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Two from Kistler and two from Ridge

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting




2010 Kistler Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Les Noisetiers:
Pale golden. Some nuts, minerals, apples and smoky touch. Fresh acidity, a touch fat body, a bit warm finish. 89

2010 Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay:
Pale golden. Apples, popcorn, vanilla and some minerals. Fresh acidity, fatty and nutty, even so, elegant palate. Somewhat warm finish. Long. 90

2010 Ridge Lytton Springs:
Ruby. Somewhat sweet cassis and dark berries and licorice. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, a bit sweet but balanced. 90

2009 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate:
Ruby. Sweet cassis, vanilla and leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, balanced, fruity, long. 90

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Seven from Roagna

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting




2008 Roagna Barbaresco Selezione Luca Roagna:
Ruby. Figs, roses and tar. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, figs and raisins palate, good length. 86

2005 Roagna Langhe Rosso:
Ruby. Tar, roses, quite nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and body, good length. 88

2007 Roagna Barbera d'Alba:
Ruby. Smoky, spicy, dark fruits and berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and refreshing finish. 87

2007 Roagna Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Vigne:
Ruby. Scented, tar, roses and anise nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins. Elegant fruit, slightly lean finish. 90

2007 Roagna Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Vigne:
Ruby. Scented, floral, violets and cherries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit, quite refreshing finish. 91

2007 Roagna Barbaresco Pajé Vecchie Vigne:
Ruby. Scented, violets, tar and morellos. Richer nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, refreshing and lively, long. 92

2007 Roagna Barbaresco La Pira Vecchie Vigne:
Ruby. Scented, violets, fruitier and rounder. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, tighter palate, refreshing and long. 91

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One Riesling and 3 from Barolo

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting




2012 Schätzel Niersteiner Pettenthal Riesling Trocken:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and sweet lemons. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant palate, long. 91


2007 Anselma Barolo:
Ruby. Scented, violets, tar and roses. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly sweet touch, good length. 89

2008 Pira Barolo Marenca:
Ruby. Fresh nose, scented and more tender. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, some roses, cherries and licorice, long. 90

2008 Pira Barolo Margheria:
Ruby. Scented, roses, tar and morellos. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, playful, cinamon and almost peppery finish, long. 91

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10 from Burgundy

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting


2009 Moreau-Naudet Chablis Vielles Vignes Les Pargeus:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples and minerals. Fresh acidity, straight forward Chablis. 86

2011 Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Lechet:
Pale lemon yellow. Lime, apples and minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit and texture, good length. 88

2005 Matrot Blagny Le Pièce Sous le Bois:
Bright ruby. Lovely if a bit simple nose, elegant floral notes on top. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries body, good length. 89

2005 Matrot Volnay Santenots:
Ruby. Strawberries, leather and minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit, long. 90

2010 Rossignol-Trapet Beaune 1er Cru Les Teurons:
Ruby. Spicy, red berries and fresh nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit short. 89

2010 Arlaud Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux:
Ruby. Somewhat scented, elegant fruit, but a bit one dimensional. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, good length. 89

2010 Arlaud Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Ruchots:
Ruby. Somewhat scented, strawberries and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and playful even if tannins needs a bit of time. 91

2008 Louis Boillot Gevrey-Chambertin:
Ruby. Some herbs and strawberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, feels slightly unripe and green. 86

2007 Louis Boillot Gevrey-Chambertin Evocelles:
Ruby. A bit warm fruit, plums and figs, or is it rather mature? Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresher palate, a bit lean, good length. 87

2010 Rossignol-Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes:
Ruby. Fruity, spicy, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity style, good length. 90

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09 Domaine du Colombier Hermitage

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting


2009. Domaine du Colombier Hermitage:
Deep ruby. Sweet, rich and massive nose, chocolate and intense ripe fruit. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, full bodied, long. 90

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2010 Domän Wachau Amphora Riesling

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting

2010 Domäne Wachau Amphora Riesling:

600 bottles made of this golden, apples and wax nosed Riesling. Fresh acidity and strangly, tannic, very different and quite strange. Good length. Not my cup of tea but anyway.... 88

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Four Champagne's

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting


2008 Collard-Picard Cuvée des Merveilles Premier Cru Brut Rosé:
Pale garnet, small bubbles. Very apply and some red berries nose. Freshish acidity, mousse a bit on stilts, sweetish fruit. 87

2004 Veuve Clicquot Vintage:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Minerals, apples, some yeast. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, somewhat layered, good length. 89

2004 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé:
Pale pink, tiny bubbles. Some red berries, apples and some yeast. Freshish acidity, elegant mousse, some red berries, refreshing, good length. 89

2006 Jacquart Millésime Experience:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals and a bit rich nose, yeasty and brioche. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, apply palate, long. 91+

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3 from Feudi San Gregorio

Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 Wine Tasting


2011 Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lime and floral notes. Fresh acidity, elegant, refreshing, good length. 86

2011 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Sannio:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and floral nose. Fresh acidity, somewhat sweet palate, or rather ripe maybe, good length. 85

2011 Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, Apples and some yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, elegant, mineraly and lively, good length. 86

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Some Burgundies, Bordeaux' and more

Date: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 Wine Tasting


2008 Pierre Morey St Aubin 1 er Cru:
Pale lemon yellow. Some barrel notes and butter, ripe apples nose. Fresh acidity, apples and butter on the palate, rounded. 87

