Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2006 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape with lamb burgers tonight. This is in a really weird spot right now. Came out of the bottle completely disjointed and has taken an hour to get to the point where it has improved enough to drink. Rounding out now to show black cherry, plum and some earth. Velvety texture and fine finish, but it seems a tad simple and uncharacteristically sweet for this domaine. Glad it is my last bottle.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.