[x] 2007 Pommard 1er Cru, Les Bertins, Domaine Chantal Lescure. Drink before 2015, aerate 1 hour prior. Opened on 9/14/2012 – very nice, still had all its flavor without being overwhelming
[x] 2006 Pommard 1er Cru, Les Bertins, Domaine Chantal Lescure. No drinking time recommendation found. Opened in first half 2012, probably too late has it had little flavor left. Odd.
[x] 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Villa Maria, New Zealand, Marlborough, Private Bin. In the drinking window already. Opened 9/16/2012. Good wine, suitable to go with a meal that has no strong flavor. Would buy again.
2005 Chateau Phétan Segure, Saint Estephe. Drink between 2015 and 2020, aerate 1 hour prior.
2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau Ste Michelle, Horse Heaven Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills. Tasting notes found but no drinking window. Likely ready to be opened.
[x] 2004 Pinot Noir, Domaine Jean-Marie Haag, Rouge de la Vallee Noble. (Opened 03/25/2012). Nothing particular about this red. Maybe I waited too long before opening this last bottle (I bought several in 2006 or 2007). I had a better recollection of this one before, but when did I opened it last?
2009 Merlot, Chateau Ste Michelle, Indian Wells, Columbia Valley. 3 bottles. Drink starting from 2013.
2007 Pommard, Les Vignots, Domaine Chantal Lescure. No drinking window recommendation found.
2008 EOS Moscato. Probably to be opened now in 2012.
2008 Nuits St Georges, Domaine Jean Jacques Confuron, Les Fleurieres. Consume from 2014 onwards.
2005 Corton, Domaine Tollot-Beant, Grand Cru. Drink between 2014 and 2027.
2007 Sylvaner, Domaine Jean-Marie Haag, Exception 1827. 3 bottles. I opened one of these before, it is not my favorite from Haag.
2008 Sancerre, Domaine Vacheron, Les Romains. Drink between 2010 and 2014.
2009 Riesling, Domaine Jean-Marie Haag, Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé. 4 bottles. No drinking window available.
2009 Chardonnay, Sonome Coast, La Crema. Drink between 2010 and 2012.
2009 Gewurztraminer, Domaine Jean-Marie Haag, Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé. 7 bottles. “Drink between 2010 and 2025” which feels like a somewhat silly window, although it is true that this Gewurztraminer is sweet and rich in flavor such that it just gets better with time.
2007 Gewurztraminer, Domaine Jean-Marie Haag, Vendanges Tardives.
[x] 2009 Sonoma Zinfandel, Seglesio. Consume between ???? and 2016. Just average, wouldn’t buy again.
2008 Chardonnay, Chateau Ste Michelle, Canoe Ridge Estate, Horse Heaven Hills. Probably in the drinking window (has have published reviews with no drinking window information).
2007 Syrah, Dunham Cellars, Columbia Valley. With a 93 pts Wine Spectator expert review I expected much better from this wine recommended by the Safeway wine specialist. The wine initial taste is fairly strong, but I cannot taste a lasting flavor. Not Xiaobei’s favorite either. We just had a Merlot from Safeway as well, which everyone liked, but somebody tossed the bottle before I could wrote down the producer and year.
[x] 2008 Trutina, Dunham Cellars, a combination wine Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah-Merlot from Columbia Valley. Great success, I should go back to Safeway get more.
[x] 2010 Meiomi, Pinot Noir, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, Sonoma County (blend). From California. Would/should/will buy again. Much better than the comparatively tame Pinot Noir from Haag. Certainly the difference in sun exposition plays a part here.
[x] 2010 Rutherford Napa Valley Meritage. While white wines under the Kirkland brand disappointed us, this young red wine was a universal winner. No decanting. Opened November 2012. Not very strong, so likely will not benefit from aging further. Would buy again.
2009 Cabernet Savignon, Columbia valley, Waterbrook reserve. Wait but drink by 2018. $18.19 @ Safeway