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White
2019 Aubert Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
4/14/2021 - mark2eye wrote:
90 points
Lemon skin. Crayons. River rock. Metallic backbone. Decent enough
  • Ikesmith commented:

    12/7/21, 11:56 PM - Crayons, brilliant note! Cheers.

White
2017 Carol Shelton Wines Coquille Blanc Paso Robles White Rhone Blend
8/31/2021 - allenadale wrote:
50 points
Bitter, bitter, bitter, ended up dumping it down the sink
  • Ikesmith commented:

    9/2/21, 2:46 PM - Sounds like a flawed bottle.

Red
2015 Buty Merlot/Cabernet Franc Conner-Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
7/26/2021 - Ikesmith Does not like this wine:
84 points
Really want to like it so I can buy some 1.5L and 3L local retailer has on fire sale prices...

At PnP reminds me of the '90s toasted marshmallow Merlot fad. Boozey, weak finish. Barest hint of tangy fruit hiding under all that damn diacetyl. Whiff of sulfur at finish?

Buttery popcorn mostly gone day two but so is everything else except some heat and some pepper.

"70-79 C Below/Average" but allowing some people like wine that tastes of margarine. 84, I guess.
  • Ikesmith commented:

    7/28/21, 8:23 AM - KLwines.com in San Francisco has a lot of Buty wines on sale right now. A lot of them nicely aged. Enjoy!

Red
2017 La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
6/13/2021 - Elodie Grace Likes this wine:
89 points
Quite good but not great for the price ($38 ca). Pleasant red fruit, smooth, medium finish. Look forward to my second bottle, but will be waiting for the price to come down before I buy a third.
  • Ikesmith commented:

    7/16/21, 11:31 PM - It's currently under $20 at KL Wines.

Red
2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
4/15/2021 - gamlingman Likes this wine:
88 points
Nothing exceptional here as we broke out the magnum for our second wine of the night with Stone Crabs & lobster. Nearly black in color lots of lighter fruits, figs, cherries, with no big finish. Slightly tannic on the end. OK but better value out there.
  • Ikesmith commented:

    6/15/21, 8:59 PM - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2009/10/why-fish-and-red-wine-dont-mix

Red
2009 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée Red Rhone Blend
5/19/2021 - Ikesmith wrote:
90 points
Spritzig, thin body, bright and tangy carbonic-like fruit. HUGE but sweet animal. Decanted for 1 1/2 but could have used another few hours to dissipate bandaid-y brett notes and 2ndary ferment carbonation. Opened considerably over a few hours. Probably would have been delicious day 2 but with quick decant at a restaurant it was lacking. Tangy, thin, very sweet (not sugary) barnyard fruit.
  • Ikesmith commented:

    5/22/21, 12:47 PM - I brought it in for a dinner with a bunch of restaurant people so wasn't much to be done but enjoy it for the state it was in. It was good but not the 94 pointer I had envisioned :)

Red
2015 Hartford / Hartford Court Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyards Sonoma Coast
2/15/2019 - Ikesmith Does not like this wine:
87 points
Full, round nose of dark bramble, redwood sous bois, lightly smoked game. Mouth is nice, lush. And then the finish just falls off a cliff. Just, disappears almost completely except an imperceptibly slight stale malo (?) and maybe a hint of sulfur. Perhaps a poorly stored bottle? Never experienced similar. Bought three bottles, almost bought a few cases based on RP 95 points. Glad I didn't. Wife likes it so maybe its a flaw in my head :)
Maybe a weird dumb phase? Will report back on bottles 2 and 3.
If this bottle is an outlier then it might be a stellar deal...
via K&L
  • Ikesmith commented:

    2/15/19, 5:55 PM - Edit: I must note I used a coravin and sampled over 3 separate tastings, each about 2 weeks apart, final taste PnP. Consistent profile, inc. flaw, throughout. Will just PnP whole bottle next time around but doubt coravin had an effect.

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