TNs: Argyle Nuthouse, Pavelot Dominode, Moshin, Arcadian

Some weekend tastes amidst some really beautiful north Georgia weather.

2005 Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse - USA, Oregon (5/31/2009)
Very bright red cherry palate backed by some firm acidity and slightly drying tannins. Opens with air and dances a fine line between sweet red fruit, cinnamon notes, and really fine structure. Seems that there is a good 5 years left in the one. I liked it a good deal.

2004 Domaine Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru (5/30/2009)
Friend whipped up a killer duck dish from the FAT cookbook…Floral nose, with smoke and wet stones too. Somewhat linear, the sense of dark fruit and cocoa lurking behind a stony-steely palate. Very nice with duck breast in blackberry-port sauce that really popped the palate here. Good show for the money.

2004 Arcadian Syrah Westerly Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (5/29/2009)
Again, terrific weight in the mouth. Sweet blackberry fruit, balanced by a bright, lively acidity. I feel it’s posed for showing its real strength in a couple years. It’s quite nice, now, though.

2006 Moshin Vineyards Pinot Noir Lost Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (5/27/2009)
Enjoyed this when we visited Moshin last summer. Tonight it seemed flabby hot and awfully sweet upfront. Too much alcohol poking about, too. Not really what I was hoping for; though not all together uninteresting. Needs time.

Love Pavelots range, especially the Dominode. Had an 01 recently that was ready to rock - do you normally find that green character in 04 burgs?

Peter-I’m such a Burg virg, I tend to stay out Burg discussions as my overall experiences are limited. This is perhaps the third or fourth cheapie '04 I’ve had. This one wasn’t green, nor were the others I’ve had (primarily Liger-Belair and Gouges)
Phillip-Definitely a great buy in the sub $30, even at times sub $25 price range.

Dennis - get a drinkin then! :slight_smile:

Try some cheap 06s, really fresh wines and pretty open for business right now.

Thanks for the notes. Love the Dominode … certainly a green free 04 IMO.


Thanks J-Really like the Dominode, wich I had some more. And some with a bit more age.