Tasting Notes for urbanfarmer9@gmail.com

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White
11/28/2019 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
92 points
This beauty was lost in Thanksgiving red wines but by next day its greatness was apparent with hard to pair leftovers like aioli and roasted vegetables: acidity, floral notes, apples and citrus flavors. Compared favorably with 2011 Boxler GC Riesling recently enjoyed.
Red
Agree needs some air but half hour or hour minimum suffices and will soften over time; good insistent gritty Cornas with lovely generous fruit. Best with food of course. A treat. Rating is partly deliciousness but also frustrating rarity of north Rhône in marketplace.
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Red
Love this wine. First bottle since 2014 and really loved it then. Lots of fabulous 2017 fruit but also the rustic style comes through with perfect harmony.
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Red
What volnay should be: silky elegant Beaune. This Lafon is better than other Volnays I’ve had. Reminds of the best. Even casual wine drinkers will like this instantly. Seems open for business.
93
Red
Found this fresh, exciting, flavorful, elegant and definitely NSGeorge. It’s brilliant with duck roast BTW. Much better than I expected given all the negative comments about Faiveley and my own frustration with some of their earlier wines. Have held 6 bottles of this wine since early 2012 and relieved that they’re a success.
Red
2012 Hubert Lignier Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
This wine is a good example of why some good burgundys might be better drunk young. Agree with most recent notes, would add it's also exciting and refreshing.
White - Off-dry
A shame it's so hard to find good vt. It's a good drink on its own and sly companion to so many foods. My last bottle of a case I enjoyed very much.

It must be said again that garagiste sold its customers many bad bottles of Kreydenweiss wines. This wine was the exception from my purchases of several cases. I was burned once and forever shy.
Red
4/24/2017 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
91 points
Good to know such exciting Burgundy can be had for $36/ bottle. Fruit, savory, wood, nose all in one beautiful package that is great with food as it should be.
Red
1/28/2017 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
89 points
bright balanced acidity, tart and generous fruit; would have liked more minerality and grit in a white burg but a delight nonetheless. For $35 it may be unbeatable qpr. Why have I never heard of Montagny?
Red
1998 Château Pavie Macquin St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/20/2016 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
85 points
huge disappointment. had to be drunk with food to avoid severe tannins.
Red
9/1/2016 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
91 points
Really enjoying this; plenty of smooth tannin complementing generous fruit. Not a scary St Joseph but a typically robust one but with personality. 2010 was a good year all around Northern Rhone, including St. Joseph apparently.
Red
Vigorous , tart young finish; best with food which brings out fruit beautifully; a Rioja with manners. Definitely desirable and decant adds fruit. Looking for the old Gran Coronas Black Label from the 70'sand I don't think this is it. At auction for $47 is fairly good qpr.
Red
2/20/2016 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
90 points
Reminded of cough syrup the first night and so we didn't finish bottle. The second night, the wine was sublime, probably a 93 rating. Wish I had known ahead to decant longer or if there is something I'm missing here.
Red
I recommend a couple hours in a decanter to unfurl its richness.
Red
2/5/2016 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
92 points
Deep rich scent and taste with complexity that evolves in the glass. A little lighter than expected but overall a fine glass of wine.
Red
2006 Château Phélan Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/31/2016 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
90 points
From .375; in drinking window and with pleasure. It took a while. Nice round spicy Medoc and I'm guessing it has some evolution ahead.
Red
1/11/2016 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
90 points
By far, the best bottle of the six I've drunk the last few years. At opening the aromas are wonderful; delightful youthful taste at first, then a more rounded mature flavor over a couple hours. Definitely needed time to mature and come together. Would buy again if I could find it.
Red
11/1/2015 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
92 points
Drinking well now. Everything seems to be in place for an apparently memorable vintage.
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Red
10/30/2015 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
89 points
Recommend good decant which brings out fruit, complexity and vibrancy.
Red
10/4/2015 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
92 points
Delicious, fragrant, vibrant, chewy, smooth, rich, youthful. Benefits significantly from half hour plus of air. A real treat at $75 and 28 years old. OMG. Excellent on its own, but deserves a lamb, steak or paella accompaniment!
Red
2000 Château Potensac Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/3/2015 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
89 points
Real pleasure; layering of fruit and grittiness; loved it. I drank it because commentators say 2000 Bdx is fading. Maybe so but this Potensac is just peaking.
