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White - Sparkling
N.V. Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Extra Dry Champagne Blend
4/2/2020 - Muledog71 Likes this wine:
91 points
A touch rich, but well balanced. I don’t get the sweetness that others do. Nothing crazy complex here, and for just under $50 prob can do a bit better. Rebuy just for the reliability
  • Muledog71 commented:

    4/3/20, 12:21 PM - Was an extra dry version just to be forthcoming

  • Muledog71 commented:

    12/1/22, 6:52 AM - Well aren’t you just special!

White - Sparkling
2019 Brooks Muscat Terue Eola - Amity Hills
12/21/2021 - The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine:
95 points
The Fourth Annual World’s Largest Blind Tasting of American Sparkling Wine; 12/20/2021-12/23/2021: Retail $35. "92% Orange Muscat from Muska Vineyard and 8% Early Muscat from Eola Springs Vineyard, both in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA." Whoa. While I have had quite a few sparkling wines in my life, this one was unique. The muscat is clear on the nose with Meyer lemon, candied peach, orange blossom, an almond-like nuttiness, and a distinct sweetness. The palate is completely dry, but laden with fruit (which comes off as some sweetness) and bursting with tartness. Yeah, whoa. This is an intensely compelling wine with boatloads of flavor and miles of complexity. Yowza.
  • Muledog71 commented:

    3/23/22, 5:36 PM - Bam!!! You REALLY like Brooks’ sparkling offerings! I’m about to try the Muscat myself here in the near future! Cheers

2017 Harper Voit Pinot Blanc Elevage Eola - Amity Hills
6/29/2021 - Muledog71 Likes this wine:
90 points
90+ almost a dry Riesling quality to it. Just a faint wisp of grapefruit zest on the nose. Not overly complex but well done nonetheless.needs a bit of air and it opens up quite a bit.
  • Muledog71 commented:

    7/1/21, 3:33 AM - Definitely regressed on day two. Finish the bottle on the day that it is opened, IMHO.

White - Sparkling
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne Champagne Blend
6/20/2021 - Purple Tooth wrote:
92 points
Ok, last time i was being nice. This time, I will dare say, To me, this Champagne is more hype than anything mind blowing. Yesterday afternoon, this was totally outclassed by a Comtes de Champagne 2006 drank side by side. At the end, the Comtes was dust and there was a 3/4 of a bottle of Dom left between 3 experienced drinkers (me, not being one of them), and we unanimously agreed that while this and the CdC are only 2 years apart and age was not a factor, the cdc kept pulling away. In comparison, this was far more energetic with much acidity and finer bubbles, but shot its load within 75 minutes and totally lost steam. I am not a fan of 2008 Dom, and won't buy any more, but always happy to drink yours! I still own a few, but will hold this and see what happens. HOLD
  • Muledog71 commented:

    6/21/21, 10:31 AM - I also had a bottle yesterday and similary was not as impressed as I was when last had on previous New Year’s Eve. The acidity or lack thereof was the main culprit. The lemony palate was almost enough to put this out of balance. Still VERY GOOD, with a mouthfeel to die for. Have two more bottles and will keep one long term and drink the other in 2-3 years.

2011 Brooks Riesling "Ara" Willamette Valley
3/21/2020 - Muledog71 wrote:
So it was an ‘11 and it was compromised of some sort. No seepage on the cork, but a touch of”mold”on the bottom third(inside bottle side) . By way of the nose couldn’t really tell it was off since it was throwing some petrol notes,although a bit muted. On the palate though it verified that it was past due or tainted. Color was a golden yellow and the acidity was gone on the palate too.
  • Muledog71 commented:

    3/21/20, 2:53 PM - Too bad since this had been cellared properly for probably 5-7 years

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