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Customer Reviews - Sonny G

Sonny G
Just a student who loves his wine...I'm currently studying wine, and hopefully will become a sommelier someday soon...


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1996 Baron Fuente "Grand Millésimé" Brut Champagne (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-13-2010
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Clear, Star Bright, beautiful light gold in color...big extremely pleasant nose of biscuits, breadfruit, and a touch of butter; the best way to describe this aroma is "aged champagne"...

The palate is extremely complex, slightly liquory; some citrus, cocoa, minerals, caramel...tiny fine bubbles, but somewhat sparse, acidity is slightly high...

The finish is sharp and shares the palate's complexity; dusy, chalky minerals supported bypeaches, lemon, a sort of apple candy tang, and a bit of cocoa...
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2007 Trimbach Riesling (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-10-2010
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Clear, day bright, extremely pale yellow...nose is fairly complex but still subtle (like a high quality perfume); some white fruit (I cant decide if it's peach or pear, or both?) perhaps a bit of apple, a pleasant and aromatic green quality (Christmas tree?), stones, and a delicate floral note...

The palate is dry and as complex as the nose; tangy citrus notes, some pear, some peach, chalky/stony monerals, something green and bitter that I want to call arugula...actidity is high, but more refreshing and crisp than cloying...

The finish is crisp; notes of pineapple, flowers, lemon zest, a delicate smoky "incensey" note, and a chalky minerality that reminds me of champagne...

I cant say enough good things about this wine, not only is acessible and approachable, but it also seems to be very well made...
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List WS 91 BC 0

2003 Bodegas Poesia "Poesia" Lujan de Cuyo (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-5-2010
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Beautiful, dark, nearly opaque ruby core with a much brighter rim variation...

Minerally nose with a sort of anise seed note, I also get plenty of oak and a sort of "chemical" component...

The palate is big and juicy, black currant, blackberry, and perhaps a bit of black cherry ( I guess that's what they mean when they say "black fruit")...tannins are pretty big, but fairly well rounded (perhaps the result of some extra age int he bottle???) Just a slightly bitter, almost "charcoal"quality under the surface, and the slightest bit of cigar box/humidor...

The finish has a fruity sweetness mixed with an almost tamarind tangyness and a pleasant cocoa bitterness...I also detect a faint cinammon quality...

2002 Bert Simon Serriger Würtzberg Riesling Auslese (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-5-2010
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Clear, day bright, pale lemon yellow...citrusy note with what I detect to be a bit of botrytis and a slightly unpleasant sulphur note...

The palate reminds me of being a kid in a candy store; sweet, clean, fruity, and tangy...the botrytis from the nose is confirmed as a honey sweetness...there is also a tangy, candy like flavor that reminds me of a bag of Jolly Ranchers, I also get a sort of key lime note...this is all supported by a floral note, some watermelon, and a bit of minerality...

The finish is long and complex; a bit floral, stony, slightly steely...with a lemondrop/candied lemonpeel flavor and a crisp pomarrosa note...
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List WS 92 BC 0

2004 Louis Roederer Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-5-2010
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Brilliant straw in color with just the slightest tinge of green...lees very detectable on the nose along with a certain nutty quality, a hint of citrus oil, and a dusty minerality...

Flavors of apple and nuts are the most detectable...Many other subtle notes including, peach, pear, and stone...the texture is silky and acidity is nearly perfect...bubbles seem slightly larger in this cremant style, but still very pleasant...

The finish is creamy with a fair amount of apple tartness, and a bit of minerality...
Price: $64.99 Add To Waiting List WS 90 BC 0

2007 Domaine Cheveau Saint Amour "En Rontey" (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-4-2010
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Clear, bright, black cherry colored core with ruby red edge variation...nose has a ton of cherry, I also get a note of something warm and synthetic that reminds me of the inside of a woman's makeup bag (as silly as that sounds), I believe I also detect maceration carbonique...

Palate is extremely smooth and silky...cherry from the nose is confirmed in a major way. I also get raspberry, and perhaps some blueberry aswell...extremely soft tannins are present, but just barely...

The finish is fruity, with a floral note, and a certain stemmy green quality that reminds me of rose leaves, I also get a very nice high note of pommerosa...

This is an excellent "easy drinking" wine that was fantastic by its self, but I would imagine would pair well with a wide range of foods...
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2004 Tenuta Castelveder Franciacorta Brut (out of stock)  
Review Date: 11-4-2010
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Clear, day bright, darker than lemon yellow, but lighter than straw (I'd have to consult a box of crayolas to pinpoint what color this wine is exactly)...The nose is the best part...lovely citrus (lemon and orange) with some toasty notes along with a wet stone minerality...

The palate is extremely dry and mineraly...some grapefruit and sour apple notes, a very present bitter chinotto note, a bit of persimmon, and something slightly minty...but unfortunately the acidity of this wine steals center stage and really detracts from the whole experience...bubbles are plentiful, but on the large side and do little to mask the wince inducing acidity...

