A. R. Lenoble

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

A fantastic vintage of tondonia. Still showing American oak on the palate but some secondary mushrooms/earth tones emerging. Will hold a while longer and fortunately have several more — 7 days ago

Iwan, Ira and 12 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Rob N

This wine is drinking great — mellow tannins but still some pretty complex and delicious fruit for a 16 year old wine. 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha. — 3 days ago

Ira liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Took a while for this cellar beauty to open up, but when it did the nose was PROMINENT and complex! Pale cranberry color with a deep ruby core, and light bricking to the edges, THR nose explodes forth with notes of vanilla, fresh leather, ripe plums, fig preserves, cologne like spice, hints of eucalyptus/menthol and violet, with hints of cedar chips over a full body. The palate is dry, but the tannins are smooth, with a surprising clean finish, with cranberry, blackberry and black tea, with lingering woody notes to the finish and a complex blend of florals and leather/velvet/cigar smoke peppered throughout, with maybe more unsweetened black tea at the veryyy end. — a month ago

Tiva Feltman
with Tiva
Brent liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

Starting to show it’s age and it is glorious. Dry honeydew, long almond, a hint of hazelnut.

We have one more bottle and I can’t wait to see where this lands in a couple years.
— 7 days ago

Gillian Koh
with Gillian
Diane, Peter and 5 others liked this
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Well that sounds good!

R. & L. Legras

Cuvée St. Vincent Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2008

Medium straw with green tinges. Nice persistent perlage and pleasant creaminess. The nose is pure bliss. Caramel with butter, apricots and pears, honey and apples. Fragrant floral notes along with warm brioche and sea spray.

A very stately and baronial wine from Chouilly in the Côte des Blancs. Rich and well developed at this point. The minerality is so good and the acidity just right. Precise and concentrated with all the depth that you would expect. Very lively and powerful.

The palate follows the nose with honey dipped apples and cinnamon. Chalky notes mingle with the electric citrus fruit. Long, long finish that just keeps going on and on. This still hasn’t hit its peak, it has miles to go.
— a month ago

Severn, ESF and 3 others liked this


Kallstadter Saumagen R Auslese Trocken Riesling 2009

Developed nicely with a golden colour. Typical Koehler Ruprecht taste. Would recommend this to anyone who likes Riesling — 2 months ago

Bob, Anthony and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Shows a seamless integration of dried fruit, earth, balance, elegance and tannin. Showing well at this point and continuing to evolve in the direction of dried berries and plum, tobacco, herbs, iron and fine tannin. — 16 days ago

Ray, Ira and 7 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Tondonia!! Never disappoints. Always a great bottle. — 17 days ago

Pinotman, Paul and 13 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Cornas Reynard (R) Syrah 2010

This had a silky, finessed, elegant mouthfeel showing black cherry, dark berry fruits, smoke, graphite, mineral that is inky on the palate with licorice, spice & violets. — 2 months ago

Shay, Tom and 5 others liked this

A. R. Lenoble

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1996

Incredible lively bubble, fruit has fallen a little but still nice pear, lemon, melon taste. Slight toffee. Smells like delicious cheese. — 3 months ago