Tasting Notes for gregg g

(524 notes on 471 wines)

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Red
9/20/2019 - gregg g wrote:
Still needs 5 yrs. Nice aromatics, still with a crunchy fruit, structured palate. Could resolve to more elegance, but??
White
7/19/2019 - gregg g wrote:
Delicious, if not simple. But simple is fine. This marries so well with food. BUY!!!
White
6/22/2019 - gregg g wrote:
Over the hill and disjointed. Lots of acidity but the fruit is hidden, though notes of honey come through. Pretty much undrinkable.
Red
5/18/2019 - gregg g wrote:
Starting to drink really well. Open from the get go and blossoming about 45 min into it. Pinotish red fruits with wonderful acidity and lift. Classic texture bordering on elegant (for CB). In a great place now and a good time to start checking other '09s.
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Red
7/14/2018 - gregg g wrote:
Fantastic bottle. Perfectly aged, starting off stinky and finishing with vibrant notes. Supper happy...from 375ml.
Red
5/21/2017 - gregg g wrote:
Fucking stunning bottle. Lithe, lacy, refined, red fruited gains depth with air. Velvet texture. Beautiful wine I could drink all the time. Easy ringer for Chambolle.
Red
11/17/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Monster wine. Hot, boisterous. and a touch syrupy and oaky. Dark fruits. Maybe 5 yrs away.
Red
10/30/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Beautiful red fruited, Chambolle like fruit and aromas. Great lacy fruit with plenty of acidity. Good length and just very clean favors. Lovely.
Red
8/21/2016 - gregg g wrote:
P'N'P. No horribly, obvious oak on first sniff, some smoke maybe but not char. Mature fruit with some complexity, darkish red fruits, lingering finish. Delicious! Drank along side a '08 J Roty Charmres (and a Clos Vaguest). The Roty showed superior structure and depth, but the Girardin was more mature with a decent yet softening structure, commence the slow decline. Lacey, smooth texture if not a touch edgy at times. One more to pop within 2 yrs for sure to see if it adds complexity.
Red
8/6/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Needs about an hour of air to get going. Brambly, leather, red fruited, decaying leaves. Bright, floral with good length. Lovely wine.
Red
6/18/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Came across with rather sweet fruit, almost candied at first. With air, it rounded out, adding a darker profile. Would have liked it touch more acid to match the fruit.
Red
6/11/2016 - gregg g wrote:
I loved this wine for it's simplicity, it's delicate, silky feel and wonderful tart red fruits. Not a mind blowing, complex wine, but certainly attention grabbing. It's perfect with food. Vincent well done!
Red
5/28/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Simply fantastic! Soaring aromatics from the get go. Red fruits, acidic spine, composed, lacy. Brilliant stuff!
White
5/13/2016 - gregg g wrote:
In a perfect spot for my palate. Super fresh, lively, savory acidity. Crisp fruit. Great length. All in !
Red
4/10/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Decanted, 2 hrs. Still tight and young. Plum, tobacco, old barrel. Tannins are persistent. Structured to go 10-15 yrs. Nice to check in and the decant helped. No regrets opening this now.
White
4/9/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Drinking well. Perfect color. Missing a little in the mid, but seems to pick up some acidic lift on the finish. One bottle left.
Red
4/2/2016 - gregg g wrote:
As good as this bottle can get. Savory, plum, spice, tobacco, velvet, refined. Love the wine.
White
3/20/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Starting to taste like Pecorino. The fat has melted, though still an endowed wine, full bodied, yet saline and acidity push the zippy fruit along the palate. Great length and mid palate punch. Happy to have a few more. Drinking quite well now.
Red
3/2/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Delicious, lacy, pretty, red fruited, deep finish. Love it!
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White
2/24/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Getting that aged slight yeasty/butterscotch flavors. Palate has the minerality and acidity but beginning to wane. More advanced than last years bottle. Drink up.
White
1/10/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Absolutely delicious. Perfect pairing with Swiss chard and white bean stew.
