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Red
2009 Château Batailley Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/22/2023 - qcwino wrote:
Cedar and red fruit on the nose. There’s also a smoky/hickory wood element to the nose. Integrated tannins. Lively on the palate.
Red
1/16/2023 - qcwino wrote:
Tart, sour red fruit. Integrated tannins with good freshness.
White
12/4/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Consumed with lots of bottles on a Sunday funday. It held up. Acidity was decent. Clearly cali but refined. Drink these young if you want them to pop.
White
10/29/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Pretty nose. Palate lacks some of the chalky, chiseled expression of chablis. Hot vintage. Rounder and not as much acid as I’d like - (again) the vintage. Tasty but would seek out ‘17 and ‘20 for fresher wines.
Red
9/11/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Cranberry, anise, orange peel.
White
7/18/2022 - qcwino wrote:
I've enjoyed Dujac's reds. I regularly drink the village MSD and have several of their GC's laying down. This is my first time trying a white from the domaine and unfortunately this bottle missed the mark. Ripe apple was the predominant flavor instead of my preferred lemon oil profile. It lacked minerality. There was a certain energy under all the ripe fruit and wood but it still didn't work for me.
White
7/17/2022 - qcwino wrote:
For what it lacks in generosity of fruit, it makes up for with minerality and brightness. Good energy and freshness.
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Red
2015 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/17/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Hollow mid palate, medium tannin. Kinda flat- Needs more acid.
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White
6/12/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Ripe apple, rich, mineral, salty. Really good for a village level wine.
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White
4/18/2022 - qcwino wrote:
More round that the 2017. Melon and apricot with bitter almond finish.
White
2/28/2022 - qcwino wrote:
For the level- this has very good freshness, minerality and depth
Red
2/14/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Disjointed on day one. Light bodied, not much flavor, slight vegetal smell. Day 2 was much better. Sour red fruit, brown spice, better depth.
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White
2/6/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Round, ripe, yellow apple. Hint if spearmint on the palate. This wine doesn’t have the acid or stuffing to go much longer. Would have been better to drink this closer to release.
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Red
1/31/2022 - qcwino wrote:
There’s a little bit of VA but not overpowering. In fact it gives the wine some interest. I dig it.
Red
1/17/2022 - qcwino wrote:
Red fruit and brown spice. Elegant for Gevrey-Chambertain.
Red
12/4/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Briny nose with decent olive aromas. Reddish to blue fruit. Moderate tannin and acid.
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White
9/27/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Reductive, flinty, mineral. Lemon oil. Good stuff
Red
9/20/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Dark. Monolithic. Not my thing.
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White
9/14/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Ripe yellow apple, hint of pineapple. Good spice.
White
9/11/2021 - qcwino wrote:
From a hot vintage and it shows. Round. Lacks freshness. Slightly oxidative. Not great.
Red
7/25/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Dark cherry and spice (cinnamon). Medium body and acid. Depth and length is excellent for a village wine and for the price isn't that what we should expect. Really like this.
Red
7/19/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Fully mature. Brown rim. Cedar and tobacco. Slight balsamic. Still packs a punch tho. Good acid and tannin.
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Red
6/19/2021 - qcwino wrote:
2 hour decant. Sweet red fruit spectrum when compared to the Pontet canet that we opened at the same time.
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Red
2011 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/19/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Typical BDX. Dark fruit and cedar. Drank nicely with a 2 hour decant. tannins e not too intrusive. Flavor was still quite primary. Hope it develops more complexity with bottle age.
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White
6/13/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Flinty, mineral, lemon oil. Full flavor but lean and angular. Very fresh. Excellent wine and very reminiscent of white burg.
White
6/13/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Deep yellow color. Melon, yellow apple. Nose was great and the wine was delicious. Palate wasn’t that vibrant. Most of the acid has gone out of this wine so I wouldn’t recommend with food. However it is great by itself.
Red
6/8/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Affordable. Primary fruit with a little floral. Pretty good Syrah.
