|Winery:||Château Pichon-Longueville Baron|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Pauillac|
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One of the finest values in top-class Bordeaux has been the 1990 Pichon-Longueville-Baron. Until 3-4 months ago, the wine could have been purchased for under $400 a case, but that seems to have changed as the results of numerous tastings have pushed th...
Eric Forest Pouilly Fuisse Terre du Nord Chardonnay France Burgundy Maconnais Eric Forest France (2005)
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Mâconnais » Pouilly-fuissé|
Good, crisp Pouilly-Fuisse, but in the context of the vintage and appellation and producer, something of a disappointment. I actually strongly preferred the "lesser" Macon-Vergisson from Eric Forest to this wine, which is more than double the price. Th...
|Winery:||Dierberg Estate Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Maria Valley|
I like this wine! Got a few bottles of it in 2006. Some I drank right away, and enjoyed. I opened my last bottle recently and felt that it didn't age as well as it should have, even though it wasn't too long. While it had a nice bouquet, it was a l...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Margaux|
One of the best Margauxs of the 05 vintage for early consumption, in addition to keeping locked up in the cellar for decades. Loads of dark, smokey fruit. Good acidity and tannins that are solid, yet seductive, a long finish and a very memorable wine....
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Perhaps we can throw all sorts of wines in here with a mysterious WTF factor, whether photos of the wine, its label, logo, descriptions or what have you. Who knows what they might be? I'll start things out.From the opening scene of the current episode of a well-received TV show: what is this wine? Does it actually exist? What, if anything, is wr... Read More
Bordeaux gets a bad rap for several reasons. the top wines are ridiculously expensive. They also require significant time in the cellar to really show their stuff, and the style of these wines has changed over the years, becoming bolder, riper, and to many palates both less fresh and less complex. That’s the problem with expensive Bordeaux, but ... Read More
Just found another offering for the same Muscadet winemaker I recommended above. My warning flag popped up because this level of attention often leads to future price rises... ;-(From the Somm Select flash site. Not sure how the formatting will transfer, so apologizing ahead of time if it doesn't work so well... DOMAINE DE LA PÉPIÈRE, CHÂTEAU T... Read More
I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted. Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More
For someone who drinks a lot of expensive wine I can have decidedly plebeian tastes at times, and that’s the way things should be. We should not derive our satisfaction from wine from the price tag nor the point score for that matter. Both are just numbers, though the point scores do help to illustrate how much I like a wine in an easy to unders... Read More
So what’s not to like? 2010 Barolo is in the hype machine right now and as much as i would like to say that they hype machine is in overdrive, which it perennially is, this is one time where much might be warranted. that’s not to say that 2010 is a universally fabulous vintage. It simply is not with more than a handful of wines showing under-rip... Read More
Sorry, haven't been on here for a couple days so I thought it was time to catch up. Woke up Saturday morning and found ourselves in Marseilles where we're starting our next great wine adventure. First day was spent trying to get rid of the jet lag cobwebs so we took it easy, checked out Aix-en-Provence and then headed to the villa in St. Remy. D... Read More
I was recently able to taste through a broad selection of 2011 Bordeaux at this year’s ProWein event in Dusseldorf, Germany . For more information on ProWein, an annual trade only wine fair please refer to my brief write up which can be found here: Why You Should be Going to Prowein. I was really looking forward to this tasting. Not only do the... Read More
Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More
In getting together with some LA and OC wine folks yesterday, I brought along this 1961 Oddero Barolo to the party that also featured a '66 Lafite, and a '66 Haut Brion, among others. I had sourced this Barolo just last week as something to throw at the pair of old 1st growth wolves, and spice things up. Sitting here this morning, I can easily c... Read More
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