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rjblanton
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Private Collector - love the white wines from Alsace!
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rjblanton 93+

2003 Guiraud


(Tasted Feb 28, 2015)

rjblanton 96+

2007 Suduiraut


(Tasted Feb 27, 2015)

rjblanton 86

2009 Six Degrees - Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2009 was not as expressive as the 2006 or 2007. The color was dark purple, which inspired some hope for a memorable wine. The nose; however, was subdued. There were floral and some fruity notes, blackberry jam, perhaps. The palate was unremarkable and the finish was short-lived. Time will not rescue this wine.


(Tasted Feb 23, 2015)

rjblanton 95

2009 Zind-Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl
This is another beauty from the Alsace wine growing region of France. Medium gold in the glass. It is decidedly sweet with 62 grams/liter of residual sweetness; however, the level of acidity brings a delicate balance to this wine. The nose is expressive with lychee, grapefruit, wet stones, and a subtle spiciness. The sweetness and citrus are nicely tamed by the acidity. And, there is a wonderful persistence of sweet grapefruit on a smooth, lingering finish. An absolute delight after an evening meal!


(Tasted Feb 13, 2015)

rjblanton 94

2010 Zind-Humbrecht - (Tokay) Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal VT
Beautifully golden in the glass with enticing honey, citrus, and mineral scents on the nose. With 72 grams/liter of residual sweetness, one would expect a syrupy thick and sweet wine; however that was not the case. There was unmistakable sweetness, but it was appropriately tempered with the wine's minerality and acidity. This was nicely balanced with notes of honey and green tea. The finish was silky smooth and long with minerals and honey. So glad to share this with my daughter!


(Tasted Feb 13, 2015)

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rjblanton consumed (5 hours ago)
Guiraud
2003 Guiraud
France - Bordeaux - Sauternes
Bordeaux Blend

rjblanton wrote a tasting note on (5 hours ago)
Guiraud
2003 Guiraud
Score: 93+
Drink date: 2010-2025

rjblanton consumed (17 hours ago)
Suduiraut
2007 Suduiraut
France - Bordeaux - Sauternes
Bordeaux Blend

rjblanton wrote a tasting note on (17 hours ago)
Suduiraut
2007 Suduiraut
Score: 96+
Drink date: 2012-2030

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Six Degrees - Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Six Degrees - Cabernet Sauvignon
Score: 86
Drink date:
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A Tale of Two Wines - Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Brand Vieilles Vignes
It is not too often I have the opportunity to compare two consecutive vintages of a wine; however, such an opportunity was presented over the Christmas holidays. The two wines of interest are the 2009 and 2010 Zind Humbrecht...


Created  Dec 27, 2014
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The Joys of Thanksgiving and the Sharing of Good Wine
I dearly love the times we gather as family and friends in celebration of life's many joys, reflection upon valuable lesson's learned, and for the offering of thanksgiving to God for his abiding kindness and mercy!  This...


Created  Nov 28, 2014
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Wine and the Art of Existential Connections
A good man and his family recently moved from Chicago to the house across the street from where my wife and I live. We've had a number of opportunities to chit chat over the last month or two, but, until tonight, we never had the...


Created  Nov 8, 2014
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Life on the Road Should Always be This Good!
You simply have to love it when friends and work associates gather around the table to enjoy good wine and great conversation! Such a gathering took place recently in Del Rio, Texas while on a week-long business trip.We put...


Created  Sep 18, 2014
218 Views

2007 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon - Rites of Passage
Tonight, my oldest daughter (33) requested to taste red wine. Heretofore, her tastes leaned toward dry to semi-dry whites. Of course, I enjoyed many of those vintages with her. This evening at dinner; however, was different!I had...


Created  Jul 26, 2014
328 Views