Tasting Notes for whitmanlholt

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Red
4/5/2020 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a solid red wine with minimal sediment. On the nose, I get funk, brine, green and black olives, and nori. In the mouth, this is a salty and meaty wine with a background touch of black fruits. The finish continues the theme, with aspects reminiscent of a fresh salt brick and spice chest. Overall, this is a wild wine but it is not over the top. It is unique and enjoyable. Drink or hold. 91 points.
Red
4/4/2020 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
93 points
Popped and poured. This is a translucent ruby wine with very little sediment. On the nose, I get classic notes of tar & roses, licorice, cherry, and wild herbs. In the mouth, the wine is smooth with nice cherry and herbal elements pulling into a crisp and savory finish. Overall, this is a pure, focused, and delicious wine. It is well done and should improve further with time. 93 points.
Red
3/23/2020 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured, and then drank over the course of two days. This is a medium-red wine; there is some soft sediment at the end and a decent cake left on the bottle, so drinkers should consider decanting. On the nose, I get cherry, some old wood, fresh cigar leaf, and a slightly greener note that only emerged on the second day. In the mouth, this is smooth and lush, leaving a finish that amplifies the darker fruit aspects with only mild tannins. Overall, this is good stuff and should get better with time. It is certainly a value-play wine from one of the less-heralded-but-still-pretty-good recent BDX vintages. 91 points.
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Red
2009 Louis Jadot Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
3/15/2020 - whitmanlholt wrote:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a translucent ruby wine. The nose is sweeping, with nice cherry, earth, and iron notes. The mouth is mid-weight and juicy; it has a nice overall structure to it. The finish is sappy with some cherry aspects. Overall, this is a solid but not exceptional Burg. We will see how the rest of the bottles age. 91 points.
Red
3/14/2020 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
93 points
Popped and poured. This is a translucent ruby-red wine with basically zero sediment. On the nose, I get rosewater, rosehips, cherry, leather, and strawberry. In the mouth, this has medium red fruit, a blast of cherry flavor, and good structure overall. The finish is chewy with some licorice root notes. Overall, this is a pure wine with a nice focus. It is ready now but should have many miles left in the tank. 93 points.
Red
3/8/2020 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured — the first consumed bottle out of a case. This is a vibrant red wine, one with some modest sediment toward the end of the bottle and some notable skid marks on the glass of the bottle. On the nose, I get ripe plums, blueberries, earth, and wet rocks. In the mouth, this is still full of fruit yet balanced (although a bit tight during the first hour or so; decanting is recommended) and simultaneously lush. The finish carries through the mixed berries, with some slight tannin and old chest sensations rising up. Overall, this is a very nice wine. It is clearly a Bordeaux and in fact could come from nowhere else. It is not marked by some of the purportedly negative aspects of the 2009 vintage elsewhere in the region. I am happy to have more bottles for the future. 92 points.
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Red
2/5/2020 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a light red wine. On the nose, I get raspberry, strawberry, and a bit of funk. In the mouth, this is smooth and immediately fruity, with a touch of varied spices. The finish pulls the red fruit and herbal character through for nearly a minute. Overall, this is a nice CdP. It is showing well now, but has potential to go for many years (perhaps there will be a dumb period, although we’re not there yet). It is on the restrained side of the CdP scale. I would buy more. 91 points.
White - Sparkling
2/2/2020 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
94 points
Popped and poured. This is a light-yellow Champs with a tight, fine bead. On the nose, I get apple flesh, bread, sea breeze, and a nice flower mixture. In the mouth, this is fresh and focused, with a lingering finish that is marked by zip and freshness. Overall, this is a focused Champagne, but one with latent power and evident class. It lives up to the hype. 94 points.
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White - Sparkling
Opened on New Year’s Eve 2019 into 2020. No formal tasting notes, but this was enjoyable. It has nice bruised apple and biscuit notes. Although a blanc de blancs, it has a relatively rich feel to it. Very “English” indeed and a pleasurable way to ring in a new year. Cheers!
