Basil Haydens


The Sleeping Co-Pilot Skin Contact Viognier 2019

Almond, honeysuckle, white rose, basil, pear, copper. Christmas time. — 20 days ago

Meg, Paul and 6 others liked this


Pretty roses!

Lail Vineyards

Georgia Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

David T

This is a wine I’ve only had young. It has far more backbone when it’s young. After 8-9 years in bottle, it more like white burgundy with grassy notes of Sauvignon Blanc.

This is a wine I could write a novel of notes regarding.

The nose shows characteristics of; White Burgundy, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sancerre. Cut grass, herbaceous notes, tropicals, stone fruits, guava, passion fruit, lichee, subtle mint, waxy candle, honeycomb notes, cream, vanillin/vanilla, gentle white spice, limestone mineral & chalkiness spearmint, camomile, spring flowers, jasmine & fields of greens.

The mouthfeel is gorgeous, voluptuous & sexy, waxy, round with beautiful viscosity. Cut grass, herbaceous notes, mix of tropical melons , stone fruits-white peach dominate, guava, passion fruit, lichee, subtle mint, waxy candle, honeycomb, marmalade, cream, vanillin/vanilla, gentle white spice, limestone mineral & chalkiness, fine & delicate crushed, limestone & sandstone minerals, burgundy volcanics, understated spearmint, shades of garden fresh green beans, hints caramelized brown sugar, melted caramel, saline quality, river stone, camomile, spring flowers, jasmine & fields of greens. Acidity is like a warm summer rain. One of the best, long, rounded, lush, ruby, extremely well knitted structure & balance finishes I’ve had & persists for minutes.

My favorite Sauvignon Blanc to date. A great climate, soil structure, terroir for Sauvignon Blanc in the right Winemakers hands.

Gorgeous wine & a steal at $69. I believe $150 a bottle & a three bottle minimum off their list. The 2012 vintage released at $120.

What a pair with the garden fresh cherries tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, half of squeezed lemon in olive oil.
— 23 days ago

Paul, Brian and 38 others liked this


Dürnsteiner Hollerin Smaragd Riesling 2013

Heirloom tomatoes, burrata, basil. Figs, too. A super summer pairing. — 2 months ago

Juan, Eric and 5 others liked this

St. Reginald Parish

The Marigny Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

Worthy of a pause - could otherwise be lost in a sea of summer rose. Shy strawberry melon and pressed basil with a light salty body. — 16 days ago

Alex, Douglas and 15 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2017

90 to 91 points. Perfect for food with tomato sauces. Taste of tart cherries oregano and basil. Very well made wine ...don't hesitate to buy for the price can't ask for more — a month ago

Mike, David and 6 others liked this

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

At 10 years this still needed a fair amount of air to open up. Went great with fresh tomato basil mozzarella pasta. Dark cherry, damp earth with great bite from the acids and tannins. — a month ago

Ira, Andrew and 11 others liked this

Lacourte Godbillon

Terroirs d'Ecueil 1er Cru Champagne Blend

85/15 PN/Ch with 2016 vintage and 56% reserve wines, disgorged Nov 2019.
Fruitforward on the nose with fresh raspberries & red currant, juicy bright lemons, maybe a touch of basil + only a bit of brioche / lemon tart.
Fresh & bone-dry on the palate with tiny, persistent bubbles and a nice rich mouthfeel. Focused & precise with good depth & long finish.
This is a lovely, fruity yet savoury wine. I really like it.
— a month ago

Daniel liked this

Corte Gardoni

Becco Rosso Veronese IGT Corvina 2017

Walnut basil #fireescapegarden pesto. Cherry pop tart! Bright ludens color. — 22 days ago

Paul liked this

Catherine Marshall

Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Tonights wine I have opened is the 2019 Catherine Marshall Sauvignon Blanc Elgin Valley, South Africa.

The nose has beautiful aromatics with abundance of grapefruit, peach, nectarine, green bell pepper, herbs, grass and minerals.

On the palate the is lime, grapefruit, white peach, bell pepper, basil, jalapeño, grass and minerals.

This wine is medium bodied that is rich and mouth filling and medium to medium + acidity with a long crisp clean citrus finish. I hope everyone's weekend is going well? Please continue being safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 10 days ago

Rob, Aravind and 15 others liked this

Cognac Frapin

Domaine Château de Fontpinot Grande Tres Vieille Reserve Champagne Cognac XO Ugni Blanc

Chocolate ganache nose sows lime zest and cedar, vanilla panna cotta, lemon tart, hazelnut, absinthe film, and orange rind across a semi-hot surface that resembles an exotic, forgotten cocktail; tea biscuit, lavender and creme caramel. An olfactory feast that endlessly inspires. Soft and warm palate with herbaceous thyme, chive, cilantro, basil afloat on vanilla-caramel, lemongrass, tea tree oil, bay, lemon zest, lime pith, and candied lemon. Cappuccino and bakers chocolate, spun sugar, dark brown sugar, apple blossom honey, treacle, baklava, pine nut, pecan, and coffee cookie. Most interesting is the layers of cascading flavors maintain their original impact while generously allowing the next to shine seamlessly. I have had this many times sans analysis, without fully appreciating its impeccable composition. A triumph! .
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— a month ago

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