Pym-Rae 2018 – Napa Valley (USA)

Pym-Rae 2018 – Napa Valley (USA)

The nose is fruity, juicy and offers freshness, a fine concentration as well as a beautiful juicy and fresh fruit. It reveals notes of ripe/juicy cassis, ripe/juicy wild strawberry and small notes of raspberry associated with a hint of juicy cassis as well as fine hints of flowers and liquorice. The palate is fruity, racy,…

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Jericho Canyon Vineyard – 1868 Dessert Wine 2012 – Napa Valley

Jericho Canyon Vineyard – 1868 Dessert Wine 2012 – Napa Valley

(Port style wine) The nose is fruity. It reveals notes of crushed blackberry, raspberry and hints of balsamic combined with slight hints of redcurrant as well as discreet notes of spices and dried cassis. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, suave, very slightly tight, gourmand and offers silkiness, a good finesse of the grain, tension as…

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Beringer – Nightingate 2013 – Napa Valley

Beringer – Nightingate 2013 – Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, aromatic and offers a slight freshness as well as a very slight concentration. It reveals notes of candied lemon, candied quince and small notes of crystalline tangerine associated with small touches of exotic fruits (mango, quenette) as well as discreet hints of white fruits, beeswax, small dried fruits, minerality and discreet…

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St Supéry – Moscato 2016 – Napa Valley 

St Supéry – Moscato 2016 – Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity and fresh. It reveals notes of kumquat, ripe peach and small notes of apricot associated with small touches of crystallized tangerine, quenette as well as slight touches of apple (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-balanced, “perlante” (discreetly sparkling sensation) and offers a good definition, freshness, tension as well as…

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Robert Mondavi – Moscato D’Oro 2015 – Napa Valley 

Robert Mondavi – Moscato D’Oro 2015 – Napa Valley 

The nose is fresh, fruity and well-balanced. It reveals notes of kumquat, quince, crystallized citrus and small notes of candied peach notes associated with small / fine touches of flowers and mirabelle plum. The palate is fruity, beading (“perlante” / discreet sparkling sensation), a bit aerial and offers tension, a beautiful balance, roundness, fat, a…

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Provenance Vineyards – Malbec Rosé 2017 – Calistoga, Napa Valley 

Provenance Vineyards – Malbec Rosé 2017 – Calistoga, Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity, very slightly tight and offers a slight freshness. It reveals notes of fresh redcurrants and fresh / ripe raspberry combined with slight hints of fresh cassis as well as discreet hints of fresh white fruits and an imperceptible hint of zest. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a beautiful acidulous…

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Clos du Val – Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 – Carneros, Napa Valley 

Clos du Val – Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 – Carneros, Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity, gourmand and offers a small fat. It reveals notes of sweet raspberry, crushed redcurrants and small notes of white fruits combined with a discreet hint of citrus. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, a beautiful acid frame, gourmandise as well as suavity. On the palate this wine…

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Charles Krug – Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Voltz Vineyard – Younthville, Napa Valley 

Charles Krug – Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Voltz Vineyard – Younthville, Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity, racy, slightly powerful and offers a slight concentration as well as a slight density. It reveals notes of blackberry, crushed cassis and small notes of small wild berries associated with hints of Sichuan pepper, flowers, Zan as well as a very discreet touch of Bourbon vanilla. The palate is fruity, well-balanced,…

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Robert Mondavi – Pinot Noir 2014 Reserve, Carneros – Napa Valley 

Robert Mondavi – Pinot Noir 2014 Reserve, Carneros – Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity, elegant, racy and offers a very slight concentration. It reveals notes of black cherry, boysenberry and small notes of chocolate associated with slight touches of juicy Quetsche plum, cassis as well as very slight hints of cherry and licorice. The mouth is fruity, well-balanced, elegant and offers a good definition, a…

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Provenance Vineyards – Malbec 2014 – Calistoga, Napa Valley 

Provenance Vineyards – Malbec 2014 – Calistoga, Napa Valley 

The nose is fruity and offers power, concentration as well as a small intensity. It reveals notes of black cherry, ripe / juicy black berries and fine hints of wild strawberry, crushed redcurrants combined with hints of licorice, tobacco as well as very discreet hints of cassis buds and spices. The palate is fruity, well-balanced,…

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