2014 Sineann Pinot Noir Oregon

From a 375 ml.  This is really a nice value in Oregon Pinot Noir.  Sineann makes a variety of single vineyard bottlings but this is the blend for thos which didn't get bottled.  It is always quite good and the added complexity sometimes makes this as good as the individual bottlings.  13.8% this is not huge nor is it "Burgundian".  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has lovely sour cherries and spice.  On the palate, nice texture.  Cherries finishing as sour cherries.  Some depth.  A nice complexity.  Love the 375 format when a bottle is more than I want to open.  

2015 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses, France, Burgundy, Wine Reviews

Purple in color.  The nose has cherries but also a geranium note.  With air, that quality blew off and the nose also showed cherry powder and spice.  In any event, with air this got much better on the nose and also the palate.  Juicy acidity.  Light tannins.  Black cherry fruit.  A bit drying on the finish.  It got much deeper and more complex with air, so there is some upside to cellaring this.  Around $65.  

2015 Camille Giroud Volnay, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

This was the WOTN of our tasting.  It kept getting better of the 4.5 hours during which it was consumed.  At $60, you can make your own choice as to "Burgundy value".  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose is dusty with black cherries and spice.  On the palate, this is juicy with light tannins.  Black cherries turning a bit drying on the finish.  There is some depth here.  Given a few more years of cellaring, there is a bit of an upside.  

2015 Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune Villages, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

I really enjoyed this (more than the group I was tasting with actually).  It has a great texture and is open and drinking well right now.  It probably won't make old bones.  For $27 it is fairly priced for immediate drinking.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has fresh cherries, cherry powder and slight earthiness.  On the palate, this has big cherry fruit.  Slight tannins.  A wonderful silky texture.  A bit sour cherry on the finish.  Seems food friendly as well.  

2015 Faiveley Bourgogne, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

This is an excellent value.  For around $18, it is hard to get a better Pinot anywhere.  Not that it is amazing or mind blowing, but it is correct and affordable.  That is what Bourgogne should be about.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose is dusty with cherries, powdered cherry drink and slight spice.  This has a very nice medium bodied, silky texture.  Cherries and sour cherries on the palate.  Slight depth.  Good balance.  Nice finish.  

2015 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Gevrey-Chambertin, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

This took a while to open.  In fact, about 3 hours until it really started to hit its stride.  My score went from an 88 to a 91 during that time, so I guess this needs some cellaring or time.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is tight but eventually shows some cherries and cherry powder.  Some spice and an interesting iron note.  On the palate, this has tart cherries.  With air, they got a bit fresher and riper.  The finish was more about sour cherries.  Nice texture.  Some depth.  

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