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#12901 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

MikeL238 wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:18 pm 2003 Sociando Mallet. What an incredible value. Feels like this one is starting to hit its maturity. Nicely integrated tannin with some tobacco, earth, cedar and a hint of bell pepper. Excellent Bordeaux.

Very cool, I just finished the 2000 Sociando that I popped last night. Both very good vintages for Sociando. Have you tried the 2001? Even better.
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#12902 Post by Phil T r o t t e r »

2019 LC Desvignes Morgon La Voûte St-Vincent
Appalling pairing with spicy Vietnamese food (it just happened...) so take my comments with a grain of salt (or a dash of Nuoc Mam). I think it shows a lot of interest. Nose of bright cherry and damp earth. The palate is fresh with lovely acidity, lots of fruit, a touch of pepper and an earthy finish. I think I missed the finesse in this wine because of the pairing. I must revisit this but I think a couple of years more in the cellar won't hurt it one bit.

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#12903 Post by MikeL238 »

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:29 pm
MikeL238 wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:18 pm 2003 Sociando Mallet. What an incredible value. Feels like this one is starting to hit its maturity. Nicely integrated tannin with some tobacco, earth, cedar and a hint of bell pepper. Excellent Bordeaux.

Very cool, I just finished the 2000 Sociando that I popped last night. Both very good vintages for Sociando. Have you tried the 2001? Even better.
You sir are the reason I got into Sociando Mallet! Will have to hunt some 2001s down now...argh! Haha.
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#12904 Post by Jayson Cohen »

Phil T r o t t e r wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:42 pm 2019 LC Desvignes Morgon La Voûte St-Vincent
Appalling pairing with spicy Vietnamese food (it just happened...) so take my comments with a grain of salt (or a dash of Nuoc Mam). I think it shows a lot of interest. Nose of bright cherry and damp earth. The palate is fresh with lovely acidity, lots of fruit, a touch of pepper and an earthy finish. I think I missed the finesse in this wine because of the pairing. I must revisit this but I think a couple of years more in the cellar won't hurt it one bit.
Thanks for the note.

For no good reason I had tailed off on buying Desvignes for a few vintages. I remedied that with 2019 Javernieres. I can’t believe how inexpensive they’ve remained.

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#12905 Post by jon leifer »

2019 Bedrock "Ode to Lulu" rose..lovely wine ,will only get better, no rush if ya got em
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#12906 Post by Phil T r o t t e r »

Jayson Cohen wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:00 pm For no good reason I had tailed off on buying Desvignes for a few vintages. I remedied that with 2019 Javernieres. I can’t believe how inexpensive they’ve remained.
I agree. I had the same sentiment about the JP Brun Moulin-à-vent recently. For no good reason I have stopped buying it and was wondering why. And then I remembered... all the wine I love * every vintage = complete madness! Besides, it's kind of nice to rediscover a wine after a few missed vintages I find.

+1 on the Javernieres. We haven't seen the 2019 yet over here but it will be an addition to my cellar as soon as it comes out.

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#12907 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Jayson Cohen wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:00 pm
Phil T r o t t e r wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:42 pm 2019 LC Desvignes Morgon La Voûte St-Vincent
Appalling pairing with spicy Vietnamese food (it just happened...) so take my comments with a grain of salt (or a dash of Nuoc Mam). I think it shows a lot of interest. Nose of bright cherry and damp earth. The palate is fresh with lovely acidity, lots of fruit, a touch of pepper and an earthy finish. I think I missed the finesse in this wine because of the pairing. I must revisit this but I think a couple of years more in the cellar won't hurt it one bit.
Thanks for the note.

For no good reason I had tailed off on buying Desvignes for a few vintages. I remedied that with 2019 Javernieres. I can’t believe how inexpensive they’ve remained.
I need to go back to the well. How did you like the 19s?
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#12908 Post by Jayson Cohen »

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Jayson Cohen wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:00 pm
Phil T r o t t e r wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:42 pm 2019 LC Desvignes Morgon La Voûte St-Vincent
Appalling pairing with spicy Vietnamese food (it just happened...) so take my comments with a grain of salt (or a dash of Nuoc Mam). I think it shows a lot of interest. Nose of bright cherry and damp earth. The palate is fresh with lovely acidity, lots of fruit, a touch of pepper and an earthy finish. I think I missed the finesse in this wine because of the pairing. I must revisit this but I think a couple of years more in the cellar won't hurt it one bit.
Thanks for the note.

For no good reason I had tailed off on buying Desvignes for a few vintages. I remedied that with 2019 Javernieres. I can’t believe how inexpensive they’ve remained.
I need to go back to the well. How did you like the 19s?
Desvignes? Went to storage. Haven’t tried yet.

