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  • air guitar & pinot noir says:

    9/1/2020 9:41:00 AM - SMZ- So happy you grabbed some of the WesMar pinots. I think over time you will see they are more than just a great value, but a truly enjoyable drinking experience regardless of price point. I am humbled you took a chance based upon my recommendation. Cheers!

  • csimm says:

    8/31/2018 8:22:00 PM - Hi SMZ. As you can tell, I'm very impressed with Wren Hop's latest lineup. The 2016s are pretty extraordinary in my opinion. Dan Fishman has really elevated the wines from when Bevan was at the helm. I was a little concerned Fishman would throttle the intensity back too far (2014 was a transition vintage for them it seemed), but these 2016s do a great job of combining domestic flavor with Burgundian focus and complexity. The Three Wishes that's coming out soon on release is very well done.

  • csimm says:

    10/29/2017 10:05:00 AM - They didn't appear technically tainted or corked in my humble opinion (which is why I try to be as specific as possible in my narratives about what I'm tasting), but I'm no expert by any means. "Anything is possible" seems like an apt edict when a wine is underperforming at that level I suppose. Regardless, folks can take or leave whatever my 2 cents is. Hopefully WS loyalists will enjoy these offerings; I'll happily be the outlier that others can point to as the WS simpleton who just doesn't "get" the supposedly wonderful wines they are apparently attempting to produce. One of my good friends LOVES their wines and buys blind every vintage from them (though I can tell you he wasn't an overall fan of the 2015s). Anyway, enjoy your allocation.

  • csimm says:

    10/28/2017 11:46:00 PM - Hi SMZ...Thanks very much for posting on my message board regarding Williams Selyem and how you cannot believe I would have a different opinion than yours about a producer or a set of particular wines. To simplify for you, I write tasting notes to reflect my personal experience of a wine, not to reflect or garner favoritism from those who have some sort of alliance with a particular winery. I see in your profile that Williams Selyem is one of your favorite Pinot producers. That's really nice. I'm sorry if me having a seemingly negative experience with this producer has catapulted you into a state of "WTF" (your words). In fact, I have some very good things to say on CT about some of the WS wines I've had. Ultimately though, I write tasting notes that focus on how the wine performed and perhaps some ancillary thoughts about the winery or winemaker (depending on the comments and wine banter that is sparked from those notes). I tend not to use my notes as an opportunity to cast disbelief on others whose opinions of a wine are different than my own. I don't write notes so you will "believe" me (as you stated in your note to me). I write them because that's simply my opinion. If you love every WS wine you've ever had, good on ya. Enjoy. I ain't mad at ya for it. What's hard for me to believe is that because you've "rarely had a bad experience" with WS, you cannot seem to grasp the notion that someone else may actually have an opinion that isn't directly aligned with yours. It's wine...not math. In any event, I hope you went deep on WS's 2015s and you enjoy every sip henceforth. Cheers!

  • gesusser says:

    12/7/2014 3:20:00 PM - IMO, the radio coteau revu by the Norwegian can be discounted

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