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2014 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$80.00USD

This is an outstanding Chablis that shows the vintage very well.  Lean yet, powerful.  Light silvery/gold in color.  The nose is classic with green apples.  Nice minerality too.  On the palate, this broadens across the palate, yet has nice green apple notes with good acidity.  An underlying minerality too.  It presents almost as two styles at the same time.  Delicious though.  Will work with lighter foods, seafood and poultry dishes.  Still young and has some upside.  

2014 Maison Evenstad Meursault, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$80.00USD

This is a project from the owners of Domaine Serene in Oregon.  Light green/gold in color.  The nose is chalky with slight vanilla and slight lemons.  On the palate, this is a big and fruity Chardonnay.  Quite tasty.  Lemony with a slightly sweet-tart candied note which is nice.  Big and long finish.  Perhaps a bit atypical for the vintage but a very nice wine that would go with a wide variety of lighter and medium weight foods.  

2016 Domaine Chavy-Chouet Meursault Clos des Corvees des Citeaux, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$64.96USD

Silvery gold in color.  This has a really great nose.  Clean with just a touch of oak showing.  Salinity and ref apples.  With air, some citrus emerges.  On the palate, the apples come thru.  There is underlying minerality.  While the wine has a rich fat texture, it has enough acidity to work with.  Good finish but there is a touch of oak/harshness.  The wine seems to be drinking quite well right now, but may (or not) get a bit better.  Still, it seems prudent to drink these younger.  It will match well with sea food and lighter fare.  

2015 Xavier Monnot Meursault Les Chevalières, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$57.00USD

Light golden in color with slight green tinges.  The nose is very nice with some lemon cream and underlying minerality.  This has a nice smokiness to it and also a bit of salinity.  On the palate, this is a bit fat and more acidity would be nice.  That said, it has lovely lemon fruit and a nice minerality.  Good finish.  It would work well with some rich seafood dishes.  

2016 Domaine de la Choupette Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

Light green gold in color.  The nose is nice with slight vanilla, lots of minerality and some lemon.  Also, with air, some eucalyptus/minty notes.  On the palate, this is crisp and lean (in a good way).  Less oak showing on the palate.  Nice clean finish.  This should work nicely with sea food and lighter foods.  Youthful, it should age out a bit over the next ten years.  

2015 Domaine Florent Garaudet Puligny-Montrachet, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$71.95USD

Silvery/gold in color.  The nose is very nice with gunpowder and slight lemon chiffon.  On the palate, this is slightly oily.  Nice lemony notes.  OK acidity.  A very nice wine that should work with lighter foods.  Fresh and lively right now.  It should be good for another five to ten, but it won't improve.  

2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2008
Score: 
98
Grade: 
A+
Current Price: 
$250.00USD

This is a wonderful Champagne.  Light silvery gold in color.  A nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles.  The nose is clean with seltzer, minerals and as it opens, slight cherry notes.  On the palate, this has great tart acidity.  Lots of lemons and some quince.  As it warms, some vanilla comes out.  Long chalky finish.  This is very young but drinking quite well right now.  Will go with just about any food.  Give it a few years and it will probably earn a perfect score.  

2016 Domaine des Miquettes St. Joseph Madloba, France, Rhone, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$56.00USD

This is what is sometimes referred to as an "orange" wine.  What that means is that it is fermented on its skins.  The extended skin contact transfers some color to what is otherwise a white wine.  It has other effects on the wines depending on the wine making process.  Though this style of winemaking has been around for a long time, a small subsection or wine lovers and commentators discovered these wines about ten years ago and became enthralled with them.  Like anything however, just because a wine is made in this style doesn't make them good or bad.  This one, however, is very good.  Th

2016 Frost Bitten Wines Riesling Ice, USA, Washington, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

Looking for a nice value in dessert wines?  This one retails for around $15 and is nice.  Golden in color.  The nose has nice pineapple fruit, with a bit of lychee and peach.  On the palate, the pineapple carries thru.  This is sweet.  A bit of honey.  Nice to have a couple of ounces on its own.  

2015 Bodegas del Marqués de Vargas Rioja Crianza, Spain, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cranberries and tobacco.  On the palate, this is interesting.  More red currants than cranberries (or cherries).  Tart fruit.  slight tannins.  OK finish.  Drinking well now, it won't get better and is better consumed in the next few years.  Food friendly.  

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