2009 Maison Roche de Bellene Meursault les Charrons:
Pale lemon yellow. Focused, lime and minerals, tight. Fresh acidity, fatter body, lemons, good length. 88

2009 Château de Puligny-Montrachet Meursault 1 er Cru Les Perrieres:
Pale lemon yellow. Rich nose, nuts and butter, some popcorn. Fresh acidity that isn't quite handling the richness, rich and intense palate, fuller bodied than last bottle. Long. 90

2011 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Josepshöfer Riesling Kabinett:
Watery lemon yellow. A bit closed, apples and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, lovely balance, elegant, could have been longer. 87

2010 Taupenot Merme Chambolle- Musigny:
Bright ruby. Elegant nose, strawberries, pure feel. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, redcurrants and raspberries freshness, good length. 88

2006 Occhipinti Grotte Alte Cerasuolo Di Vittoria:
Pale ruby. Vanilla, barrel notes, cherries and spices on the nose. Fresh and lively acidity, ripe and few tannins, narrow and mouthwatering, pure. 89

2004 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay:
Ruby. Barrels, dust, blueberries and ripe plums nose. Fresh acidity, tannins bites and are rough, this is stil one of the fruitier, and in this case better for it bottles I've tasted of this. Barrel finish. 88

2010 Château Peybonhomme Les Tours:
A quite boring and somewhat herbal Blaye. 82

2005 Château La Tour de By:
Ruby. Fresh and youthful, ripe berries and a touch of herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, can easily be cellared another ten years. Good length. 87

2005 Chateau Musar:
Slightly more VA than most bottles, still the lovely cherries and licorice and fruitier style of the vintage. Refreshing and transparent. Long. 90

2008 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte:
Ruby. Sweetish vanilla, ripe cherries, morellos, rounded. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite mouthwatering, elegant if on the ripe side. 90

2006 Oremus Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos:
Golden. Raisins, cinamon and the typical pure feel of Oremus. Fresh acidity, lean bit elegant and fruity, a lovely 3 putt. 86



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7 from Markus Molitor

Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 Wine Tasting

2011 Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese Feinherb:
(Magnum) Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and lemons on the nose. Fresh acidity, rounded and elegant palate, good length. 89

2010 Markus Molitor Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese** Feinherb:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and tropical notes. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant and refined, superb finish. 93

2010 Markus Molitor Niedermennig Herrenberg Riesling Auslese** Feinherb:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, steely and focused. Fresh acidity, lively and playful, long. 92+

2010 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese**:
Lemon yellow. Apples, apricots and minerals. Fresh and lively acidity, elegant and refreshing, stunning playfulness actually, long. 93

2010 Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese***:
Lemon yellow. Apples, lime and minerals, pure feel. High and fresh acidity, playful and refined, superb elegance, long and acidity works the residual sugar as a whirl wind. Long. 95+

2002 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein:
Towards golden. Apples, minerals, touch tropical. Fresh acidity, elegant sweetness, transparent and long. 92+

2007 Markus Molitor Wehlener Klosterberg Riesling Eiswein:
Towards golden. Apples, minerals and a somewhat rusty feel. Fresh acidity, elegant balance, good length. 90

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Four from New Zealand and two Burgundies

Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 Wine Tasting

2012 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Fresh nose of gooseberries and a touch of cats pie. Fresh and lively acidity, fruit forward and refreshing, good length. 88

2011 Seresin Sauvignon Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Some yellow apples and yellow fruits. A bit lazy acidity, rounded, some vanilla, ripe feel. Lot's of cats pie, somewhat sweetish. 84

2010 Stephane Brocard Bourgogne Chardonnay:
Pale lemon yellow. Slightly spicy, apples and a light minerality. Fresh acidity, nice fruit and length. 83

2010 Stephane Brocard Bourgogne Pinot Noir:
Pale ruby. Some strawberries. Fresh acidity, rounded and simple, but well made. 79

2009 Felton Road Felton Road Pinot Noir:
Ruby. Spicy barrel notes and strawberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresher and purer palate, refreshing finish, long. 89

2009 Seresin Estate Seresin Leah Pinot Noir:
Ruby. Strawberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant texture, ripe tannins, good length. 87

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Two Barolo's and one Barbaresco

Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 Wine Tasting

2000 Grasso Fratelli Barbaresco Sori Valgrande:
(Magnum) Ruby, brick rim. Tar and roses nose, licorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant but somewhat easy going Barbaresco, good length. 89+

2006 Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche:
Ruby, brick rim. Tar and roses, scented and roses, feels classic on the nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, rounded for Rocche vineyard, long. 91

2006 Giovanni Rocca Barolo Moscohi:
(Magnum) Ruby. Tar, roses and vanilla. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, scented mid palate, elegant and slightly softer feel, good length. 90

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Two lovely wines from Gaia

Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 Wine Tasting

2011 Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, almost smoky, lemons and orange blossoms. Fresh acidity, elegant minerality, volcanic touch, good length. Slightly rounder than last vintage. 87

2010 Gaia Agiorgitiko:
Ruby. Dark berries, some vanilla and licorice. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit and body, good length. 86

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Two from Gunderloch

Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 Wine Tasting


2011 Gunderloch Riesling Kabinett Jean Baptiste:
Watery lemon yellow. Lemony and apples, and slightly floral nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and balanced, good length. 88

2009 Gunderloch Pettenthal Riesling Spätelese Trocken:
Pale lemon yellow. Slightly floral over apples on the nose. Fresh acidity, rounded texture, soft and fruity, good length. 89











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