A. Christmann

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

A nice balance of fruit a touch of bread and zippy acidity — 6 days ago

Vino, Ron and 8 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A great holiday wine period. Decante and drink. — 6 days ago

Deborah Kennedy Isacksen
with Deborah
Andrew, "Odedi" and 1 other liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1967

never been a fan but I’m told it was an amazing bottle. I have trouble with the bitter burned apricot pit finish I always find. Give me a TBA. — 11 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

A perfect Bordeaux… ready to drink now. — 3 months ago

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

I had the CB 05 just about a year ago. Might be some bottle variation but this one felt a bit more raw and green than my previous encounter. Still amazing. Just a small observation. — 6 days ago

Ron, Severn and 7 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Still remarkably youthful, it’s rich, dense and dark fruited, layered with classicism of cigar box, cedar and spices. The palate is concentrated and powerful with a silky texture and incredible length. 95 is nowhere near its peak. Many more years to go. And while I’ll never be a real Bordeaux lover, it’s clear what makes these first growths special. — 4 days ago

Severn, Douglas and 10 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

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

2003 vintage. Last tasted 10.16.22 (9.1) and a relatively disappointing showing then. This time round, decanted and tasted multiple x's after 1.5 hours-3 hours. Decent sed yet less than expected. Good fill but cork seemed a tad dry. The blueberry, cocoa powder nose was there with the quintessential, P-L hallmarks. Light-medium body. A billowing, smoky initiation, then plum along with graphite and touches of cedar + espresso crema. Left me wanting just a little more and thinking a different bottle of this same P-L vintage just might yield a 9.5. This and La Mission Haut-Brion fave two red BDX producers and this did nothing to change that. Hopefully, another P-L 2003 cycles through soon enough to prove my theorem. Thanksgiving 11.23.23. — 6 days ago

Vino, Ted and 14 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

2005 vintage. Decanted and tasted immediately and through 3 hours. Great fill/appropriate aging cork. Medium sed. Noticeably dark color. Any trace of the usual Cos baby fat for the first decade+ after release long gone geek. Interesting. This was a lean, mean, street-fighting machine with "minerality" to spare. Intense. Compact. Unsure if it will continue to menace in the next decade of life or retreat into a reclusive, "turtling" period. Best guess? Street-fighter par excellence. Regardless of taking the high or low road, it's not devolving into a drink 'em if you got 'em any time soon scenario. Thanksgiving 11.23.23. — 6 days ago

Ted, Severn and 17 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2010

PdB base cuvee killing it in a great vintage. Such clarity of place, fine tannins coat your tongue. — 10 days ago

Severn, Steve and 8 others liked this