Nice to revisit this wine. It had been about 4 years since it was last tried and it hasn't really changed. It is open and drinking quite well. This is a big wine that one might peg for California if drinking blind. Of course, 2005 was an excellent and ripe vintage. Vibrant garnet in color. The nose is dusty, slightly earthy with nice cherries and a bit of plums. What a lovely texture. Soft yet structured at the same time. On the palate, layers of cherries, slight smoke and earthiness. Nice acidity. Long finish. This would pair with everything from hearty seafood to a steak. No
Excellent wine that really needs some time. Lots of upside potential here. Light golden in color. The nose is fat (for Chablis) with red fugi apples over a nice chalky base. On the palate, this has a soft texture with good if not great acidity. It is delicious. Lots going on with tight layers of complexity. Long finish. Perhaps not a classic sort of Chablis, yet, it is an outstanding chardonnay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opened about an hour before the tasting and allowed to breathe. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is beautiful with a nice earthiness (mostly clean), baking spices, cherries (red and black). On the palate there is a juicy acidity that gives way to a lush texture and big fruit. Dark and red cherries but also some clay and spice show thru as well. Tight layers that unwind in the glass. Long finish. Certainly needs time or air, but drinking great right now.
Wow. The best red Burgundy I have ever had. Everything I could ask for except two things. 1) it still is very young and B) the price is way out of my range. That said, what a treat to drink this. The bottle was opened slightly before the tasting. Dark purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is tight at first with spice and a warm earthiness. With air the red cherries come out and also some black currants. On the palate, there is a nice meatiness to this along with dark cherries and sandalwood. It is deep with layers of fruit and earth.