2010 Chablis

Jean-Pierre Grossot

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

A VG 1er cru Chablis and 10 years seems to be a perfect sweet spot — a month ago

Eric, Tom and 17 others liked this

Carpathian Vineyards

Radient Chenin Blanc Viognier 2010

Color of gold. Nose of ripe fruits like banana and papaya, roasted nuts, mix of flowering note spice and alcohol, and a touch of salty mineral. Very Chardonnay like. Taste is interesting, with good mix of sweetness and acidity. On top of that, jasmine flowering note. Almost like jasmine tea. Sweet citrus and melon on the 2nd sip. Quite soft and clean. Some minerals show up later on. Light on the aftertaste yet done well in quality. — 12 days ago

Hermes, David and 5 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

The Monkey White Rhone Blend 2010

Went perfectly with Vietnamese dungeons crab. Nice texture and well balanced. My first sqn white and I’m impressed given I’m not a big fan of the reds. Then again I’ve only had them when young so maybe age helps these sqn wines. — 9 days ago

Jae, David and 17 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

David T

The better steak wine over the 2009 Ormes de Pez but, not the more beautiful, elegant wine.

The 2010 Rioja marries the Wagyu Ribcap while showing its Ranchero characteristics.

The palate shows tumble-weed, tannin fruits that are; brambly, ripe, slightly candied; blackberriesblack raspberries, dry, dark cherries with skin, ruby, black plums, very w/ ripe strawberries. Tumbleweed, straw, dark spice, tough leather, clove, sage, dry clay & top soil, crushed rocks, black pepper, dark, berry cola, mint, oak barrel powder, used charcoal with candied florals that are fresh & withering; dark, red, purple & blue. The acidity is top flight. The long finish is well balanced fruit & earth, persisting nicely falling onto earth & dark spices.

Photos of; Margues de Murrieta & vines, large oak vats and their wine shop.

— 11 days ago

Aravind, Clive and 32 others liked this

Vincent Girardin

Cuvée Saint-Vincent Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2010

David T

Vinaigrette salad with dried, dark cherries & caramelized walnuts calls for Pinot Noir. In fact, the wine needs the salad to really sing. Wine speaks deeply to the skin of the caramelized walnuts.

The one thing about Burgundy is you can get pre-ox, barnyard and VA. Here, you get just a touch of soft VA.

The palate is; round, lush darker fruits that are very ruby. Ripe & more extracted; blackberries, stewed black, plum, dark cherries, plum pudding, blueberries, black raspberries, dried cranberries, raspberries & strawberries on the way to fermentation. Moist clay, dry top soil, sludgy limestone, dark chocolate, notes of maple & brown sugar, dry herb, deeply grilled meats, dry & fresh tobacco, leather notes, oak powder, charcoal, forest floor, dark, tree sap, berry cola, blended black & red licorice, dark spices with a touch of heat, tea with sediment with candied, ruby, dark florals; dark, red, purple & blue florals. The acidity is round & beautiful. The finish is solid wire to wire, rich, lush, well knitted & balanced, sexy and persists endlessly.

Vincent Girardin in excellent vintages, like 2010, is one of my go to value producer for reds & blancs.

VA fades as you sip...salad assists as well.

— 11 days ago

Arden, Dawn and 33 others liked this


Premiere Napa Valley Auction 16 Lot 94 Heaven on the Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Only 10 cases produced (best Pritchard Hill cabernet lots, 22 months new French oak). Premiere Napa Valley - auction of very unique small lot one-off wines from Napa.

1.5 hour decant (lots of chunky sediment). A stunning inky dark purplish garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: dark plum, currants, floral, spice, cherry, tobacco, creme de cassis. Taste: WOW, had to buckle my seat belt....soft, rich, juicy, elegant, and balanced wine with blackberry, minerals, cedar, red plum, crushed rocks, and a beautiful black licorice long finish. YUM. Cheers!
— 6 days ago

Tom, Bryan and 14 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Deep Ruby with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice long finish. Delicious!  Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond next decade! — 4 days ago

Juan, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this


Trinità Riserva Roero Nebbiolo 2010

Highly recommend by the wine shop owner. Dried herbs, orange pekoe tea and a bit of vanilla. Dark red fruit, anise, cedar and graphite. Med- firm tannins but lighter in body than I expected. On par with any Barolo. #atlaswineaz — a day ago

Eric, Steve and 15 others liked this

Abreu Vineyards

Rothwell Hyde Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Had this a few nights ago. Second label from David Abreu at Abreu Vineyards. His Madrona Ranch and Thorevelos cabs are off the charts, and while this one was very good, it was definitely a couple of steps down in terms of depth and complexity (of course, it’s more than a couple of steps down in price!). It is, however, a good introduction to the kinds of wine that Abreau makes. — 12 days ago

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Guido Mazzucchelli

San Venz Lessona Vino Rosso 2010

Technically not a lessona in 2010 bc he didn’t fill out the paperwork.

Nose is lovely dusty cherry flower. Very pretty. Maybe some pink rose. Some raisins.

You get some raisins on the palate. Lovely texture. Delicious in an unusual sort of way. You get that Raisin but an elegant Raisin without the weight and alcoholic oomph Of say an amarone.

Terrific elegant finish.

A very distinctive wine. In a good way.

Bought from fass Selections
— a day ago

Andrew, Aravind and 4 others liked this