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Jump to new posts TN: Carlisle TwoAcres '18...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Today at 14:03

Dipping further into my recent Carlisle arrival, tried last night: 1. Carlisle TwoAcres RRV/SonomaCnty (14.5%; Plntd: 1910; Mourv/PetiteSirah/Syrah/Peloursin/Carignan/AlicanteBouschet; 250 cs) 2018: Very dark color; intense blackberry/boysenberry/lic
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Jump to new posts TN: Three Natural Whites...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Today at 11:49

Tried these three from Kokomans ystrday: 1. Fran Ehrhard "naturich" Riesling Rheingau (trocken; 12.0%; "Frmtd w/ natural yeast for 18 mo. in old/traditional wooden barrels"; U; Los# 201709; ScopertaImprts/ClevelandHeights/OH; www.ScopertaImports.com)
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2019 Domaine Celine et Frederic Gueguen Bourgogne Chardonnay Cotes Salines This really needs to be no more than cellar temp and warmer is better. A pleasant lemon nose with a minerally note. On the palate there is apple, pear, bright fruit, lively.
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Jump to new posts Impressions by Florida Jim @ Yesterday at 14:39

Impressions: 2015 Vincent Girardin, Saint-Aubin en Remilly: Adequate bot no more and a tad oaky. 2018 Clos Cibonne, Tibouren Rose: The regular version but there is little “regular” about it. Fine, lacy, bright and suave. A dream of summer in thee
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Jump to new posts TN: A White & Two Reds...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 10:39

Tried these last night: 1. Ryme Fiano RRV (12.2%) 2019: Med.light gold color; lightly floral/Fiano some mineral/chalky slight earthy/rustic fairly fragrant attractive nose; bit soft fairly rich/textured slight tangy/metallic light floral/Fiano sligh
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Jump to new posts TN: Three New Aeris Wines....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-24-2020 16:30:34

Tried these three over the last few days: 1. Aeris Carricante EtnaBianco Superiore (12.2%; Imprtd by RhysVnyds/LosGatos) I Vigneri/Ragusa/Sicily 2016: Med.gold color; very strong floral/gardenias/pear/apple rather mineral/chalky almost R-like bit hon
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Jump to new posts TN: Older TablasCreek White & Red....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-24-2020 14:52:04

Tried these two last night from my archives: 1. TablasCreek Bergeron Estate/PasoRobles (100% Roussanne/Bergeron in Savoie) 2009: Med.light gold color; strong apple/spiced apples/pear light floral/Rouss/honeysuckle rather mineral/some petrol/Mosel val
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Jump to new posts TN: Three Older Ridge Zins....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-23-2020 15:27:06

Tried these three from my Ridge stash over the last few days: 1. Ridge Geyserville Calif/SonomaCnty (68% Zin/16% Carignane/16% PetiteSirah; 14.8%; bttld Jan 2001; Drk: 11/2000-11/2007-11/2008: PD) 1999: Very dark color w/ some bricking; strong cedary
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Jump to new posts TN: A White & A Red....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-23-2020 14:08:05

Tried these two last night w/ dinner: 1. TablasCreekVnyd Roussanne AdelaidaDist/PasoRobles EstateGrown (13.4%) 2015: Med.light gold color; very strong Rouss/honeyed/honeysuckle/waxy light chalky/mineral beautiful intense Rouss nose; lightly tart/brac
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Launching into my newly-arrived Bedrock stash, I tried early this week: 1. Bedrock Riesling WirzVnyd/CienegaVlly (13.5%; Plntd: 1963; Dry farmed/Own rooted; Tended: Pat Wirz) 2019: Lots of mesmerizing tiny bubbles swirling about when poured almost ma
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Jump to new posts TN: Three More New Bedrocks...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-22-2020 16:19:15

Delving deeper into my Bedrock arrivals; I shared last night w/ Susan/Roman/May: 1. Bedrock Compagni-PortisVnyd/SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty WW (14.2%; Plntd: 1954; Pharmed by PhilCoturri; Aged: SS & neutral barrels for 5 mo) 2019: Pale gold color; strong f
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Jump to new posts TN: Three New Bedrock Whites....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-22-2020 15:29:39

Delving deeper into my recent Bedrock order, I tried last week: 1. Bedrock SauvBlanc JudgeFamilyVnyd/BennettVlly/SonomaCnty (14.2%; brl frmtd) 2019: Light gold color; very spicy strong melony/SB/ripe/floral very light herbal light pencilly/oak quite
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Whites from a Friend....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 11-22-2020 14:03:53

Steve gave me Fri these two btls to try, which I shared w/ Susan & Roman: 1. Devium Riesling LewisPeakVnyd/WashState (10.5%; www.DeviumWine.com; ) WallaWalla 2019: Med.gold color; some earthy/dusty bit steely/flinty lightly floral/R/peach rather inte
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Tried this last night w/ Roman & Susan & May: 1. Bodegas Gratius blanco multivarital (12%; www.BodegasGratius.com; 60-70 yr old vnyds; Tardana + Macabeo/Marisanche/Dona blanca/albillo/blanquilla; Critical Mass Slctns/T.ElentenyImports/NY; vino de Cro
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2015 Small Vines Pinot Noir Baranoff Vineyard Russian River Valley Six months ago this was disappointing. That appears to have been a bad bottle because this one was quite nice. Gorgeous nose of lavender and cherries. On the palate there are tart c
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Jump to new posts TN: 2017 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuve Pure by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-22-2020 07:25:05

2017 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuve Pure Tasted then decanted. Followed over an hour plus. Lovely plum nose. Lush, rich fruit, cherries, licorice. Firm tannins but not overbearing. Nice acidity and great balance. Everything becomes bri
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Jump to new posts TN: 2008 Francis Cossy Champagne Vieilles Vignes by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-22-2020 07:22:38

2008 Francis Cossy Champagne Vieilles Vignes An attractive almost smoky note on the nose. Light bead. Apple, pear, nice mineral notes. Hint of lemon/lime on the mid-palate. Crisp, light, refreshing. Finishes long with yeasty notes. Lovely. Disgorged
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