Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2008 Zenato

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

This was opened and we enjoyed a few glasses before recorking and reapproaching 24 hours later, at which point it was really singing. Yellow peach, pear and medley of orchard fruit, layered with pressed yellow flowers, dried persimmon, and notes of vanilla and bourbon. So delicate. Such fine bubbles. Saltwater taffy and some caramel and rock salt on the palate. Subtle tannic echo. Mesmerizing. — a month ago

David, Ira and 23 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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24 hours air? Can you explain, Josh.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Peter van den Besselaar better to rephrase- it was good but reticent upon opening, so we recorked it and then tried again after 24 hours, at which point it was really amazing.

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Sharp. Gripping. Nuanced and powerful. Lots of acid and minerality mixed with rich pear light fruit touches. Full mouthfeel and a long finish. Fantastic vintage. — 2 months ago

Vanessa, Shay and 20 others liked this


Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2008

Beautiful concentration and finish. Took hours to fully open. — 17 days ago

Adam and Daniel P. liked this

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Capitol Region Wine Collectors Club (WCC), USA West Coast Pinot Noir; 26 October 2023 at Fort Orange Club, Albany, NY — a month ago

Jay, Mark and 20 others liked this

Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Bright ruby. Fresh mouthfeel, ripe fruit up front - mostly red fruit, plum. Medium bodied. Tannins fully integrated and almost silky. Medium plus finish. — 3 months ago

Paul and Eddie liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2008

What a treat! Tangerine, burnt orange peel, caramel, and wet dog. Sherry characteristics.
Absolutely one of a kind. Seems to have plenty of gas left in the tank.
— 6 months ago

Ira, Severn and 2 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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I think the current release is the 2010. This is always fun juice.
Austin Hohnke

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@Severn Goodwin Wish I could get my hands on some more. Winery seems to be holding back and when it gets in the market it’s super allocated. Will be hunting it down!
Severn Goodwin

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Agree, I buy a few bottles any time I see it, which is becoming much less frequent.

Far Niente Winery

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Big bold. Wine was tight and would have benefitted from couple of hours decanting ! — a month ago

Gunja GargeshwariNorman Gennaro
with Gunja and Norman
Norman, Jonathan and 9 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2008

Opened for 2.5 hours - a weighty masterpiece. Rich nose of raspberry and hint of cedar and hibiscus. Well polished and smooth on the palate. Super long finish. Tannins well integrated. — 2 months ago

David Stein
with David
David, yeah and 1 other liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2008

Great vintage for Allemand This had an intoxicating nose with dark fruit that was inky with a glycerin note, iron, meat, olive, pepper, savory spice & violet. Silky, balanced on the palate with a long finish. — 3 months ago

Joe, Shay and 9 others liked this