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Red

1996 Serafin Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers

Pinot Noir more

7/31/2015 - Cote d'Or Likes this wine: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs; bottle from secondary market, bottle is an Atherton import (rather than Kacher)
-nearly opaque dark red, minimal bricking
-intense perfumed ripe dark cherry stewed tomato rich warm earth woodspice mature elements animale
-med acidity, spectacular depth, warm earth cherry rich complex slight sweet-bitter oak element on finish
-marvelous depth and aromatics, easily Grand Cru class with just a little too much oak influence, this is right in the middle of its mature plateau with perhaps some room for improvement if the oak further integrates

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White

2010 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet

Chardonnay more

7/30/2015 - Cote d'Or Likes this wine: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs
-translucent light gold
-moderately aromatic with decent complexity, fading ripe fruit and some sea breeze
-med/med+ acidity, med weight, focused, ripe but not over-ripe citrus and a bit of waxiness, good minerality, med+ finish, no signs of oxidation
-excellent, drinking well now, stylistically a hypothetical blend of Vincent Dauvissat and Billaud-Simon, has evolved since last bottle

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Red

2008 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas

Red Rhone Blend more

7/28/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs
-nearly opaque dark red with slight brown on edge
-expressive kirsch aromatics and a bit of pepper
-med/med+ acidity, med- weight, med density liqueur-like black cherry reaches into the realm of cough syrup medicinal, finishes with some bitterness and heat
-so very '08 S. Rhone, while this hasn't really developed much in the way of mature flavors I think this is approaching what may be a relatively short peak drinking window as I suspect once the somewhat lean fruit fades the heat will dominate

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Red

1981 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

7/25/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Decanted, tasted over 2 hrs, bottle from secondary market, cork intact
-nearly opaque dark red with mild bricking
-moderately expressive cassis jamminess and some mature elements
-med acidity, med weight and density, cassis fruit intermingled with mature earthy elements, med/med- tannins and touch of oak on respectably long finish
-perfectly mature older cab, drinking quite well now

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Red

1970 Château Troplong Mondot

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/25/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Decanted, tasted over 2 hrs, bottle from secondary market, abundant mold under capsule, cork intact
-surprisingly dark red with only mild bricking
-somewhat muted nose with mostly mature aromas
-med/med- acidity, med- weight not much on mid-palate but a hint of chocolate and menthol tobacco, still some med tannins
-elegant old dame past its prime on gentle downward slope

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Red

2009 Faiveley Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 1 hr
-med red
-moderately expressive cool stone cherry spice
-med acidity, med- weight fairly simple equal parts fruit and earth
-OK for its appellation, near full maturity

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Rosť

2013 François Chidaine Touraine Rosé

Rosé Blend more

7/24/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Translucent pink; pleasant apricot/melon nose; med acidity lighter weight distinctly tangy and saline; not quite as much verve as the 2012 version.

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Red

2005 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/23/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs
-wow this is dark almost purple and nearly opaque
-somewhat muted black cherry cola Vosne spice
-very low profile almost low acidity up front but then med acidity sneaks in on back end, brooding sweet creamy dark cherry fruit some cola and a bit of Vosne and wood-spice, not very complex, ripe refined tannins still evident but starting to resolve
-ripe and spicy drinking OK now but seems to be very shy and several years away from unfurling its potential, if tasting blind I might guess this to be a Rhys pinot

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Red

2002 Calabretta Etna Rosso

Etna DOC Nerello Mascalese more

7/20/2015 - Cote d'Or Likes this wine: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs
-nearly opaque dark red with minimal browning at edge
-a little shy, dark red fruits volcanic rock faint hint of mature elements
-med/med+ acidity, fresh sappy crystalline almost candied red fruits and black cherry on a med- weight frame, some chalky tannins/sediment on the impressively long finish
-this is absolutely stunning and may still be on the way up, a fantastic wine and a phenomenal value

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White

2014 Biancardi Solo Puglia IGT

Fiano more

7/19/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Popnpour, tasted over 2 hrs
-translucent nearly colorless pale yellow
-expressive floral peach and a bit of gewürztraminer-like spice
-med/med- acidity, light weight but soft mouthfeel and noticeable sappiness leaves residue on finish of appreciable length, fragrant sweet ripe and spice element
-pleasant, a bit flamboyant

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Red

1997 Louis Jadot Clos de la Roche

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

7/18/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Decanted 1 hr, tasted over 4 hrs
-slightly ruddy early bricking
-expressive Burg funk sweet black cherry some mature underbrush
-med acidity, dense mid-palate with remnants of sweet cherry and abundant iron-like earthiness, becomes sweeter with a blue fruit element and more minerality after 3 hrs, med- tannins on reasonably long finish
-Grand Cru power if not complexity gives a mildly rustic overall impression, this is on a mature plateau but lots of life ahead of it, needs quite a bit of air to open up

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White

2008 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent

Chardonnay more

7/17/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs and Day 3; screwcap closure
-translucent light gold
-pungent ripe yellow fruits not quite tropical with some reduction funk
-med/med+ acidity very sappy concentrated mid-palate with a silky creaminess, plenty of minerality and a sea salt element, decent finish; overtly tropical on day 3
-quite powerful if not overly complex, very '08 in style, not a trace of oxidation, drinking well now but still young in its evolution

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White - Sparkling

NV Marie Courtin Champagne Resonance Extra Brut

Pinot Noir more

7/17/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Intensely green apple minerality.

