Monthly Archives: November 2017

Faustino Edicion Especial 2001

Faustino, Edicion Special, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2001 This wine: lot no. L73549, bottle no. 006789, 18 months ageing in French oak, then 20  months in bottle, before release, so this is a crianza, coated natural cork closure, 13.5% … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar White 2007

Chateau Musar, White, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2007 This wine: lot no. L.8.273-01-02, vineyards ~1400m altitude, organic farming, a blend of obaideh (probably a local clone of chardonnay [1]) and merwah (probably a local clone of  semillon [1]), … Continue reading

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Smith Riesling Washington 2016

Charles Smith Wines, Kungfu Girl, Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, Wattawa, Washington State, USA, 2016 On Washington State The main growing area is in eastern Washington state, to the east and in the rain shadow of the coastal Cascade … Continue reading

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Berton Coonawarra 2014

Berton Vineyard, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia, Wine of Australia, 2014 On Coonawarra Coonawarra is on the Limestone Coast at the south-eastern extremity of South Australia, and so one of the coolest of this state’s vineyard areas. It is … Continue reading

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Schlumberger Pinot Blanc 2012

Domaines Schlumberger, Pinot Blanc, Les Princes Abbes, AOC Alsace, France, 2012 This wine: lot no. none, a blend of 70% pinot blanc with auxerrois, fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for 1-4 months, and matured for 7 months on the fine lees, … Continue reading

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Picard Gevrey-Chambertin 2010

Michel Picard, AOC Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2010 Burgundy quality levels It is often said that there are four levels, whereas the reality is that there are five, becoming spatially smaller in extent as one ascends the (potential) quality … Continue reading

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Plan Pegau VSIG France

Plan Pegau, VSIG, France, NV VSIG VSIG – Vins Sans Indication Geographique, is another term for Vin de France, or previously, table wine. Since 2009, vintage year and variety(ies) are permitted on the label. This wine: from clayey soils. The … Continue reading

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