Scientist, professor, and wine enthusiast (not necessarily in that order). Enjoys sharing great wines with my wife and friends...
Absolutely stunning. Robert Mondavi was quoted as saying he felt the ‘87 Reserve was the best wine he ever made...and I can see why. The balance, flavor, mouthfeel...just everything about this wine screams elegance. I would still place the 1994 Harlan as the best cabernet-based wine that I’ve ever had...but this is a close second. This is the last of a baker’s dozen case of 1987 Mondavi that I bought when I started my academic career at UC-Berkeley. With my amazing wife just getting promoted to Full Professor...can’t imagine a better occasion to enjoy this last bottle. 🥂 — 3 days ago
A fantastic champagne that we picked up during a visit to Reims last week. Great depth of flavor, an elegant palate comes across with flavors of dried apricots, hints of candied lemon, and that tell-tale bready yeast character that can only come from Champagne. A great start to a celebration of Vanessa’s promotion to Full Professor at Albion College! — 3 days ago
Not nearly as good as the previous two wines, this Cote Roti is either still a bit young or doesn’t quite have the stuffing I was hoping for. Still a really good wine: just doesn’t compare to the Volnat 1er Cru or that unreal 2003 condrieu. But make no mistake: this restaurant is far and away the best place we went to during our entire week-long trip to Paris. The food is understated, elegant, and beautifully prepared. And the wine list is the best I’ve seen in terms of depth and QPR. Do not miss this place if you’re in Paris! — 6 days ago