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Red - Sparkling
1/13/2022 - SiR wrote:
89 points
12.5% - Hazy, deep purple, light fizz / clean, med intensity - red & black berry fruit mixture, some reduction, balsamic reduction, eucalyptus, animal / dry, med+ refreshing acidity, med soft tannin, med to light body, med intensity and length. Always a treat with simple Italian dishes.
Red
1/13/2022 - SiR wrote:
91 points
13% - Clear, med+ ruby / clean, pronounced intensity - morello cherry, underbrush, spice box, violet, earthy tones / dry, med+ acidity, med+ grippy tannin, med body, med+ intensity, med to long finish. Rustic & wild with impressive depth. This is most likely the "broadest" shoulder Dolcetto I've ever tasted. Absolutely fantastic over two nights
White
1/12/2022 - SiR wrote:
91 points
13.5% - Clear, pale gold reflections / clean, medium intensity - yellow apple, tangerine, pine nuts, acacia flower, flint / dry, med to high acidity, med round body, med intensity with a persistent finish leaving a mouthcoating creamy finish. Gets better with air and as it gets more around 16-18C.
Red
1/8/2022 - SiR wrote:
91 points
12.5% - Clear, med+ purple / clean, med+ intensity - blackberry, black cherry, gamey, animal, vanilla pod, kiss of oak, black pepper / dry, med acidity, med+ tannin, med to full body, med+ intensity with a nice lingering finish. The peppery notes toned down a bit since last bottle and is a great place right now. Very nice!
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Red
1/7/2022 - SiR wrote:
89 points
11.0% - Clear, pale & light ruby with a blackish tint / clean, med intensity - warm field strawberries (not the crap with white flesh), black cherry, white pepper, spice box / dry, med+ acidity, light tannin, med to light body, med+ intensity, med to short length. Juicy, great on it's own or nice pairing with hamburger & fries.
White
2020 Bruno Duchêne La Luna Blanc Vin de Pays de la Côte Vermeille White Blend (view label images)
1/7/2022 - SiR wrote:
91 points
13% - Clear, med lemon / clean, med to low intensity - melon, light touch of citrus peel, freshly cracked white pepper, white flower, saline / dry, med acidity, med oily body, med+ intensity, med+ length. Wow! This Grenache & Xarel-lo blend is discreet on the nose, but quite a surprise once it hits the palate with a nice depth and superbe mouthfeel. 91(+)
Rosé - Sparkling
1/6/2022 - SiR wrote:
91 points
12% - Clear, pale & light salmon, very effervescent / clean, med+ intensity - red berry mixture, lemon twist, watermelon, yeasty, fresh baguette, lactose, chalky / dry, high zippy acidity, med to light body, med+ intensity, med length. 91-92
White - Sparkling
1/3/2022 - SiR wrote:
90 points
12% - Clear, med straw, small beads with a constant fizz / clean, med+ intensity - apple, pear & cream, lemon peel, biscuit, mineral / dry, high racy acidity, med round body, med+ intensity, med+ length.
White
1/3/2022 - SiR wrote:
90 points
14% - Clear, med to pale gold / clean, pronounced intensity - lemon peel, bitters, nutty, almond, creamy / dry, med+ acidity, med body with an oily mouth-coating texture, pronounced intensity with a med to long finish.
White
1/3/2022 - SiR wrote:
88 points
12.0% - Hazy, med to pale lemon / clean, med intensity - gooseberry, stone fruit, white flower / dry, med acidity, med to light body, med intensity, med length. Well balanced with some reduction upon opening.
Red
1/2/2022 - SiR wrote:
91 points
12.5% - Clear, med to deep ruby / clean, med to pronounced intensity - redcurrant, raspberry, floral lift leaning towards violet scent, cinnamon stick, wet pebble rock / dry, med refreshing acidity, med supple tannin, med body, med+ intensity with a med length. This is a gem and like its lieu-dit name suggests, it is very charming at this early stage. 91(+)
White
1/1/2022 - SiR wrote:
93 points
12.7% - Clear, med to light gold / clean, med to pronounced intensity - apple skin, poached pear, custard, roasted nuts / dry, med+ acidity, med body with a creamy texture, med+ intensity, long finish. Pure, refined and elegant.