The finish is minerally with notes of blood orange/chinotto, a hint of toasty macaroon, and a strange metallic note that once again detracts from the whole experience...

This wine is barely on this side of "drinkable" as it is...but it does have a certain complexity that might contribute nicely to a "champagne" cocktail or another sweet sparkling wine concoction where a sugary additive might cut the acidity and let the pleasant citrus flavors of this wine show a bit more...
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2007 Matetic EQ Chardonnay San Antonio Valley (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-31-2010
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Clear, day bright, straw in color...Fruit immediately stands out on the nose; pear and apricot, along with some butteryness, and a certain clean "green" quality (something like trees after a rain)...

The palate is smooth, with a good amount of citrus (grapefruit, and lemon) with a bit of peach, a touch of honey, and a slight oakyness...

That faint "green" quality from the nose is back on the finish (just as faint) along with a stoney minerality, and a crisp flavor of pear and perhaps just a bit of apple...while the finish isnt extremely long, it's not short, and is altogether, quite pleasant...
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List RP 90 BC 0

2008 Antech "Emotion" Cremant de Limoux Rosé (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-27-2010
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Clear, day bright, salmon in color...Nose of strawberry, lees, slight toastyness, and a stemmy green note that I cannot identify with 100% certainty...

A bit of strawberry confirms the nose on the palate, but the biggest flavor is cherry, also some lemongrass, and a hint of what I want to call eucalyputs...small sparce bubbles show slightly too much acidity, but not enough to make this wine altogether unpleasant...

finish is fairly straightforward...cherry/berry flavor and a pleasant minerality...

to be fair, I will admit that I was comming off a bit of a cold when I tasted this wine, so my tastebuds may have been a bit off, but I still did enjoy this wine, and will definitely consider it in the future when I'm looking for an inexpensive sparkling wine...pound for pound, this wine is a great value...
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2007 Georges Duboeuf Julienas "Château des Capitans" (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-25-2010
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Pretty red in color...as silly as it sounds, it's as burgundy as a Washington Redskins jersey...

Smokey Nose with a bit of spice (I pick up black pepper, but I'm not at all confident that it isnt something else) and a sort of generic "fruit" note...

Clean flavors of raspbery and something slightly tangy (plum???) mix with what I can only describe as grilled portobello...tannins are barely present at first, but seem to "show up" a bit later on...

Somewhat of a minerally finish with an almost metallic "bite" and traces of dried fruit and a note that I can only describe as "briney"...this wine very much reminds me of those Hawaiian candies with the sweet candy shell and the salted plum in the middle both in taste and because both are really good in small doses, but can become a bit cloying with the more you have at one sitting...
Price: $7.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2000 Perrier Jouët "Fleur de Champagne Belle Epoque" Brut Champagne (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-25-2010
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Lovely pale gold color...the nose is extremely complex; honeysuckle, some melon, a bit of toast, and just a whisper of anise...

Big fruit flavors on the palate; melon, green apple, citrus...some honey...all held together by a very pleasant creamyness...bubbles are small, but not quite as "present" as I would expect from a tete de cuvee , it actually almost reminds me of a cremant...but still extremely pleasant due to a nearly perfect acidity...

The finish is long, and extremely pleasant...it's creamy with a definite green apple crispness, a certain floral quality, and a bit of peach...

2006 Bodegas LAN Crianza Rioja (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-25-2010
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Dark ruby red...slightly less than clear...a TON of cherries on the nose with just a trace of oak...

Berries on the palate, along with a sort of vegetal woodyness that is hard to place...tannins are soft and well rounded...

The finish is slightly bitter and not extremely long, with flavors of olives and under ripe berries...
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List WS 90 BC 0

2008 Bodegas Luzon "Luzon" Jumilla (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-20-2010
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Dark violet in color...heady, slightly astringent nose with a definite cherry note...

the palate is big with a surprizing level of complexity...anise, cherry, plum, and a bit of blackberry...a bit of leather underneath...showing some tannins, but by no means big...I also get a bit of an olive pit quality...

bitter cocoa and mint on the finish...
Price: $6.99 Add To Waiting List ST 89 BC 0

1997 Destieux, St-Emilion (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-20-2010
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Threw some sediment...clear ruby red...

The nose displays earthyness and a subtle cigar box character...

The palate starts out a bit sweet; red currant, with a herbal note...I also get a bit of leather, cedar, citrus, and graphite...tannins are well integrated, but still present...

the finish is herbal, earthy, and dry...overall an excellent value for the price...
Price: $24.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

Jean-Louis Denois Brut "Tradition"  
Review Date: 10-20-2010
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Clear, straw color...

The Nose is crisp with notes of minerals, yeast, and just a bit of sour apple...

The palate confirms the minerality of the nose...a bit of fruit, perhaps lime mixes with the same apple notes from the nose...there is also a slight "perfumey" note that I cannot identify and just the faintest bit of orange oil...the bubbles are small and tight, but this wine's acidity seems to show through the effervesence...

the finish is dry and full of green apple essence...
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

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