Williams Selyem

Eastside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2013

David T

I get why people who generally always review this producer as just good consuming it young. This is ten years from birth, eight years in bottle and it is still not at its peak. it has ten years and perhaps more properly stored. Very good tonight but better things ahead. It takes this long and longer for WS Pinots to shine.

The palate is, juicy, ripe, rich, a bit lush; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, purple fruits, hues of blueberries, plum and ripe to dry strawberries with a pomegranate overlay. Then, dry earthiness, top soil, crushed rocks & powdery limestone & chalkiness, dark spices, some black pepper, dry brush, eucalyptus, tree sap, sun tea, black and red cola/licorice, drier tobacco, barrel dust to shavings, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, touch of dry herbs-bay leaves & sage, bright red, pink, blue, purple florals framed in dark slightly withering florals, rain shower acidity, the finish is; well structured & balanced in fruit, earth & flowers, some more tension than I like but will soften & fade nicely in 3-5 years. But, wire to wire really even and stunning. Evolution & integration is good but needs 3-5 years to be its best. Coravin glass.

IMHO, one of the outstanding CA Pinot producers. Walter Hansel gives them a run for the money at their fantastic price point.
— 2 months ago

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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Good but not great. From Coravin - going to give it some time. — 3 years ago


Aconcagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Final two glasses after drinking with Coravin over 1 month.
Fantastic nose with black berries, cedar, tar and warm custard.
Some depot now in the glass.....
— 4 years ago

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Boulder Burgfest Paulee. From Magnum and accessed via the new Coravin Champagne gadget! — 2 years ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Very disappointed. I had a more mature bottle fail to hold up last week so I had an itch still to scratch and went younger but still ready. Or so I thought - perhaps should have waited another 10 years?Poured out half with a Coravin and it just never got going. Very understated and reserved. Even with a few hours it never opened up. Perhaps it’s bottle variation but I will try again later this week with the second half. — 3 years ago

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Ron R

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I feel your pain. Sorry bud... get your prayer mat out, fast
Mike Saviage

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Yes, suggest a wait of another 10 (or 20+) years before trying another Mouton 05... just had an 82 of this and it wasn’t close to being ready; the 05 is in that class IMO. If you must open one, give em at least 8+ hours of air in a decanter before consumption
Vino Joe

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Thank you Mike. I tried second half and let air half a day and it was decidedly better but this one was a bit early. Appreciate the advice for the next one!

Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Been working on this bottle over the last couple of months via Coravin and finishing it off tonight. The most opulent, ripe, and jammy Dunn I’ve ever had. Very different from other vintages. — 4 years ago

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Ron R

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I don’t use Coravin, @Eric Shanks. There’s a long coat tail to consider with the product. I can also taste the gas 🙂

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2010

Too young, should get to 90-91 with more time...classic. Way better on night 2 under Coravin but cork pulled night 2. — 2 years ago

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Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti)

Saffredi Maremma Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2013

Having it on Coravin for many weeks now and the final two glasses finally got rid of the (for me disturbing) acids.
will not touch other bottles for 5 years.
— 3 years ago

Eric, Romain and 7 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Faint aromas of leather. Currant and plums. Very ripe tannins. Great wine, too taught for my liking. Probably needed a decant instead of Coravin. Had with Bolognese one night and again with creamy dill orecchiette another. — 4 years ago

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Andrew Liguori

Andrew Liguori

Nice, just ordered some of this.


Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

I’ve been savoring this bottle over several months using my Coravin. Sadly, finally finished it off. Just love tasting this golden beauty open up in the glass. Can’t wait to start on another bottle! — 4 years ago