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2016 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides Russian River Valley
11/17/2018 - yaCellar Likes this wine:
95 points
Thanksgiving 1.0 “pleasure bomb”. I effectively popped and poured and I’d advise a decant. The aromatics were incredible but the wine otherwise seemed closed. I also didn’t notice bacterial taint as noted by others.
  • yaCellar commented:

    11/18/18, 9:17 AM - jviz, I was referring to the palette flavors and textures as being closed, not the bouquet. The nose was incredible, but in my experience, the mouth flavors were dull and muted, and so they felt inconsistent with the nose. My hope would be that more time in bottle or a decant would bring out more, as one note indicated. Whether that's at the expense of the nose, I'm unsure.

2014 Passopisciaro Etna Passorosso Etna DOC Nerello Mascalese
7/22/2018 - yaCellar Likes this wine:
94 points
I don’t think this is yet a 97pt wine (per Vinous) but it’s got the stuffing for greatness. Young. Young. Young. Even after dbl decant, 6 hours slow ox, 1 hour wide decant. Others have called this period the “dumb phase” for this wine. I generally agree. Still a lot of fun. It’s like an energetic, boisterous Italian Pinot.
  • yaCellar commented:

    7/25/18, 7:08 AM - @m_arcon I'm not skilled enough to say objectively. Personally, I have 2 bottles left. With 8 years remaining in the recommended drinking window, I'm going to wait 4 years before popping my next.

2011 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
2/8/2015 - yaCellar Likes this wine:
91 points
Red candy, red fruit, red acid, but pair with the other white meat
  • yaCellar commented:

    2/8/15, 6:54 PM - This particular bottle is about ready. It may get a little better but is drinking well now especially paired with food, due to the decent acid level.

  • yaCellar commented:

    2/8/15, 7:01 PM - I had some of their library wines at a recent pickup party, the oldest being 2008. Besides then, I'd only had brand new Anthill. They definitely benefited from those few additional years!

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