Red
1/10/2016 - gregg g wrote:
Lovely wine. With upfront tart cranberry then a sense of sweet but not in the least bit candied. Very enjoyable.
Red
12/29/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Drinking really well at the moment. The fruit is closing in on it's metamorphosis to Pinosity. Pretty lush yet still refined with perfect acidity and grip. Perhaps the ideal red food wine. IMHO, '09s are living up to the deserved hype.
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White
11/11/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Huge, almost blowzy like in proportion with high extract. I think there is some acidity in there but this is just too much tonight. Definitely not pOx'd.
Red
2004 Château Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/8/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Savory, dark red fruits, tobacco. Loved this. Drink now, or hold thru 5 yrs.
Red
11/7/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Smells Pinotish. still some dusty gamy berry (carbonic?) flavors that need time to Pinotise. Tanins still grippy, need to resolve. Try in 2-4 yrs. Should last 10-15.
White - Fortified
10/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Fantastically complex, perfectly dry, rich and nutty. Wonderful wine, that is nothing like any fino I've ever had.
Red
9/13/2015 - gregg g wrote:
flawed
Corked! Not horribly, just enough for those sensitive.
Rosé
9/6/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Rose's everywhere should take notice. Clean, taught, slightly underripe strawberry, puckering good acidity, lingering flavors. Versatile for so many foods-tonight was salad: butter lettuce, avocado, orange segments, red onion, cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Elote. Heirloom tomato salad. Carne adsada tacos, guac. The wine fit each dish. Can't get enough of this. Fucking fantastic and fits my palate as good as any wine can. Ian!
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White
2014 Massican Gemina California White Blend (view label images)
9/2/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Nothing bad to say. Lovely, puckeringly good wine. With food it shines. My last bottle will go before years end.
Red
9/2/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Still pretty tight. The aromatics begin to fill out with about 30 min of O2. Classic CF notes of sandalwood, earth, good green pepper/herbs with just enough funk to make it more interesting. With more air the wine picks up weight and opens further. My last bottle of the Domaine. Haven't touched my Grezeau or Croix Boissee yet.
White - Sparkling
8/2/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Vigorous bead when popped. The fizz calmed down. I liked this a lot. Well balanced, with good structure and nice brioche/apple/citrus flavors. Definitely paired nicely with an assortment of seafood and vegetable dishes. Happy to have a few more. Will probably drink up this disgorgment within a few years.
Red
8/1/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Black pepper, savory, herbal...just pure CR. A bit diffuse and lighter bodied than I like, but still showing great flavors. While it may not have the depth of greater vintages, it certainly is unmistakably Cote Rotie and drinking well right now. Likely, will drink my remaining btls within a few years.
White
2014 Massican Gemina California White Blend (view label images)
7/2/2015 - gregg g wrote:
2nd time with this. Just delicious, makes me happy.
Red
6/27/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Ehhhh. Disjointed, some method in the nose and palate which I dislike. The nose become more expansive and floral/peppery with time, but not what I was hoping for.
Red
6/6/2015 - gregg g wrote:
IMO, this is entering the prime time maturity plateau. Decanted for 1 hr, consumed over 2 hrs. Cherry, tobacco, some scorched earthy scents. Really fresh. Nice depth with a gorgeous velvety texture, makes me want more. The structure is clearly evident but in no way protruding. The finish really lasts. Very happy to still have a few left. Should go another 10 yrs.
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White
5/30/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Last time I had this wine, the 2011, was about 1.5 year ago. Floral, rose water aromatically. Somewhat heavy in the mouth with rich passion fruit flavors. Lacking the acidity and nervosity that I loved in the 2010. The wine manages to still appeal but not a rebuy.
White
2014 Massican Gemina California White Blend (view label images)
5/9/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Saline, mineral, lemon zest. Diggin' the texture of this wine. Very food versatile. Cuts the fat. Long and delicious. Love this stuff. The Amina seems more floral, richer in fruit, with plenty of acidity and brightness.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Stone fruits and cream brulee. Some acidity but wished there was a little more. God but not great. This was a Garagiste buy and looking back at the note I have to chuckle a bit, "...rising to the top of the pack and that was against sublime efforts like Huet’s Cuvee Constance." and "...they didn’t make very much of this and we could only get a small amount - a wine that is in another league." Paired with Cabrales.
