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by Dale McClaran
April 24th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

Pat Martin wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 6:37 am
Prices sure have come down a lot for this wine over the last 5-6 years.
For sure, I got the 14 for around $25(ish) from JJ Buckley this winter, and while its not going to crack a top ten for this producer, it was very fine if slightly rustic in its own right. 8’s and 10’s are in a deep slumber.
by Dale McClaran
April 22nd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 87

TN: 2015 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard

2015 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (4/22/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. I hadn’t had a L’Ecole 41 that was over $25 in at least a decade, but tasting this a couple summers ago at the winery and learning of the high elevation and volcanic soil, I was ...
by Dale McClaran
April 20th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5
Replies: 3
Views: 245

TN: 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5

2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (4/20/2019) Delivers an immediate impact of fresh papaya and ripe pears; perhaps a touch of youthful chubbiness as the sweetness imparts a light honeyed quality. Snaps up quickly on the back half has the palate ...
by Dale McClaran
April 16th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7

Well priced too, this was all win. Can't wait to try the standard Spat, I have the 16 UW Spatlese #6 in the batters box.
by Dale McClaran
April 16th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7
Replies: 3
Views: 128

TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7

2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (4/16/2019) "A prime example of what I call “hidden sweetness” – residual sugar playing a supportive and catalytic role while not engendering any overt sense of sweetness – this will perform...
by Dale McClaran
April 15th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

I meant to also ask how the recent vintages are doing since Bob Betz left? Like Todd, the last PDF I purchased was the 08, and the newest vintage I have is the 09 La Cote Rousse.
by Dale McClaran
April 15th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

Thanks for the reply’s gents. My big takeaway from this bottle (and yet another example) is how well these not only age, but evolve and blossom in the process. I really don’t think my last bottle of 04 PDF was flawed, it just wasn’t exciting nor memorable in anyway. Just needed time I guess. Also, I...
by Dale McClaran
April 14th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 699

TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (4/14/2019) My last go with this 04 PdF in 2012 didn’t leave that much of an impression with me, seemed a little flat and all in all dull. Whether it was due to an off bottle or just needed time, hard to say, but...
by Dale McClaran
April 8th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 4
Views: 340

TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (4/8/2019) Decanted 4hrs. The nose took a while to focus, but once it did, really lovely aromas emerged such as balsamic infused cherry, iron, a touch of leather, and cool mint leave...
by Dale McClaran
April 7th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1571

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

I wish I knew how the 2004 Rancia was doing. I bought bottles on release from two different east coast sources, and they were all heat damaged. David, i’ll Try to get a note together later, but I am drinking the 04 as I type, it has all the makings of a classic Rancia, structured to the hilt with a...
by Dale McClaran
April 6th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1384
Views: 86557

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

16 PS Palisades Vineyard - in a word, wow. One of the best young Carlisles I have ever had and very much worth a go if you have a few of these.
by Dale McClaran
March 31st, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 3
Views: 320

TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (3/31/2019) Decanted 6hrs. Showing small traces of oak on the nose, but very much in the background, allowing for the dark fruits to sit centerstage. Alluring spice notes as well. Exceptionally clean presen...
by Dale McClaran
March 28th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: TN: 1979 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Wow, and to think what this went for in 1981-ish, $?

Great and very under the radar producer for sure. Johnny Come Lately for this poster, but the 2014 La Foret (reg not VV) is perhaps one of the better $20 whites I have ever had.
by Dale McClaran
March 23rd, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)
Replies: 0
Views: 176

TN: 2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)

2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (3/23/2019) Cork out for 6 hrs no decant. Bright and good energy to the red cherry fruit, some consistent spice notes throughout, a slight suggestion of leather and all in all very nice. I think I liked this a tad more t...
by Dale McClaran
March 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 77
Views: 6213

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

I’m in Madison WI for a fun filled three day weekend. Walked into a wine shop (SQUARE WINE COMPANY), hoping to geta nice $25 red for the room, had a lovely chat with the owner, and she had some of the 09 Rosado so I bought two for $32 each. She said 3 cases was all that came to WI. Great store BTW, ...
by Dale McClaran
March 14th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT: The Gilded Sage
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: CT: The Gilded Sage

Dear Beserkers, I’m happy to report that after a 3 year hiatus, The Gilded Sage has blessed us with another TN from Ashton Manor. Looks like he had a splendid bottle 1824 Pedro Domecq Jerez-Xeres Sherry Bolivar Amontillado under a high degree of duress. Seriously though, Mr. Sage is 100% pure wine t...
by Dale McClaran
March 13th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard

Roger, I absolutely loved the Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc, Thanks for the note, these PB’s are so tasty.

