Great wines was his title for the page
Domaine Talmard Macon Chardonnay 2009 a little more rustic than I expected given they are bottling this for the american market. a touch of viscosity and lots of minerality or that wet stone taste. yet there is a nice round finish.. just not a lot of upfront fruit.
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duoro ... tempranillo from the best region it grows in. beautiful nose of roses, lavender and incense. dark berry flavors and long finish.. lovely wine year in and year out.
Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2008 with 12 % petite verdot that seems to overpower the wine. a more herbal grape petite verdot is usually just a blending grape with less than 2% in bordeaux. this wine is lean on the finish with some nice plummy fruit character. but with the track record of Charles Smith was expecting a little more.