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Pierre Peters - Blanc de Blancs Cuvee de Reserve
Wonderful freshness to citrusy aromas combined with bread dough. Very pale yellow color with extremely fine bead of tiny bubbles. Very energetic flavors with plenty of acid and a lingering finish. A wonderful and usually elegant wine that has yet to disappoint. This bottle, disgorged in Mar 2013, also had quite a bit of punch and power.
Pride Mountain - Merlot Napa-Sonoma
Opened 2 hours prior to drinking. Dark and clear red color. Aromas of dark fruit and brambles, with very pronounced oak / vanilla overtones. Very silky wine drinking nicely right now. Good balance of fruit, acid and tannin. but the oak overwhelms for my taste.
Ulysse Collin - Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Pierrieres
Bright gold color with a fine and soft bead. On the nose, lots of tart apple and citrus. On the palate, good acidity, structure and lively flavors. On the fairly lengthy finish, citrus combined with biscuit and yeast undertones ... making for a strong showing. Base vintage for this bottle was 2008; disgorgement in 2012.
Pine Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Popped and poured; drank over 3 hours. Color has a dark red core; just starting to show some age at the edges. Nose of black and red fruits - hints of plum along with a dollop of oak. On the palate, a big, sweet CA Cab with quite a bit of oak ... the tannins are smooth, but the oak tends to dominate, at least for my taste.
Vazart-Coquart et Fils - Brut Blanc de Blancs Reserve
Bright yellow color with a light bead. A fresh champagne with mostly green apple aromas and flavors ... and a bit of yeast. Very pleasant, simple champagne. I'd suggest drinking this one as an aperitif.