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Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2019

Crunchy red berries and black cherries, roses on their stems, herbs, black pepper. Very easy to drink. — 2 days ago

Mike, Adriana and 2 others liked this

Three Finger Jack

East Side RIdge Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon


Really good... can't sit for more than two days however — 13 days ago

Castello di Ama

Vigneto Bellavista Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sangiovese Blend 2013

Give 2 hours a a decanter. Opens up nicely but ... Let sit in the cellar a few more years — 6 days ago

Tony liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Terrific St Estephe - very masculine wine with a brooding intensity that builds each hour after decanting. The bouquet takes a bit of time to develop but has beautiful dark fruits, tobacco and leather. Plush tannins sit heavy on the palate with more dark fruits and leather with a long finish. A very big wine that seems like it’s just at the start of its drinking window. — 11 days ago

Jim, David and 4 others liked this

Bel Ormeau

Les Hérits Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2016

Full bodied. Heavy. Black cherry. — 3 days ago

Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

As others have noted, a world away from modern Bordeaux. High toned, as much red fruit driven as black, minimal (no?) wood or extraction. Accessible with a bit of air and continued to evolve over the next day. Raspberry, plum skin, black currant, tobacco leaf, old leather and earth. Tastes like a decent proportion of cab franc. Autumnal, austere, but not unwelcoming. Feels like something to sip on a quiet night in a wood paneled study by a fireplace. — a month ago

Adam, Scott and 21 others liked this
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Domaine de la Marinière

La Peau De L'Ours Chinon Cabernet Franc

This wine is fancy. Herbal, floral, rose. A lot of flavor to take in. Complex! Going to have to sit with it for while. — 5 days ago


Haut de Bel-Air Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 Bordeaux is officially on the hot list. This was delish!!! — 9 days ago

Domaine de la Grosse Pierre (Alain Passot)

bel air Fleurie Gamay 2018

After the Chiroubles, I taste this second Cuvée from the Domaine; confirming the admirable know-how of these winegrowers who love a job well done. Biodynamic Fleurie which does justice to the appellation: nose of red fruits and cherries accompanied by rocky floral nuances and something that resembles peppermint. (Vintage effect?). The palate confirms this generosity, with a carbonic maceration that suits the Gamay grape so well, without being prominent here. The finish unfolds on roasted and typical sour cherry notes. It’s very greedy. Immediate pleasure at a very affordable price.

Après le Chiroubles, je goûte cette deuxième cuvée du Domaine; confirmant l’admirable savoir faire de ces vignerons amoureux du travail bien fait. Fleurie biodynamique qui fait honneur à l’appellation: nez sur les fruits rouges et griottes accompagné de roches nuances florales et quelque chose qui ressemblerait à la menthe poivrée. (Effet millésime?). La bouche confirme cette générosité, avec une macération carbonique qui sied si bien au cépage gamay, sans pour autant être proéminente ici. La finale se déploie sur des notes torréfiées et griottes typique. C’est très gourmand. plaisir immédiat à prix très abordable.
— 2 months ago

Douglas, Rob and 14 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Really came into its own after about 2.5 hours opened up. Great wine. Really earthy and tannic at the open but let it sit a couple hours and you’ll be rewarded with great structure of fruit, earthiness, and smooth tannins. — 3 days ago

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