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2019 Aubert Pinot Noir CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast
10/23/2021 - Matt Scott Likes this wine:
98 points
The palate has weight, and yet paradoxically remains light. There’s feathery tannins, and this sublime middle palate. The finish carries on for what seems like a very long time. Plum sauce, cranberries, stone, chalk, plumeria and lemon chicken. The body is full, with a lot of energy and tension. This shows so much care and transparency, with sooo much verve and stability. This sticks. Drink 2024 - 2036.
  • SouthernStateofMind commented:

    7/16/22, 1:24 PM - Nice note Matt. Had this for a "Thanksgiving in July" held by a close cousin. Find myself with little to add to your superbly written description.


2020 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre
Same as last note, getting some hoppy Simcoe feel to it: Densely packed with loads of oily citrus, melon rind and tart red fruits on the nose, very expressive. Med bodied, acid forward, showing off that tangy-dank citrus/bergamot on the entry, moving to more melon rind and strawberry on the finish. Almost tannic in the mouth. This is great fresh, but has a long life ahead of it.
  • SouthernStateofMind commented:

    6/3/22, 2:42 PM - Great note. Love this stuff.

2015 Maison Albert Bichot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Malconsorts Domaine du Clos Frantin Pinot Noir
12/28/2020 - Sleepy Dave wrote:
Very seductive sweetness, intermixed with spices. Very good intensity and focus, with touch of high class oak perfume. Loaded with darker fruits.rounded and elegant on the palate. It grows and grows, with just a touch of tannic grip suffered the young stage, and very nice depth, powerful long finish that still displays sense of restraint. A very very good wine .
  • SouthernStateofMind commented:

    1/13/21, 10:36 AM - Sounds like a positive review. Why 50 point rating?

White - Off-dry
2016 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu Chenin Blanc
Takes some time to open up. Subdued aromas of quince, apricot, honey and lime zest. Layers of ripe fruit are offset with uplifting bright acidity. Richly textured and cloying. Surrounds the palate providing long clinging finish. Good now but should show much better with some time. Re-visit this in 3-5 years or beyond.
  • SouthernStateofMind commented:

    8/12/18, 6:07 AM - EA

White - Off-dry
2011 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese Mosel Saar Ruwer
Been a while since my last visit with this one. Several changes worthy of note. Golden straw in color with distinct aromas of red apple, gooseberry, baking spice, white flowers and slight hint of petrol. Soft velvet-like texture on the palate with vibrant acidity that held up after consuming over an entire week. Long mouth coating finish. Delicious now and should be very interesting down the road.
  • SouthernStateofMind commented:

    1/21/17, 1:57 PM - 888

2010 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chateniere Blanc Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay
3/12/2013 - alanr wrote:
93 points
2013 La Paulee, New York; 3/12/2013-3/14/2013: Deeply flavored, excellent balance, and a long finish. This is flat out gorgeous, too bad it can't be found here in the U.S.
  • SouthernStateofMind commented:

    4/14/14, 1:35 PM - Alanr,

    Also suggest you check out Schneider's of D.C. Ask for Terry.

2009 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley
8/6/2013 - Billigan Likes this wine:
92 points
A bit tight out of the gate, but all its charms became evident by the second night. Rich, lemon custard, light florals, and a pat of butter on the nose. The oak is very much dialed back, letting plenty of citrus fruit and minerality come to the fore, with everything well structured and balanced and delineated. No roundness or flabbiness here, but no angularity or austerity either. Superb!
  • SouthernStateofMind commented:

    4/7/14, 2:39 PM - Nice note. Could not have said it better myself and didn't try.

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