Red
2000 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/2/2015 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
91 points
Lively and delicious fruit; wonderful caramel note at the finish. Held on to these for 12 years and this was the best yet.
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Red
8/11/2015 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
93 points
Wonderful. Nose, flavors, finish all "grand cru" caliber. Drank over 4 hours and the wine evolved throughout. Have all vintages since 07 in cellar for "research." Recently drank White Label and, while excellent, is not as fine as the Black Label.
Red
Beautiful classic medoc nose and explosion of flavor at pnp; not steely or austere or flabby Pauillac and very long, but thin and not too dry 2005 finish; gave perfect storage since release; at $35/btl qpr is very good; first bottle that didn't need decanting; really enjoy drinking this wine; without viewing others' ratings I give it 90
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Red
6/28/2015 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
90 points
A real pleasure. Gains depth with a few hours but who can wait?
Red
Another bottle 15 months later and still excellent cab: like a Medoc meets California. Great with burger and fries; seems very smooth and resolved to me.
Red
11/18/2014 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
86 points
Tasty peppery fruit and wood more integrated second night; tastes young; short finish; not complex. More Oregonian than Burgundian. Very good party wine as it's pleasing on its own . Stood up to roasted vegetables and aioli so is a useful food wine.
Red
10/8/2014 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
88 points
More fruity syrup than expected (2003 effect?) with satisfying woody finish. Reminds of lesser del duero. Fullness reminds of Pommard otherwise would not have guessed Burgundy; very good with food and for sipping; For $20 I have no complaints at all. Chambers St has 2011 on sale $44 and contrast would be instructive. Lafauge is respected Meursault producer, and Chanlins look very close on the map.
Red
Drink with pleasure: strong chewy wood, loads of fresh fruit and brightness, delicious young burg with a naughty finish in a very good year at $59 I'm not complaining. I'll look for more and try for premiere.
Red
Ready to drink; lots of tannin but good fruit coming through. I would call this a masculine burgundy.
Red
2009 Château de Pez St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Excellent. Gave it 3 hours in decanter but was good at opening. From 58 degree cellar in OWC. Lots of generous flavors, depth, texture, roundness. A bargain at $35.
Red
6/12/2014 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
90 points
last bottle. still drinking well with delicious complexity although showing some age
Red
Decant 4 hours during which the wine showed orange peel, dark fruits, very long finish; fresh and crisp, softening over time; muted nose or maybe excess ventilation; seems to grow in power by the hour; haunting and addicting.
Red
Unlike some other very enjoyable 07's I've drunk from this vineyard, this wine falls somewhat flat. Agree it's best at PNP.
Red
4/16/2014 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
92 points
Drank 2 bottles over 2 nights. The second night gave it 4 hour decant and the wine came alive. PNP the night before and got the herbal notes, tightness. Needs at least 3 hr decant but worth the wait.
Red
syrah with a syruppy component that smooths out somewhat. Very fruity and shallow compared to Saranine Cote Rotie although it drank well, had a very nice finish and taste.
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Red
more fruit than I recall; followed trapet g/c so fruit stood out; Eric preferred trapet.
Red
good fruit and tannins. Integrated over 1.5 hr decant. Not elegant imo.
Red
Getting better over time. Delicious w/ 1.5 hr decant
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Red
2010 Zélige-Caravent Manouche Pic St. Loup Alicante Bouschet (view label images)
This is finally drinking well. Interesting fruity and good finish; food friendly; what took it so long? Probably 88.
Red
Drink up. It might get better but why take a chance?
Red
9/27/2013 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
85 points
Seems to have lost some spark. Good chewy tannins, long tasty finish, fruit and acid seem to have faded. Bougogne should be drunk within first couple years and this is a good example of that maxim. See 90 point rating a year ago.
White
9/27/2013 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
89 points
Give this wine time to open and don't serve too cold. It disappointed at opening but 3 hours later was a stunning reminder of excellent minerally white Burgundy.
Red
9/21/2013 - urbanfarmer9@gmail.com wrote:
91 points
Perfect with beef, sausage, sweetbreads grilled Argentinian style! A real mouthful, balanced. Dont know how these wines age but the Malbec 2006 seems to just now be in its prime.
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