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A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2013

2013 vintage poured in 2022. Still solid. Black berry aromas with medium tannins. Dry aftertaste. Very good. — 15 days ago

Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2000

A classic that gets only best with time. Smooth in texture but wild in temperament — 11 days ago

Hermes, Eric and 11 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

2005 Wine Spectator Wine of the Year.

1 hour decant(lots of fine /cloudy sediment). A captivating still dark garnet with just a touch of bricking. On the nose: jumping from the glass are beautiful notes of ripe cherry, floral, sweet vanilla oak, cigar, licorice, and mint. Taste: A smooth, creamy, balanced wine with black cherry, wet earth, cedar, and a plumy mocha long finish. YUM!!! Not opulent, just a well made Cali cab with more years to go.
— 23 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Sharon and 19 others liked this
Shay A

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The best Insignia I’ve ever had when I opened my bottle last year. Wow!
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Shay A Yep, a stunner that held up beautifully through the entire night. Fortunate to have a couple more bottles. Cheers!

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 2 days ago

Severn, Byron and 15 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2002

The years have been kind. Solid and superb. A true treat to be able to taste this beauty again. Thanks so much J! — 7 days ago

Brent, Peter and 10 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

You already know what it is. There’s not much to even say about it because you already know it’s delicious. Quite delicious. Romance in a bottle? Absolutely. Pale copper with salmon accents and energetic effervescence. The nose features sumptuous cranberries and raspberries, as well as baked apple tarts. Some wild strawberry notes to go with the brioche aromas.

This is no hidden gem of a wine, you’ve all tasted it before and you know how good and reliable it is. A benchmark and always impressive. Pleasing, not racy, acidity and that hard to describe essence of quality. 40/30/30 CH/PN/PM and those red grapes truly shine here. The palate references the nose with more sparkling red berries and autolytic notes. Impressively long finish of pure elegance. Flabbergastingly lovely.
— 8 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

My favorite of the night. Super approachable despite being so young. More merlot than 2017 so a touch more fruit right away. Plum, cassis, a little blackberry. Needs more time but super good right now. — 3 days ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea
Ted, Skip and 3 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Celebrating with a couple of nice bottles tonight

2.5 hour decant(lots of chunky/fine/cloudy sediment). An astonishing dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: expressive notes of plum, cedar, worn leather, musky earth, floral, and smokey vanilla. Taste: smooth, creamy, rich wine with plum, cedar, tobacco wrapper, burnt earth, and a white pepper- strawberry-graphite long finish. YUM!! Comfortably in its drinking window(with decant) and more years to go.
— 9 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Deborah and 28 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2012

2022/9. American oak gradually dissipates a bit to reveal layers of delicious red fruit - cherries, raspberries, strawberries - with spice and herbs to complement. A great, joyful traditional Rioja. — 2 days ago

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

Last bottle from a case bought at auction from the cellar of LaTour d’Argent Paris. Just fabulous! — 15 days ago

Ray, Ted and 6 others liked this