White - Sweet/Dessert
2014 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/31/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a light gold sweet wine. On the nose, I get orange peel, honey, and lemon. The mouth is plush but balanced, leaving a lingering finish of fruit jam and more lemon. Overall, this is young but very promising. 91 points.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/30/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured from split. This is an ambered-gold wine. On the nose, I get honey, orange peel, old apples, and butter melting on hot toast. In the mouth, this is smooth with some caramelized oxidization, a touch of vanilla, and some slight spice – the overall impression is soft and light-footed. The finish amps up with lingering marshmallow and orange pulp notes. Overall, this is showing its age but also its breed, which is a very nice combo. Yet at the same time, this is subtle and not as heavy as some other Sauternes I’ve had recently. It’s a winner. 92 points.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2014 Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/29/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a lighter gold wine. There are significant chunks of white material toward the end of the bottle – either sediment or a form of crystallized sugar that has dropped out of the liquid. On the nose, this forcefully brings honey and marmalade notes, with a slightly smoky backdrop accent. In the mouth, this is thick, very sweet, and becoming caramelized, but with some nice acid to hold things up. The finish lingers across the entire mouth, leaving impressions of marshmallow and orange jelly. Overall, this is nice; 2014 is a quality vintage for the wine. I think it still has ages to go if desired, although it certainly is a treat already. 91 points.
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Red
12/27/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
90 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a medium red wine. On the nose, I get black currants, tobacco, and green peppers. In the mouth, this is lush and sweet with an obvious minty note. The finish is equally smooth and full. Overall, this is a polished wine, but it is a product, for better or worse. 90 points.
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Red
2006 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/27/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a very dark red moving to purple wine. On the nose, I get old trunk, forest floor, rocks, plum, and blackberry. In the mouth, this is bright and alive, with a finish that shows some tannic bite and an iron spine. Overall, this is a serious and super-classic BDX — it has a lot of time left to run. I liked this better than a 2006 Pichon-Baron the other day. 92 points.
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White
2016 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
12/27/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a clear light-yellow wine. On the nose, I get butterscotch, mixed flowers, and some seabreeze. In the mouth, this is smooth and rich, leaving a finish that emphasizes the large-scaled nature of the endeavor yet is appropriately crisp. Overall, this is a fresh and well done CC, particularly given the hail and other issues with the vintage. It may not be the best one can find in white Burgundy, but it is certainly enjoyable and, at least for my tastes, better than pretty much anything one can find in California Chardonnay. 91 points.
Red
12/26/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
90 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a solid red wine. On the nose, I get notes of cedar, pencil lead, and some blueberries. The mouth has nice body, with robust structure and some medium fruit. The finish has some modest tannin and nice zip to it. Overall, this is a classic Left-Bank rendition that still needs several years to hit its peak. 2006 BDX generally has struck me as underrated. 90 points with upside potential.
Red
12/1/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured. This is a medium red wine. There’s a thick sediment deposit on one side of the bottle and a touch of grainy sediment at the end of the bottle. The nose has strong scents of blackberry, garrigue, herbs, melted chocolate, and a bit of heat. In the mouth, this is somewhat sweet and dense. This is a riper and richer example of CdP, to be sure, but it is actually moderated some by the 2004 vintage, yielding a highly enjoyable overall experience. Drink up. 92 points.
Red
11/29/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. Medium ruby red. Mild sediment toward the end of the bottle with some light coating of the bottle. Nice nose of seaweed, cherry sauce, singed alder, and raspberry. The mouth is characterized by a range of red fruit flavors, juicy textures, and a somewhat sappy finish flowing into a nice iron tug. There’s an undercurrent of cold stones throughout. This wine is drinking well and enjoyable now. 91 points.
Red
10/5/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
90 points
I decanted this through a filter, gave about two hours of decanter air, and then drank over several hours. This is a solid red wine. There is some grainy sediment in the bottle, so decanting or filtering is recommended. On the nose, I get tar, menthol, cherry, and some heat. In the mouth, this is full and layered, leaving a finish marked by natural black licorice. Overall, this is good and consistent with the DOCG. That said, a $40 bottle of Barolo has some upper limits, which this hits. 90 points.
Red
2005 Château Talbot St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/30/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a solid red wine with some modest chunky sediment at the end. The nose is great — I get main notes of tobacco, forest, and granite. It’s a bit rustic yet in the mouth, with medium red fruit extending into a bit of a tannic overhang. Overall, this is a nice, old-school BDX, one that is moving along the track apace. 91 points.
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Red
9/29/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
90 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a deep red wine with some light sediment (bit more at the end). On the nose, I get ripe currant, various oak influences, and a flash of heat. In the mouth, this is fruity and open; the overarching aspect is blueberries, although the alcohol does peek through at points. The finish kicks it through with more dark fruits and wood. Overall, this is a ripe and loaded Cab. It leans slightly hot, so perhaps is a touch too loaded. I would finish in the next 5 years or so. 90 points.
