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2005 Saxum James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend
11/15/2017 - Christoffer78 Likes this wine:
98 points
A marvelous wine and a true grand experience. The 2005 James Berry Syrah blend delivers a lovely nose full of dark mature fruit, morellos, violets, the classical Asian spice box and last by not least rich dark chocolate. Adding to this is a close to profound minerality with crushed wet granite as the number one hallmark. After some time in the glass complexity increases and a secondary layer of subtle saddle leather and sunny summer meadow emerges. This is a nose to die for. The palate continues along this first class trajectory with balance and integration as keywords. Perhaps the acidity is a bit understated tonight but the overall texture and structure tell me this wine will last for yet a number of years if cellared properly. With a length on the finish lasting a minute or more, there is very little else to wish for in this lovely effort. A true joy and certainly a true gem! (score is 98+)
  • Bob & Sue Atlanta commented:

    11/18/17, 7:17 AM - Great review in the 2005 Saxum James Berry. Opened a bottle last night and I also gave this a 98. My review is not as articulate as yours... But I think we are saying the same thing...

1975 Ch√Ęteau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
10/18/2017 - dcwino wrote:
93 points
Pichon Lalande dinner with Nicolas Glumineau (Taberna del Alabardero, Washington D.C.): This is a textbook example of a fully mature classic claret. Fully mature harmonious nose displaying subtle red fruit, red currant, red cherry, cedar, a hint of caramel, lead pencil, leather and earth. Fully integrated palate, still remnants of tannins that remind us the vintage, harmonious and a seamless subtle finish. It would be a wonderful wine to enjoy in a cold winter night in front of a fireplace.
  • Bob & Sue Atlanta commented:

    10/19/17, 3:32 PM - Great note. I have one of these that I purchased 10 years ago at the winery. Good to hear that is has some life in it. Just curious - did you decant?


2010 Elyse Zinfandel Morisoli Vineyard Rutherford
12/15/2014 - Bob & Sue Atlanta wrote:
88 points
Not my style of zin......
  • Bob & Sue Atlanta commented:

    12/16/14, 7:07 AM - I like my zin's with a little more depth and concentration...more fruit?

    This tasted to me like the grapes weren't fully ripe when picked. There was and imbalance associated with this wine. I have had this wine in previous vintages and liked it better. May need some time in the cellar - I have 5 more to go.

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