White - Sparkling
12/31/2021 - SiR wrote:
92 points
12.5% / disgorged March 2021 - Clear, med gold / clean, pronounced intensity - lemon peel, brioche, spicy kick, saffron, chalky, ginger snaps / dry, high racy acidity, med to light body, med+ intensity with long finish. 92-93
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Red
12/29/2021 - SiR wrote:
92 points
12.8% - Clear, med ruby with a hint of garnet on the rim / clean, med+ intensity - raspberry, dried cranberry, violet lift, mineral edge, graphite / dry, med+ acidity, med- silky tannin, med body, med+ intensity with a nice persistent length. Aged beautifully!
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White
12/9/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
13% - Clear, med amber / clean, pronounced intensity - ripe stone fruit, tangerine, roasted pineapple, dried herbs, spice touch (musk) / dry, med acidity, med- tannin, med body, pronounced intensity, med length.
Stellar bottle (not as oxidized as the previous one).
Red
12/5/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
13% - Clear, med to deep garnet / clean, pronounced intensity - black cherry, plum, balsamic reduction, spice box, pencil shavings / dry, med acidity, med+ chewy tannin, med to full body, med+ intensity, med to long finish. This is a well structured/broad shoulder super Tuscan that delivers!
Rosé
12/4/2021 - SiR wrote:
89 points
12% - Clear, deep sockeye salmon / clean, med intensity - morello cherry, cranberries, pomegranate, dried thym / dry, med refreshing acidity, light tannin, med body, med to pronounced intensity with med length. Quite structured rosé that paired well with salmon burgers.
White
12/3/2021 - SiR wrote:
88 points
12% - Clear, med to deep lemon / clean, med+ intensity - ripe yellow apple, exotic fruits, floral lift, cidery / dry, med acidity, med- body, med intensity, med length.
White - Sparkling
12/3/2021 - SiR wrote:
89 points
12% - Clear, med lemon, highly effervescent / clean, med intensity - citrus flesh, green apple, smoky, mineral, white flower / dry (still can feel some residual sugars), high racy acidity, light body, med intensity and length.
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White
12/1/2021 - SiR wrote:
93 points
12.5% - Clear, pale & bright gold reflections / clean, med to pronounced intensity - meyer lemon, citrus peel, ginger snaps, creamy, chalky with a saline twist / dry, med+ refreshing acidity, med- body, med to pronounced intensity with a surprisingly long finish. Textbook Chablis which scores above its weight for a village level. 92-93
Red
11/19/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
13.5% - Clear, med+ purple / clean, med to pronounced intensity - blackberry, earthy, roasted red pepper, graphite, pencil shavings / dry, med acidity, med fine grained tannin, med body, med+ intensity with a persistent length. Pretty much in line with the last bottle ~6 months ago
Red
10/29/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
13% - Clear, med to deep ruby / clean, pronounced intensity - crunchy berry fruit, blackcurrant, gamey, cured meats, mineral, crushed rocks, fresh violets / dry, med to high acidity, low tannin, med to light body, med+ intensity, med length. Some reduction at first, give it 15 min and it blossomed nicely.
Red
10/23/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
12.5% - Clear (with some sediments), med with a bricking hue / clean, med+ intensity - redcurrant, cranberry, dried rose petals, dry forest floor, spice, musk / dry, med+ acidity, low silky tannin, med- body, med+ intensity with a persistent length.
Red
2018 Partida Creus GT Catalunya Garrut, Mourvèdre (view label images)
10/23/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
13% - Clear, med to deep ruby / clean, med intensity - morello cherry, liquorice, gamey meat, lavender, lightly smoky / dry, med+ acidity, med to low chewy tannin, med to light body, med intensity and length. Vin de soif - well suited for rotisserie or bistro type of dishes.
Red
10/21/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
12.5% - Clear, med to deep ruby and purplish on the rim / clean, med+ intensity - black cherry, kirsch, violet, leathery, spice box, graphite / dry, med+ acidity, med- tannin, med body, med to pronounced intensity with med length, well balanced. As usual an impressive Dolcetto - sheer pleasure!