Red
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
This wine is like an old pair of jeans. Comfortable, reassuring and relaxed. Just a beautiful wine showing all the classic elements of CdP. The fruit has matured and this wine is in it's glory days (though it really never shut down since its release). The Pegau funk is there yet not nearly as funky as other vintages (again something I enjoy rather than criticize). Structurally, this wine retains acidity with resolved tannins and a velvety mouth feel. Served blind, guesses were Italian and Rhone. In a flight with 00 Janasse Chaupin. Paired with wild boar shoulder, hoisin, mushroom foam.
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Red
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
The last of a 6 pack and a joy to watch this wine develop over the years. This wine always surprises as this domaine somehow gets the 100% Grenache nicely concentrated and dense yet maintains its balance. The fruit is on the darker side but remains true to CdP form with garrigue, olives and raspberry. Very nice length and finish. Served blind, guesses got rhone. In a flight with 00 Pegau Reserve. Paired with wild boar shoulder, hoisin, mushroom foam.
Red
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
This had some funk. Surprising for Bachelet. For some the brett was powerful but it didn't bother me and few others. I concede though the wine suffered a bit as the fruit was rather muted. It's a shame as I've had this wine several times and I believe it to be one of the great village wines and was a steal on purchase. Served blind, guesses were mixed between Burg & Rhone. In a flight with 01 Jadot GC Cazetiers. Paired with wild mushrooms a la plancha, duck jus, heirloom carrots, eucalyptus.
Red
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
A nice wine showing it's age. Aromas of cherries, some baking spice with a touch of damp forrest floor. Tart red fruits fill in the flavors. Decent length with good supporting structure. Not a stunning wine but a reliable Gevrey. Served blind, guesses nailed Burg, but not the commune. In a flight with 01 Bachelet GC VV. Paired with wild mushrooms a la plancha, duck jus, heirloom carrots, eucalyptus
White
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
A fantastic wine. Beautifully layered and complex. This wine is simply a joy to drink. Plenty of fruit with a powerful mid palate, yet presented in a classy way. I love this producer as there is rarely a poor showing. Served blind, guesses ranged from domestic Chard to white rhone. In a flight with 95 Kalin Chardonnay LD. Paired with sea bream, jamon broth, english peas, poached egg.
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White
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Unfortunately, this was not a good showing. It was maderized/sherried so the flavors were masked. Very deep/rich golden with a slight copper hue. It was dissapointing as I've had better versions from Kalin and like them when they're on. Although served blind, there was no point in guessing. In a flight with 08 Boillot PM Perrieres. Paired with sea bream, jamon broth, english peas, poached egg.
White
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Started out somewhat muted. Overtime this developed into classic Chablis aromas. As is typical with this producer, the oak is still evident as there is a bit of creaminess on the back end. The wine showed well once it opened. The mid and finish are very full and lengthy. Not my favorite producer in Chablis, but certainly a unique one. Served blind, a few got it was Chablis. In a flight with '04 Pepiere Briords. Paired with spring vegetables, preserved lemon, potato, vadouvan oil.
White
4/18/2015 - gregg g wrote:
This was singing. Showing some age as the acidity has rounded a bit. Lemon curd, slightly nutty and herbal, the flavors changed over time at times more herbal and then becoming more lemon citrus. Served blind most thought this was CdB Burg. In a flight with '04 Droin Clos. Paired with spring vegetables, preserved lemon, potato, vadouvan oil.
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White - Sparkling
4/19/2015 - gregg g wrote:
Purchased in 2010, but we couldn't find the disgorgment date, this has been in my cellar for 5 years. Tastes like aged champagne, with brioche, butterscotch and some truffle. What it lacks for in crispness and cut, it makes up with complexity and nuance. A nice start, paired with salt cod fritters, lemon cream.
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