Wine Nerd Herd - HFIC - Founding Member
WOTN!!! Truly in a great, great place right!
A phenomenal Bordeaux showing everything that I adore: pencil shavings, granite minerality , gorgeously integrated and a 90+ second finish. The only thing missing to make this a perfect 10 is my good friend @Ron R sitting next to me enjoying the bottle that he gifted to Christine & I!!
You are a stud my friend! In the spirit of friendship this was shared and enjoyed with a few of my great friends: @Drew feinberg and Bill Wachter. Come to Think of it, I think my friend Brandon may have had a glass of this as well? I’m sure they will all add their own tasting notes shortly. @brandon brandon
Im not sure what we traded in order for me to get this bottle but I am 100% certain that you received the short end of the stick!!!!!
I’ll make it up to you, 🙌👏👏👏🙌. — 16 days ago
@Kirk Alexander I think we both agreed that a little time will make this a rock star. Definitely the potential and characteristics to blow the second flight screagle away. Didn’t show as well as the last time that I uncorked this elegant beast! — a month ago
My first time trying this wine but it most certainly will not be my last. A gorgeous, velvety smooth huge wine. Tons of dark red fruit, some leather, chocolate and a finish that goes on for a mile! If not 2! LOL
Thank you to my good friend David for sharing this beauty with me. And on a side note I must say, the label is bad ass! I love it!@David L — a month ago
Wow., my first bottle but I actually gave one of these to a friend as a gift! OMG, sorry buddy! The Pedegree is good but it was mediocre at best! Definitely not what I expected. This is my first time trying it. Once again! I apologize buddy! — a month ago
I thought it would be fun to pit this 5th growth vs the Margaux!
you can definitely tell that it was a baby BUT even Rocky was a teenager at some point!!!!
This will surely slay Dragons in the years to come but tonight age beat beauty 😂😘😘👌 — a month ago
Had a fun blind tasting with a few of my WNH friends @Kirk Alexander!
This won as the Cab of the night but it felt perhaps slightly over extracted???bold fruit but definitely not as seamlessly integrated as it’s big brother — a month ago
So incredibly seductive, structured and opulent. Tasted like a 2007 versus like a 2014! Big bold but so ever eloquent. I really really dig this, I’m gonna look it up and get on the wine list tomorrow. Thank you so much to my good friend Mike for gifting this to me! Whatever I gave you, I feel like you got the short end Of the stick! Sorry buddy! LOL@Mike R — a month ago
WOTN! This blew away all others. Thank you kirk for donating this elegant beauty & the 2nd flight Screagle for us to try!!
A wet dirty diaper nose that just begged you to try it to prove it wrong!!! Could not put the glass down until it was conquered🙌😘😘🙌 — a month ago
Quick funny story:
Christine & I are LUCKY to have Kelly work in our office but we are BLESSED to be able to consider her and Darryl as dear friends.
We recommended to Kelly, prior to her going on vacation in Charleston SC, that they should stop by the Belmont hotel. They have a bar and restaurant that is 2nd to none in that area. Christine & I LOVE it!!!! Kelly sent me a quick text to say “hey, we’re at the Belmont! And about to have dinner!”
Being the goof ball that I am..... .....I called the Somm and said “I don’t care what they ordered, bring them a Shafer Hillside Select with some age on it!!!”. 10 minutes later he was decanting a 2003 Hillside Select table side! I love that hotel! Incredible service, incredible food and always a phenomenal experience! The only thing better are-our friends that are there right now!!!!
I didn’t Have a drop of this wine but I am scoring it a 10 based on experience alone!! It must have been “Badass in a Glass” as I always say!
I’ll let Kelly and Darryl fill in the official tasting notes!
by the way Kelly: don’t love SC tooooooo much, Christine & I can’t operate that place without you! See you next week! 👍👏👏👏👏👍
— a month ago