Saturday Afternoon at Domaine

Domaine Wine Storage - Chicago, IL

Tasted February 21, 2015 by tooch with 331 views

Flight 1 (15 notes)

Rosé
2013 Arnot-Roberts Rosé USA, California
91 points
Good fruit, with beautiful, racy acidity. This also some some exotic funky notes that I really loved. Delish!
White
2004 Rainer Wess Riesling Loibenberg Austria, Niederösterreich
flawed
corked!
White
2004 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
94 points
Spot on bottle to me. Had rich fruit that, at the same time, had a cool profile to it. Sleek and edgy this was completely on its game today. Would make anyone believe in Chablis!
Red
2013 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau North Coast USA, California, North Coast
90 points
Gave this about 3 hours of air before the first glass. Air definitely helps this wine and opens up the floral aromatics quite dramatically. Such a light and airy wine. Love the style.
Red
2011 Domaine de la Pinte Arbois pinte bien France, Jura, Arbois
92 points
Another beautiful bottle! Stemmy and spicy with dark edges to a mostly red-fruited profile. Tons of depth and character on the palate too with lots of elegant floral notes, a dense spicy note, and airy red fruits.
White
2013 Wind Gap Wines Trousseau Gris Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
88 points
Not as interesting as other vintages of this wine. Seemed more straightforward and lacked some of the exotic notes I've tasted before. What this did have, though, was lots of beautiful juicy peach and tangerine. Subtle spice and herbal tones on the finish, too.
Rosé - Sparkling
2010 Ultramarine Pinot Noir Rosé Heintz Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
94 points
Similar notes to my last bottle. Beautiful combination of firm/taut red fruits and this wonderful umami note. The combination is irresistible. So exotic and deep.
White - Sparkling
2007 Savart Champagne Calliope France, Champagne
94 points
A distinctive, effortless champagne that blends deep orchard fruits, subtle bready notes, and tons of energy. Amazing.
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Red
2006 Rhys Alesia Syrah Fairview Ranch USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
90 points
Age has been kind to this wine. Had some nice, light meaty notes in there with a good combination of floral and earthy tones. The fruit profile is very bright and was an interesting contrast to some St. Joseph drank immediately after.
Red
2005 Jean et Gilles LaFouge Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru La Chapelle France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru
91 points
I liked this a lot. Decanted for about 2 hours, the air helped open this up a bit. Beautiful rose and cherry tones on the palate with soft, earthy notes throughout. Impressive structure that points to a nice life ahead of it.
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Red
2010 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph
93 points
Fantastic wine that is still holding onto its youthfulness. The fruit is concentrated and dark but has a distinct lightness to it which I've always loved. Very exotic syrah too, with olive, meat, and violets. Gorgeous stuff.
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Red
2012 Broc Cellars Cabernet Franc Central Coast USA, California, Central Coast
89 points
Lean and spicy. Those are the two adjectives that come to mind about this wine. The palate was a bit austere and didn't feature a ton of fruit but that's ok for me. Loved the acidity, loved the old-world sense to this.
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White - Sparkling
2006 J.L. Vergnon Expression France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
91 points
Rich fruits, great floral notes, and sizzling acidity made me happy. Drink more of this.
Red
2004 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
92 points
I was a big fan of this one. Even for a 2004, this was showing very nicely. You could taste the seriousness of the vintage here...all the beautiful fruits and florals were framed by tannins and acidity. Great structure, great depth.
Red
2006 Gros Frère et Sœur Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
91 points
A lovely Echezeaux that combined pure red berry fruit with deep florals and some spice. Wasn't overly complex, but this sure was delicious!
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