White
10/21/2021 - SiR wrote:
89 points
13% - Lightly hazy, med to pale lemon / clean, med intensity - pear, peachy, citrus tang, white flower, flower buds, kinda smells like spring / dry, med to high tart acidity, med to light body, med intensity and length. 89(+) I pretty much enjoy the fluidity and mineral lingering tension of this one!
Red
10/15/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
12.5% - Clear, med to deep ruby / clean, pronounced intensity - blackberry, black raspberry, cedar shakes, fresh cigar leaves, roasted red bell pepper / dry, med+ acidity, med grippy tannin, med body, med to pronounced intensity, persistent length. Expressive nose with crunchy berry fruit and crushed wet stones feel on the palate. Well... love at first sight! Will decant for an hour or two. 91(+)
White
10/15/2021 - SiR wrote:
88 points
12.0% - Slightly hazy, pale lemon / clean, med intensity - pear, yellow apple, gooseberry, cidery, mineral edge / dry, med+ racy acidity, light body, med intensity, med- length. Good first impression ...will see how this evolves
White
10/9/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
14% - Clear, med gold reflections / clean, pronounced intensity- ripe lemon, ginger, waxy, floral lift, mineral / dry, med+ racy acidity, med body, pronounced intensity with a lingering finish. Very nice at this early stage.
Red
10/8/2021 - SiR wrote:
88 points
13.5% - Clear, pale & light purplish / clean, med intensity - black raspberry, slightly candied berry notes, roasted red pepper, spice box/ dry, med+ acidity, med to low tannin, med to light body, med intensity, med to short length.
White
2016 Geschickt Kaefferkopf Alsace Grand Cru White Blend (view label images)
9/30/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
14% - Clear, med to deep gold / clean, pronounced intensity - ripe stone fruit, flower bouquet, rose water, honey wax, light petrol whiff, salty, soy sauce / dry, med acidity, med+ round & oily body, med+ intensity with a persistent finish.
Red
9/29/2021 - SiR wrote:
92 points
12% - Clear, med ruby / clean, med to pronounced intensity - morello cherry, redcurrant, orange peel, underbrush, cinnamon stick, sweet spices, floral bouquet / dry, med to high acidity, med+ tannin, med body, med+ intensity with a med to long finish. Well balance with a silky texture despite surprising biting tannin at first sip. 91-92
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White
9/26/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
13.5% - Clear, med to light straw / clean, med+ intensity - meyer lemon, green apple flesh, shellfish minerality, ocean mist / high racy acidity, med to light body, med+ intensity, persistent length. Well balanced and stellar chenin from Guiberteau!
Red
9/26/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
12.5% - Clear, pale & light ruby / clean (after the decant with the reductive notes out of the way), pronounced intensity - bright bing cherries, strawberry field, tart fruit, freshly cracked white pepper, tomato leaf, crushed rocks, saline / dry, high acidity, med chewy tannin, med body, med+ intensity with long finish. 91(+)
Double decant & 4-5 hours in a captain carafe.
Red
9/23/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
12.5% - Clear, med to deep purple / clean, med to pronounced intensity - black cherry, blueberry, kirsch, new leather, pencil shavings, spice kick / dry, med+ acidity, med- tannin, med+ intensity with persistent length. 89-90 A step up on the second night after opening.
Red
9/20/2021 - SiR wrote:
83 points
12% - Clear, pale & light ruby / clean, med intensity - sour red berries, green vein running through, smoke, with a little something that bothers me - weird soapy notes... / dry, med+ tart acidity, low tannin, light body, med- intensity with a short length. The short length is actually a good thing for this one !!
Red
9/19/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
13% - Clear, light ruby / clean, med+ intensity - orange peel, cranberry, earthy, underbrush, mineral / dry, med+ acidity, med- silky tannin, med to light body, med+ intensity with a persistent length. A beauty!
Red
9/18/2021 - SiR wrote:
90 points
14.5% clear, deep purple / clean, med to pronounced intensity - blackberry, cherry pit, tobacco leafs, black olives, lightly floral (fresh violet) / dry, med- acidity, med dusty tannin, med+ body, med+ intensity with persistent length. 89-90 Broad shoulders that goes along pretty well with with BBQ'd steaks.
