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Red

2007 Ortas / Cave de Rasteau Rasteau Les Hauts du Village

Red Rhone Blend more

5/24/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 91 points

Even better now . it's easy and sophisticated , a great combination , and very well made. Just realized its more Mourvèdre than Grenache. Most innarestin. Sad it's the last one.

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Red

2011 François Gaunoux Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

Pinot Noir more

5/20/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 90 points

Very nice. Previous note is spot on. The palate to me is primary cola, followed by cherry, and mild raspberry/cranberry. Tannin is mild, finish is good.

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White

2008 Domain Henri Darnat Puligny-Montrachet

Chardonnay more

5/18/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Does not like this wine: NR

Out of six bottles , 4 were over-oxidized, brass colored, bruised nasty , apple taste. 1 was light gold,1 dark gold, both drinkable , but pretty crap. Certainly not the majestic, lovely , Puligny, we love and expect. Ya get what ya pay for, seems applicable ,here.

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Red

2008 Valentina Cubi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Morar

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

5/18/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Does not like this wine: NR

All I get is raisens and alcohol from this. Amarones usually have lovely high acid , which disguises the massive alcohol, and lots of lovely richness,and depth. So the lack of acid, just makes this flabby, and almost sweet. It's almost like a port .

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White

2012 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Domaine Sainte Claire

Chardonnay more

5/4/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: NR

Decent wine, but doesn't have Chablis acid. Tastes like Macon to me.

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White

2011 Domaine Mazilly Pere & Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Castets

Chardonnay more

5/4/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 91 points

Astoundingly good. One of those rare wines , you open casually because the price tag is so low, and then feel guilty. Totally agree with previous tasting note. It's almost in between a good Macon and a Puligny.

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Red

2007 Roc d'Anglade Vin de Pays du Gard

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

4/29/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 91 points

Wow. most extraordinary for Languedoc-Roussillon . I have had one better before, but that was a tiny production. pic st loup, I got in France. The nose is nice, and fairly typical (lots of tar) , but the palate is amazing. Nice complexity (see notes for flavors, though I get lots of black cherry) , finesse in the balance, softened tannin, and surprise, medium body and alchohol. Nice lingering finish. So glad I waited 2 years to try this . So bizarre, the import label says burgundy wine(wtf?)

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Red

2010 Domaine Jean Féry & fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses

Pinot Noir more

4/27/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 91 points

Stunningly good, right now . All the Beaune red fruit and earth flavors,great acidity, medium minus body,combining with super silky tannin, making this very smooth and rich. It's got extra depth , as well. A delicious , surprise. I drank the other bottles ,too early.

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White

2010 Louis Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Cras

Chardonnay more

4/18/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA wrote: NR

I purchased this twice , from WTSO. I really enjoyed the first 2 bottles, that's why I bought more. The last 4 bottles I've opened ,have been flawed,probably pre-moxed or madeiriized . Brassy , dark copper ,color, and super oxidated. Anyone else encounter issues? Please drop a comment on this note , thanks.

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Red

1999 Camus Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin

Pinot Noir more

3/25/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: NR

Really educational experience. Quite old for a village level burg. Was impressive , on opening, bright acidity, great blending of fruit, earth, mushroom, softened tannin. Both aged, and lively. After 2 hours, it was nice, but totally faded. A ghost of its former self. Never experienced that before.

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Red

2005 Domaine Thomas-Moillard Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Thorey

Pinot Noir more

3/20/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 91 points

Gorgeous pure burgundy fruit profile of vibrant cherry,strawberry,and cranberry. Secondary forest floor and light mushroom. 10 years old, and still amazingly fresh and youthful. never tasted this vineyard before , hope to try again.

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Red

2007 Clarendon Hills Syrah Baker's Gully

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3/18/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 89 points

Rich ripe black fruit, and dusted cocoa/stale cola. Maybe a faint smoke note. The Liandra , at a few dollars more, blows this away. It has spice, and loads of secondary flavor layers. The Piggot Range is amazing. I really like this producer.

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Red

2010 François Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Épenots

Pinot Noir more

3/8/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: NR

Seamless , balanced, most delicious . A beautiful cote de beaune. This drinks lovely right now.

