Martin G Rivard
Wine Nerd Herd - HFIC - Founding Member
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Haven’t really posted anything that I’ve uncorked lately. Seems anti-climactic when your enjoying a great bottle of wine around your card table since your house is still undergoing renovations after almost 4 months.
However, brought this Badass bottle of wine to our local Italian restaurant and it quickly woke me up from my posting hibernation!!
Badass in a glad to say the least.
It’s the Bomb diggity bomb!!!
👏👏❤️❤️❤️👏👏 — 3 days ago
I opened a 2007 HdV Commandate Chardonnay in preparation for this beast of a Hurricane which is coming our way. My granddaughter is fully equipped and prepared!!!! Lol!! She was crawling towards the bottle as I was taking my pic!!!! HdV's flagship Chardonnay is amazing with some age on it. I uncorked a recent vintage (2013) the other day and it was lackluster in comparison to this masterpiece. Truly incredible how a little time transformed this beauty.
— a month ago
I completely forgot to post this. My brother from another mother Kirk Alexander uncorked these 2 Absolutely Phenomenal 100 point beauties for us to enjoy just because I came over!!!!!! ! Damn., I’ve got to go to his house more often!!!!!! All kidding aside., we were celebrating Veronica’s (his beautiful wife) birthday and what a truly special Evening.it was. There’s nothing better than uncorking a special bottle with friends that have become like family.
We love you Veronica!!! And put up with Kirk just because of you🤣😜🤣
— a month ago
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!
Squid ink black, wasn't sure what to expect since I've never had this bottle. Boom!!!! Your senses are seductively overwhelmed by gravel, graphite, black fruit a huge power house of perfection for the senses all perfectly integrated with oak front, mid and back.
I really, really dig this !!!!
Thank you bud for an amazing rockstar gift!!! 👍👏👏👏👏🍷@David L — 2 months ago
The hype is real! A lights out SB. One of the bests that I've had this year by far. We shareed this bottle which Shawn Rose @Shawn R so graciously gifted to me with our awesome friends. Wow's were heard after every sip!
A rockstar SB that I could literally drink every day. Globs of citrus, pineapple, orange, perfect acidity and a tad of oak which was seamlessly integrated throughout. Buy it if you can find it! A rockstar pour for any occasion!!!!! 👍👏👏👍. — 2 months ago
Thanks again bud for sharing a beauty!! @David L !!!
I was very surprised by this bottle. I popped and poured without decanting since I didn't have time. It was phenomenal at 1st sip and evolved in the glass over the hour. Cherries, a little spice and a touch of oak. Definitely a vibrant and gorgeous wine that can be enjoyed young. Thanks bud!!!! — 2 months ago
OMG., This is Deliciousness in a glass. Huge, lush & opulent. One of my favorites from one of my favorite Napa wineries. Look these guys up if you haven't heard of them or haven't enjoyed one of these Rockstar pulls. I love the deep blue fruit with oak that sensuously caresses your palate. Buy it if you can get it!! — 2 months ago