50th Parallel Estate

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva 50th Harvest Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2008

Subdued nose. Underbrush, brown spice, balsamic hints, fresh acidity. Rusty iron notes are starting to emerge, so drink sooner rather than later. — 20 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Really Jeroen? Usually Monsanto can age decades...
Jeroen Koenen

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I know, Peter. But I had this particular wine several times in the last 5 years and, IMHO, this is evolving a tad faster than anticipated.
Peter van den Besselaar

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I have it in the cellar, thx for advice

Rockford

Basket Press Barossa Valley Shiraz 1998

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Ali vs Frazier 1, I decided to open the “Ali” and see how it compared to the ‘98 Grange (Frazier) that I drank last month. True to form this bottle “floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee.” Delivered all the power of the Grange with much more finesse. Both wines are true champions but similar to the “Fight of the Century” a slight edge to Grange (Frazier). — 3 months ago

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Unfortunately there will not be a rematch as I do not have any more ‘98 Rockford☹️
Doug Powers

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@Ira Schwartz, I remember visiting Rockford back in 1989, great winery, this wine was always quite fine!!
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Legendary 🍷

Bosquet des Papes

La Folie Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Fantastic. Happy 50th Guangshan!!! — 4 months ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Vintage Extra Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Mimi and Danpa 50th Anniversary at Potter House — 9 days ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2008

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2008: Bold. Rich. Stunning. Velvety black fruits. Mocha. Eucalyptus. Leather. Consisting of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot & 4% Merlot, this was the perfect 1.5L of pure liquid greatness. What better way to celebrate two milestone events but with this extremely special bottle. Simply the finest Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend ever! Happy Birthday mom & Happy belated 50th Anniversary! Cheers🍷 — a month ago

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Montes

Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2017

Cheers to parallel parking..... and a great bottle of purple angel.
Welcome back Jeffrey
— 3 months ago

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Neal Ferry

World class
9.5

Delectus

Knights Valley Cabernet Franc 2007

Without question the best cabernet franc I’ve ever had from California, this is unfortunately the last bottle I have. I don’t know what happened in 2007, but Gerhard made a spectacular cab franc that has no parallel before or since (of course, the winery no longer exists - at least not in any recognizable form - but you get my meaning). Still drinking incredibly well, this was a singular achievement from what always was a WAY underrated winery. — a month ago

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Nice pulls today. Cheers

Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Lost Souls Pumpkin Porter

Always a quality product from this Canada 🇨🇦 brewery.

Cheeky notes on the can:

"All treat no trick. This robust chocolate 🍫 pumpkin 🎃 porter is so good even the living dead 💀will indulge."

•6.5% ABV• April 16, 2021 🌱
— 2 months ago

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Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Desi Vegas — Charlie’s 50th representing! — 4 months ago