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White - Sparkling
2014 Hervieux-Dumez Champagne Special Club Champagne Blend
Didn't record the specs on this wine but my recall is 50% Chard, then roughly equal parts PN and PM, sourced from a few villages within the Montagne, south and west of Reims. Dosage of around 7 g/l? This bottle drank fine, meaning we enjoyed it but I did comment to my wife a few times over dinner as we worked through it that I thought the wine needed more energy, more acid and some structure. I only bought one bottle, and was glad to try it but not looking to replace it.
  • bobpsi commented:

    10/22/19, 1:26 PM - FMIII I picked up a few bottles of the 2012 last year at the winery after we stayed in Sacy and loved it, one of the best of the trip. I have one left and just picked up a couple of the 2014 to try side by side.

Red
2014 Bougetz Cellars Jovana Cabernet Franc/Merlot Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
Great nose of dark cherries, sweet tobacco, herbs and espresso. Medium body with black cherry, blueberry, earth, mocha and cedar notes. Great berserkerday buy.
  • bobpsi commented:

    4/5/19, 10:15 AM - 1 hr decant cheers

Red
2008 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
1/25/2018 - dsimmons Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice mature CA. Excellent balance, ample fruit without being over-the-top. All around delicious. This wine is likely at or near its peak. Drink in next 5 years. Fair pricing.
  • bobpsi commented:

    1/25/18, 1:47 PM - One of the best QPR's coming out of Napa

Red
2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains
6/9/2016 - CMN wrote:
82 points
Forward flavors of candied red fruit. The wine was disjointed, with an unpleasant, artificial menthol note like Scope mouthwash. With a couple hours of air, the green note became darker, more like forrest floor, but it never became fully integrated with the fruit. Despite the 13.3% abv, there was a trace of heat on the finish. Overall this was an incredibly disappointing showing.
  • bobpsi commented:

    6/9/16, 1:06 PM - I take it this is the wine you are referencing on WB? I had it about 3.5-4 years ago and was underwhelmed ( as I have been with approx. 50% of my Rhys wines, I'm no longer purchasing them) but not to this point. I have 2 left maybe I will gift them to one of my wife's friends :)

Red
2007 Copain Syrah Harrison Clarke Santa Ynez Valley
Ok. Not sure what the fuss is about, other than that this is much less offensive than most California syrahs/Aussie shirazes. Very thick and dark. Dark blue fruit, iodine, but, for me, lacking any of the elegance or nuance of a good N. Rhone.
  • bobpsi commented:

    11/7/14, 6:33 PM - Glad you found a reason to bad mouth a whole region, being flavorless and light doesn't make a wine elegant and nuanced only European

Red
2009 Novy Family Wines Syrah Rosella's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands
6/27/2013 - bobpsi wrote:
90 points
1-1/2 hr decant. Expressive smokey ash, pepper and black fruit nose. Medium body similar to the nose that turns to more savory, meaty notes as it is open. moderate tannins with a medium plus soft finish. A yearly purchase for me and a very good value.
  • bobpsi commented:

    6/27/13, 12:00 PM - Not sure about the aging it's a little lighter than the 08 but still seems to have plenty of structure. Whether it improves is probably more a matter of taste. Cheers :)

Red
2007 Kamen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
5/28/2013 - bobpsi wrote:
1 hr decant. Expressive nose of dark fruits, vanilla and sandalwood. Deep silky palate of blackberry pie, spicy oak and pipe tobacco. Moderate tannins and a long smooth finish. Not for the AFWE or oak averse, but wonderfully balanced for my palate.
  • bobpsi commented:

    5/28/13, 8:43 AM - Anti Flavor Wine Elite it's from a Robert Parker quote

Red
2008 Virage Vineyards Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
11/2/2011 - bobpsi wrote:
93 points
1 Hr decant. Expressive nose of black cherry, vanilla, herbs. Medium plus body of black cherry, black raspberry, tobacco leaf, cedar. Long mocha finish with approachable tannins.
  • bobpsi commented:

    5/1/13, 7:41 AM - You are correct, I never noticed I put the wrong vintage in :)

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