The Pinot Project

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.5

I may have posted close to a hundred Williams Selyem’s. These are just ok young. It is when they hit 10-15 years they shine. This one is really good tonight after nearly two-hours decanted.

Nose of floral; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender.

The palate is, rich, lush and juicy fruits of; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, dark spices, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl, dark, rich, turned earth and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender, cool, spring shower acidity, excellently; structured, tensioned, balanced with a brilliantly elegant & polished near two-minute finish. Impressive & impressive style.
— 9 days ago

Juan, Paul and 17 others liked this

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Marey-Monge Romanée-St. Vivant Pinot Noir 2004

Not as expressive as I had wanted. The 06 was the better wine tonight — 11 days ago

A., Lyle and 7 others liked this

Laurent-Perrier

Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne

Ming L
9.3

To me L-P is a reference point for NV rose.
Ripe yet refreshing, persistent fine bubbles, vibrant palate with great fruit intensity and subtle minerality, creamy and airy texture, clean finish. Just a sense of overall balance.
— 20 days ago

Severn, Tom and 6 others liked this

Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Clos de la Maréchale Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

2017 vintage. Decanted and tasted for the next 5 minutes-2.5 hours. Medium body. Expressive oak and spice wizardry early on with sharp and clearly defined flavors all in a row. After approx 45 mins, the sharpness started to wane a tad and the harmony began to roll in. Good intensity throughout. Coming across this at least a half decade too early but this is built for the long haul vs short-term gratification. 2.10.24. — 10 days ago

Ira, "Odedi" and 17 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2009

Perfect splurge for quick getaway to paradise for Presidents Day. The wine is medium gold in the glass… vibrant and alive with balanced acidity. Open and generous on the palate… smooth, silken, with vibrant citrus and cream notes. A lively and lovely dinner companion at this stage of development. Happy President’s Day, y’all. — a day ago

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Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Béguines Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

Alex Lallos
9.6

There is so much going on here wow!!! Excellent, powerful, complex, expensive — 12 days ago

John Sweeney
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I remember buying these fir $95 pre-COVID 🥲

Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

I don’t get to try this ultra premium segment of Burgundy much so it is a treat to have this. This displays ripe aromas of berries, rose petal, leafs and wine gum pastille. It is medium bodied. On the palate you get more berries, citrus fruits, vanilla and cinnamon. The finish is fresh and dry with district fine tannins. — 12 days ago

Vino, Fabian and 7 others liked this

Domaine Georges Roumier

Clos de la Bussière Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Pauleé Dinner; 2 February 2024 at Lake Ridge Restaurant, Round Lake, NY — 18 days ago

Anthony, Ted and 14 others liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Deducted 0.1 because I had to push the cork in. — 6 days ago

Loren Cookson
with Loren
Ted, Oltjon and 1 other liked this

Pol Roger

Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne 2013

Valentine’s treat. Another delightful evening with this bottle. Fine mousse with great nutty/brioche characteristics. Hard to top — 5 days ago

Andrew, Jan and 2 others liked this