When I get home, I’m going to start pulling Desvignes. Starting with the 1999 Javernieres. (I really need to start drinking down the cellar....)

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#12909 Post by Brian Pinci »

2013 Bootleg - hot, coarse, jammy, couldn’t drink with my meal. Why did I buy three bottles of this? Because the label was pretty and I never heard of it. Yes, I can be shallow. But now I have two bottles left for guests who like to drink to get drunk!
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#12910 Post by Mike Evans »

Jayson Cohen wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Jayson Cohen wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:00 pm

Thanks for the note.

For no good reason I had tailed off on buying Desvignes for a few vintages. I remedied that with 2019 Javernieres. I can’t believe how inexpensive they’ve remained.
I need to go back to the well. How did you like the 19s?
Desvignes? Went to storage. Haven’t tried yet.

When I get home, I’m going to start pulling Desvignes. Starting with the 1999 Javernieres. (I really need to start drinking down the cellar....)
It’s probably time but you should be happy based on my experience with the 1997:

1997 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (6/10/2017)
BeaujoLoire Blowout (St. Cecilia, Atlanta, GA): A little reduced on the nose, but sweeter and cleaner on the palate, it is drinking by well now. It stays a little funky in the nose, but it fleshed out on the palate, and was worth aging. (90 pts.)

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#12911 Post by Jayson Cohen »

Mike Evans wrote: April 8th, 2021, 7:13 am
Jayson Cohen wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 7th, 2021, 7:27 pm

I need to go back to the well. How did you like the 19s?
Desvignes? Went to storage. Haven’t tried yet.

When I get home, I’m going to start pulling Desvignes. Starting with the 1999 Javernieres. (I really need to start drinking down the cellar....)
It’s probably time but you should be happy based on my experience with the 1997:

1997 Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Javernières - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (6/10/2017)
BeaujoLoire Blowout (St. Cecilia, Atlanta, GA): A little reduced on the nose, but sweeter and cleaner on the palate, it is drinking by well now. It stays a little funky in the nose, but it fleshed out on the palate, and was worth aging. (90 pts.)
I have the ‘99 and a few vintages in the 2000s so maybe time for a vertical.

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  • 2005 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Riserva Tortoniano - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (4/7/2021)
    Modern style, quite approachable now. Nice stawberries, dusty soft tannins, earth, black tea, medium finish. I won't age this much longer, its drinking pretty well now. (90 pts.)
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#12914 Post by Jim Stewart »

Tasted and compared a couple of “modest” Chablis this evening: 2019 Louis Moreau Petit Chablis and 2019 Brocard Vielles Vignes de Ste Claire. The Brocard was a few dollars more and we much preferred its balance and more assertive lemony fruit and mineral chalk. By comparison the Petit Chablis was pleasant but not much more than that this evening. Cheers.
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#12915 Post by Phil T r o t t e r »

2019 Gilbert Picq & ses Fils Chablis: This needs air. Initially, it was a little flat and all fruit. With some time, it started showing more verve and the salinity and minerality started to come through. But still, the mouthfeel is creamier ("plus gras") than a stereotypical Chablis. It's missing a little freshness. I'm hoping that a year or two will make this work but it could be that 2019 is not the best vintage for this Village.

2017 Fontodi Chianti Classico: 2 hour decant. It needed it. Overall pretty good. Ripe cherry, spices and soil on the nose. The palate stays on that adding a herbal touch. Ripe and concentrated on fruit and spices. The tanins are there but not overwhelming even though this is very young. The acidity conveys this all but it is not a wine built on finesse. It did well with pork&beef burgers with all kinds of fixins. I'll keep the other bottles for a while but I'm not looking to buy more.

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#12916 Post by Phil T r o t t e r »

2019 Domaine de la Louvetrie (Landron & Fils) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Amphibolite: I really like this Muscadet year-in and year-out. This time I have the plan to keep some in the cellar for a few years. That is the plan. The nose is pleasant with citrus and rocks. It's the palate that makes this wine: it starts incisive and sharp but then the mid-palate shows a certain roundness and concentration that is not always common for Melon de Bourgogne. The finish is rather short though.

2019 Domaine de la Roche Bleue Coteaux du Loir La Guinguette: Meh. I like their Jasnières quite a lot (especially with a little age on it). But this was not a big hit with me: Pineau d'Aunis 60 %, Gamay 30 %, Cabernet Franc 10 %. The nose is rather nice and delicate showing fresh red berries (strawberries mostly) and flowers. But then, not much to show for when drunk: it starts with a lot of crunchy fruits (as per the nose) with some slightly grippy tannins and greenness that occupy the mid-palate. But then, poof! Nothing. No finish. Kind of boring. Not my cup of tea... glass of wine?

