Best Wine For Thanksgiving

Louis Roederer

Rosé Vintage Champagne Blend 2014

Best champagne for my birthday — 6 days ago

Megan Bernstein Katz
with Megan
Andrew, Alex and 4 others liked this

Raen Winery

Home Field Fort Ross Seaview Pinot Noir 2018

Doing a meet the meat event at B&B Butchers. This was the starter wine. Ok but not the best for a big meat dinner. This bottle says “Sea Field” so I think this isn’t a match. — 2 days ago

Alex, Paul and 5 others liked this

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Open for nearly an hour and the nose is closed for business. Medium/Heavy body and flavors coming through tho. Blackberry. Big cherry/plum combination. Choco cake. Hint o’ mint. Obsequious richness front-end loaded with the ample tannins jumping into the hot tub at the midway point. The best thing about this young pup is the balance. Could still go for a little more on the back end but the first two-thirds is so nice, I’ve laminated a hall pass with its’ name on it. — 4 days ago

Shay, Ted and 11 others liked this

Freemark Abbey

Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Marking the end of a somewhat accidental week of higher end (for us) Napa cabs... For me this is the best of the bunch, but Linh preferred the heitz Martha's slightly

Hard to believe this was a 05, no browning at the rim

Intense aromas of fresh and dried red cherry, cassis, blackberry. Intense savory notes of cigar smoke and dried leaf, dry earth, licorice

Palate is lifted but full bodied with medium + tannin and at least medium acid (definitely moreso than the heitz). Confirming the nose but juicier. Long finish of fruit

This was insanely fresh and I feel like it has 10 years until its peak. Blew us all away
— 12 days ago

Linh Tong
with Linh
Shay, David and 4 others liked this

L'Ecole No. 41

Estate Grown Walla Walla Valley Merlot 2017

Very very good. There’s a lot of texture to fit. Elegant. I for some reason find myself thinking I should serve it at next year’s Thanksgiving. — 12 days ago

Neil, Shawn and 10 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Stuff from Walla-Walla is legit! Probably all the onion fields 😂
Ellen Clifford

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@Neil Valenzuela haaaa well, I’m not so sure that theory adds up but they do have good onions too

Michel Guignier

Canon Morgon Gamay

Complex Beaujolais, a little bit (delightfully) bitter, great for slow sipping. Best chilled for 15 and left to open up. — 6 days ago

Michael Sugarman
with Michael
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Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Pora Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2005

What can I say - almost at its peak. Powdery tannins, leather, rose pedals, licorice, cigar box, touch mint can go for another 5-10 years plenty of tannins left. Very classic. I should have bought so much more. One of the best Nebbiolo’s ’ I had in a long time. — 5 days ago

Severn, Romain and 11 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Big score! Must be worthy! Cheers!🍷

Nana Estate

Grenache Rosé 2020

best rose i ever had? debatble for sure

100% granache

wild fermentation in french oak.

desert grown rose.

honeysuckle, grass, 🍓, melon and assorted nuts.

medium body.
high acidity.

so complex and fulfilling.

medium + 🎯

perfect by the pool.
— 7 days ago

Neil, David and 2 others liked this

Clonakilla

Canberra District Riesling 2015

This wine reinforces how good the ACT (Canberra District) is for Riesling. White flowers, Talc, Lime - paraffin notes developing. Probably a 15 year drinking window and therefore in its early stages at 6 years. Developing honey and toast characters. This wine has a stellar show record. Clonakilla only enters one show which is the Canberra Wine Show where this won Best Canberra Riesling, Best Riesling, Best White and finally Champion Wine of the Show. On the strength of this I just bought 6 bottles of the just released 2021 Riesling. — 9 days ago

Ceccherini, Juan and 23 others liked this
Travis W

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Lovely note. I've been buying these for yonks. You're absolutely correct when you say that at 6 years that it's entering its drinking window. They can be pretty neutral to my palate for years before they settle into something far more interesting.

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2008

One of the best vintages for Comte! The 08 was singing, rich with so much energy showing notes of citrus, marzipan, brioche, mineral & white flower although very young you can approach now. — 12 days ago

Severn, Alex and 22 others liked this