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Tasted June 27, 2015 by tooch with 349 views

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Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Rosé France, Champagne
94 points
Funky as always. Lots of roses, mushrooms and earth. Tons of acidity...a champagne that could easily be decanted.
White - Sparkling
1998 Dom Pérignon Champagne P2 France, Champagne
95 points
Loved this. Rich, balanced, and bready. A big step up from the "regular" 1998.
White
1990 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
96 points
Smooth and silky. Has that honey/floral/melon note that you'd expect on an Hermitage blanc, but with age this was gorgeous. Incredibly balanced and elegant. What a wine!
White
2012 Bouchard Père et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
92 points
Smokey, flinty, & lush nose. The palate was rich with peaches and tropical fruits. Nice balance on the finish with some nice minerality. Should be nice(r) with age.
Red
1995 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
Beautiful color and aromas of rose petals, soot, & cranberries. Palate was very tart, but with air it opened up a bit. I'd like to think it will just take some time to flesh out a bit.
Red
2002 Domaine des Perdrix Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
A deeper, richer pinot with some oak. The palate was smooth and the tannins really seemed to come through for me. Some earthy notes on the finish - my recommendation would be to hold and/or decant for quite a while.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Substance France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
97 points
Disgorged 12.8.08.

Smelled oxidized, in a Selosse-y type of way. The color was a dark golden...just beautiful. The palate was so acidic and energized with great orchard fruit, Just dizzingly deep and complex with layers of fruit, earth, and floral notes. Hard to find fault.
White
1995 Kalin Cellars Chardonnay Cuvée LV USA, California, Sonoma County
92 points
A typical Kalin Chard. Clean, pure fruit with nice popcorn aromas. The palate was beautiful. A bit sweet, but nicely balanced and elegant.
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Red
2001 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Viña Albina Gran Reserva Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
88 points
Nose of chestnut, roses, cherries, and cranberries. Palate was lean and taught with good charcoal, earth, and dried floral notes. Needs some time to gain complexity.
White
1985 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
90 points
A very regal wine that might a bit past prime. Had some really nice white floral, tangerine, and peach notes. Acidity was a bit soft, though...gave it the feeling that it wasn't entirely fresh.
Red
1993 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
93 points
Thought this was great. Had a really nice profile of fresh berries, soft red floral notes, and some earthy undertones. That's what we're looking for in pinot, right? Seemed to check off the major boxes for me quite nicely.
White
2011 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
92 points
I like where this wine is right now. Big and powerful, it has the weight of Valmur and the wonderful salty/lemony/floral notes of great Chablis. If it doesn't prematurely oxidize, this will be a masterpiece once some of the secondary notes develop.
Red
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
94 points
An outstanding rioja. Had the textbook nose of nutty, red fruit with earthy/floral undertones. Palate was in great balance with the secondary flavors on display along with great acidity and structure which bodes well for further development.
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