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Red
2008 La Pousse d'Or Santenay 1er Cru Clos Tavannes Pinot Noir
Drinking great now, and many years to go. Really great lush fruit held in check with great acidity. Really enjoyed this tonight with dinner.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    10/19/18, 8:22 AM - I still have two bottles in my cellar. You will enjoy, but remember no need to rush!

Red
2010 Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Nebbiolo
2/9/2017 - thunberg wrote:
88 points
@Slow Wine - Stockholm
  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/24/17, 2:51 PM - was this shut down

Red
2007 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon St Louans Cabernet Franc
See previous notes, and this was served out of magnum as well. wonderful example of a cab franc from this vintage.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/7/17, 6:03 PM - I have put all of my 2010 Raffault in deep storage. I have yet to taste the 2010, but love wines of great producers from that amazing vintage. I am actually trying to find some magnums of the 2010 Olga Raffault. BTW I am a big fan of the 2007 picasses for drinking now.

Red
2010 Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Camilla Nebbiolo
9/14/2016 - Zweder wrote:
89 points
The bouquet is a bit locked, but also perfumed with earth, minerals and iron. On the palate juicy red berries and cherries, some leather, good acidity and slightly sticky tannin. Overall an elegant wine and for a 2010 already quite soft. 89 - 90
  • Sheila62 commented:

    9/16/16, 3:47 PM - I thought this was a very good basic barolo if you purchased at the Zachy's sale price of $14.99..excellent QPR..

  • Sheila62 commented:

    9/16/16, 3:55 PM - I bought two bottles at less than $30/bottle and then they went on sale for $14. I then bought 3 cases..

Red
2012 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo Acclivi Nebbiolo
(magnum) A story about the greatness that is Burlotto, and the greatness of the Langhe and of the Nebbiolo grape, all in one book. But to power read this book would be to miss the point. Let me explain. I opened this on Friday morning, left in decanter for 10 hours before returning to bottle and serving the following day at 2pm. Yes, the wine was nice, it showed well, as expected, but it didn't wow me, and it wasn't overly memorable. But, by the final chapter, some 5 days later, the last 1/3 of the bottle (stored at room temp, mind you) was just out of this world good. Such elegance, with depth and beauty to spare. I was not worthy then, and can't say I am now. Bravo to all on the Burlotto team, this was such a memorable experience. Thru 2035; no problem, I should think. highly recommended

Grazie mille, Fabio!

https://italianwine.blog/
  • Sheila62 commented:

    8/26/16, 11:28 AM - love this review. I just bought a 6 pack

Red
2012 Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Camilla Nebbiolo
6/25/2016 - Jack O'Brien wrote:
93 points
Definitely Bruna's best effort to date. These wines are progressively getting better year after year and this wine is excellent. More traditional in style with clean Nebbiolo fruit and brooding tannins. One of the best affordable Baroli on the market. She should be on more people's radar as her star continues to climb.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    6/25/16, 6:07 PM - By chance did you taste her 2010 Camilla?

Red
2005 Georges Descombes Morgon Vieilles Vignes Gamay
3/8/2016 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Ruby red with good fruit and touch of earthyness. Really enjoyable and great for 10 year old gamay.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/8/16, 11:19 AM - just curious, because I bought and have saved some magnums. Are you tasting notes from 750 ml or Magnum? Any idea how long this will last in a cool cellar?

Red
2005 Joël Taluau Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes Cabernet Franc
1/15/2016 - Cabfrancophile Likes this wine:
89 points
A beast of a wine given the appellation. And yet very true to the variety and region. Blueberry, tobacco, umami, mint and cola qualities aromatically. Chunky, black and blue fruit flavors on the attack, but more earthy, and mineral driven on the finish with a huge tobacco imprint. Has the purity of a wine with minimal/zero oak imprint, but also some of the rustic blockiness to the mid palate and tannins. Almost Rhone-like in intensity, acidity and fruit ripeness, yet very much a Cab Franc.