Don, the Freedom Hill was the best Pinto Blanc I have ever had, including the Alsace big dogs like ZH or Weinbach.
by Dale McClaran
March 11th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat: more fruit, less briney character?
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Dauvissat: more fruit, less briney character?

I have yet to taste a 2014 Chablis that didn’t hit the ‘classic’ profile to some degree, in many cases, textbook examples.
by Dale McClaran
March 10th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

John Glas wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 11:32 am
I know it sold out but what is the most recent vintage of La Fraternite go for?


$23 ish.
by Dale McClaran
March 10th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 12195

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

2015 Xavier Gerard Côte-Rôtie - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (3/10/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. Certainly no sneaking this by as anything other than a 2015, the dead give way of the deep purpled hue, ripe berry nose, and lots of other stuff indicating a forward leaning vintage. The blackberry...
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

I saw your notes and John, well done! I'll add some thoughts later today or tomorrow.
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

Thanks for posting John, in my book the this producer is the the WA St. Rhone QPR champ, and by a country mile.
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?
Replies: 26
Views: 1367

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?

Decanted 3 hrs. The increased delineation in the fruit profile vs my last go with this last April was striking; clear cut blackish strawberry fruit carries an ever so slight pulpy quality but its backed up with more than ample structure. I love the minty-ness, some cracked pepper, sweet violets, goo...
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

Thanks for checking in on this and irrespective of how this would be pegged in the great equalizer of blind tasting, I think we can all agree as Vincent said that this should shine for many years
by Dale McClaran
March 3rd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: Grand Vin Wine Merchants

Randy Meyer wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Purchased many great Italians as well as Bordeaux. Nothing but the best service.
+1 Great operation, nothing but positive experiences.

BTW their retail store is a really neat experience as well and often have some interesting things open for tasting too.
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 9438

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Six Pack here - 1 sav blanc, 1 rose, 2 Under the Mt. and 2 of the Monticello Cab. Never had the cab nor the Under the Mt, so will try them both this Spring as it sounds like they will both drink well young.
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1571

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Jurgen Steinke wrote: Slightly off topic but I tasted the 2016 normale recently and was very impressed. Amongst the best CC I had. And I had many. We had a bottle of this last evening and completed agree. This is a great value for $20. Ed Jurgen, This is good to hear as this wine is always around a...
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 1
Views: 375

TN: 2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (2/24/2019) Decanted 4 hrs. Mid weight Pauillac that is really in a good spot right now. Not a rock star, blockbuster, nor the 2nd coming, instead this is very comfortable in its delivery of gentle cassis fruit that caresses instead...
by Dale McClaran
February 23rd, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 199

TN: 2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (2/23/2019) 'Unscrewcapped in the am drank around 7pm. Part of the PDX price dump, this certainly delivers. Bright and nervy, this carries a tasty edge of dark berries that have the acidic zip of a red fruit, such as a ra...
by Dale McClaran
February 17th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1384
Views: 86557

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2009 Carlisle Syrah Sonoma County - USA, California, Sonoma County (2/17/2019) I drank my last of 7 bottles of this amazing wine last evening with braised pork shoulder chops. What an amazing QPR this has been. And to tell you the truth I believe this bottle may have been the best bottle. Beautiful...
by Dale McClaran
February 17th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: TN: 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello

Reminds me of a an 05 Asili I need to be pulling out of storage, thanks for the great note here!
by Dale McClaran
February 5th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block

Thanks for the replies Scott & Ian and Jared, thanks for formally gracing us with your impressions though since we have been yapping about how good this was, comes as no surprise. In my experience, (which pales in comparison to many on this board) you really can't over air young, high end pinot. Unl...
by Dale McClaran
February 3rd, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 0
Views: 134

TN: 2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino

2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (2/3/2019) Decanted 5 hrs. The initial lack of aromatics had me concerned this might have been corked or otherwise damaged, but thankfully the first sip removed such doubts, just youthfully stubborn on the nose...
by Dale McClaran
February 2nd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières
Replies: 2
Views: 189

TN: 2014 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières

2014 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru (2/2/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. A pretty big blast of herb infused strawberry and underbrush arrives in welcome fashion on the nose, a little funk too for a little ext...
by Dale McClaran
February 1st, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard

Opened the 2017 Freedom Hill and the 2017 Barbie tonight for a side-by-side comparison. 2017 Freedom Hill - super expressive nose of flowers, flint, green apple & pear; medium to full bodied, but not heavy in the least; bone dry with sufficient acid; long finish. 2017 Barbie - also from Freedom Hil...
by Dale McClaran
January 27th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 0
Views: 189

TN: 2000 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

2000 Château Cantemerle - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (1/27/2019) P&P though this really developed nicely over the 2 hrs. or so it was open, I'd have given it an hour of air if I could do a do over. At first this came across a tad non discreet, but quickly blossomed into a fine, almost 20 y...
by Dale McClaran
January 26th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl (France, Alsace)
Replies: 0
Views: 119

TN: 2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl (France, Alsace)

2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl - France, Alsace (1/26/2019) A bit of cringe when pouring. The deep amber color would normally be a disaster, though this producer would be the one safe house from the golden hue pre-oxidation gremlin, I was still worried. Unfounded, the bottle was comple...
by Dale McClaran
January 20th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2090
Views: 127052

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County) Click to view 174 label images Add to my wishlist 1/20/2019 Dale M 91 Cork was popped about 6 hrs before, but not decanted. One of the really fun aspects of being on the list with Bedrock...
by Dale McClaran
January 13th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block
Replies: 9
Views: 789

TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block

2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (1/13/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. Pure, clean, delicate, and lovely came to mind in describing the bouquet, all wrapped in wild strawberry shell. Decieptivley light and lithe on ...
by Dale McClaran
January 12th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Carlisle Papa’s Block Syrah
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: TN: 2011 Carlisle Papa’s Block Syrah

Good bottle of wine Barry, the Carlisle Syrah’s certainly have no danger of falling off a clif anytime soon! I had this last year and recall it still could go for as long as one would want to keep it around.
by Dale McClaran
January 12th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries
Replies: 0
Views: 244

TN: 2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries

2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (1/12/2019) Decanted 6hrs. Really soft and easy going, with tons of jammy blackberry fruit and an rockstar finish. Not even close :) The only thing I could really detect this was from a riper vintage was the no...
by Dale McClaran
January 9th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

Thanks for the detailed response David, really looking forward to trying one, just need to get down to Vinopolis in PDX to grab em.
by Dale McClaran
January 9th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:31 pm
It’s old school

I believe it was this producer in which i was told that they typically are one step lower on the pradikat scale, so this Spat would drink like most producers Kabinett, is this generally true?
by Dale McClaran
January 7th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück
Replies: 30
Views: 712

Re: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

Thanks for the note David. This was producer was off my radar but once I saw the prices (or lack there of) I grabbed some of the 16 Urziger Wurzgarten Spat # 6 for $24. Eager to try!
by Dale McClaran
January 7th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 86

TN: 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (1/7/2019) Always a solid bet, the 15 is no exception to a versatile, food friendly WA State Bordeaux Blanc blend. I think its about 75% Sav Blanc / 25% Semillon, this does carry a fairly assertive acidic edge, but nicely ...
by Dale McClaran
January 5th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Calon-Ségur (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 0
Views: 233

TN: 2014 Château Calon-Ségur (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

2014 Château Calon-Ségur - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe (1/5/2019) Decanted 7 hrs. A tad bit of funk on the nose eased up about an 1hr in the decanter, otherwise the nose was elegant and providing all the necessary aromatics one requires ala Left Bank. I agree with the general assertion tha...
by Dale McClaran
January 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard

I’ll be very curious how the Barbie turns out Scott, please post your impressions when you do let er rip!
by Dale McClaran
January 4th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard

2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (1/4/2019) From the get go, this was expressive, complex, and blows the door off most other OR Pinot Blancs (or Alsatian for that matter). A powerful sense of minerlaity works hand in hand with ripe pear and ot...
by Dale McClaran
January 2nd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 2190

Re: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .

Had the 16 Freedom Hill Chard yesterday, a little sullen initially, but wow did it deliver in the end. Going to hold my last two bottles at least 5 years and perhaps longer for my 16 X NOVO’s.
by Dale McClaran
December 30th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: TN: 2001 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Thanks for sharing Mike, it looks like our notes reflect a lot of the same qualities, good stuff for sure. Sadly, looking on WS for any other vintages of the Altare Brunate are meager, though not too surprising as I don’t think very much of it was ever made in a given vintage.

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