Red
6/7/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Nose of cherries, roses and the slightest hint of milk chocolate. Also has a slight bitter herb (parsley/cut grass) note. Tannins are still a little grippy.
White
5/31/2021 - qcwino wrote:
At 2 years old this was fresh and full of lemon and flint. At 5 years old there is a prevalent tropical note and leas lemon. Still has great acid but a more round fruit profile
Orange
5/24/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Orange rind, stone fruit, tart red fruit. Still has tannic structure.
White
5/22/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Everything is a little dialed back when compared to its Loire counterparts. Not as wooly, not as funky, not as many base, yellow apple notes. I liked the reserved quality of this wine. Very well done.
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White
5/22/2021 - qcwino wrote:
A nice wine. Fairly medium all around. (Not in a bad way)Medium ripe apple, medium acid and freshness. Fairly long finish. Good sense of balance.
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White
5/17/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Lemon, pear, mineral. Depth with freshness.
White
5/6/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Lemon oil. Bright and punchy. Not much depth but highly drinkable. Little to none of the reduction associated with this producer. Affordable PYCM.
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Red
4/6/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Light bodied, sweet red fruit, a little white pepper. Not recognizable to me a Zinfandel.
White
2/22/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Round. Ripe yellow apple. Slightly honeyed finish. Similar to his chenins but not as fresh.
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White
2/22/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Lemon oil/curd, cut grass, mineral, tart. Good length. Medium+freshness. Very enjoyable.
White
2/8/2021 - qcwino wrote:
Lemon oil, white flowers. Fine boned and refreshing. Strong white burg vibe with this excellent Rhone wine.
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Red
12/31/2020 - qcwino wrote:
There’s some dark fruit and a hint of mocha at the start but gains more red fruit and a tart character with air. Nice wine.
White
12/27/2020 - qcwino wrote:
Rich, ripe apple that leans into some tropical flavors, hazelnut, butterscotch. Gaining maturity and showed a slightly oxidized character. Could have used more acid to cut through the richness.
Red
12/22/2020 - qcwino wrote:
Rustic, plummy, medicinal. Not great. Had this a couple of years ago and enjoyed it more.

I corked half the bottle and put it in the fridge overnight. Just had another glass and it’s settled down. Much better. Lost the plum and the medicinal qualities. Makes me think that bottle age will sort this out. Tastes like decent although darker fruited pinot noir.
Red
11/23/2020 - qcwino wrote:
Winery description says “salty plums” and I agree. I normally don’t like wines on the plum end of the spectrum bc sometimes they lean toward raisins but this maintains balance and freshness. Tannins are pretty mild but the palate has a decent grip that is best described as salty.
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White
11/2/2020 - qcwino wrote:
Earthy, medium ripe, slightly honeyed apple. Explosive acid. Salty. Hint of fennel as it comes to room temp.
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White
8/9/2020 - qcwino wrote:
Similar to previous note. Very pretty nose but mid palate is a bit hollow. Could use some more acid too IMO.
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White
6/29/2020 - qcwino wrote:
I found this wine to be farily genreous for a "clasic" vintage" at a young age. Ripe yellow apple profile with good depth and length.Power w/o being overdone. Good freshness but not mouth puckering. Balanced. Very salty.
Red
3/14/2020 - qcwino wrote:
Faded. Brown juice with no tannin and super dark, cooked, stewed fruit.

I’ve had the 04 recently and it was much better so I’m guessing this 07 hasn’t been stored correctly.
Red
12/22/2019 - qcwino wrote:
Cork was in outstanding shape. Lots of life left in this wine. Moderate tannins. Some cedar and tobacco notes. Leans toward red fruit end of the spectrum. More akin to BDX than California.
White
12/16/2019 - qcwino wrote:
Lithe and nibble but with good depth of flavor. Fine boned wine, especially at the generic Bourgogne level.
Red
2017 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas Vinos de Madrid Garnacha, Grenache (view label images)
10/27/2019 - qcwino wrote:
Floral, red fruit with a little orange peel. Medium+ acid with a little tannin. Very elegant.
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