I would not be surprised if this ages for another decade as its in no way nearing tired or dried out. On the other hand, this is likely to always be a wine with rough edges rather than an ethereal, elegant one.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:42 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:44 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:44 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:44 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

White - Sparkling
N.V. Diebolt-Vallois Champagne Cuvée Prestige Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay
From magnum left in cellar. Unknown date disgorgement (though label has inscription "LB03" and bottle bought appx. '05 or '06). Magnificent, well balanced. Refreshing acidity and fine balance facilitated guzzling but contemplation showed good complexity. A good example of why cellaring good NV champagne can be so satisfying.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/2/16, 6:48 AM - Base vintage for your champage is 2002

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/2/16, 9:38 AM - You are correct. LB03 indicates year of bottling

Red
2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Bussia Nebbiolo
I like this young and powerful barolo. Red and dark fruit, with flowers, dk. spices, and wood notes. Good acidity and square tannins in need of cellaring. I am putting these away. I am a fan but this is about the future, and what a future this barolo will have.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    11/25/15, 9:13 PM - I cant believe this producer is still under the radar...our luck eh!

Red
2010 Fiorenzo Nada Barbaresco Nebbiolo
4/5/2015 - Sepsis Likes this wine:
92 points
This is a wonderful offering from the truly great Nada Fiorenzo.
It is very young, but already very drinkable. Lots of air opens it perfectly. Two hours of decanting and drunk over several hours it just keeps opening with voluptuous dark fruit and herbal balsamic notes.
Firm,cool, clean, deep dark fruit and a weightlessness as the usual NF signature.
If the house is unfamiliar - this is the place to start.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    10/6/15, 6:51 PM - Just curious, how would you compare the 2010 to the 2011. I can buy either one today. Which would you choose or maybe both. Thanks

  • Sheila62 commented:

    10/6/15, 6:52 PM - Just curious, how would you compare the 2010 to the 2011. I can buy either one today. Which would you choose or maybe both. Thanks

Red
2008 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
8/1/2015 - kfinsrud wrote:
88 points
Special lot with 25 % riserva. Decanted 3 hours. Cherries and forest floor. Charming with sweet and sour cherry fruit. Strong acidity, solid backbone. Fair length. Better nose than palate. Genuine.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    8/10/15, 6:13 AM - How do you know that the bottle was a special lot with riserve wines

Red
2009 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive Gamay
7/31/2015 - tooch wrote:
91 points
Enjoyed this a lot over the course of the evening. Had some stemmy/plummy notes at first that seemed to freshen up to feature some nice floral accents along with some berries. Undertones of wet earth emerged, too, which I liked. Great structure is present, so there's plenty of life ahead of this one.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    7/31/15, 8:10 AM - Just curious. I have a mag or two in my cellar. How is freshness. How fresh is it..how is acidity?

Red
2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Spanna Cuvee Bernardo Vallana Piemonte DOC Nebbiolo
Consumed over 2 nights (night #2 slightly better, more open and, believe or not, more fresh), this shows best at around 60F. Dark ruby toward purple, medium-bodied, with ample acids, a touch of brett and bass notes of soil and variety. Perfumes really come alive on day 2; the palate seems to snap to attention as well given it's been open for 24+ hours. Rustic, honest, delicious. 12,5% abv., thru 2028. recommended

Served non-blind.

https://italianwine.blog/
  • Sheila62 commented:

    7/17/15, 11:18 AM - as you can see from my notes I am a fan of this wine. However, I wish they had used better corks

Red
2010 Ca‘ Rozzeria Barbaresco Neive Nebbiolo
5/9/2015 - drrobvino wrote:
91 points
PnP this Garagiste mystery Barbaresco.
Nose is shy, tart red cherry, new tupperware, orange rind, and violets.
Palate shows med bodied wine, lively acidity, firm and chewy tannins. Broad and deep flavors that fill in the mid palate beautifully, including sour red cherry up front, with faint, rich black cherry syrup flavors in the background, making it quite interesting. Tobacco, leather, faint anise, quite complex.
Will drink well now with a few hours in the decanter. Should drink well through 2022+. Delicious.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    5/20/15, 3:12 PM - I have not received my bottles yet. any idea who the producer is?

