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Red
2011 Clos Pepe Estate Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
11/28/2019 - The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine:
93 points
I have said countless times that Clos Pepe is one of my favorite Pinot (and Chard) producers, and I have also lamented the fact that the winery is no more. Wes' passion and talent lives on, though, in the several odd cases of Clos Pepe that lie peacefully in my cellar. Tonight, Thanksgiving, we decided to awaken one from its slumber for sacrifice. Dark cherry and eucalyptus on the nose, with plenty of fruit on the palate. This is certainly California in style, but it is oh so tasty. The tannins seem integrated, but this likely has another half-dozen (or more) years still left in it. thedrunkencyclist.com
  • suburbanfrog commented:

    4/26/20, 5:29 PM - I agree with you 100% about Wes and his passion. Tonight we toasted and tilted several glasses in remembrance of Wes's work at the family vineyard and winery. Here's to Wes!!!! Cheers

Red
2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard Russian River Valley
4/8/2018 - suburbanfrog Likes this wine:
93 points
Had at a formal dinner with 20 people. Everyone that had this wine commented about how much they liked it. For a down vintage, this wine was really shining right now.
  • suburbanfrog commented:

    9/3/18, 12:19 PM - Reply to The Count. I apologize for the late response, but no I did not decant.

White - Sparkling
2005 Argyle Extended Tirage Brut Willamette Valley Champagne Blend
9/9/2017 - andrewdodd86 Likes this wine:
95 points
Considerably better than previous bottles, and although a stylistic departure from the Rollin Soles era, this is more bright golden apple
  • suburbanfrog commented:

    12/10/17, 4:57 PM - Rollin made this wine from vineyard to bottle. It may be more of a reflection of the vintage than any stylistic change that you might be thinking. I noticed from my own tasting, this vintage of Extended Tirage has some different notes from previous vintages, but still a one of a kind American Sparkling wine. :)

Red
2006 Long Shadows Wineries Pirouette Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
2/28/2016 - suburbanfrog Likes this wine:
93 points
Great Merlot based blend with good concentration, balance and aromas. The wine was very well made with real quality fruit. I think it is showing very nice right now with a long life ahead of good drinking.
  • suburbanfrog commented:

    5/30/16, 5:46 PM - Thanks for correction. Confused with Pedestal.

White
2011 Kosta Browne Chardonnay One Sixteen Russian River Valley
2/23/2014 - suburbanfrog Likes this wine:
94 points
A wine to savor. I just wanted to take my time and enjoy. This wine is developing nicely and I wish I had more.
  • suburbanfrog commented:

    2/24/14, 12:38 PM - I opened one shortly after release. Not nearly as open as it is now. This is really coming around!

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