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White - Sweet/Dessert
2013 Château de la Roulerie Coteaux du Layon Chenin Blanc
3/15/2015 - Johnfromspokane wrote:
89 points
Delicious. My first experience with the chenin from this appellation, and while it was simple, it was certainly delicious. Ripe apricot, orange, clementine...and lots of ripe citrus. Yummy! Great sugar and balance.
  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    9/27/15, 2:39 PM - I've had the great pleasure of trying Chaume. Certainly the best Chenin based wine I've had.

Red
2010 Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend
8/15/2015 - jset22 wrote:
88 points
Decent but not close to the other Soos Creek vineyard. Much more Bordeaux like
  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    8/27/15, 4:49 PM - You speak of bdx character as if it detracts from the experience....

Red
2010 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
5/15/2015 - Motz wrote:
95 points
Drank over two days. Deep crimson with purple hues. Upon opening the bouquet showed cassis, pencil lead, cigar ash, and crushed rocks in somewhat austere fashion. The wine tasted as it smelled and though rock solid it came off somewhat dissapointing for a 2010 classed growth. Had it at 91.

...And then it came to life.

Two to three hours after opening the wine opened to a complex and concentrated bouquet that included dark chocolate, espresso, peppers, mint, herbs, mineral ores, and gravel. The palate became richly concentrated, massively structured, and precise, with excellent definition and lift. Had it at 93-94.

Returned to it the following evening and found it even better. Structured, layered, complex, and delicious. Overall, this mind-bender needs decanting to reveal its magnificent substance. It should evolve for five to seven years and drink well through 2030+. 94-95.
  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    5/16/15, 1:50 PM - Well shoot now I'm going to have to pick one up...

White
2007 Jean-Jacques Vincent Pouilly-Fuissé Château de Fuissé Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay
12/18/2014 - Johnfromspokane wrote:
91 points
Got in a blowout sale for ten dollars. Best ten dollar chard I've ever had! To me, it had weight, length, and had survived it's seven year tenure pretty darn well. Well oaked, great spice, apricot, orange, lemon zest! Real strong lemon zest. An impressive bottle for something so inexpensive.
  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    12/20/14, 12:00 AM - You guessed it

  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    12/21/14, 9:20 PM - Ha! Glad I bought two then.

  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    12/21/14, 9:20 PM - He showed me that pichler smaragd that he got in...the only one I know of in town. Think I'll pick that up this week too.

Red
2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
9/20/2014 - Johnfromspokane wrote:
92 points
I need to change my note on this one. It wasn't until 6 hours of decanting that this started to shine. The blueberry and leather started to punch from the glass, with an acid attack to match. Well integrated alcohol. Still a little pricy for what you're getting, it highly enjoyable. 92+
  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    9/20/14, 3:54 PM - I just changed my note to accommodate the changes I saw between hours four and six in the decanter. I still find it a little pricy, but it certainly is very enjoyable. Names I would still put forward would be jb neufelds 2010 cab, the vina seigal 2010 gran crucero, the 2010 Sinclair estate cab, the Sheridan vineyards 2011 cab, and the mascots vineyard unanime 2009

Red
2011 Château La Valade Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend
5/12/2014 - Motz wrote:
87 points
A satisfying, true to its roots, earth and mineral driven Bordeaux. A little thin.
  • Johnfromspokane commented:

    7/18/14, 7:14 PM - glad you liked it!

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