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2014 Philippine de Saint-Cyrille Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache
9/4/2017 - alabunka wrote:
93 points
Surprising elegant yet long on the finish ch. du pape that went superbly with a beef round roast
  • alabunka commented:

    12/26/20, 9:32 AM - Glad you enjoyed it !!!! pour it on - Happy New Year!!!!

Red
2012 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Our 40th Harvest Sangiovese
5/4/2020 - alabunka wrote:
88 points
this is a good wine - its just that it did NOT meet our expectations when we paired it with spaghetti Bolognese; the Bolognese was made from scratch and cooked in a slow cooker for seven hours!!! -it was delectably sublime - what a flavor - what a dish!!! - while the wine was a bit astringent and underwhelming... the sangiovese grape is a very good pairing with this recipe - and we thought this Brunello will be a great match....it was not... the Bolognese is divine....
  • alabunka commented:

    5/4/20, 12:04 PM - Yes - thank you for the correction - i meant it did NOT meet our expectations.

    we usually will have a good reserve Chianti with Italian meals - especially with red sauce meats - a Brunello is a good step step up - u just need to find a good Brunello and this one just did not make the grade - in our opinion; perhaps we'll try a super Tuscan next....

Red
2015 EnRoute Pinot Noir Les Pommiers Russian River Valley
2/7/2018 - alabunka wrote:
87 points
really was looking looked forward to enjoying this wine - remembering the wow factor when first tasted the wine several years ago in nyc...the 2015 just did not meet expectations...perhaps it should be put aside for several years; given the price, it definitely underwhelmed in balance, depth and was too acidic...
  • alabunka commented:

    2/10/18, 6:41 PM - thank you for your feedback Gordonium; will look for earlier vintages or newer releases...

Red
2006 Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes Pinot Noir
6/23/2013 - alabunka wrote:
88 points
served with loin veal chop with a whole grain mustard scallion sauce; the veal was superb - the wine was rather tepid and unfocused; while a burgundy is still the recommended choice - a wine with more flavor and depth is required for this dish...
  • alabunka commented:

    6/30/13, 11:15 AM - we opened it, let it air for a while - kept it cool - and decanted it - and still it was underwhelmimg - you were fortunate to have it while it was in its prime; appears to me that it should be drunk sooner than later....

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