White - Sweet/Dessert
9/28/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a deep gold wine with some obvious viscosity. The nose is marked by huge petrol and rubber notes (this might have been a bit of reduction as it eased off over time), peaches, and orange peel. The mouth brings flavors of natural honey and white grapes (the eating kind), all of which really fans out nicely. The long finish leaves lingering impressions of apricots & cream and baby tangerines. Overall, this is forward and frank in its deliciousness. It should have many good years ahead. 91 points.
Red
2013 La Rata Wines La Rata Walla Walla Valley Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
Dinner at Republique. Very good. Lots of funk.
Red
Took to KTBS dinner. No formal notes, but this was a great wine. The nose had fantastic rose, cherry, and raw beef scents. The mouth had perfect balance and tension, all pulling through on a crisp, mouthwatering finish. The restaurant decanted to remove some apparent sediment, so you should probably do the same. Overall, this was terrific and is in the zone now.
White - Sparkling
Took to KTBS dinner. No formal notes, but this was very nice. Crisp acidity. Strong nose of seabreeze, bread, and lemon. Great start to the dinner. I am looking forward to my other bottles.
Red
Took to dinner with RM. No formal notes, but this was delicious. Nice nose of charcoal, fur, blackberries, pepper, and wildlands. The mouth is smooth and well-developed, and the finish is a good 45+ seconds. As usual, Chave knocks it out of the park.
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Red
9/15/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a medium-red wine. There is not much sediment in the glass, but there is a bit of bottle crust now (in contrast to the last time I had this wine). On the nose, I get olive, raw game, pepper, and charred brisket. In the mouth, this is a savory and salty wine, with those same aspects pulling through on the long finish. Overall, this is a funky and tasty wine. It is not as distinctive as the Horsepower renditions, but still a good step away from the mainstream. Northern Rhone fans will enjoy. It is probably time to drink this up. 91 points.
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Red
9/14/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured. This is a nice translucent red wine with some significant crust on the bottle and sediment flakes in the last couple of glasses. On the nose, I get cherry, herbs, and leather. In the mouth, this is crisp and nicely balanced, with sweet cherry notes throughout. On the finish, this is a smooth, lip-smacking wine, with some lingering red fruit and spice. Overall, this is very nice; it shows purity and focus, while also wearing the badges of an old-school, high-quality Brunello. Drink now to 2029. 92 points.
Red
9/7/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured. This is a ruby-red wine, with some slight oranging at the rim and mild sediment at the very end of the bottle. On the nose, I get cherry, scrub, and pine notes. The mouth brings a cherry-sauce flavor but does so with good balance and in a way that is fresh and open. This continues on the finish, which is fresh, with a slight iron aspect, which makes one want to go back for more. Overall, this is really enjoyable. I suspect it would be even better with food, but it was a pleasant experience on the solo tip (in contrast to many Brunellos and even more Italian wines in general). 92 points.
Rosé - Sparkling
Drank with Adina to mark the end of an era. No formal notes, but this was nice. The wine is light-salmon colored with finely-beaded bubbles. The nose is marked by rose petal and some slight toastyness. Overall, this P-J is well done and ready for action. Apart from the wine, the blinged-out bottle (we had the “Vik” artist version) is beautiful without being totally over the top like some other prestige Champs.
Red
9/2/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted through a screen and then drank from the decanter over several hours. Decanting or filtering is essential given the mass of dark, grainy sediment the screen captured (with far more caked onto the bottle). The wine itself is a nice medium red, one that is lightening up to an orange hue toward the rim. On the nose, I get ripe raspberries and cherries, a touch of raisin, and a broad mix of herbs. In the mouth, this is crisp and smooth, with a beam of sweet fruit that leaves a tangy finish highlighted by red cherry sauce. Overall, this is materially better than several other bottles I have had of this wine (some other bottles seemed much riper and unbalanced). This bottle is vibrant and pleasurable, with classic CdP aspects. Very nice and a great wine for a lazy Labor Day afternoon. I would drink up and hope you draw one of the classic bottles rather than one of the overripe bottles. 92 points.
