unfortunate...

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