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2012 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Chavignol Rosé Pinot Noir
7/20/2017 - rhit wrote:
The fruit has faded quite a bit, throwing off the balance and diminishing the experience. Lesson learned - I won't hold this very long next time.
  • rhit commented:

    2/16/21, 1:11 PM - @califusa: I did have a great experience with it about a year before my last note, but good to know the wines also show well with a lot more age. Perhaps I caught my last bottle in an awkward middle phase.

2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains
12/3/2017 - ducster72 Likes this wine:
93 points
Youthful despite being 8 years old. Gingerbread, baking spices and bright red fruit. Cranberry. Early signs of secondary development. As a food accompaniment, suffered a little next to the 2010 Fourrier Gevrey VV because it was a little, well, Californian in its sweetness. The Rhys was more complex, but the Fourrier played better with our food.
  • rhit commented:

    12/13/17, 2:03 PM - Opened the same last night, and I agree completely. The other Rhys pinots I've had have fortunately been much more savory.

2013 Château Les Charmes-Godard Blanc Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Consistent with previous, this is not particularly revelatory, but it is plenty enjoyable. The yuckiness of SB is kept in check, but there's plenty of zip. There are people who find this too acidic. There are also people who are vegans, like Donald Trump, or enjoy musical theater, so there you go.
  • rhit commented:

    9/19/16, 10:08 PM - Zing!

2014 Julie Balagny Fleurie Chavot Gamay
Somewhat savory, with funk, stone, and herbs over dark, rich fruit. Not quite silky, but soft and very approachable. Great acid. Good and tasty, but not sure of the value given the price.
  • rhit commented:

    7/8/16, 2:09 PM - @Lilja ~$45. Far too much!

2010 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
Ostensibly this has everything going for it - fruit, acid, tannin, and great drinkability. But I'm wondering if young Brunello should be a bit more unforgiving, with more acid and tannin. It'd be nice to find some other 2010s like that.
  • rhit commented:

    4/13/16, 12:51 PM - Thanks for the tip, @texanoblues. Will check out Casanova Di Neri. Cheers!

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