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Red
1978 Joseph Drouhin Richebourg Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
A 2014 family cellar release bottle. Drank with DAF to celebrate Project Yak. This was a fascinating wine, one that is hard to score. The nose initially was a bit weird, with some burnt rubber and Port aspects. This blew off to show dark cherries and leaves. The mouth throughout was rich and glorious, with a peacock’s tail for a finish. Overall, this was enjoyable, but I wouldn’t go back given the tariff.
Red
8/25/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
94 points
Popped and poured. This is a deep purple wine, one with glass (and teeth!) staining capacity and some minor sediment toward the end of the bottle. On the nose, I get mint, currants, dark plum, and some generalized deep darkness. In the mouth, this is a highly-concentrated yet rather smooth Cab, with an array of deep, focused fruit aspects. The finish sails on with long and lingering notes reminiscent of a rich blackberry dessert. Overall, this is a big hitter; it is a loaded, epic, and opulent wine. Pair this wine with big cuts of medium-rare steak (and then hope that the gout stays away the following morning). 94 points.
Red
8/24/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
93 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a pure ruby wine, although there is some crusty sediment in the last glass. On the nose, I get raspberry, garrigue, black cherry, and seaweed. In the mouth, the wine is full and lush with a slight bramble aspect, all leaving a finish that is long and characterized by red fruit and mineral aspects. Overall, this is (to no one’s surprise) a classic bottle of CdP. It is showing well already but will likely improve with more time. 93 points.
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White
8/17/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
90 points
Popped and poured. This is a medium-gold wine. On the nose, I get pineapple, cotton candy, honey, some slight sea breeze, and applesauce. In the mouth, this has very forward sweetness, with a touch of spice inflection and some mild toast notes. The finish is full, long, and marked by caramel corn aspects. Overall, this is creamy, plump, and distinctly American Chardonnay. 90 points.
Red
2004 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/11/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a dark ruby wine with some sandy sediment toward the end of the bottle (and stained on the glass) – decanting is recommended. On the nose, I get plum, cigar, chocolate, and black raspberry. In the mouth, this is a large-bodied wine that is just starting to evolve. The finish has medium fruit on which on the tannins are fully absorbed. Overall, this is a solid Cos but one that is just starting to find its way. 91 points.
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White
2014 Morlet Family Vineyards La Proportion Doree Sonoma Coast Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/10/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured. This is a medium to light yellow wine. The nose is very fragrant, with notes of honeycomb, pineapple, smoke, a flower meadow, and some wax. In the mouth, this is a full and fluffy wine with elements of apple flesh throughout. The finish leaves lingering yellow fruits and flowers. Overall, this is very good and in a prime drinking window. 92 points.
White
8/4/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured from split. This is a medium-gold wine. On the nose, I get flowers, pineapple, butter, cornbread, and some slight smoke. In the mouth, this is mid-weight yet plush, with a nice combination of honeyed and lemony aspects. The finish is not long-lasting, but does have a pleasant zip to it. Overall, this is an open and generous wine. It leaves no doubt that it is California Chard, but fortunately is not overdone (as is far too often the case with the genre). 91 points.
Red
7/28/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a medium-red wine, one with some mild sediment leaving a slight skid mark in the bottle and carrying some modest mouth-staining capacity (a surprising amount for Pinot). On the nose, I get cherry, cloves, black cherry, and licorice. In the mouth, this has flavors of cherries and raspberries, all leaving a lip-smacking finish marked by sweet cherry candy. Overall, this is a crowd-pleasing wine. If consumed blind, I would have likely guessed this was a Brunello. 91 points.
White
7/27/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
90 points
Popped and poured. This is a light yellow wine. The nose is very fragrant; I get apricots, spring flowers, an oak-driven vanilla or marshmallow note, a touch of smoke, and a slight bit of lemon. In the mouth, this is a lush and mid-weight wine, with a slight sweetness and aspects of fresh pear pulling through. The finish is also slightly sweet, with some lingering honeycomb elements. Overall, this is a rich and expressive wine. I do find it a bit overdone and not really my style (after having a few of these from several vintages, I think it is time for me to move on). 90 points.
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Red
7/20/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured in anticipation of an upcoming Washington trip. This is a medium-red wine with virtually no sediment throughout the bottle. The nose is potent! I get smoke, meat, brine, and some general animal smells. This continues on a mid-weight mouth that is smoky and salty, with a hint of modest red fruit buried beneath the corpse. The finish continues the overarching theme, with ash, salt, and blood lingering. Overall, I found this to be less of a wine and more of a food. This is highly unique and the sensations throughout are almost too much, but it holds the line at the right places. I think it is a fascinating and satisfying experience. But that may be a minority view. 92 points.
