merry christmas doge

2012 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pâpe

Merry Christmas, everybody! I’m hanging out with this dude today… He told me he had a hard night of work last night… Red and black cherries on the nose along with leather, mushrooms, dried wood, olives, pepper, and eucalyptus notes. Bright red cherries on the palate with lots of herbs, tart fruit, and leather. Cheers! Hope Santa made it to your house last night!

4/5 bones

$$$

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

16% abv

Chateauneuf-du-Pâpe (Rhône), FRANCE

2012 Dr. F. Weins-Prüm Estate Riesling

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, everybody! I helped Santa deliver gifts last night and I am now enjoying a baby, value German Riesling! White and yellow flowers, hint of white stone, candied lemon rind, pear dessert, and a hint of apfelstrudel on the nose! Sweet pear, apple, and daffodils on the palate with some candied lemon on the finish. The balance isn’t as impressive as in a higher quality Mosel Riesling, but at this price, this is a Christmas miracle! Merry Christmas, everybody!

4/5 bones

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Riesling

10.5% abv

Mosel, GERMANY