schellbe

I teach economics, and in my spare time have various habits/addictions, on of which is collecting and drinking wines. My favorites are Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Riesling. dislikes are overextracted wines, and overoaked wines.

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  • Oct 31, 2009 at 5:56pm

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    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 31, 2009 at 6:14pm
    How confusing. Snooth sent me to the reserve. But the wine I just reviewed was not the reserve, it was the regular bottling. CA wines are so confusing!

    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 31, 2009 at 5:56pm
    When first opened, this revealed a beautiful earthy nose, followed by coffee, cedar, lead pencil and tobacco. This is not a Pauillac? Sweet flavors with good, sweet tannins in the background. Wth time revealed fresh mint in the nose, which reminds me of Leoville las Cases. Well done, plenty of body, all components well integrated. Drinking nicely now, will hold five years. Wonderful with beef steak.

  • Oct 29, 2009 at 10:23pm

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    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 29, 2009 at 10:23pm
    At first I did not like this. Made in an oaky internmational style, almost dried out. I served it with a spicy vegetarian chilli which cut throught he oak and tannin. A little cherry fruit came through behind all the spiciness and tomato. Not bad match, but I don't think I would buy this wine again.

  • Oct 26, 2009 at 11:51pm
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    Added Oct 26, 2009 at 11:51pm
    Beautiful salmon color. Nose of lychee and jackfruit with a little fresh cream. Tropical fruit flavors with a little macademia nuts. Good acidity in the finish. This wine needs a dessert of , tropical fruits with cream. 2003 vintage

  • Oct 24, 2009 at 11:12am

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    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 24, 2009 at 11:12am
    Nose of fresh baked bread, floral and mint. Nose reminds me of Cuvee Emile (Trimbach). Flavors of sweet spicy fruit with mineral, yet totally dry. Nice acidity. Finest west coast Riesling I have had, with none of the heaviness found in many of the OR-WA Rieslings. Probably will drink well for another two years; no evidence of fading.

  • Oct 13, 2009 at 11:19pm

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    Added Oct 13, 2009 at 11:19pm
    Nice wine with cherry and spice. Very sweet, spicy nose. Not complex, but lovely flavor and good body. Seems like this wine could go another couple of years. Served with pork and tomato and red pepper glaze, which seemed to match well. (4 views)

  • Oct 11, 2009 at 6:29pm

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    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 11, 2009 at 6:29pm
    11.5% ABV. 3% residual sugar, 9.7% total acidity, (specs from winery). This wine was consumed earlier this year, at the same time as the Indian Wells (WA). Nose of apple and lemon, with a little character of late harvest Riesling. Flavors of sour apple, honey and corn syrup, but withoiut the extraction of a late harvest wine. A little sharp finish. Much darker (golden) than Indian Wells. This is wonderful if you like the strong sour apple flavor, which I do.

  • Oct 11, 2009 at 6:20pm
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    Added Oct 11, 2009 at 6:20pm
    12% ABV. A little mineral and stone, with slight home perm and petrol in nose and a little spritz. Flavors of sea salt and grapefruit, with a slight metallic finish. Ver light color. More angular than a Moselle, and a little heavier on the palate. Definite WA state style. Very nice and one of the best examples of WA Riesling I've had.

  • Oct 11, 2009 at 6:07pm

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    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 11, 2009 at 6:07pm
    Faint nose of fresh baked bread I find in so many NYS Rieslings with a little spic eon nose. Taste of green apple, with strong salty, spicy flavor, very flinty (mineral) with a little lime and grapefruit. Good acids cover the residual sugar, so this wine seems almost dry. This would work with a light seafood dish, or a light cheese. Just a little light to merit a 90 score. (2 views)

  • Oct 9, 2009 at 5:32pm

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    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 9, 2009 at 5:32pm
    Purchased at winery 5/31/07. Consumed 10/9/09. Nose of creamy oak and pineapple with a little spice. Fairly heavy oak treatment. Creamy flavors, definite pineapple, with soft mouthfeel, and slight bitter fininsh. A little fecal, earthiness in background which adds to interest.

  • Oct 7, 2009 at 11:30pm

    Previously available for $105.00



    schellbe's Review:
    Added Oct 7, 2009 at 11:30pm
    This is the second bottle I've had that has been over the hill. Nice carmelized and mineral nose, a little like Trimbach Cuvee Emile. Unfortunately, the flavors are totally dried out and sour. I plead ignortance to West Coast Rieslings, but I suspect they do not have sufficient acidity for long keeping (unlike the French). Better for drinking under five years of age. By comparison, the 97 Trimbach Cuvee Emile was a lovely wine, drinking nicely this spring

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