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Red
2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious Sta. Rita Hills
3/24/2021 - rougeamore Likes this wine:
90 points
Cherry and sour cherry aromas with a definite old world undercurrent. Complex, varied flavor profile with a good balance of cherry, woody notes, and herbes de Provence and pronounced green olive on the palate. Bright and medium to light bodied. Very nice but not a standout.
  • rougeamore commented:

    3/24/21, 3:41 PM - Yikes! Thank you, that was an error. Meant to be 90

Red
2015 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
1/21/2021 - rougeamore Likes this wine:
93 points
Popped and poured. Nose of cherry, black raspberry, licorice and lavender. Complex with dark cherry flavor, mineral notes, medium tannins. Has racy acidity. Elegant chianti.
  • rougeamore commented:

    1/22/21, 6:19 AM - Thanks for the info. Your TN are wonderfully detailed. Thanks for your contributions to CT. Didn't have a pinot that was ready to drink. Served with Chicken Marsala https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chicken-marsala-232152

Red
2009 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend
10/28/2020 - rougeamore Likes this wine:
95 points
This wine has really come around and is drinking beautifully right now. Dense blackberries and plum with smokey tobacco. Tannins are smooth and silky with a medium long finish. Wonderful.
  • rougeamore commented:

    10/28/20, 3:28 PM - To answer srh's question on decanting and pairing... yes I decanted the wine for 2 hours. There were plenty of "rocks" on the bottom of the bottle. Paired it with petite filets and a healthy appetite. Hoping the '10's are as good because I'm out of the '09.

Red
2009 Château Cantenac Brown Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
9/20/2019 - Jeff Leve wrote:
96 points
Sensuous, silky, concentrated, smoky and just great in your glass, this is a beauty! It is rich, vibrant and the texture, with its velvety fruits makes a real Margaux impression. This is not fully mature, but the fruits are so ripe and tannins so refined, you can pop a cork tonight for pleasure. If you can wait another 5 years for the aromatic complexities to develop, you are going to love it!
  • rougeamore commented:

    10/4/19, 6:47 AM - Glad to hear it's drinking well right now. This wine initially had very high barrel tasting ratings but upon release, it was a bit disappointing according to one of the pro reviews I read. Perhaps it shut down for a bit. Will be drinking my last bottle tonight.

  • rougeamore commented:

    10/6/19, 5:25 PM - It was James Suckling who ended his description as "best ever" and gave it a 93-96 barrel score. I can't find his follow-up note following release with a lower score.

  • rougeamore commented:

    10/6/19, 5:28 PM - Yikes, I was wrong, it was Parker as shown in the link in the earlier note. Sorry for the confusion

Red
2009 Château Gazin Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend
1/11/2017 - rougeamore wrote:
95 points
Full-bodied, very long finish, and so smooth with velvety soft tannins. Cherry, red currants, and brambles on the nose but gets blacker on the tongue with a hint of cocoa. One of favorite Bordeaux's ever. Truly an exceptional wine.
  • rougeamore commented:

    1/26/17, 6:25 AM - Decanted the wine for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours before drinking. Enjoy!

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