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Dan's House

Tasted June 24, 2018 by aagrawal with 37 views

Flight 1 (10 notes)

Red
2007 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Villero Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
93 points
This had no sediment at all. Light ruby with tawny at edges, expected for a Barolo; nose is aromatic, roses, tar, cherry fruit; palate is light bodied, juicy cherry fruit throughout, high youthful tannins, smooth, with a bit of air it develops a bit more savoriness on the palate (not quite balsamic or soy but getting there); medium-length finish. This is traditionally styled but still polished, youthful but well integrated, drinkable now or likely in 20 years. Excellent value, perfect food wine. If there is any flaw, it's that it may be too put together and doesn't have the extra character of a really top tier Barolo. 93+
6 hours + double decanted and served: This held up really well. Balanced, interesting, plenty of fruit but also with complex secondary structure. I was very impressed with this compared to the barolo lineup today.
White
2014 Domaine Berlancourt Bourgogne Blanc France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
87 points
Fresh, richer but still excellent acidity; palate is full bodied, but really fresh and minerality; medium finish. 87
White - Sparkling
2008 Fallet-Dart Champagne Brut Millésimé France, Champagne
88 points
Moderately aromatic, mid-weight style, medium yeastiness, strong core of acid; medium-long finish. Nice value. 88
Red
2003 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti) Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
More garnet that ruby, more aged color than expected; nose is aromatic, small cluster delicate berries, a bit of mulch and more savory; palate is light bodied, still a lot of drying structured tannins, some fruit but not as much much as needed with the tannins; gripping finish. Enjoyable with food, but the fruit may not ever balance tannins.
With some air and on retaste, this is actually a very nice wine. Complex, certainly a lot of tannin to the fruit but a very enjoyable wine. Good for the vintage, but still a bit short of other vintages like the 2011. Cappellano, always an interesting wine.
Red
2004 Fratelli Brovia Barolo Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
87 points
Cherry fruit, slight spice, slight roses; palate is light to medium bodied, red fruit, medium acidity; medium finish. Nice Barolo normale, maybe still young. 87-88
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Red
2013 Ferrando Carema White Label (Etichetta Bianca) Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Carema
90 points
Super-light ruby; elegant, aromatic, floral, Pinot-like berry fruit, slight spice; palate is light bodied, lovely light red berry fruit, medium-plus acidity; medium-long finish. Lovely and elegant. 90-91
This was a polarizing wine. I liked its elegance and balance, while others thought it seemed advanced and lacked capacity to age. I thought it was a good wine, but perhaps expensive for what it provided at $60+
Red
2001 San Fereolo Dogliani Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Dogliani
84 points
Medium ruby; red fruit, nondescript; short finish. Maybe a bit too aged? 84
Red
2011 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas
89 points
Medium-deep ruby; medium aromatics, red fruit, spice; palate is medium bodied, fresh medium acidity, good fruit, well balanced but without much complexity; medium finish. A very nice Northern Rhône Syrah, ready now and not likely to improve much but will last. 89
3 hours later: Fruit had completely faded on the palate. This was much better within the first hour or two of opening. No need to age this further, enjoy now for the pleasure it provides.
Red
2012 Ridge Zinfandel Kite Hill York Creek USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
85 points
Medium ruby; moderate aromatics, higher alcohol with slight heat, spice and some minor black fruits; palate is medium bodied, black fruit, good acid; medium finish. Nice Zinfandel, but nothing special. 85
Red
2003 Tenute Dettori Tenores Italy, Sardinia, Romangia IGT
82 points
Light ruby; aromatic, red fruit; palate is a bit overly alcoholic, 17%, red fruit; finish is short-medium. 82
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