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Red

1987 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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12/22/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 94 points

If blinded I would have easily guessed Bordeaux. Loads of graphite and tobacco, ripe fruit, and a great interplay of acidity, tannin, and minerality. A 1992 a couple years ago was still incredibly tannin, but this 1987 is beautifully open. I do suspect though that it may further improve over the next decade.

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Red

1989 Domaine Maume Mazis-Chambertin

Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

11/23/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 93 points

Sappy red berry fruit and a great floral bouquet with plenty of tertiary character. Little fine tannin remains. Beautiful, near weightless mouthfeel with moderate intensity. Just a lovely bottle of mature Burg.

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White

2013 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Chardonnay more

11/23/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 93 points

Lush, round and floral with great mid palate density. Tastes almost like a Grand Cru Côte de Beaune, yet everything is buoyant atop tense Chablis acid and minerality. Really great right now, but I will save my remaining bottle for the long haul.

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Red

1991 Robert Ampeau & Fils Volnay 1er Cru Santenots

Pinot Noir more

11/20/2015 - bpj87 Does not like this wine: 86 points

Stewed aromas. Thin and acidic with little midpalate density. This was much better six years ago.

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White - Sparkling

2010 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Chardonnay more

8/1/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 93 points

Tons of ripe Cali fruit, tense acidity, electric mouthfeel – can't think of much beyond Pierre Peters NV (albeit in a different style) that tops this for the price!

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Red

1990 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

8/1/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 97 points

My clear WOTN. Such an intense perfume of stemmy spice, florals, and earth with an elegant, fully resolved, savory palate. Just beautiful and so pretty.

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Red

2010 Louis Jadot Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens

Pinot Noir more

8/1/2015 - bpj87 wrote: NR

Closed down. Incredibly young and showing so much structure, even from this half bottle. Leave these alone for at least 5-10 years before checking in again.

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Red

2009 Clos Rougeard (Foucault) Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux

Cabernet Franc more

8/1/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 93 points

Pop and pour: Pure dark cherry fruit, herbs and greens. Great tension and minerality. A mouthfeel reminiscent of Grand Cru Burg with the classic sense of weightless power. Surprisingly open at this age.

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Red

2011 Domaine Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Carrières

Pinot Noir more

5/11/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 92 points

Really nice after pop and pour, offering floral, smoky aromatics and a ripe yet elegant palate of red and dark fruits, mineral, spice and oak. After about an hour in the decanter, the oak became a bit prominent on the finish. This could use some time to integrate and shed it's baby fat. Despite this, the wine still displayed good purity and maintained a seamless, middleweight mouthfeel.

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Red

2013 Yvon Métras Beaujolais

Gamay more

5/11/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 92 points

Sappy strawberry and earthy funk in a weightless, super pure package. A tense core of mineral and lifted acidity makes this both refreshing and engaging.

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White

2010 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

Carneros more

3/28/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 92 points

Prominent matchstick, oak, and florals upon opening, with increasing mineral and acidity over time in the decanter. Sweet California fruit, with just the slightest hint of perceptible alcohol. Mouthfeel was first weighty and broad, tightening with air; perhaps missing the airy density of a Bâtard. Definitely hits the spot for this white Burg fan and offers excellent value.

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White

2001 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Privat

Kremstal more

3/22/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 93 points

Powerful nose with lots of secondary characteristics alongside orchard fruit and spice. Good weight to the palate. Loads of succulent fruit yet dry, saline, and lifted. This kept changing over the course of the night and held up in the glass for hours.

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Red

2012 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis

Pinot Noir more

3/22/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 91 points

Great floral aromatics accompanied by rich fruit and some noticeable oak. Clearly needs time, but this is already lithe and elegant despite all the baby fat.

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Red

1994 Robert Ampeau & Fils Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Les Ecusseaux

Pinot Noir more

2/22/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 89 points

Sous bois aromas and a light, red fruited palate with integrated acidity and resolved tannins. Despite the poor vintage and humble terroir, this was a lovely, fully mature and tertiary, albeit simple red Burgundy

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Red

2006 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots

Pinot Noir more

2/22/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 92 points

Not yet in its proper drinking window, but already offering a pretty floral nose and rich, round Suchots fruit on the darker end of the spectrum, balanced by good acidity. Loads of Asian spice on the nose and palate. Tannins are still prominent and could use some time to integrate.

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White - Sparkling

2001 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée

Champagne Blend more

2/17/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 94 points

Gorgeous, high-toned nose of red fruits, florals, herbs and spice. Lithe palate expressing great power, all within a well-delineated, graceful frame, with the dosage just rounding out the mouthfeel. Very impressive regardless of the vintage – I actually prefer this over the 2002 at this stage. The 2001 is more harmonious and integrated and is just so much more interesting on the nose.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling Spätlese

Rheinhessen more

2/14/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 91 points

Aromas of smoke, petrol, funk, and ripe fruits. Great balance between the creamy richness of the palate and electric acidity, creating that prickly mouthfeel characteristic of many off-dry Rieslings. Drinking very well right now.

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White

1989 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay more

2/4/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 94 points

Awesome mature white Burg. Great mushroomy tertiary character on the nose amongst pretty white fruits and florals. Mouthfeel has such tension between the copious, fat white fruit and integrated acidity – powerful yet weightless.

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Red

1987 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Viña Albina Gran Reserva

Tempranillo more

2/2/2015 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 93 points

Spectacular nose of cherries, tobacco, mushroom, and clove. So elegant with more baking spices and red fruits and funk on the palate with largely resolved tannins. Such a pretty wine.

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White

1989 Luneau-Papin / Domaine Pierre de la Grange Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Le "L" d'Or

Melon de Bourgogne more

2/2/2015 - bpj87 wrote: NR

Explosive, exotic nose of fresh white fruits, florals, crushed rocks, and crazy tertiary ephemera. Bone dry and incredibly saline palate with deep minerality and acidity. Tastes much younger that one would expect.

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Red

1978 Château Bel-Air Lagrave

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/2/2015 - bpj87 wrote: 89 points

Lovely graphite, smoke, and leather. Lightweight, fully resolved palate with the tannins and acidity just starting to overtake the fruit. Impressive how well this modest Bordeaux has aged.

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White - Sparkling

NV Varnier-Fanniere Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée St-Denis

Chardonnay more

12/25/2014 - bpj87 wrote: 89 points

Disgorged mid-2012: High-toned with prominent acidity and chalk; rounder with more prominent apple fruit as it warms. Could use more time under cork to really open up; prefer the Pierre Peters NV at this age.

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Red

1988 Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Barolo

Nebbiolo more

12/25/2014 - bpj87 Likes this wine: 93 points

Lightweight, super sappy cherry fruit with moderate acidity; tannins largely melted away; great menthol, tar and roses nose; drinking beautifully now and should hold for years.

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White

2012 Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling Kabinett

Nahe more

11/30/2014 - bpj87 wrote: 91 points

Delicious! Restrained sweetness and good acidic cut frame a palate of citrus with hints of chocolate and mushroom.

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Red

2010 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette

Gamay more

11/27/2014 - bpj87 wrote: 90 points

A musty note blows off after about an hour to reveal brambly, spicy fruit. Weightless and pure concentration of dark fruits with medium acidity. Reminiscent of Volnay in its structure but with a more generous mouthfeel. Compared to my last bottle, this seems to be shutting down.

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