December 2017 – Notes

Celebrated the holidays with J Charpentier Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne.

2015 Luneau Papin Muscadet
golden yellow, in color. white flowers, pear, citrus peel, lemon pith, mineral. mouth-watering finish. $18
2014 Mourchon Cotes du Rhône
bright ruby, in color. savory, white pepper, raspberry, underbrush, leather, clove. $20
2015 Sojourn Cellars Russian River Pinot Noir
ruby, in color. rose petals, raspberry, black cherry, spice, mineral, earth, vanilla. luscious and classic finish $42
2013 Ridge Lytton Estate Syrah-Grenache
raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, dusty earth, black tea, pepper & spices, sweet oak. finishes with rich dark fruit and tightly weaves tannins. $36
NV J.Charpentier Blanc de Blancs Brut
white flowers, yellow apple, citrus pith, yeast, hazelnuts. sharp acidity. $25
2014 Left Bend santa Cruz Mtns Syrah-Cab
rose and dark flowers, blackberry, plum, black cherry, earth, spice. gripping tannins, lasting acid on the finish. $38
2015 I.Brand & Family Enz Vineyard Mourvedre
lavender, blackberry, red fruit, forest floor, pepper, licorice, mineral. $35
2015 Dauvissat Beauroy Premier Cru Chablis
white floral, yellow apple, tangy lemon, saline, oyster shell, mineral. white peach palate. $32
2015 Gitton Les Montachins Sancerre
lime zest, green apple, peach, flint, mineral. sizable acid delivered on a crisp finish. $28

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