Red
2010 Ca‘ Rozzeria Barolo Tre Comuni Nebbiolo
5/16/2015 - dbp wrote:
91 points
It is true that with the clues on the label a resourceful person can fairly easily, with near certainty, determine what this wine is. Multiple clues indeed lead to only one such wine. I had a fun hour researching and following leads to determine what the wine is, so I won't ruin the fun for everyone else who's interested in the exploration. :-) Indeed, current Wine-Searcher Pro shows said wine available for $65-80 in the US (30€ in Germany). On first blush, I am pleased with the "value" proposition (as I figured I would be). The winery in question does fairly short fermentations and uses all new oak barrique (as of 2008 vintage) for this wine, though, which is something I avoid like the plague, especially in Barolo.

So... how does it taste? I picked these up one week ago to the day, so I usually like to let things settle a bit longer than that before diving in, but I just can't wait. And honestly, originally on a pop and pour I wrote a fairly long, fairly disparaging note about this wine... instead of leaving it and posting my note "with time," let me just say do not pop and pour this wine. It tastes every bit its modern self and to me wasn't showing typicity, any sense of place, and tasted like an over oaked Pinot Noir. I was confused. It drank this way for hours, but after about 5 hours it started becoming much more typical. Roughly 20 hours with the bottle open to air, it began showing itself more enjoyable. So, decant this wine for a long time if you're going to drink it now.

Note at 20 hours open: The color is very much on the lighter side, nearly translucent. Some pleasing graphite note pokes through cherry tones (with other red fruit) and cola, including a slight floral inflection. Initial palate attack is quite tight and lean, showing some tart red fruits (cherry cola again) and lean, fine grained tannins begin dominating coupled with light bits of graphite. It's fleshy on the palate, light to medium in weight, showing silky texture for a young Barolo, and with additional time, offering more pleasing fruit integrated with that lean, acidic profile. Finish is lean, showing plenty of vibrant acidity and tart, slightly under-ripe berries. The lingering notes are quite nice and the wine stays on the palate for minutes, with very pleasing fine grained tannins hanging around. I will be very curious to see how these evolve, but this is probably a wine to drink over the short term (for Barolo), say 15 years or so. The modern profile has me worried, but this did come around quite a bit after time open. With proper decant time, it is approachable and enjoyable at this phase.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    5/18/15, 2:04 PM - Please help me out here? who is the producer?

White - Sparkling
N.V. Diebolt-Vallois Champagne Cuvée Prestige Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay
LP11-base wines 2010, 2009, and 2008. Very young bottle of prestige..still tight and youthful. This has improved in my fridge for three days. This cuvee is best after 2-3 years in a cool cellar. Brioche, rep tart apple, with a hint of cream, citrus, and minerality, and good acidity. Good champagne
  • Sheila62 commented:

    5/6/15, 5:24 AM - Thanks. I like your champagne notes as well

Red
2005 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône-Brézème Vieille Serine Domaine de Pergaud Syrah
4/11/2015 - twy1997 Likes this wine:
91 points
Had forgotten about this wine,but really dining in its prime now. Acid balanced, tannins mellow. Much more in harmony than 6 years ago.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    4/11/15, 6:45 PM - I have this wine in magnum. What would you guesss is the drinking window?. I have a good cool cellar.

Red
2010 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera Nebbiolo
Impressive...This is a really great 2010 barolo. I tasted this wine at the Elvio Cogno winery with Walter Fissore on 10/29/2014. Excellent Barolo with great elegance and finesse. Wonderful depth of fruit with perfect acidity. Drank out of Zalto Burgundy glasses. I only wish I had bought more at pre-arrival pricing.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    4/11/15, 4:16 PM - What do you mean by pre pricing. I did not buy any at cellar door. I bought my own prior to the trip at pre arrival pricing of 49.

