The past few weeks I have been tasting quite a few lovely wines. The following are notes from a few that particularly stood out among the rest!
Domaine Ramonet Chevalier Montrachet
Grand Cru: Chevalier Montrachet
Average Price: $350
Rating: 3.5 tastevins of 5
Cellaring: I recommend another 8-15 years aging (2017-24)
Tasting Notes: Aromas of Golden apple and baked pear are seasoned with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and slight white flower note. The palate confirms the nose and adds a beautiful crushed minerality, green apples and lemon curd. This wine needs time but was quite a pleasure to drink!
M. Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon 2000
Winery: M. Chapoutier
Designation: Le Pavillon
Average Price: $170
Rating: 3.5 of 5 tastevins
Cellaring: This wine is drinking well now but will improve with 3-5 years in a cellar
Tasting Notes: Generous amounts of ripe plumb, soy, game and blackberry on the nose with a soft approach on the palate. Lovely mineral note as well as smoke and juicy black fruits. A long and layered finish caps off this wonderful wine!
2006 Sine Qua Non Raven Series
Winery: Sine Qua Non
Designation:Raven Series No 1
Average Price: $200
Rating: 4.5 of 5 tastevins
Cellaring: I recomend giving this wine 3-5 years to settle a bit.
Tasting Notes: To be honest, if I were blind tasting this wine there would have been no dbout that I was drinking a central Coast Syrah rather than a Grenache. Truly an impressive wine. One of the most complex aroma profiles I have ever come across: Peppered dry Salami, wild strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, cinimon and vanilla. To top that off there is the most lovely floral aroma of violets and rose pedles. The mouthfeel consists of ripe black fruits with a soft and plush approach. The finish is long and full of developing flavors