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Felton Road

Block 2 Central Otago Chardonnay 2021

David T

Drop dead gorgeous cool climate Chardonnay. Paired with Blue Heron Farm lettuces, sherry shallot vinaigrette, parmigiano reggiano.

— a month ago

Shay, Bob and 10 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1966

1966 vintage. Last tasted 9.20.23. That bottle was a little "chunkier." This one was more refined. Decanted and tasted nearly immediately and throughout a 2 hour window. Throwing the expected kitchen sink's worth of sed. Color initially seemed lighter, like 30+ year old red Burg but ended up being a tad darker than that. Light-medium body. Earth, summer dirt and Valrhona chocolate in the nose. All this plus dried cherries in the frontal palate finish. Not much to speak of on the back end. Rated that 9.20.23 bottle an 8.8 and this is slightly better. Still...a definite rush to crush this. 11.11.23. — 17 days ago

Paul, Ted and 10 others liked this
Norman Gennaro

Norman Gennaro Premium Badge

Great year!!!

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

Celebrating with a couple of fun bottles tonight. 2 hour decant(decent chunky/fine sediment). A stunning dark garnet with bricking. On the nose: lightly fragrant notes of stewed red fruit, cassis, floral, little cigar box, herbaceous. Taste: silky, elegant, soft wine with a great mix of dark plum, currants, iron, scorched earth, tobacco, and cedar/bitter chocolate medium plus finish. YUM! Drinks well with the decant and more time to go. — 2 months ago

Brenda, Shay and 23 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Decanted for 2 hours. This dark colored Cabernet has a beautiful bouquet and is full of heavy flavors including oak, spice, tobacco, black cherry and plenty more. The more it sits the bigger the flavors become. A good Thanksgiving dinner choice. — 6 days ago

Daniel Cammarata
with Daniel
Bob, David and 5 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

2006 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately, after 30 minutes and 2 hrs. Unexpected amount of frontal palate richness mitigating back-end tannins. Still has years to go. 10.18.23. — a month ago

Eric, Daniel and 17 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Visiting an old friend. Now I'm down to 2 bottles in my cellar . I bought a case 25 years ago and every once in awhile I enjoy this ageless wine. It still has a soft mid pallet lingering red berry and tannic flavor. The richness of this Cabernet has done nothing but improve over the years. I dare say it will not further improve but hopefully it will linger at this quality level.the mouth feel is an experience in and of its self. What a wonderful treat🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a month ago

Ira, Shay and 1 other liked this


We are identifying this wine.

Nose is floral with ripe abundance of honeysuckle and wet grass. Taste is honeysuckle, limestone and citrus fruits with strong acidic finish. A bit over the top on the nose but held up well since celebrating our wedding 10 years ago! — 2 months ago

Kristen Henderson
with Kristen

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Nice fill. Cork good. Decanted and tasted immediately, after 15 mins and at the 2 hour mark. Threw less sed than expected. Vibrant color. Medium body. Pencil shavings and chocolate-covered blueberries nose and flavors segued to graphite, cedar closet and the ole L-B mint chocolate chip ice cream standard. Not improving but holding steady here for the next 4-6 years. Good stuff. 11.16.23. — 12 days ago

Shay, Severn and 22 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Tasted over 2 days. Big and brawny—fruit and tannins still primary. Will have a very long life. Would love to try again in a decade. — a month ago

Andrew, Tom and 8 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Great aging cork in good shape. Decanted and tasted immediately, after 30 mins and after 2 hours. Decent amount of sed. Slight brickish color. Initially and generally throughout, reticent nose and flavors. Very tightly wound overall. Eventually able to coax a small amount of black olive out of the nose along with minerals for days. Some dark cherry and plum allied with baking chocolate in the transition from mid-palate to finish. It was tough sledding in the frontal palate. Super dry with summer earth/dirt at the start. Obvious class but never really flashed more than a few cards to play. Perhaps a different bottle shows a little more love? Producer is always on the leaner side so unbridled optimism on that front is likely wasted energy. 10.25.23. — a month ago

Ted, Andrew and 9 others liked this