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2016 Lingua Franca Chardonnay Bunker Hill Eola - Amity Hills
5/4/2019 - jgreco Likes this wine:
92 points
36th Birthday (Noreetuh): Wine #2. This is my second time trying the 2016 Lingua Franca Bunker Hill and it has changed a lot over the past six months. The apple, lemon and sea salt are still there, but gone are the crushed wet rocks and flint. The precise flavors and intense minerality have been replaced by smoother transitions and rounder textures. It is still enjoyable, but far less unique. I do not think this will benefit from aging and I would drink these up over the next couple years.
  • jgreco commented:

    7/12/19, 5:38 PM - Didn’t expect that much change in 6 months time.

2017 Myriad Cellars Syrah Esther Block Las Madres Vineyard Carneros
4/21/2019 - jgreco wrote:
This bottle might have been flawed. There is a tin metal taste underlying everything.
  • jgreco commented:

    4/22/19, 5:51 AM - Hope so. I'll try another bottle in the next couple weeks.

2013 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
12/27/2018 - jgreco wrote:
92 points
Wow, this is a big wine with deep concentrated black fruit! Nutmeg and Licorice round out the flavors. The finish is elegant and sweet, with the merlot in the blend taking center stage. Like almost all of its contemporaries in the 2013 vintage, this has the legs to develop for another decade or more.
  • jgreco commented:

    1/13/19, 8:40 AM - We decanted it for an hour. It’s very typical of the 2013 vintage. It’s not shutdown or anything and you can definitely drink it, but you’d be well served to give it another 5 years to let the tannins soften and the components to better integrate.

2012 Sloan Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
11/10/2018 - jgreco wrote:
100 points
Wine Advocate: Grand Walkabout Tasting (New York, NY): Majority Cab with 10-15% Merlot. The 2014 is so elegant even at this early stage. Utterly captivating. Chocolate flavors on the palate extend into a long finish. One of the three wines of the tasting for me along with Spottswoode and Dana Estates Lotus. Great company to have. This should drink well with only a few more years of cellaring.
  • jgreco commented:

    12/7/18, 1:40 PM - The Grand Walkabout Tasting has the 2012 on the website, but a lot of producers ended up bringing different vintages. I have a separate note on the 2014 and it was rather hard (at least for me) to judge at this youthful stage.

2016 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides Russian River Valley
11/17/2018 - yaCellar Likes this wine:
95 points
Thanksgiving 1.0 “pleasure bomb”. I effectively popped and poured and I’d advise a decant. The aromatics were incredible but the wine otherwise seemed closed. I also didn’t notice bacterial taint as noted by others.
  • jgreco commented:

    11/23/18, 3:45 PM - I popped another at Thanksgiving and noticed the same things. The palate was significantly more muted then it was when I had opened a bottle a few months ago. Not sure if random bad bottle or if something else is going on.

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