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Tobin James

Liquid Love Late Harvest Paso Robles Zinfandel 2006

Meh! Sauternes is a much better option if you have the chance. — 13 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005


In my mind, there’s no better way to celebrate another trip around the sun than with loved ones, watching the sunset, while sharing a delicious meal and wine pairing. This evening hits the mark!

This wine is a 2nd growth Saint-Julien from the Médoc, left bank, region of Bordeaux, France. When I say 2nd growth, that means the Château from which this wine hails received the second highest quality designation as of part of the “1855 Classification” that took place during the Universal Expedition in Paris in 1855. This quality designation remains intact today despite the centuries that have passed.

This wine is clear with a deep ruby hue and garnet rim variation. On the nose this wine has medium intensity(+) of developing aromas with a large focus on blackberry, fig, cassis, prune, potpourri, incense, anise, cedar, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, earth, leather, and tobacco. On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, high tannins, and medium intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is long.

Interestingly, the fermentation took place in various vessels, including those made from oak, steel, and concrete and then this wine aged in oak barriques (small oak vessels) until it was ready for bottling.

It was also cellared at the Château from harvest until shipping in 2015.

Château Léonville, Grand Vin de Léonville du Marquis de Las Cases, Saint-Julien, Médoc. Vintage 2005. ABV 13%.

This wine has complexity, balance, structure, and length. It’s outstanding. I’m not surprised to see a 100-point rating from Wine Spectator. Thank you @Deke for the amazing Birthday selection!
— 5 days ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Cathy Corison
9.3

5/2/21 Tasting group. My 2nd, group 2nd. Cherries. Leather. Very pretty. — 2 days ago

Château de Brézé

Crémant de Loire Rosé Blend

Changed after 2nd night...wild strawberry, watermelon rind, vegetal, crisp sweet berry finish. — 2 days ago

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Vistamar

Brisa Merlot 2019

Really nice Merlot that improves the longer it’s open - if it gets a chance! Fruity with a dry finish. Purchased from York Wines. — 15 days ago

King Family Vineyards

Mountain Plains Monticello Merlot

So rich and full bodied — so Cali of Matthieu! Rich tannins close out the dark berry compote acid energy. 1st meal with brisket and 2nd with Texas keto chili. Cheers! — 8 days ago

Vignoble Musset-Roullier

Les Neuf Vingt Anjou-Villages Cabernet Franc 2018

Better on 2nd and third day, then smooth food friendly red fruited wine. NBI — 8 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this

Serrat

Serrat Pinot Noir 2016

From the Mornington Peninsula (although the fruit for this Pinot Noir came from the Yarra Valley ) - this is Tom Carson’s personal project when he’s not making wine for Yabby Lake - his main job. This had strawberry and other red fruits like cherry and a small whole bunch influence. Oak is dialled right back. A medium weight palate that is yet to show its full potential. First of 3 purchased and somewhat closed. Will leave having the 2nd for a couple of years. — 4 days ago

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David Marcel

Pipeño Aupa Maipo Valley Pais Cariñan

Natural, dry-farmed, chillable, juicy, fresh, dark blue fruit. Aerate it - it drank better around 2nd hr. — 16 days ago