Tasting Notes for SeaSea

(182 notes on 131 wines)

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Red
12/2/2021 - SeaSea wrote:
flawed
Winebid purchase. Cooked/oxidized. Down drain.
Red
11/28/2021 - SeaSea Likes this wine:
96 points
Delicious. Silky sweet fruit with a long finish. In a lovely drinking window. From magnum. Quick double decant for sediment. 13.5% alc.
Red
Young. Tasty, mountain red berry, sharp acidity, and fine tannins. Elegance and lightness. Good potential to improve with age.
My view is that artisanal Oregon Pinot Noir made with stems is best with a decade-plus. This bottle is just in the John Thomas minimum of 8 years past harvest.
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Red
10/31/2021 - SeaSea wrote:
96 points
Opened a 2005 Arterberry Maresh, Maresh Vineyard. Jim Maresh’s first commercial vintage. Superb. Everything I would wish for in a Oregon Pinot Noir. Bit of funk that quickly blew off.

Silky complex dark mountain cherry, spice, long complex finish. Mid life, with many years to go.

According to Jim. “A favorite of mine for its silky complex fruit. Picked October 23rd very minimal punch downs”

Sadly I only have two more bottles.
White - Sparkling
Full-bodied it's deep and luscious, with a concentration of pear, flowers, acid, and the saline sea. Superb champagne for Fall, just Delicious.
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Red
Drank from well-stored magnums. Open an hour before and a quick decant before pouring—the nose of cherries, pomegranate, fresh herbs, and spices. A full full-bodied, and complex finish goes exceptionally well with hipster Chinese food from Red Farm in NYC. Excellent!
Red
Drank over two days. Still tight at first. Opened up in decanter. Last third delicious day 2. Still early days.
Red
Delicious. Dark cherry, spice and everything nice.
Red
Seems to be in a slightly closed phase. Still tasty.
Red
Quick double decant before restaurant. Not much sediment. Delightful and elegant, Burgundian Nebbiolo, Many years ahead.
Red
Standard Oregon Pinot nose. First night the palate is a bit reserved. Left half the bottle in fridge. Forgot. Opened it on day three and it had blossomed into much more interesting. Savory seven springs spice.
Red
1966 Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Drank three bottles of the VCC 1966 on my 55th Birthday. Removed cork 4 hours before and a quick decant for sediment. Lovely, aged Pomerol nose. A savory complexity and density from age. Three superb bottles of delicious wine that are still going strong in their 6th decade.
Red
Delicious, low alcohol, great acid backbone. Strawberries and tart cherries. Better day 2.
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Red
Drank from a well-stored Magnum bought at auction from a noted collector. Quick double decant for sediment. Elegant and delicious bottle in its middle age. Any hints of Oak have receded, fruit has not.
Red
Delicious. Drank over three days. Tight at first. Third night the best. Momtazi has more weight and spice than KF Maresh. Darker red fruit. Deeper color. Glad I have more bottles and vintages to enjoy over the next 20 years.
Red
Cork a bit dodgy. Came out clean. Nose of beetroot. Nice clarity. Savory old Pinot.
Red
Delicious over two nights. Gaining weight. Dundee hills mountain red berry’s. Glad to have more.
Red
Poured half and then kept in fridge. Tight first night, delicious second. Makes me think this has not reached the peak window.
Red
PNP day one. Nice savory dark fruit. Wel integrated. Drinking well. Enjoyed over two nights. No side of fading. Lovely.
Red
Nose and palate consistent with previous notes. Adding weight and complexity. Enjoyed over two days. First day decanted half of bottle for an hour. Second day best. Lovely wine that is getting better with age.
Red
12/21/2020 - SeaSea Likes this wine:
93 points
Delightful. Oregon nose, red fruit, spice, as the wine opened in the glass, was cheerfully consumed.
Red
Ribbon ridge nose, if that means anything. Slight CO2 that disappears quickly. Cherry and raspberry, smooth tannins, long finish, with elegance, gracefully aging. Sediment well-formed at the bottom. I have enjoyed the BF wines from 2005 -2008 after Mike Etzyl went biodynamic are lovely and restrained. YMMV.
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Red
Drank over two days. Classic Maresh mountain strawberry, with elegance, full of life and translucent beauty. Delicious, and light on the tongue, feels as if it just starting to gain weight and sophistication. Sediment in last ounce.

