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2015 Laherte Freres Champagne Rose de Saignee Extra Brut Les Beaudiers Deep salmon color. Yeasty, berry nose. Gentle bead. Strawberry, raspberry, yeasty notes on palate. Bit heavy for my taste. Nice acidity and balance. More attractive as it gets wa
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Jump to new posts TN: 2017 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon DI CO Napa Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 17:28

2017 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon DI CO Napa Valley Opaque red. Dark fruited on the nose. Plush on the palate, blackberries, black cherries, tobacco. Firm tannins that need time. Nice acidity, fine balance. Finishes sweet and long. Great now, bett
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Jump to new posts TN: 2001 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 17:26

2001 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero Dark red color with fading at the edges. Plums and cherries on the nose. Edgy on the palate, plums, bit of tobacco, cedar. Some pepper on the mid-palate. Nicely resolved tannins, good acidity and bala
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Jump to new posts TN: 2016 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Etienne Henri by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 17:24

2016 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Etienne Henri First bottle of the 2016. Light yellow-gold color. Minerals, lemons, herbs on the nose. Rich, beautifully detailed fruit. Lemons, honey, floral notes, hint of tropical fruits. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Bri
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Jump to new posts TN: 2021 Cristom Rose of Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 17:23

2021 Cristom Rose of Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills A pretty salmon-pink color. Lovely, light floral nose with cherry notes. The palate reinforces the nose, roses, strawberry, cherry, light and lovely. Gorgeous acidity, great balance. Bit of minerality
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Jump to new posts TN: 2019 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 17:21

2019 Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte I know I'm swimming against the tide, but I just don't get the Walter Scott Chards -- and certainly not this one. Pale yellow gold color. Faint almost vegetal nose. Not attractive on the palate at all, iod
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Jump to new posts TN: 2019 Kelley Fox Chardonnay Durant Vineyard Lark Block by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 17:19

2019 Kelley Fox Chardonnay Durant Vineyard Lark Block 14 months since my last bottle and, oh, how this has improved. Burnished yellow-gold color. Flinty, spicy nose. Rich but precise on the palate, lemon/lime, minerals, pear. Crisp, lovely acidity,
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Jump to new posts Oregon trip (finally and stupidly long) by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 14:19

General observations Its been a long time since Pat and I visited Oregon. This trip was delayed from 2020 for the obvious reason. Were glad we persisted. There has been an explosion of new wineries since we were there 15 years ago. A general o
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Whites & A Red...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Today at 13:56

Had these three over the last few days: 1. la Colombera Timorasso IlMontino Dd'OC: ColliTortonesi (14.00%; www.lacolomberavini.it/en; GiulianoImprts/Boulder) LaColombera/Semino/Tortona/Piedmont 2018: Light gold color; quite fragrant floral/gardenias/
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Jump to new posts TN: A White, A Rose, & A TJ's Cheapie Red by TomHill @ Yesterday at 14:29

We tried these over the weekend: 1. RuthLewandowski Rose American Wine (11.8%; www.RuthLewandowski.com; TourigaNational/Souzao/TintaRoriz) EvanLewandowski/Geyserville2021: Light garnet/light browning rather hazy/cloudy color; rather earthy/dusty litt
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Jump to new posts TN: Ridge GSM Rhone Blends....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 06-23-2022 12:41:24

We tried ystrday @ Pig+Fig some Ridge GSM blends: 1. Ridge Calif 50% Syrah/Grenache LyttonEstate/DryCreekVlly (14.5%; 40 brls; SaH: 26.8%; www.RidgeWines.com; Drk: 2/06-2/11-2/12) 2003: Dark color w/ some browning; light pencilly/Am.oak strong blackb
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Jump to new posts TN: Older Ridge Grenache & Syrah....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 06-23-2022 11:07:49

We tasted these 4 at Pig+Fig ystrday afternoon: 1. Ridge Grenache LyttonEstate DryCreekVlly (80% Grenache/10% PS/10% Zin; 49 brls; bttld April 08; Drk: 3/08-3/12-3/13: EB) 2006: Med.dark color w/ some bricking; some cedary/pencilly/oldRed some dusty/
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Jump to new posts TN: Horton Vidal LateHrvst VA '92....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 06-23-2022 09:55:51

Linda brought this dessert wine to Pig+Fig last night: 1. Horton Vidal LateHrvst OrangeCnty/VA (11.5%; stopped frmtn; SaH: 24 Brix;RS: 5.3%) 1992: Very dark gold/burnished bronze color; intense passito/grapey/slight orangey bit earthy slight herbal r
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Jump to new posts TN: A Vermentino & A Syrah....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 06-22-2022 11:43:18

Tried these two last night at DinDin: 1. Forlorn-Hope Vermentino RorickHeritageVnyd/CalaverasCnty/SierraFoothills (12.70%) Murphys 2018: Med.gold color; strong floral/Verm/carnations/spicy light chalky/perfumed talc slightly saline rather attractive
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Rhone White Blends & A Red...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 06-21-2022 11:43:41

Had these three wines for DinDin Last night: 1. Darby "le deuce" ColumbiaVlly WW (52% Viog/48% Rouss; 14.4%) Woodenville 2012: Med.gold color; very strong honeyed/honeysuckle some pear/Viog/floral light earthy/stony bit pencilly/oak lovely fragrant n
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