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White
2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Chardonnay
Starts slightly citric, but begins rounding out fairly quickly. Shows many good components, with good savory, mineral accents, and well judged butter/cream impressions underneath. Has light to medium fruit weight, with a mix of fresh lemon and lemon meringue flavor. It does miss a bit on depth and doesn’t quite have that finishing kick of complexity you hope for with a Grand Cru. An enjoyable, classy drink nonetheless, and one to drink over the next few years, judging by how quickly it opened. Would not really recommend decanting as I did. Followed over most of the day, and became simpler as it opened.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    8/27/19, 10:51 AM - Judging by both a 2008 and a 2004 drunk last year this wine can really age a long time. The 2004 was mature but not fully mature. The 2008 was divine but still very young. 2014 is an even better vintage

Red
2017 Paul Pillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
1/20/2019 - JefCon wrote:
84 points
Used for cooking but saved a glass. Ripe berries and very juicy. Tannic. A young burgundy.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    8/19/19, 7:13 AM - was this really Paul Pillot? there was a picture of another Pillot producer

Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Cuvée Rubis Champagne Blend
8/10/2019 - MC2 Wines wrote:
Smokin Meat and Serious Syrah 2.0 (Westport, CT): Interesting as I had a very different experience from the person before me. These are always some of my favorite pink bubbles. Drank this with a large group of friends and this was the first bottle that was finished even though it was one of the later champagne/whites that was opened. It's fresh and easy and bits of red fruit and unlike some of the other champagnes that seemed to need food to be as compelling this is a wine that stands quite comfortably on its own.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    8/12/19, 10:51 AM - Agreed this is really good! Perhaps not your "Classic" Rosé but full of personality

White
2014 Ridge Chardonnay Estate Santa Cruz Mountains
1/10/2019 - guitarguy wrote:
78 points
This wine has some type of nasty, skunky, musk nose and taste that has persisted from bottle one to 5. It just trashed the wine. I’m just abhorred, as a long-time MB collector to see Ridge add that name to this trash. What is going on with Chardonnay up on the hilltop and what did the critics taste, certainly not this garbage. I should probably call the MB collector club and complain. Is it Brett?, some other nasty organism? Anyhow, hard pass from now on.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    1/13/19, 7:16 AM - no doubt it was an off bottle - I've had this 4 or 5 times with no problems. Fresh classic Cali Chardonnay. Still have 3 bottles and have no worries :-)

Red
2016 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison Baden
11/10/2018 - Puteljen! Likes this wine:
92 points
This bottle back on track. Lovely stuff! See previous notes.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    11/14/18, 9:05 AM - I had one about two months ago - it was all over the place. So you say there are improving?? I Still have two 2016 and one 2015 :-)

White
2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière Chardonnay
11/1/2018 - esh44 wrote:
Still pretty darn reductive. This was better on day two where the citrus fruit meshed well with all the chiseled stone-y tones. Love these.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    11/2/18, 6:49 AM - And for this reason I simply stopped buying PYCM - its sad in a way. But I just want white Burgundy with a broader drinking window. Just had some 2011 and it was still reductive with that sulphide smell covering all fruit

Red
2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 Gamay
6/29/2018 - Milliontown wrote:
flawed
Bitterly disappointing. Really funky. Smelled bretty so I decanted it. It didn’t blow off. In fact, it gained more funkiness and developed intense VA. Full on nailpolish. Not that enjoyable to drink. One of the few times I have felt duped by the price of a wine. So disappointed by this. Sad.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    6/29/18, 10:42 AM - Must have been an off bottle - I've had this Cuvée several times in different vintages - it can be tight and a bit shut when young but always bright fruit. When old it is like mature Burgundy!

White
2011 Emmanuel Houillon (Maison Pierre Overnoy) Chardonnay Arbois Pupillin
2/24/2015 - acyso wrote:
93 points
Dinner at RPM Steak (Chicago, IL): So, this is a fantastic wine at $25. Add a zero to that? Nah, not so much. The nose has tons of fresh green apple, and as Alan mentioned, sour beer. Lovely fresh acidity that just keeps going. There is a certain funk (I think it's a very minor oxidative element) that makes it clear that this isn't Burgundy (premox jokes aside), but this is excellent chardonnay in its own right. This would be a delightful wine to drink with some roast chicken on a lazy weekend afternoon, and while this is delicious, there's no way it has the complexity of a $250 bottle.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    2/25/15, 10:03 AM - 250 Dollars!!!?? What planet did you buy it on?? This retails for 34 Dollars in Europe and Restaurants prices are around twice that

Red
2010 Calera Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard Mount Harlan
11/16/2014 - Iceman611 wrote:
Expensive but definitely a flawless Cali cab. One of the best I've tried.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    11/19/14, 9:55 PM - Wrong tasting note

Red
2004 Bodegas Pintia Toro Pintia Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo
12/17/2013 - Lord Rodney wrote:
85 points
overripe and oaked
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    12/17/13, 8:17 AM - Yeah it's a short note but it pretty much nails it!! :-)

Red
2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Edna Valley
9/25/2013 - budh wrote:
I'll wait on rating this wine until I've tried it again. Did a Coravin 3 oz pour and let it sit in the glass for two hours. 16.2% abv, and it seems like more. I switched from a Syrah glass to a Bordeaux to let the alcohol blow off a bit more, but it still overpowers. Very full bodied and massive fruit. Silky texture. After a a few sips, you can get past the alcohol (maybe the senses are just numb by then), but I don't see the typical syrah earth, leather, tobacco, funk characteristics - just syrupy dark fruit. For me, it's much ado about nothing....
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    9/26/13, 5:30 AM - Agreed. You have to wonder why it was made

Red
2004 Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
7/3/2013 - Lord Rodney wrote:
93 points
A very good Spanish indeed. And even though it had a bit of prunes to it I think it should age further.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    7/3/13, 5:28 AM - Thanx, at least I hope so since I have a case :-)

Red
2007 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard Napa Valley
8/28/2011 - MayValley wrote:
Black blockbuster. Some sweetness, ripe but be aware af the alkohol.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    10/18/11, 12:30 PM - Alcohol? Just 16,8%vol :-) hahah!

Rosé
2010 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Red Rhone Blend
7/31/2011 - Terkel wrote:
92 points
Brilliant rose color. Very aromatic, perfume, rose petals, strawberry and minerals. Exciting and fresh on the palate with intensity and grip, loads of red raspberry and strawberry fruit. Great length with minerals and flower perfume.
  • Lord Rodney commented:

    8/12/11, 8:00 AM - This is one of the best rosé wines I have ever had! Just awesome!

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