  • Sheila62 commented:

    4/11/15, 5:06 PM - The 2011 Vigna Elena is amazing. Try to get your hands on that
    cuvee in that vintage as well.

Red
2012 Yvon Métras Moulin-à-Vent Gamay
3/20/2015 - Sheila62 wrote:
Some light structure here considering it is from a disappointing vintage. The wine is pure and fresh as one expects from Metras, but this is a wine that will always be stuck in 1st gear I believe.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/20/15, 1:00 PM - it is light bodied with a slight frame. I don't believe the wine will offer much more in terms of complexity. It is very simple IMO and will remain that way. I am familiar with Metras' wines, and am most disappointed by this vintage!

  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/21/15, 9:36 AM - Thanks for the insightful reference. I read that blog but did not retain that information.

    At the end of the day, 2012 is a weaker vintage.

White
2010 Domaine Comte Abbatucci Faustine Blanc Ajaccio Vermentinu, Vermentino
3/1/2015 - french16 wrote:
Way better on day 2. Still a great wine, white flowers, hint of licorice and lemon. Oily texture but full of energy.
Textbook vermentino.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/3/15, 1:29 PM - How does this compare to Leccia's

  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/4/15, 7:55 AM - I am talking about the Patrimonio blanc which is 100 percent vermentinu.

Red
2011 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale Pinot Noir
Red and black fruited with a bit of spice and herbs. The acidity is high but is balanced by its minerality. The 2007 vintage drinks great now. I would cellar these a little longer. I still enjoyed the wine.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    2/8/15, 7:07 AM - Thanks my comments were for the rouge not the blanc

Red
2010 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Villero Nebbiolo
Good traditional barolo. Visited the cantina in november and tasted this and the Bussia. This barolo will be great but right now a bit akward and young..but it is going to be another great 2010 barolo.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/18/15, 5:20 PM - The Bussia is amazing. Great producer and good guy.

Red
2010 Domaine des Croix Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots Pinot Noir
10/25/2014 - Xavier Auerbach wrote:
93 points
Wijnkoperij Okhuysen Annual Tasting (Haarlem, NL): Has all the purity, energy and drive of 2010, great style and longevity, depth and balance. A real star.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/14/15, 7:05 PM - I bought a case of this wine. How long do you think this will last in a good cellar?

Red
2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Spanna Cuvee Bernardo Vallana Piemonte DOC Nebbiolo
2/20/2014 - bags wrote:
definitely the real deal. Out of the bottle, first glass needed around 8 hrs of air to drink. Coravined this and left it intentionally upright without a seal, to age quickly, and 3 days later...wow.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    2/20/14, 7:08 PM - I bought a case plus of this. Nice to hear that it is the real deal. Any idea how long these can age?

  • Sheila62 commented:

    2/21/14, 8:03 AM - I thought you would enjoy this email that I received from Marina Fogerty of Vallana:

    first of all, thank you so much for purchasing our wine and I really hope you will enjoy it with as much pleasure and passion as we put in producing it! As the word cuvee suggests, our Bernardo Vallana is not so much focused of enhancing a single vineyard (obviously a cru) but it is focused on expressing the style of our winery and what we think is the best expression of the «Spanna» appellation in the region of Alto Piemonte. For this reason, the grapes are sourced in a selection of sites spread around the whole appellation and a selection is made in the cellar, in order to choose only the best expression of the wine. The use of pesticides is kept to a minimum in the vineyard (we have laws that impose the use of pesticides against a specific insect which is the vehicle of Flavescenza Dorata, the most disgraceful epidemic which can hit a vine. The law is imposed by the government) and the common practice for canopy management is to spray with Bordeaux mixture against fungal diseases which are quite an issue in the area due to humidity.

