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Red
2015 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur Pinot Noir
Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Bin 75): Light see through ruby; smoky, some reduction, pretty floral notes, meaty plum, well measured fine oak, floral rose, very young, maybe some whole cluster green note to boot; clove and cinnamon, late juicy cranberry sweet and bitterness, high toned, lots of drive and energy; really tasty but wait on this one; agree that this is maybe not the deepest of Gevreys as I went Chassagne Rouge but the wiry acid structure should hopefully become something quite elegant with the right amount of age.
  • RichD2 commented:

    8/21/18, 10:17 AM - I agree with waiting to open for a while. I also found that wiry acidity in some of Frederic Esmonin 2015s. While it is quite tasty now, it could be so much better with time.

Red
2014 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
11/14/2017 - Breaktheory Likes this wine:
92 points
Didn’t like as much this time - strawberries and raspberries and old world style but the high acidity loses points for me I might just not be a fan of pinot

Upgraded to 92 second day - acidity smoothed and fruit is very juicy and ripe
  • RichD2 commented:

    6/27/18, 5:42 PM - I also found the acidity mellowed significantly the second day.

White
2009 E. Guigal Ermitage Blanc Ex-Voto Hermitage White Rhone Blend
4/22/2017 - Cailles wrote:
97 points
The color is amazing, the wine shines like a treasure. The nose is intriguing. Then you get lots of toast, spices, popcorn with melted butter, floral notes and underneath some fruit (peach?). Only a hint of oxidative notes. A thick wine, very dense, but vibrant, silky and light. Sticks for one minute+.

One of the most amazing white wines I ever had - not so much because of the hedonistic pleasure, but because its so fascinating and interesting. There are white wines which give me more pleasure but this is a conversation piece.

It evolved in the glass but no decant needed.
  • RichD2 commented:

    4/26/17, 9:17 PM - I had one bottle as you describe; really awesome! However, the other two much less so for quite a bit of bottle variation.

  • RichD2 commented:

    5/1/17, 11:38 AM - Well I still have a bottle remaining of the 2009 which I hope is good. I'll likely find a time to drink it soon. It's interesting to look at notes people have made on older vintages which tend to mention similar questions about bottle variation, noticeable alcohol, but also some great experiences. I guess this is what makes wine so interesting.

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