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White - Sparkling

2007 Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Pétillant Brut Réserve

Chenin Blanc more

2/20/2015 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Dry, high-acid, rock juice. Lime, lime zest, some underripe apple, quinine and a finish that makes you feel like you're sucking on a stone. Not a smooth stone, a porous, craggly one. Really enjoyed this.

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White

2013 Vincent Chardonnay

Eola - Amity Hills more

1/8/2015 - zscheiner Likes this wine: 90 points

Ashley says, "like Chablis on steroids." I see what she means. High acid, tart lime and lime zest, underripe pear, chalky minerality. Intensely delicious.

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White - Sparkling

2011 Under The Wire Chardonnay Sparkling Brosseau Vineyard

Chalone more

11/28/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Opened this a couple of hours before dinner (per Chris's suggestion) poured a taste and put back in the fridge. This showed better than the small taste I had at pickup day a few months ago. Bready, slightly nutty nose that's quite attractive. Rich fruit in the mouth, apple and pear, but with nice limey acidity to balance. A bit blocky in structure and I bet it will improve with more bottle age. Nice match for our first Dungeness crabs of the season.

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Red

2011 Wind Gap Wines Syrah Sonoma Coast

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11/10/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Savory nose, olive and black pepper, some lifted black fruit. Light bodied with medium+ acidity. Juicy tart blackberries, olive and iron. Some tannins on the finish but this is drinking pretty well.

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White

2013 Broc Cellars Picpoul Blanc Luna Matta Vineyard

Paso Robles more

11/4/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Very light in color but big in flavor. Unexpectedly savory, mineral nose... seems like lees influence. It's all concrete egg fermented but I'm not sure how long it sits on the lees. Fruit forward in the mouth, with ripe pear, tropical fruit and grated ginger. Surprising palate weight and density and some residual sugar but with decent acidity to balance. Fascinating wine that defied my expectations.

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Red

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

Contra Costa County Red Blend more

11/1/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

From memory from small pour at pick-up day. Recognizable as Evangelho, with it's red fruit, great acidity and floral notes. A little more structure than previous vintages giving it a velvet texture. Again, seems like a great choice for the Thanksgiving table.

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Red

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Heritage Wine

Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

11/1/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

From memory from small pour at pick-up day. Deep red fruit, citrus and more structure than I remember in previous vintages. I agree with Morgan that this could be a long ager. I will try to keep my hands off for a few years.

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Red

2012 Domaine Lafage Carignan Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Tessellae Vieilles Vignes

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10/28/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Fruit forward but not a fruit bomb with decent acidity keeping it fresh. A little structure that reminds you this is old world and some dried herb and baking spice add interest. Very nice QPR.

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White

2010 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu

Chenin Blanc more

10/24/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Noticeable more mature than our last bottle almost 3 years. Yellow and green apple, bit o honey, but still pulsing with acidity. Nice contrast of ripe fruit and honeyed texture with the acid spine. Slightly preferred the '10 Le Mont earlier this week, which was fresher with more minerals, but this was great and a peek at where these are going.

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2013 François Chidaine Touraine Rosé

Rosé Blend more

10/18/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Great vintage of this. Vibrant red berry fruit that persists through a long cherry skin finish. Nice acidity and a subtle earthy note underneath the fruit. Just delicious.

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White - Sparkling

NV Ayala Champagne Brut Majeur

Champagne Blend more

10/18/2014 - zscheiner wrote: NR

Disappointing. Simple and straightforward without any depth or complexity. Not poorly made, just boring.

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White

2010 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Mont

Chenin Blanc more

10/17/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Another great showing for one of the best young Vouvrays I've tasted. Showing a bit more mineral than I remember from my last bottle almost 3 years ago, especially in the slightly bitter, quninine-like finish. So tough to keep my hands off these but I'm trying.

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White

2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Cuvée Karatas

Sonoma County Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

10/16/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

This is rich, full-bodied and kaleidoscopic in its flavors. Melon, pears, flowers, and lemon custard. Glycerine in texture but with piercing and cleansing acidity. Still showing some oak, I think this has many good years ahead and will improve.

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Red

2008 Westrey Pinot Noir Oracle Vineyard

Dundee Hills more

10/15/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: 91 points

Nice nose, cherries and pine sap. Medium bodied with medium to high acidity. Still energetic and youthful in the mouth, with ripe red cherries, baking spices and tangy acids. Great juice, not going downhill anytime soon.

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Red

2006 Chapelle aux Moines

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend more

10/14/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Prominent blue and red fruit, leather, medium tannins. Not nearly mature, but still drinking nicely.

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Red

2009 Gérard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques

Pinot Noir more

10/13/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Pretty nose of crushed berries and violets. Medium bodied with medium acidity. Ripe black cherry fruit but not overripe, lush or creamy, like some '09s. Fruit driven but with hints of black rock and iron. Some tannins evident, will likely benefit from 5+ years in the cellar but very drinkable now.

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White

2010 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette

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10/13/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

This is a really nice Macon, with more weight and depth than most examples. The texture is slightly oily, but there's still citrusy acid providing lift. Nice value in old world chardonnay.

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Red

2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

10/11/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Decanted about an hour before dinner. Nose is pretty, sweet baked cherries, some florals and baking spice. The fruit is more restrained in the mouth than the nose suggests, nice mix of ripe and tart berries, minerals and just a hint of oaky spice. Tannins are fine grained, this is drinking well now.

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White - Sparkling

1996 Baron-Fuenté Champagne Grand Millésime Brut

Champagne Blend more

10/11/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Nutty, slightly oxidative nose but that doesn't carry over to the palate which is bright and fresh, with green apple and mouth-tingling acid. Lovely, great as an apertif or paired with a soft cheese. Many years of good drinking ahead.

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White - Sparkling

NV François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Méthode Traditionelle Brut

Chenin Blanc more

10/5/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: 88 points

First sparkling Chidaine and while it's well made, like all of their wines, it didn't wow me like many others have. Pretty straightforward apple and quince fruit, persistent bead but round in the mouth, without the cut I'm looking for. Decent value sparkling though.

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Red

2013 Spring Vale Vineyards Pinot Noir Melrose

Freycinet Coast more

9/23/2014 - zscheiner wrote: NR

Red berry fruit and baking spice on the nose. Light to medium bodied with medium acidity. Cool berry fruit with a healthy sprinkling of damp earth. A bit thin in the midpalate but still nice Pinot at a price that you don't normally find it.

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White

2012 Mount Trio Riesling

Porongurup more

9/22/2014 - zscheiner wrote: NR

Not much on the nose, little petrol. Light bodied with medium+ acidity. Lean, taut citrus fruit, minerals, lime blossom, tinge of petrol. Very dry, almost austere, but with a long lime finish. Not bad but I'd prefer a little more weight and/or fruit.

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Red

2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

9/21/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Decanted right before service, followed over two hours. Enjoyed this more than our last bottle earlier this year. The fruit is ripe but crystalline, with nice spice notes. A little firm with some fine tannins, but drinking well.

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White

2013 Domaine Pascal & Mireille Renaud Mâcon-Solutre

Chardonnay more

9/20/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Liked this more than the Vernay. Citrus and minerals, well balanced.

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Red

2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Old Lakeville Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

9/20/2014 - zscheiner Likes this wine: NR

Decanted an hour before dinner, followed over two more. Ripe berry fruit, red and black, nice acidity, some savory olive notes. A little tannin but drinking very well now. Recently ordered 3 more bottles, very happy I did.

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