    I’m sure you’ve already read a lot about how Nebbiolo/Spanna interacts with our terroir, but I also have some new information which come from a geological research which has very recently been published. Alto Piemonte literally lies on a super volcano crater which is set in Prato Sesia, a small town on the border between Gattinara and Boca. The composition of the soil in this small part of the world is virtually unique: from a geological point of view, this is one of the most interesting areas of the world, as there is an endless variety of minerals in the soil, and geologists have started to come from all over the world to explore the area. There is just another area in the world which can be compared to Alto Piemonte under this respect: the Supervolcano of Yellowstone (Rocky Mountains, Wyoming).

    The pH of the soil in Alto Piemonte is acidic, and such a rich composition coming from the (super) volcanic origin of the soil adds a unique character to the grapes. From a flavor point of view, the pH and the cooler climate (the landscape is hilly) explain why the wine has such an important acidic backbone which allows it to age for decades; and we also notice that the wine develops more floral notes and a more delicate body in comparison with Nebbiolo from the Langhe area (alkaline soil, warmer climate, less steep hills, different origin of the soil).

    We are very excited to have discovered that the complexity of minerals in the soil of Alto Piemonte is unique in the world: in fact, as I have mentioned above, ours is not simply a Volcano but a SuperVolcano (a rare phenomenon, it means that the composition of the soil is extraordinarily complicated as far as the minerals are concerned - much more than an ordinary volcano - although from a geologist point of view it is a much more complex story)!

    I just thought that this news would be interesting and exciting for you, since I'm sure that there is nothing in the internet about it yet!!! (or at least, there might me scientific articles but definitely nothing about in in wine related websites!). Oh…I must not forget: the super volcano has been completely inactive for millions of years and it is 100% extinguished! So we can now enjoy the benefits and we must not worry like for Etna or Vesuvius :-)

    Maybe you are interested in knowing that we will release single vineyard wines as well in the future: I’m sure The Rare Wines will be among the first to have them available!

    I hope this background will add excitement to your tasting! Please get back to me if you have further questions…and let me know your opinion on the wine! Best regards, Marina

    she also said in a letter email to me:

    I would drink some in 3 years (2017), some in 5 and definitely some in 10. After 10 years I would decide wether to finish it or leave some…we definitely have wines that age for over 30 years (even 50) but even in wines from the same lot there can be variation after such a long time…I have kept a few hundred bottles of that lot for myself too…maybe this is a sign for you that I’m betting the wine is going to keep well!

  • Sheila62 commented:

    9/7/14, 12:44 PM - Just curious if you visited vallana. I will be southern piedmont in the fall.

Red
2007 Azienda Agricola La Torre Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
3/14/2014 - yofog wrote:
93 points
This was actually drinking great from the moment I popped the cork, which is not to say that it was showing much fruit, more like leather, dusty soil, a hint of brett, but that's what I want in a Brunello, anyway. Very aromatic, full of warmth and breadth, though again not fruity at all. This is really really solid, everything's just where I want it. It has volume, too, perhaps partly a result of the 14% but that isn't felt on nose or palate. Very old-school and charming.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    6/25/14, 7:25 PM - what is the drinking window on these. I know the vintage is ripe, but I also know this is a very good producer that is underrated, and I have tasted some wonderful older bottles.

Red
1976 Château du Prieuré (Gérard Dutraive) Brouilly Gamay
5/11/2014 - french16 wrote:
Stunning. Nose makes you believe the acidity is going to be out of balance but this wine is still full of live and totally balance. Earthy, celery salt, dark fruits and cherry. Elegant and vibrant. Wow.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    5/19/14, 10:16 AM - where did you find the 1976 Brouilly?

Red
2003 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
9/2/2013 - bags wrote:
seems at its best now, but will probably remain at this level for at least a couple more years.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/5/14, 9:50 AM - how fresh were these. I am looking at buying some from 2009 on sale, and thinking the vintage too warm for my palate..just curious

Red
2010 Agricola San Felice Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
This is a great basic chianti classico that taste like sangiovese and not like European varietals. This is not the most complex wine, but it is quite good. Great acidity, great red fruit with structure, with a hint of herb and floral, earth, and tea leaves. This will age but great with food as chianti classico was intended. Don't overthink this wine, just ENJOY!!
  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/31/14, 2:13 PM - I think this wine will hold in the cellar for years.