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#12917 Post by Jeff_M. »

86' Spottswoode paired with Flannery hangers. Sublime!!!
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#12918 Post by Brian Tuite »

This one is still in diapers. Notes to come.

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#12919 Post by Jeff_M. »

Brian Tuite wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:59 pm This one is still in diapers. Notes to come.


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Wow, not just in diapers but almost fresh off the truck.
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#12920 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

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Really lovely, quite the archetype Chinon, as this Cuvee tends to be. I recommend drinking up, not getting any better and starting to show a touch of dryness.
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#12921 Post by Brian Tuite »

Jeff_M. wrote: April 15th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Brian Tuite wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:59 pm This one is still in diapers. Notes to come.


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Wow, not just in diapers but almost fresh off the truck.
Have they released it yet? I’m not sure. I was at the winery today on business and Larry gave me the bottle.
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#12922 Post by Jeff_M. »

Brian Tuite wrote: April 15th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Jeff_M. wrote: April 15th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Brian Tuite wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:59 pm This one is still in diapers. Notes to come.


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Wow, not just in diapers but almost fresh off the truck.
Have they released it yet? I’m not sure. I was at the winery today on business and Larry gave me the bottle.
Now that I think about it, probably not. I did get my shipment earlier this month or late last month but I think those were all 19s.
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#12924 Post by Jeff_M. »

Opened an 09' Terrien Chardonnay
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Davenport Continuity 2015...... Thanks John for the rec!
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#12926 Post by John Glas »

Davenport Continuity 2015...... Thanks John for the rec!
Love this version of the Continuity. Like all of their wines wish I would have bought more than the 10 plus cases! I wish I had 2 cases of this wine! [cheers.gif]

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#12929 Post by Phil T r o t t e r »

2018 Alain Gras St-Romain: quite enjoyable and open. Elegant nose of red berries and flowers (edited: + touch of élevage). The palate is all crunchy & sweet red berries. The tartness is offset by this sweet touch that offers a little roundness. Quite cheerful and easy to drink.

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#12931 Post by Albert R »

John Glas wrote: April 15th, 2021, 7:20 pm
Davenport Continuity 2015...... Thanks John for the rec!
Love this version of the Continuity. Like all of their wines wish I would have bought more than the 10 plus cases! I wish I had 2 cases of this wine! [cheers.gif]
You did way better as I bought only 3 maybe 4 cases. After 2 hours in the decanter it was singing.
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MikeL238 wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:29 pm
MikeL238 wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:18 pm 2003 Sociando Mallet. What an incredible value. Feels like this one is starting to hit its maturity. Nicely integrated tannin with some tobacco, earth, cedar and a hint of bell pepper. Excellent Bordeaux.

Very cool, I just finished the 2000 Sociando that I popped last night. Both very good vintages for Sociando. Have you tried the 2001? Even better.
You sir are the reason I got into Sociando Mallet! Will have to hunt some 2001s down now...argh! Haha.
Enjoyed a really terrific bottle of the 03 Sociando yesterday. Just seems to be hitting its stride, so good.
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Pat Martin wrote: April 16th, 2021, 5:26 pm
MikeL238 wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:47 pm
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Very cool, I just finished the 2000 Sociando that I popped last night. Both very good vintages for Sociando. Have you tried the 2001? Even better.
You sir are the reason I got into Sociando Mallet! Will have to hunt some 2001s down now...argh! Haha.
Really terrific bottle of the 03 Sociando yesterday. Just seems to be hitting its stride, so good.
Opens a '90 of the same tonight. Not as rich as '03, which is expected, but oh boy what a nice mature claret!
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The 90 might be my favorite Sociando of all.
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#12935 Post by Ethan Abraham »

2011 Beta Cabernet. This is pretty great right now. Not Napa, though it's plenty ripe despite the vintage, not Bordeaux, though it has lots of that red currant going on, but nicely in between.

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#12936 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Pat Martin wrote: April 16th, 2021, 5:32 pm The 90 might be my favorite Sociando of all.
Definitely a killer wine.
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#12937 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 15th, 2021, 6:14 pm 19AFE8BC-D8F2-4B56-B8DE-14FD60172365.jpeg


Really lovely, quite the archetype Chinon, as this Cuvee tends to be. I recommend drinking up, not getting any better and starting to show a touch of dryness.
Wine can be so mercurial.

