This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

May 9, 2020

Ganevat Seau-Trou

Drinking at home.

Anne et Jean-François Ganevat Seau-Trou les Corvées - a little pungent, barnyard, leather, bacon fat, smoky, floral, soapy and almost a little savory on the palate.

May 7, 2020

2006 The Scooter

Drinking at home.


2006 Mollydooker The Scooter - minty, a little smoky, a little hot and alcoholic, medium-bodied.  Later on kinda woodsy and fragrant, with some sweet fruit.

May 5, 2020

2006 Two Left Feet

Drinking at home.


2006 Mollydooker Two Left Feet - very ripe on the palate, lots of concentration although tannins have softened to balance nicely.  Pretty alcoholic.  Notes of grilled meats, woodsy, minty, and leather.

May 2, 2020

5 French and Washington

Dinner at Caprice.

Jacques Selosse Version Originale - beautiful nose, with sooo much marmalade, and a little salty plum.  Just delicious.


Unfortunately, the staff didn't realize that the two bottles had different disgorgement dates... so they ended up pouring the second bottle into glasses that hadn't quite emptied.  Victor needs to train them better...


2004 Didier Dagueneau Silex, en magnum - green apple, kinda ripe, a little flinty, pretty nice.  Riper than the the last bottle I opened, but still very lively.  Also worked well with the cheese board later.

1974 Paul Jaboulet Le Chevalier de Sterimberg - very oxidized, very caramelized, lots of beeswax.  Dry and savory on the palate.

2012 Georges Roumier Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière, en magnum - eucalyptus, fragrant, sweet fruit, floral, some smoke and a little animal.  Just beautiful.

2003 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - unfortunately, this bottle was corked.  Surprised that Victor didn't let us know.  Decanted for 1½ hours.  Definitely showing lots of green bell pepper notes along with that wet cardboard.  Still ripe and sweet on the palate, though.  A shame.

1989 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile Sélection de Grains Nobles - really sweet, lots of honey, marmalade, orange blossom water, and acetone.


Full post on dinner is here.

May 1, 2020

2003 Pax Keltie

Drinking at home.

2003 Pax Syrah Cuvée Keltie - initially nose was fragrant but still restrained due to chilling, with smoke, ripe, black fruits, and woodsy notes, with almost a hint of violet.  Amazing concentration here after more than 16 years, with tannins that have softened to the right level on the palate.  Still going strong after 2 hours in the decanter.

April 30, 2020

2007 Te Koko

Drinking at home.

2007 Cloudy Bay Te Koko - very fragrant, floral, lots of muscat grape, green apple.  Pretty ripe and flinty on the palate, also a little pungent.  Hot palate with a little bitter finish.

April 25, 2020

Lucia and Hakutsuru

Dinner at home.

2009 Lucia, en magnum - very smoky, grilled meats.  Very sweet on the palate underneath the tannins, which were still a little grippy.  Big cedar nose after 2 hours in decanter.


Hakutsuru Super Selection Tenku Fukurotsuri Junmai Daiginjo Yamada Nishiki (白鶴  超特撰  天空  袋吊り  純米大吟醸  山田錦), 2019 - seimaibuai (精米歩合) of 38%.  Lots of banana and also some Anjou pear, acetone, with lots of starch in the nose.  Very sweet on the palate, but turned dry when temperature warmed up.

Full post on dinner is here.

April 22, 2020

2015 Conterno Barbera

Dinner at Beefbar.

2015 Aldo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile - pretty soft on the palate, and pleasant to drink.  Perfumed nose.  With aeration the palate got a little more firm.

Full post on dinner is here.
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