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Eric Story

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2013 Schlumberger Saering Riesling Grand Cru Alsace
Review Date: 12-13-2016
"Well, hello there" is what this fantastic Riesling immediately says to you. Bursting with citrus, honey and minerals. This wine is precise with really nice tension running through the entire experience. Drinking wonderfully now and will only get better over the next ten years. This is a beauty!
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2015 Malat "Furth-Palt" Grüner Veltliner Kremstal
Review Date: 11-30-2016
This is a whole lotta wine for $18! Wonderfully balanced between elegance and textural weight. Juicy citrus, sweet apple along with fresh herbs and spice. For so much palate intensity this really has an airy, dancing lift to it. The outright quality of this wine can't be denied...
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2015 Schmelz Pichl Point Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachau
Review Date: 11-08-2016
A seductive sultry beauty! Another fantastic example of how fantastic 2015 was. Loads of spicy exotic fruits balanced out by mineral and juicy acidity. Rich mouth feel showing a very nice combination of elegance, concentration and power. A beauty!
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2015 Schmelz Steinriegl Riesling Smaragd Wachau
Review Date: 11-08-2016
WOWZA! What a crazy combination of open knit stone fruit, spicy pears and rich mineral. The nose is open and seductive thanks to the wonderful 2015 vintage. The palate is still a bit tight and shy but you can feel the layers of texture right from the beginning and through the very end. Juicy and lengthy on the finish.
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2015 Schmelz Stein am Rain Riesling Federspiel Wachau
Review Date: 11-08-2016
Wonderfully light and airy on the nose showing nice subtle mineral depth and just ripened pear and white flowers. Lighter bodied with a dancing feel which plays on the palate a bit before showing off the texture and length of the vintage.
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2015 Franck Millet "Insolite" Sancerre
Review Date: 10-24-2016
I'm really liking the depth of which the 2015 vintage brought to this wine. The aromatic is bright with citrus but also carries a fleshy tropical note to it. This wine of course has the inherent chalky minerality on the palate. But, it also has nice weight and balance from start to finish. The warmth of 2015 also added a soft waxy component which I find quite intriguing and really extends on the finish. Very well done wine...
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2015 Michel Delhommeau "Harmonie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie (3L)
Review Date: 10-05-2016
I’m in love with the 2015 Muscadets! And this is one of the reasons why. The fantastic balance of bright fresh citrus with layers of stone fruit texture, mineral nerve and uplifting back-end palate length and concentration. Not to mention that this is an absolute killer with all kinds of foods from simple cheeses to fish to complex charcuterie …
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2015 Michel Delhommeau "Harmonie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie (1.5L)
Review Date: 10-05-2016
I’m in love with the 2015 Muscadets! And, this is one of the reasons why. The fantastic balance of bright fresh citrus with layers of stone fruit texture, mineral nerve and uplifting back end palate length and concentration. Not to mention that this is an absolute killer with all kinds of foods from simple cheeses to fish to complex charcuterie …
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2014 Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups (Jacky Blot) "Clos de Mosny" Montlouis Sur Loire
Review Date: 08-03-2016
The aromatic on this screams, "here I am, I'm an awesome Chenin". The concentration from the nose to the finish is absolutely fantastic. There is a textural density that only Chenin can achieve when done by a top notch grower/winemaker. And the the precision and intensity drive through and create something really special. This is a cellar keeper or decant in the morning to enjoy in the evening.
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2012 Nicolas Idiart Blanc de Blanc Brut
Review Date: 07-05-2016
I really enjoy how the Chardonnay and Folle Blanche play off each other. The richness of the Chard really shines up front giving the wine character and body while the Folle Blanche keeps everything in a straight line with a nice crispy finish.
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Charles Baur "Emotion" Cremant d'Alsace Brut
Review Date: 06-15-2016
I really could have used this wine in my life a few parties ago - could have served the same quality of wine for a fraction of the price. The fruit characters in here are fantastic and has an appeal which nobody can deny.
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2009 Trimbach "Cuvée Frédéric Émile" Riesling Alsace
Review Date: 04-06-2016
Where to start with this one? How about from the top, IT'S REALLY TASTY WINE! Believe it or not this is still showing an amazing amount of youthfulness and energy. In fact, I'd still call it a baby of a wine. Loads of bright citrus, fleshy stone fruit and spice up and down and all around. A real showcase of what amazing Riesling is all about...

2012 Château de Brézé Clos de la Rue Saumur Blanc
Review Date: 03-24-2016
I am falling in love with this producer's wines. This is a serious bottling of beautiful Chenin Blanc. Amazing texture of fruit with a graceful power that guides along the palate. This is a stunner!

Huber "Hugo" Sparkling Rosé
Review Date: 12-02-2015
I really enjoy the interplay of the two varietals here, Pinot Noir and Zweigelt. While the Pinot lends elegance and finesse the Zweigelt adds textural richness and spice. Such a fun wine...
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Deligeroy Cremant de Loire Brut
Review Date: 12-02-2015
Much like its cousin, the Deligeroy Rosé, this is just way too easy to say yes to. A fantastic and inexpensive replacement for those of you who love Champagne but hate the price. A great choice for a mid-morning glass of bubbly...
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Deligeroy Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé
Review Date: 12-02-2015
This bubbly is just too good and too cheap to say no to. Bright, lively and refreshing. This is a perfect sparkling to be had at anytime of the day and for any occasion. You may want to take two...
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1989 Couly Dutheil "Baronnie Madeleine" Chinon
Review Date: 03-11-2015
Straight from the dark deep cellars of Couly Dutheil – you can’t ask for better aging conditions. This wine is just hitting its stride with more time ahead of it as well. This is what a classic Cabernet Franc from Chinon is all about.
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Charles Baur Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé
Review Date: 12-04-2014
How can you go wrong with a rosé sparkler — especially under $20? Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this is jam-packed with crunchy red fruits and spicy strawberry sweetness. Delightful on its own, as an aperitif, with a first course salad, or with a plate of cheese and a hearty loaf of fresh-baked bread. The label should say "A Happy Rosé"
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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