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Red
7/14/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured. This is a light ruby wine; it shows the darker side of Pinot, as perhaps reflected best by the tongue-coloring aspect of this wine. The nose is very nice! I get scents of focused cherry, cinnamon, raspberry compote, and some black tea. The mouth is smooth, open, and giving – the flavors are loaded with an assorted range of red fruits. The finish has a nice lingering flavor to it, one with a slightly sweet touch. Overall, this is a classy wine that is nicely done. It is very enjoyable and something that I think will please a broad spectrum of tasters. It also is a relatively good deal for the price. 92.5 points.
White
7/13/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a rich golden wine with notes of honey, pineapple, marshmallow, and popcorn on the nose. This is rich and lush with some lingering sweetness on the finish. Overall, this is a large rendition of Chardonnay. It is a wine of pleasure, not nuance. 91 points.
Red
7/7/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
90 points
Popped and poured. This is a translucent cherry-red wine with some small sediment rocks at the end of the bottle. On the nose, I get cherries, herbs, leather, and tree sap. In the mouth, this is medium-weight, with flavors of cherry syrup and other red fruit leaving a finish on which the tannins are fully absorbed. Overall, this is a crunchy red wine, one that I would recommend serving with a hearty stew or similarly rustic dish. This ultimately is not a complex wine, but is one that is warm and inviting. I see no reason not to let it in for a very pleasant evening. 90 points.
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White
7/6/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
96 points
Popped and poured. This is a medium-yellow wine, with a general color like urine. The nose is crazy, with many different notes, including various nuts (walnuts and hazelnuts most prominently), flowers, papaya, lemon, and sea breeze. The wine coats the entire mouth, with apple and grapefruit skin elements at the fore, but an array of flavors layered throughout. The finish is very long, with a touch of honey (the unprocessed kind) and walnuts presenting a plush impression. Overall, this is a cool and unique experience. The wine feels much younger than its age. It was a fascinating moment and a privilege to drink something like this (I probably would not go back at $500/bottle, but certainly at $250/bottle). This is a remarkable wine and one that reflects its dramatic upbringing and heritage. I suspect it has a long life ahead, but honestly don’t really know how to calibrate this. It’s good stuff, full stop. 96 points.
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Red
7/5/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a lighter ruby-red wine in the glass, one with notes of rosemary, cherry, black licorice, and bay leaf on the nose. In the mouth, the wine is mid-weight, with some red fruit and stony / mineral elements. The finish is plush yet slightly chewy. Overall, this is a good bottle of this wine. It has classic CdP notes. It is probably time to drink up. 91 points.
White
6/30/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a light yellow wine. The nose is fragrant, with very floral notes, honeycomb, and beeswax. In the mouth, this is thick and slightly sweet, leaving a subtly salty finish. Overall, this is a brash and open wine. Nevertheless, I think this is a bit expensive for what it is. 91 points.
Red
6/16/2019 - whitmanlholt Likes this wine:
93 points
Popped and poured in anticipation of an upcoming trip to the Northwest. This is a medium-red wine. On the nose, I get brine, funk, salted meats, a wood-burning grill, and some sweat. The mouth is pure funk, with salty, olive, and beefy notes. The finish carries the salt and charred meats. Overall, this is a really great wine — it is a unique, wild, and wonderful experience. But it is not for everyone (for example, my wife thought this smells like a toxic smelter). 93 points.
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Red
6/15/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
Broke the bottle while cleaning my cellar out. There was roughly a large glass+ left in the upright bottom, so I filtered for shards and drank after it had been sitting for several hours. Word on the street is that this is not the optimal preparation method. Despite the issues, the wine was solid — nice nose, classic CdP on the mouth and finish, nothing overdone. Overall, I liked it and consider this a loss, but am not formally scoring given the circumstances.
White
6/9/2019 - whitmanlholt wrote:
91 points
Popped and poured. This is a light-yellow wine with medium gold aspects on occasion. On the nose, I get beeswax, butter, and some wild flowers. The mouth is fluffy, with some reasonably offsetting freshness, all leaving a slightly floral finish. Overall, this is a nice Chard, albeit one that is not really my style (I like more saline and ocean/marine notes, both of which are not often found in California). It is still nicely rendered and a fine gift from my friend DAF. Drink now. 91 points.
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