Red
9/18/2021 - SiR wrote:
89 points
13% - Clear, deep rosé / clean, pronounced intensity - blood orange, pomegranate, black cherry, all about fruit with perhaps some fresh thyme notes lingering in the background / dry, med+ refreshing acidity, low tannin, light body, med+ intensity with a med to short length. A vivid and explosive deep rosé with bitter notes on the palate and the flavours fade away as quickly as the bottle goes down.
This wine screams ... summer's not over yet!
Rosé
9/5/2021 - SiR wrote:
88 points
12.5% - Clear, pale & light bricking hue / clean, pronounced intensity - rhubarb, cranberries, strawberry candy, something medicinal, tomato leaves / dry, med+ tart acidity, light body, med+ intensity, med length. Fruitforward and astringent.
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White
9/4/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
13.5% - Clear, med to light lemon / clean, pronounced intensity - apple flesh, white fruit, fruit blossom, white flower, freshly cut greens, mineral, lactose / dry, med to high refreshing acidity, med to light body, pleasant mouthcoating texture, med+ intensity with persistent length. This is a quite impressive Aligoté, a stellar bottle! 91(+)
It would be interesting to taste alongside Athénaïs de Beru's Aligoté.
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White
9/3/2021 - SiR wrote:
88 points
12% - Clear, med to deep lemon / clean, med intensity - yellow apple, melon, mango, light buttery whiff, white flower / dry, med refreshing acidity, med to light body, med+ intensity, med- length.
White
8/15/2021 - SiR wrote:
89 points
12% - Clear, pale lemon / clean, med intensity - lemon rind, green apple, freshly cut greens, white flower, chalk / dry, med to high acidity, med to light body, med intensity with a persistent length. An overall well balanced aligoté with pure lines.
Red
8/14/2021 - SiR wrote:
89 points
12.5% - Clear, pale & light garnet with a bricking hue / clean, med intensity - dried cranberry, wild berries, black tea, forest floor, mineral / dry, high acidity, med to low tannin, med- body, med intensity, med length. Took quite a while to open up
White
8/13/2021 - SiR wrote:
93 points
Magnum/ 13% - Clear, pale & light gold hue / clean, pronounced intensity - citrus mix, poached pear, orchard fruit, minty-eucalyptus edge, chalkiness, mineral / dry, med to high refreshing acidity, med- creamy body, med to pronounced intensity with a long finish. Pure, elegant and refined.
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Rosé
8/7/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
12% - Clear, deep salmon with copper hue / clean, pronounced intensity - rhubarb, strawberry leaf, fruit punch, white pepper, bitters, spices / dry, med to high acidity, med- tannin, med to light body, med+ intensity with a lingering finish. Somewhat this is austere with some nice structure. If tasted blind I would have guessed a Trousseau or Poulsard from the Jura. 91(+)
White - Sparkling
8/7/2021 - SiR wrote:
87 points
12% - Clear, pale & light lemon, low effervescence / clean, med to low intensity - citrus peel, pear, creamy, white flower / dry, high acidity, light body, med- intensity, med to short length.
White
7/23/2021 - SiR wrote:
91 points
14.0% - Clear, med straw / clean, pronounced intensity - ripe pear, lemon custard, honey, mineral, white flower, light spice touch / dry, med+ acidity, med round body, med+ intensity with a lingering finish. This bottle was stellar! 91(+)
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White
2018 Gino Pedrotti Nosiola Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT (view label images)
7/21/2021 - SiR wrote:
89 points
12.5% - Clear, med straw / clean, med intensity - pear, quince, almond paste, dried herbs, saline, mineral / dry, med acidity, med to light body, med intensity and length, well balanced. Vibrant and pure!
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White
7/18/2021 - SiR wrote:
88 points
11% - Clear, med lemon / clean, med+ intensity - green apple, pear, lime zest, waxy, fresh butter, mushroomy / dry, med to high tart acidity, med to light body with pleasant round mouthcoating texture, med+ intensity, med length.
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