2010 Domaine Saint Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades
80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre
The 2010 Gigondas Les Souteyrades (from 60+ year old vines) is composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre aged in wood foudres, and, like its siblings, is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dense blueberry and black raspberry notes intermixed with notions of wet steel, crushed rocks, lavender, licorice and a hint of truffles emerge from this rich, medium to full-bodied effort. With good acidity and sweet tannin, it should drink well for 10-12 years. – Robert Parker – 93 Points.
2010 Domaine Servin Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots
Pale yellow color. Aromas of lime, peach, sea breeze, minerals, and lemon. Palate is crisp and clean with a saline note behind sweet lime, peach, lemon zest, and chalk notes that carry into a long, mineral-infused, sweet-tart finish. Very classy wine! Delicious!
2010 Donelan Syrah "Walker Vine Hill"
100% Syrah fermented 45% whole cluster and aged 18 months in French barriques (25% new), blueberry and licorice explode from the glass. This is an intense wine and as aromatically interesting as ever with cassis, anise, its classic blueberry, and herb encrusted roast game. The mouth feel is a textural representation of silk if there ever was one but with focus and tension on the finish. This wine is a fruit lover’s dream but neither over done nor exhausting: