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Mayhall Tibbs - Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
Quite substantial for the price - rather generous dark fruit, full mouthfeel and a long finish with a nice kick of spice. Will buy again.
Loved this Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois from an early-drinking vintage paired with grilled lamb sirloin chops. The wine is INCREDIBLY fruity and flavorful for such a young Bordeaux. Probably won't improve with age (again, this is a Cru Bourgeois) but it's incredibly good now. Will buy again.
Jaunay - Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie
Excellent balance between the fruit and acidity. Fresh, clean and pristine. Very pleasant - kind of like a whisp of seaspray. Perfect pairing with steamed mussels over pommes frites. Will continue to buy.
Cave de Lugny - Macon-Villages La Cote Blanche
Consistent with previous bottles: light on the palate with only a mere suggestion of French oak (probably used). This is Chardonnay as I like it, and will continue to buy.
Torremoron - Ribera del Duero
Started out lean and minerally, then gradually evolved into something more corpulent and fruity, showing violets, currant and Christmas spices (clove, nutmeg, etc.). Best after 2016, but enjoyable now with a 45- to 60-minute decant.