2014 Dirty Laundry Merlot – 2013 Charles Baker Piccone Vineyard Riesling

2014 Dirty Laundry Merlot – 2013 Charles Baker Piccone Vineyard Riesling

2013 Charles Baker Piccone Vineyard Riesling – Vintages 241182 – $35.20 – ****+ – I have a hard time ageing white wines in my home. The problem with Riesling is that while it does have fantastic ageing potential, it offers so much in it’s youth. I recognize Riesling north of thirty dollars is at a price point where you may thing twice about gulping down a bottle on a Friday night, but that’s not a…

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2013 Stratus White – 2015 Charles Baker Ivan Vineyard Riesling

2013 Stratus White – 2015 Charles Baker Ivan Vineyard Riesling

2013 Stratus White – $38.00 – ****1/2 – The 2012 version of this wine was one of the most memorable wines I tasted through last year. I opened this bottle with great anticipation. I was not disappointed. This is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. Stratus White is the definition of complexity. You can enjoy this wine now without regrets or enjoy having it develop in your cellar over 5-7 years either…

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August 21 – 2010 Henry of Pelham Estate Cabernet-Merlot – 2012 Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling

August 21 – 2010 Henry of Pelham Estate Cabernet-Merlot – 2012 Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling

2010 Henry of Pelham Estate Cabernet-Merlot – Vintages 395855 – $24.95 – ****+ – This is approachable right out of the bottle but if you’re looking for an affordable bottle that will age for a few more years in a cellar. Aromas of Cocoa and Black Currant and flavours of Raspberry, Black Currant, Pencil Shaving and Cocoa on the finish. The tannin is still quite firm but starting to soften. If you decide to drink…

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Eye on Charles Baker

2011 Charles Baker Picone Riesling – Vintages 241182 – $35.20 – There aren’t many wines that head north of thirty dollars that I write about … but right from your first sniff of the wine in the glass you know you’ve got something special in front of you.  Perfectly balanced, and even though there is 19.5 g/l of sugar in the bottle the laser beam focused acidity leaves the palate refreshed, clean and begging for the…

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