Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+

Tasted March 29, 2016 by Rezy13 with 351 views

Flight 1 (11 notes)

White
2012 Williams Selyem Unoaked Chardonnay USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Yellow green; apple, pear, lemon, a bit reduced, grilled nuts; high acid, body, some green notes, green apple; a bit shrill at this phase I really thought this wine could have used some oak, funny.
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Red
2007 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
Darker core with lighter crimson rim; oak, fresh cherry, roses, high toned, cedary, wormwood; high toned palate, darker cherry, some herbs, depth, firm tannin, leather, long finish, some polish; nice wine but would like tannin to soften.
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Red
2010 Azienda Agricola Montevetrano Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT Italy, Campania, Colli di Salerno IGT
Very dense core, extracted, dull reddish violet rim; lots of oak on the nose, chocolate, vanilla, fresh dark berry; ripe and plush texture, still structured but seems young; tasty, swore this was Syrah.
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Red
2002 Domaine Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Porêts Saint-Georges France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Not sure of storage- past peak.
Red
2006 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Il Puro Casanova Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
Very dark core with dull maroon rim; nutty, sweet dark cherry, perfumed, sexy, almost raspberry, dark chocolate; some age, nutty palate, oak, acid, grainy texture, strong tannin, pure dark cherry, penetrating, serious.
Red
2001 Nicolas Potel Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Dull see through maroon, dull rim; strong nose, oak still prominent, vanille, creamy, cooked cherry, almost Grenache-like in a way; strong plum on the palate, dark soft cherry, still some structure, meaty, mineral darker feel, sour and tart fruit; tasty.
Red
2012 Mas de Boislauzon Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Semi-translucent dark reddish violet core with lighter rim; sweet fig, dark raspberry, young and fruity; nice texture, plush, good bite; very good.
Red
2009 Duorum Douro Old Vines Reserva Portugal, Douro
Black core with bright reddish violet rim; dark fruit, juicy, blackberry, cedar, menthol; plush texture, fatter, broad, expansive, some nutty oak, fairly pleasant texture, some tannin; was in Spain.
Red
2009 Jérôme Chezeaux Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
See through dull crimson with pale rim; cinnamon, spicy, soft but penetrating red fruit, young; softer fruit, sappy, cherry, red fruit, sweet, sappy and putting on weight; this reminded me of '08 Burg; definitely improving.
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Red
2005 Blankiet Estate Rive Droite USA, California, Napa Valley
Dark core with light purple rim; perfumed, oak, very sweet, candied, screams purple, firm green note in the back, tobacco; structured though a softer quality, sour plum, wild berry; very easy to drink.
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Red
2007 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche / La Péroline France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
93 points
Dark core with dull brick crimson rim; dark fruit, leather, olives, iron, granite, bacon fat, smoke, elegant though masculine (for Cote Rotie); iron, plush tannins, acid; drinking so well and very true to what it is; called '05 Cote Brune.
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Closing

Good tasting.
Levet took #1 by a wide margin
Volpaia #2
Chezeaux #3

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