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Red

2007 Fin Amour Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

3/2/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 90 points

Drinking beautifully right now . So glad I cellared it. Dark fruit, earth, tobacco , forest floor, full bodied. The tannic edge has mellowed nicely, to blend with the rich, almost sweet, fruit. A slight harsh note, I attribute to carignan, disappeared the 2nd day. Interesting wine, with a great label.

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Red

2006 Domaine Le Colombier Vacqueyras Cuvée G

Red Rhone Blend more

2/27/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA wrote: 91 points

Great complexity,depth, lots of menthol. It's very close to right bordeaux. This really improves with air. Great buy. I found it in February, at a little visited Total Wine. I bought the last 6, the next was 2011.

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Red

2006 Bodegas Olarra Rioja Cerro Anon Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

2/13/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 90 points

Delicious , rich , balanced. More fruit preserves , than earth or wood. Great weight, nice acidity. Super bargain!

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White

2010 Château Coucheroy Blanc

Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc more

2/11/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 91 points

This is really fantastic right now. It's lush and extracted, for SB, the color is deep gold , like an old burg. Acid is mellowed , but the grass and herbal, green pepper , are unmistakable SB markers. I was really surprised it was 100%, the softness,made me think it had to have Semillon. I've heard some great Sancerres and pricey white bordeauxs age well. This lower end example , is remarkable, at the moment. (wish I had more)

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White - Sparkling

NV Moutard Père et Fils Champagne Champ Persin

Chardonnay more

1/31/2015 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 90 points

A little more fruit driven , less bread and toast. Simple ,massively enjoyable, and great value. Wish I'd bought more than 4.

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Red

2010 Ty Caton Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Cuvée Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

12/26/2014 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 92 points

Opened for an hour(not decanted), what a surprise! Beautiful dark,lush, fruit. Tannins were smooth, dense, velvet mouthfeel, and some spice , coffee, notes for complexity.oak is very soft(it's not priced for new oak)finish is generous . Unexpectedly, terrific.

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Red

2007 Louis Latour Beaune 1er Cru Perrières

Pinot Noir more

12/22/2014 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 88 points

I'd love to hear from anyone who could compare this to a village Beaune, same vintage. This is a nice drinker at the price point, and in a blind , I would have said village level , red burg.

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Red

2010 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/17/2014 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: NR

There are better left banks ,same vintage, at this price point. It's a good wine , decent example, but my first statement, pretty much nails it.

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White

2010 Faiveley Mercurey Clos Rochette

Chardonnay more

11/30/2014 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 89 points

As Claire mentioned, this is a little low on the acid we expect from pretty much all white burgundies(and far less than Chablis). I still think it is very nice, surprising oak for the price point. That could also be a lot of lees stirring, masquerading as oak. Nice body, moderate complexity , and moderate finish. Great value.

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Red

2010 Domaine Pouillon katydid Horse Heaven Hills

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

11/26/2014 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 90 points

Much better 2nd day. The cinsault/mourvedre skank (decomposed element in 1st tasting note) , blended more nicely with the grenache. I didn't get any meat, until day 2, and fascinating , as that's a Northern Rhone thing. HHH is a great region. Need to learn more, IE, high elevation? climate? this is a nice wine, and was a good buy.

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Red

2005 Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils Pommard 1er Cru Les Argillieres

Pinot Noir more

11/10/2014 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 91 points

Most pleased(and surprised). I was not disappointed , or delighted , when I last tried this. I seem to remember suspecting some brett as well. The nose is deceptive, and funky. Palate is nice fruit, forest floor, earth, mushroom, and supple tannin. Finish is medium, and I wish to hell I had more of these left. Also, as mentioned, really nice burg body ,my humble experience, says just a hair over medium, if comparing all of cote d'or
. (amazing value if you still have one at this point).

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Red

2010 Roland Thévenin Beaune 1er Cru Marconnets

Pinot Noir more

11/3/2014 - FarmerKeith LA/VA Likes this wine: 90 points

Just a delicious amalgam of acid , fruit , and tannin. It's lovely right now , I'm sure it will be lovely for many years , but no need to wait here . It's a food wine, and won't get much better.

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