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Red
2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains
8/25/2017 - rosenst1 wrote:
flawed
PnP. Perfect cork and fill. Medium red. Fragrant nose but with an odd note to it (bacon?). On the palate this is quite awkward/angular with a lot of stem influence and that bacon note again. Perhaps needs more air and more time or is quite possibly a bad bottle. Will wait and see tomorrow - reserving judgement.
Although the bacon (brett? as one fellow wine person suggested) has faded,the wine is still out of balance with a dominance of stem-like flavors. There is underlying fruit but not appealing.
  • rosenst1 commented:

    8/26/17, 7:55 PM - Thanks, bonedoc. As you can see from my further note this evening, this didn't improve and really isn't drinkable to my palate. I'm not particularly sensitive to cork taint but this was a whole different issue, which I have smelled in some other Pinots in the past.

White
2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Côte Bouguerots Chardonnay
7/3/2015 - rosenst1 wrote:
92 points
PnP. Perfect cork. Light straw color; immediate nose of chalk, sea air, limestone and citrus. On the palate this has an intense minteral taste with very bracing acidity. With air it develops a silky quality on the mid-palate and the acidity recedes somewhat. Still a baby and more classic than some other vintages of this bottling which sometimes has a more exotic character. This went beautifully with some grilled local halibut.
  • rosenst1 commented:

    7/4/15, 10:40 AM - I would suggest decanting this now Edgar. Definitely improved with air but still probably needs til age 10 to reach its window of drinkability right out of the bottle.

Red
2009 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
12/6/2014 - rosenst1 wrote:
90 points
PnP. Deep red. Exuberant cherry and sandalwood nose. Gutsy on the palate with deep fruit and tangy acidity but this must have some Merlot or another grape besides Sangiovese to be this juicy. Still some tannins to resolve on the finish but although atypical still enjoyable.
  • rosenst1 commented:

    12/7/14, 6:00 PM - Bam_Man,
    Thanks - I can see your comparison to a Brunello; must be the ripeness of the vintage then, as this seems bigger and lower in acidity then I find other in Riservas, such as Felsina Rancia.

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