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/31/14, 2:14 PM - I think it will hold in a cool cellar for 3-5 years.

Red
2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Spanna Cuvee Bernardo Vallana Piemonte DOC Nebbiolo
This was decanted for 3 hours after a 4 hour slo-ox and served with a béchamel, porcini, and tomato lasagna. The robe was a slightly dull medium red with a light rim and no browning. On first pour, there were faint floral, earth, and tarry notes. With the first taste, I was met with a wall of tart red fruit and tannin that took another hour of swirling in the glass to crack open. The richness of the sauces helped to mitigate the dominating structure but this wine would be totally unlovable by itself at this very early stage.
It is a more muscular expression of Alto Piemonte Nebbiolo than the wonderfully elegant 2004 Gattinara which is just starting to show itself. The Bernardo reminds me very much of all those extraordinary bottles of 1964 and 1967 Montalbano, Campi Raudi, and Traversagna that I drank regularly in the 1970s at a much too early stage. This wine seems very much in that tradition and will reward the patient collector with the foresight to lay down a few cases at these absurdly low prices. Trying to put a numerical score on this wine now is meaningless; it will be another 4+ years before the potential even starts to emerge. In the interim, drink the 2010 Spanna Colline Novaresi and 2004 Gattinara that are available.
If you appreciate the pure traditional expression of Nebbiolo and are of a patient sort, do not pass this wine up.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/8/14, 2:52 PM - i bought a case but your notes make me think I should have two cases in my cellar. The bottle price is ridiculous...anymore insight. I know these wines can age, but do you know anything about the younger generation and the vineyard management?

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/9/14, 7:08 AM - Thanks I am familiar with vallana and its history. However what I can't get find jnfo on is vineyard management, age of vines; etc. I am sure the grandchildren are committed to making spanna like their grandfather but what happened to the soil and vines since the 1970's? I will contact them directly and let you know.

Red
2009 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes Pinot Noir
12/2/2013 - Keith Levenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
Really pretty Volnay, and a steal if you bought it through the Premier Cru sale. This has the best features of the 2009 vintage, with its plush, fleshy, open-knit presence without any hard edges. It has cashmere-soft tannins running through it, making the texture more soft than slick - this is already past its primary gloss, and the flavors are in a very perfumed, floral place moreso than any juicy fruit, although it does have a nice blue berry tinge. This is super easy to drink and perfectly put-together.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    12/2/13, 1:38 PM - I did buy some via PC and was curious about the structure for aging

White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 736 Champagne Blend
11/23/2013 - drwine2001 wrote:
Through the Heart of France; 11/17/2013-11/25/2013 (Centre, Aubrac, Languedoc and Paris): Light weight, dry, crisp and classic, particularly in contrast with the younger cuvée (737) which is based on the riper 2009 vintage.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    11/23/13, 6:58 AM - 736 is 2008 base vintage
    737 will be 2009 base vintage

White
2007 Henri Prudhon & Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru sur Gamay Chardonnay
4/10/2013 - french16 wrote:
Really liked the nose on this one. Smoky, gentle wood, lemon and lime with a touch of peach. Maybe a hint of sulfur as well. The palate is enjoyable as well but the lactic component bothers me. I would have liked to see more tension and energy, especially for the vintage (not that it is flabby by any means). Also maybe a tad more substance on the mid-palate. Nevertheless a good St Aubin.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    4/11/13, 9:30 AM - not really sure but I have never felt that any wines from that appellation have tension, due to what i perceived to be a higher clay content.

Red
2008 Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto d'Alba Vigne Monrobiolo - Ruè
3/1/2013 - french16 wrote:
This is all about dark fruits, maybe a little heavy and lacking finesse but after some time, it develops a nice savory note which help lifting the wine. Overall not a bad wine but a little boring.
  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/1/13, 1:11 PM - really..boring..should be a great vintage for that wine. do you think it should be cellared longer..i know its a dolcetto but it is a mascarello dolcetto

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