Baker & Brain

Anthill Farms

Baker Ranch Pinot Noir 2016

One of my favorite showings from Anthill, and Anderson Valley broadly. Lightweight yet expansive. My 3 year old told me it smells like strawberries and the number 0. — 6 days ago

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John Howard

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So good. Just has the 2018 of this. Amazing!

Copain

Baker Ranch Anderson Valley Syrah 2015

Floral and fruit. Light and fresh on the palate. — 2 months ago

Weingut von der Mark

Alte Reben Spätburgunder 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

My first Von Der Mark wine. And wow. He is a Pinot specialist from Baden. Vines near Freiburg like Möbitz. A Dutch fellow who is also a MW. I zoomed with him for an hour before he sent me samples. The right people liked his wines and that was enough for me to get samples.

Ridiculously high toned nose. Just incredible. Huge Pinot aromas that are classic and delightful at the same time. It smells like Chambolle like it’s crazy. Or a killer Vosne Romanee Village wine. It’s one of the Jost lifted aromatic wines I’ve had. Usually wines have an aromatic ceiling. This has none. Straight to your brain. There’s a citrus undertone. Ethereal floral complexity. Elite. It’s broad but filled out and clear. There is also a lovely earthy funk. Wow. Vosne Romanee violets. This is crazy aromatic. Like elite. Palate is so good. This is so elegant, has such terrific mouthfeel. Terrific compact fruit intermingled with crazy spice. Juicy and so clean. Sour, mid season cherries form a sweet/tart interplay that is terrific. Awesome ripeness and just insanely fresh, deep, pure and fleshy cherry fruit. This has guts as well. Sweet, ripe tannins and minerals abound in the finish,which is crazy long. This is as easy to ponder as it is to drink.
— 3 months ago

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Chris Baker

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

Nice, crisp and refreshing — 3 days ago

Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux

Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1988

1988. Perfection. The leather/game taste is exactly what I like in burgundy. Wine credit: Brendan Baker. — 25 days ago

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Domaine de la Cadette

La Châtelaine Bourgogne Vézelay Chardonnay 2018

Had this on the brain since we had one a few days ago. This is absolutely fabulous stuff. Very happy it stuck in my head. — 3 months ago

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André Perret

Clos Chanson Condrieu Viognier 2015

This was so hedonistic for me, but within the realm of balance. The oak, lees integration, alcohol, and ripe tannin made for elixir that went straight to the pleasure center of my brain. Honey covered and grilled yellow peach, distilled honeysuckle, lavender, candied pear and Rainer cherry, crushed stones, orange peel, marzipan. So ripe and yet the full ML treatment worked so well. The phenolic Viognier bite was so suave and plush. — 4 months ago

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Petra

Potenti Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Second bottle in less than a week and this is a smokeshow. Pure Cab. Such a good wine. What a nose. Tobacco, cigar, not Marlboro, awesome layered cassis, ripe berry, so ebullient, better aromas than my first bottle. This is really something else. Mint, raspberry. So complex and inviting. Palate is just so silky and structured. Concentrated like a mofo and man is it pure and juxtaposed with such intense minerality and it is mega fresh because it’s Tuscan Cabernet. Superb. Just superb. So hard to get wines like this right. Tuscan soul, Bordeaux heart, Ca cab 70’s brain. Like a Graves/St. Estephe cross. Gravelly and woodsy. Really tows that line between ripeness and freshness so well. — 4 days ago

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Sixpoint Brewery

Cosmic Handshake

Yellow watermelon orange, border of opacity. Loose, bright, white foam. Suddenly enough, none, but fast and oily brain grooves and amorphous blob-people trace out the forlorn and droopy lacings. Cheer up! The nose is full of concentrated tangerine zest, with look-alive lime, and lemon scented sunshine glinting off of shattered space debris. There is something so ‘dessicated lemon’ here, with a lambic-balsam edge, but also gasoline and lemongrass-white pepper. Anomalistic. Tasty sour pear, grapefruit, and funky golden plum all burst in sour unison, leaving pineapple to prickle amidst the pieces, and apricot shows ripely, timely and dedicatedly sweet, perhaps even slightly dried. Really amazing and complex, seamless without becoming divergent or clunky. Sour NE style double ipa... looking forward to the imperial version, should one materialize. #sixpoint #sixpointbrewing #sixpointbrewery #sixpointcosmichandshake #sourale #sour #sourbeer #souripa #ipa #indiapaleale #newenglandipa #sournewenglanddipa #dipa #beer #bier #biere #birra #cerveza #cerveja #abv #dap #intergalactichighfive #collab #collaborationbeer #victorybrewing #twoworldscollide — 4 months ago

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