November 2017 – Notes

Six wines sampled, with the surprise discovery going to Nicolas-Jay Red Vinyl Pinot Noir.

2015 Olga Raffault Loire Valley Chinon
black raspberry, dark plum, herbs, earth, black pepper, spice, mineral. $20
2015 Nicolas-Jay Red Vinyl Pinot Noir
ruby in color. cherry, plum, fresh earth, spice, tea. another good find from Oregon. $35
2017 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Nouveau
vibrant color. strawberry, raspberry, spice. refreshing wine. $17
2015 Tensley Santa Barbara Syrah
purple, dark red, in color. blackberry, blueberry, plum, black & white pepper, on the nose. stewed fruits, savory, spice, chocolate, on the palate. $24
2014 Tenet Wines Pundit Syrah
deep color. blueberry, plum, roasted berry, savory, pepper, tar. $22
2015 Lamblin & Fils Bourgogne Blanc Cepage
citrus, pear, tropical note, mineral. $15

October 2017 – Notes

Nine wines sampled this month, with the new find, the 2013 Sans Liege “Long Way Home” Syrah.

2014 Walter Scott Clos des Oiseaux Pinot Noir
dark cherry, raspberry, plum, forest floor, pepper. impressive. $40
2015 Joseph Drouhin Macon Burgundy
pear, green apple, tropical fruit, citrus peel, honey, minerals. good acid on a crisp finish. $15
2013 Sans Liege Long Way Home Syrah
plum, blueberry, cracked pepper, savory, smoke, black olive, garrigue, vanilla. $27
2015 Banshee Sonoma Pinot Noir
rose, raspberry, cherry, plum, spice, earth, pepper, leather, vanilla . silky tannins. $24
2011 Travaglini Gattinara Nebbiolo
strawberry, cherry, raspberry, tar, cedar. structure driven wine with a long finish. $28
2014 Rusack Vineyards Chardonnay
pear, lemon, pineapple, apple, nutmeg, spices, cinnamon stick. $28
2009 Chateau de Chantegrive Graves
cherry, plum, currants, tobacco, burnt earth, herbs, savory. draws you in for more. $25
2011 Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas Beiras Baga
cherry, plum, dark berry, herbal, savory, mineral. structured tannins. $30
2013 Fratelli Barale Langhe Barolo
rose, tart cherry, plum, strawberry, tar, leather, earth. dry with mouth stripping tannins & acid. $20