Juice slinger and drummer from Boston. 20+ years in wine retail, a touch here and there in sales.
First time taste of anything De Garde and while not the best fruit ale I've had it was a good first impression. — 2 years ago
@Todd Lipman says that 2008 are some of his favorite values in Burgundy and have always heeded that advice in doing my own shopping. This bad boy really should have been stowed away for another 6-8 years. Super great texturally, but very shy on the nose. I'll have to grab another bottle and try again! — 2 years ago
Always enjoyed Rinaldi and have always preferred Brunate over Cannubi. From the heat wave vintage, but a great and approachable "simple" offering. I don't get the Northern Lights aromatics, but I'll take the fruit, structure and tannins another 5-7 years and see what happens. — 2 years ago
Still holding on well enough for a 1997. MONTELENA 1998, 1994, 1992, 1986 are far superior in my mind with more time to go. The '97 is loaded with "oodles" for fruit and still has enough tannin to hang on a bit longer. I'm missing some acidity here, but it's still pretty tasty. — 2 years ago
Winemaker from Hanzell. Tasted about 3-4 years ago, but the 2007 was current. Held it back for a bit. Even for the age the acidity was screaming! Phenomenal wine for the money! — 2 years ago
Tasted with Rich Hartenberger and @Brandon Schwitter of Midnight back in August. Took a bottle home to make sure I liked it under my own supreme focus and not under the spell of Midnight debauchery. ;). I'm still impressed. For 10 year old Pinot, and for Paso, this has aged beautifully. — 2 years ago