With KF I think of Michael Broadbent’s notes on DRC bottles in the 1960’s. In the early years the wines are lacking color, undeveloped, though fairly sweet, with lovely potential, and at thirty years become medium weight, fuller bodied, rich, powerful, tangy, with silky tannins.

Interested to see where it goes with the ages. Not to imply that these wines are going to become Burgundy, just that they have the quality and craftsmanship to make their own Oregon path.
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Red
Tasty, dark red berry and black cherry, spice, savory, and everything nice. Drank over two days, second better. Early window. Many years ahead. Dubay is the same vineyard that Rose & Arrow calls Stonecreek and charges 3x. Sadly Walter Scott no longer gets Dubay grapes.
White - Sparkling
Drank slowly over 6 days. Citrus, floral, mineral. Last glass the best. Sharp edges rounded off. A gentleman’s ginger ale to savor at the end of a long day. Makes we want to tuck my newer Agraparts deep in my cellar to be enjoyed after a couple decades slumber. Why rush great experiences.
Red
11/30/2020 - SeaSea wrote:
Less collapsed than the portly 2005 or 2008, the high test alcohol makes it not a winner for me.
White - Sweet/Dessert
Lovely caramel sweetness went perfectly with thanksgiving pie.
Rosé - Sparkling
Delicious. With age the sharp edge of the younger releases have rounded away.
Red
Slightly tight the first night and faded the second.
Red
Delicious. More weight and spice than her Maresh offerings. This young wine is just starting to come together at age six.
Red
First of a case. Dark fruited, savory spice. Good finish. Young and Still a bit tight.
White - Sparkling
Youthful and tight. Sharp Lemon citrus notes. Delicious. Interesting to see where this goes.
White - Sparkling
Drank over a few days. Citrus, saline and floral, taut and energetic till the last day. Food wine.
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Red
Delicious! Started out Dundee red fruit, and with time in the glass, the spice and savory elements came out. Integrated, prime of life, with no bricking. Had done a quick decant for fine sediment in the last ounce or so before taking to Via Carota to celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary. Part of a collection of well stored Oregon wines bought at auction. 2005 was I believe Jim Maresh's first vintage so I expect his latest releases to age even better.
Red
Had a touch of barnyard smell that went away with air. Tasty red fruit with years of life ahead.
Red
Delicious! Was bought at auction a year ago from a collector’s cellar. Savory spice and red fruits, at age 34. Another example of well crafted Oregon Pinot Noir aging fantastically if the wine is carefully cellared.
Red
I drank over two days. Was tight in glass on the first day. After a night in the fridge, with a decant, it opened a bit. While tasty, not as generous as I would hope. This summer bottle was more sparkly. I feel the wine is in a teenage phase of opening and closing, so tend to believe it will be best after 2022+ at the earliest. Have a good stash so will keep dipping in as the seasons go by.
White - Sparkling
Agree with previous notes. Tight on opening. Drank over four days, kept getting better. Should have a long life.
Red
Delicious. Similar to my previous note.
Red
Lovely, drinking fantastically, consistent with other recent notes. Cherry, red berry, spice, and acid, all harmonious. No indication of fading.
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Red
Ella-Amity deep rubycolor. Medium weight, good clarity. Dark cherry and red berry. Vanilla notes. Delicious over three days.
White - Sparkling
Lovely crisp acid, and mineral that makes people rethink What they think about champagne and want artisanal grower’s on their table. Had after the host’s Veuve Cliq and the refreshing summer bite of the Marguet made everyone’s first taste be “wow” this is good. That said, we clearly drank it young, and I am glad I have more to enjoy over the next 15 years.
Red
9/7/2020 - SeaSea wrote:
flawed
Sadly tastes like it was cooked from shipping and The cork showed heat leakage. That said, I have heard that 2006 Oregon was an inconsistent vintage because it was so hot at harvest time.
White
Refreshing end of summer. Pear, lemon, acid, mineral, racy delight.
Red
Lovely red, spice, mineral, touch of savory, with power and finesse. Got better through the evening.
Rosé - Sparkling
Delicious. Red fruit. Strawberry, mineral.
Red
Deliscous. Nicely integrated and tasty Oregon red fruit.
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