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White

2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis

Chardonnay more

7/15/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs
-translucent med gold actually becomes lighter/paler over 2 hrs
-reticent, sulfur slightly advanced nose
-med+ acidity, some mature elements peeking in trace lemon initial slight oxidative note dissipates over 2 hrs
-still structured, fruit fading, mature; seemed a bit oxidized initially but righted itself with some air

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Red

2005 Catherine & Dominique Derain Mercurey La Plante Chassey

Pinot Noir more

7/13/2015 - Cote d'Or Likes this wine: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs
-med dark red minimal bricking
-perfumed warm earth cherry
-med acidity, initial sour element fades over an hour, middle weight but nicely concentrated fairly simple but serious earth black cherry without tertiary mature elements, med tannins on impressively long finish
-very pleasant with trademark '05 balance and darker fruit profile, solid quality and excellent value, no prior experience with this producer but it appears to be early on its maturity plateau, needs a bit of air to blossom

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Red

2004 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots

Pinot Noir more

7/12/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 4 hrs and Day 2
-nearly opaque dark red, mild bricking
-mature sous bois and sour cherry
-med acidity, fiercely drying tannins omnipresent throughout the mid-palate and the finish obscure the relatively ripe and maturing flavors, very little of the '04 green; tannins even more abrasive on day 2 making it undrinkable
-while this doesn't overtly display the typical '04 pyrazines it has two of the other flaws of the vintage, i.e. early aging and dried out tannins, given its already advanced state of appearing to be near full maturity there seems to be little chance this will ever come into balance; this bottle was a mess though not sure if it is a bad bottle or representative of the wine at this stage

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Rosť

2012 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé

Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre more

7/11/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Tasted over 2 hrs and Day 2
-translucent salmon
-melon fruit
-barely med acidity, no herbal component, more complex and interesting on day 2
-still going strong, has lost the herbal element present the last two years

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White

2008 Laurent Tribut Chablis

Chardonnay more

7/10/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Crisp acidity, sappy, no prem-ox.

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Red

2005 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Savigny-lès-Beaune

Pinot Noir more

7/7/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs [from 375 mL]
-brooding dark red, no bricking
-sweet and tart dark berry black cherry kirsch emerge after an hour
-med acidity, med weight and concentration liqueur-like bordering medicinal black cherry suave though simple, med- ripe tannins on respectably long finish
-well-made village wine showing the '05 balance, quite refined for the appellation just starting to hit a mature plateau that should last easily 5+ years, needs at least an hour of air to start shining

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White

2013 Domaine Mercouri Kallisto

Peloponnisos White Blend more

7/5/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Tart, light, floral, lime, linear, acidic, refreshing, pleasant

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1979 Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

7/4/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 1 hr (from 375 mL secondary market)
-med orange copper
-moderately expressive, creme brûlée crust apricot caramel
-barely med acidity, med sweetness, med weight, burnt caramel, OK finish
-decent though not spectacular, still alive but doubt this will improve

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Red

2009 Copain Syrah Halcon Vineyard

Yorkville Highlands more

7/4/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs
-inky nearly opaque bright but dark red
-pretty rich ripe dark berry touch of olive tapenade stems
-med acidity, med weight slightly rustic earthy dark berry olive juice, med/med+ chalky tannins
-lighter weight cool climate syrah with some tannic structure yet to shed, on the way up, probably better in 3-5 years

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White

2009 Luneau-Papin / Domaine Pierre de la Grange Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Vieilles Vignes Sur Lie Clos des Allées

Melon de Bourgogne more

7/3/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Translucent pale yellow/grey, barely med acidity, soft, light body, more complex and spicy than prior bottles. This bottle is the best of the bunch.

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White

2012 Château Soucherie Anjou Cuvée Les Rangs De Long

Chenin Blanc more

7/2/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

Tangy, light weight with good acidity; still singing on day 4!

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Red

2007 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune

Pinot Noir more

7/1/2015 - Cote d'Or wrote: NR

PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs
-semi-translucent light red with some bricking
-Burg funk, cherry, mature earthy elements
-flat entry then med acidity kicks in late, light weight, hollow mid-palate with a sappy fading sweet cherry residue on the average length finish
-pretty, red-fruited, nearing peak maturity, typical '07 structure

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