Last night I was thinking to myself this wine is really lovely, but entering the backside of its lifespan, maybe holding onto a 90-point rating. I drank slightly more than half the bottle, used a Repour cork for storage, and placed it back in a regular fridge. Tonight this wine is on fire. Like 2 to 3 points higher than my thoughts yesterday. Intoxicating wet tobacco leaf aromas and flavors with savory and tangy red fruits for days. I have always thought that this is the best cuvée made by Joguet (since the franc de pied expired).
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Pat Martin wrote: April 16th, 2021, 5:26 pm
MikeL238 wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:29 pm


Very cool, I just finished the 2000 Sociando that I popped last night. Both very good vintages for Sociando. Have you tried the 2001? Even better.
You sir are the reason I got into Sociando Mallet! Will have to hunt some 2001s down now...argh! Haha.
Enjoyed a really terrific bottle of the 03 Sociando yesterday. Just seems to be hitting its stride, so good.

I am an bug '01 fan in general for bordeaux...but I have to disagree that '01 Sociando is btr than '00
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#12939 Post by Lee Barnard »

1996 Lagrange. Some really alluring notes of bell pepper, cedar, tobacco, leather and earth. A touch of Brett that was additive. Tannins resolved.

Ultimately though, it just needed a bit of fruit. This bottle may have just been tired.

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#12940 Post by Josh Grossman »

1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Spätlese: Not as much petrol, complexity, nor finish as the Auslese, but just wonderful all the same. These were such a steal from Fass.

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#12941 Post by K Kl@dder »

2015 Arista Banfield Vineyard Zinfandel- hot with high alcohol, but flavor overcomes it. Good wine
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#12942 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Marc Frontario wrote: April 16th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Pat Martin wrote: April 16th, 2021, 5:26 pm
MikeL238 wrote: April 7th, 2021, 6:47 pm

You sir are the reason I got into Sociando Mallet! Will have to hunt some 2001s down now...argh! Haha.
Enjoyed a really terrific bottle of the 03 Sociando yesterday. Just seems to be hitting its stride, so good.

I am an bug '01 fan in general for bordeaux...but I have to disagree that '01 Sociando is btr than '00
The batch of 01 that you and I just got is suspect, quite unfortunate. My prior 01s showed better than 2000.
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#12943 Post by John Morris »

2005 Produttori di Barbaresco normale. This showed particularly well -- a piercing nose (camphor? menthol?), with classic nebbiolo rose hips and dried strawberries. As always, a tad thin in the middle (the vintage) and not terribly long palate, but better balanced at this point then some prior bottles. 91.8-ish.
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Dirty and Rowdy Skinner White Oak Flats 2015 Mourvedre

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Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 16th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Marc Frontario wrote: April 16th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Pat Martin wrote: April 16th, 2021, 5:26 pm

Enjoyed a really terrific bottle of the 03 Sociando yesterday. Just seems to be hitting its stride, so good.

I am an bug '01 fan in general for bordeaux...but I have to disagree that '01 Sociando is btr than '00
The batch of 01 that you and I just got is suspect, quite unfortunate. My prior 01s showed better than 2000.

Will seek out some w/ better provenance.

Christmas tasting with the Antonio's group '19...2000 Sociando was my WOTN...besting P.Lalande, G.Larose, Ausone and others.
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Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 16th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Marc Frontario wrote: April 16th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Pat Martin wrote: April 16th, 2021, 5:26 pm

Enjoyed a really terrific bottle of the 03 Sociando yesterday. Just seems to be hitting its stride, so good.

I am an bug '01 fan in general for bordeaux...but I have to disagree that '01 Sociando is btr than '00
The batch of 01 that you and I just got is suspect, quite unfortunate. My prior 01s showed better than 2000.
Bought '01 few weeks ago. Hope my bottle will be as good as yours.
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#12947 Post by jon leifer »

2018 Dry Creek Vineyard "Heritage Vines" Zinfandel...77% Zin, 22 % Petite Syrah, 1% Carignane, 14.5% alc...Showing a bit of heat but good flavors, will let the rest of my stash rest for a while, I think it mellow into something quite nice with some addtl cellaring , a bit over the top for now.
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#12948 Post by larry schaffer »

2018 Ridge Geyserville from a 375 in honor of the anniversary of my Dad's passing - beautiful, elegant, fitting . . .

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#12949 Post by Scott Brunson »

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#12950 Post by Jim Stewart »

2019 Henri Bourgeois "Les Baronnes" Sancerre. First bottle of this vintage after enjoying several from 2017. Delivers what I expect from Sancerre. One of those very pleasant wines where there is no "wow" involved, but just plain good glass of wine. About $25.
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