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  • 2014 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet (9/28/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchsticks, hazelnuts, vanilla and lemon curd. Flavors of lemon, lime, creme fraîche and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (11/13/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butterscotch, dried ginger and a hint of camphor before finishing up with some notes of yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, yellow pear and minerals. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next few years. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Domaine Pierre Labet Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes – France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc (4/1/2013)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of orange blossoms, lychee and lemon. Flavors of creme, pineapple and lemon. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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S1 VISITS DALLAS! OPENING CANTATA. – Urbano Cafe, Dallas, Texas (3/15/2013)

S1 and his lovely bride were in town for a convention this week and managed to sneak away for a little fellowship, breaking of bread and drinking wine. 15 of us gathered on Friday night at Urbano Cafe. Wine theme was “Burgundyesque” so there was lots of white and red Burgunday to be shared as well as some lovely Champagne, California Pinot Noir and a couple of dandy sweet wines to wrap things up. Here are the results:

Champagne Flight

  • 2003 Argyle Extended Tirage Brut – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with light beading. Nose of sea spray, lime and kumquat. Flavors of lime, peach wasser, apricot and a splash of cherry. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

  • NV Henri Goutorbe Champagne Rosé Grand Cru – France, Champagne, Aÿ, Champagne
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark rose petal color, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of cherries, raspberries and a hint of biscuit. Flavors of cherries, raspberries and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

  • NV Michel Turgy Champagne Réserve Selection Brut Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs, Champagne
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of camphor, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of yellow pears, lemon and Grannie Smith apples. Bright acidity, full body. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

  • NV Gonet-Médeville Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs Premier Cru – France, Champagne
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tons of heavy beading. Nose of Graham crackers, sherry and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of lemon, Grannie Smith apples and cherry sweet tarts. Tangy acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

White Burgundy Flight

  • 2006 Domaine Roger Belland Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot-Clos Pitois – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, yellow pears and wet stones. Flavors of yellow pears, creme and hazelnut. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

  • 2008 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, toast and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of lemon zest, lime and mixed yellow fruit. Tangy acidity, medium body. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

  • 2003 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of nutmeg, camphor, brandy soaked pears and yellow apple. Flavors of yellow pears, sherry, minerals and a bit of brown spice on the clipped finish. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now. (91 points)

  • 2004 Marc Colin et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of nutmeg, creme fraiche and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, nutmeg, cinnamon and tangy yellow apples. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

  • 2005 Chanson Père et Fils Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of baking spices, mixed yellow fruits, yeast rolls, wet stones and a bit of spice towards the end. Flavors of lemon curd, tangy yellow apples and light brown spices. Medium to tart acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

Red Burgundy & California Pinot Noir Flight

  • 2002 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Corton-Rognet – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and slow-O for about 90 minutes before serving.

    Garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking throughout. Nose of spice, dust, berries, cherries and wet stones. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

  • 2009 Domaine Joblot Givry 1er Cru Clos de la Servoisine – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry 1er Cru
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and slow-O for about 90 minutes before serving.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, a hint of smoke, a little tar, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full body. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (90 points)

  • 2009 Jean-Claude Boisset Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques – France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of spice, white pepper, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of tangy black berries, raspberries and black cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full body. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (90 points)

  • 2006 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Huge nose of baking spices, black cherries, black berries and white pepper. Flavors of black berries, black cherries, black raspberries and a bit of minerals. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (91 points)

  • 2004 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Proprietor’s Reserve Schultze Family Vineyard – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
    WIML92

    Tasting non blind at a wine dinner.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, dust, berries and cherries. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full body. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (92 points)

Sweet Flight

  • 1967 Quinta do Noval Porto Late Bottled Vintage – Portugal, Douro, Porto
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened about 2 hours before serving.

    Garnet color in the glass, dusty looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, currants, dark plums, pepper and a bit of dust. Flavors of dried currants, buts and a splash of sorghum. Medium acidity, full bodied. Throwing a fair amount of sediment. Drink now. Surprised this LBV bottled in 1974 has held up so well. (92 points)

  • 2005 Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Cuvée Le Paon – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Coteaux du Layon
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, apricot, lychee and guava. Flavors of lychee, honey and lemon pie. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

Many thanks to everybody that were able to attend. We had a fabulous turn out of a fabulous group of people to welcome Mr. & Mrs. S1 to Dallas. We’re looking forward to another albeit smaller affair on Saturday night.

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  • 2010 Domaine Pierre Labet Meursault Tillets – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault (2/19/2013)
    WIML88

    Tasted non blind with dinner. Opened and serve immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ambrosia, brown spices and lemon chess pie. Flavors of lemon, lime and yellow pears. Racy acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. I might hold a year to see if the acidity calms down a bit with some bottle age. (88 points)

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  • 2002 Domaine de la Bongran (Thevenet) Viré-Clessé Cuvée Tradition – France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Viré-Clessé (6/4/2011)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind at a restaurant.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of acacia, peach, a hint of hazelnut, some yellow pears, a dash of lychee and a bit of wet stones. Flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples, a bit of pineapple and some minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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DALLAS 2ND WEDNESDAY GROUP – MAY 2011 – WHITE BURGUNDIES – Rex’s Seafood Market, Dallas, Texas (5/11/2011)

The Dallas 2nd Wednesday Group gathered last night to taste our way through some white burgundies while noshing on some fresh seafood. Just like always a few extra off theme bottles managed to find their way into the line up. Here are the results:

  • N.V. Krug Champagne Grande Cuvée Brut – France, Champagne
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, fine beading. Nose of sea foam, yellow pears, yellow apples and a hint of brioche. Flavors of tangy yellow apples, yellow pears and a bit of lemon. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. (92 pts.)

  • 2001 Domaine Jean-Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
    WIML92-93+/-

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of toast, yellow pears, brown spices and a hint of cream fraiche. Flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now. (92 pts.)

  • 2008 Domaine Christophe Cordier Mâcon Charnay Vieilles Vignes – France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon Charnay
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of apricot, lemon, lychee and talc. Flavors of lemon, peach and a hint of yellow pear. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the next couple of years. (90 pts.)

  • 2008 Domaine Robert-Denogent Mâcon-Fuissé Les Tâches – France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Fuissé
    WIML90-91+/-?

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, talc and yellow pears. Flavors of lemon, tangy yellow pears and yellow apples. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. (90 pts.)

  • 1997 Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Blanc – France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ocean breeze, camphor, yellow pears and wet stones. Flavors of yellow pears, a dash of lemon zest and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now. (91 pts.)

  • 2007 Domaine Vincent and Sophie Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
    WIML91-92

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of windex, lychee, yellow pears and wet stones. Flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the next 3-4 years. (91 pts.)

  • 2005 Louis Jadot Meursault 1er Cru Charmes – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of basil, yellow pears and camphor. Flavors of yellow pears, lemon and a bit of cream. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the next year or two. (90 pts.)

  • 2001 Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
    WIML91+? 92+?

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon oil, brown spice, a hint of orange rind and a bit of herbs. Flavors of yellow pears, lemon and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drinking remarkably well for a 10 year old Puligny but I wouldn’t tempt fate. Drink now. (91 pts.)

  • 2002 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Corton-Charlemagne – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
    WIML93+?

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of orange peel, camphor, spice, a bit of mixed tropical fruit and some wet stones. Flavors of spice, peach, lychee, yellow pear and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold but I’d likely drink myself. Showing well. (93 pts.)

  • 2002 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly dusty/cloudy looking. Nose of leather, white pepper, berries, cherries, rose petals and wet stones. Flavors of berries, cherries, raspberries and a hint of bitters on the finish. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannins, medium body. Drink now. (91 pts.)

  • 2005 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of barnyard, leather and black cherries. Flavors of berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannins, medium body. Drink over the next 3-4 years. No harm in drinking now. (90 pts.)

  • 2004 Jean-Michel Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets – France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of spice, cardamon, berries and garam marsala. Flavors of berries, cherries, tart raspberries and a bit of mineral. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannins, medium body. Drink or hold. (90 pts.)

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