Best Wine For Thanksgiving

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Kelly's Reserve Tasmania Pinot Noir 2014

Aromatic notes of rose and violet. Great depth of delicious flavour on the medium bodied palate. Red fruits - savoury and rich. See previous note for the 2014 - always excellent but 8 years of cellaring has enhanced this wine. To have won the Jimmy Watson Trophy for the Best One Year Old Dry Red at Royal Melbourne and still starring now at 8 years of age shows this is a wine for all seasons and all years. Should be a regular purchase. A Winner. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Roy & fils

Quartz Acorn Vineyard 2017

We took this bottle home from the tasting room several years ago and have been waiting for a good time to open. Wow! Definitely one of the best chards we’ve ever had. Bottle of the year at this point. — 14 days ago

Chelsey Werner
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Chris Gorgone

Chris Gorgone

Nicely done sir. Glad you popped it versus waiting. Life is short!

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Acid for days. Balanced. One of the best Monte Bellos I’ve ever tasted. — 19 days ago

Winzerhof Thörle

Spätburgunder 2018

Absolutely singing. Could be best pinot I’ve ever tried for less than $25!? Crazy. Cherry and butterscotch. Lean, tannic, structured but with that generous ‘18 fruit. Fabulous. What a vintage. — 2 days ago

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Jan A

Jan A

11 euro in the Netherlands 😀
Ely Cohn

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I’m opening this tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!
Josh Morgenthau

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@Lyle Fass @Jan A @Ely Cohn Amazing after 4 days open. Lyle is there any ‘18 left?

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2014

Certainly one of the best representations of Sangiovese there is, the 2014 vintage is perfect for my tastes with stunning elegance and transparency, almost Burgundian in style. It wafts a seductive and perfumed bouquet of cool wild berry fruit with blood orange, baking spice and roses. The palate has impeccable detail and focus, with a silky texture, smooth tannins and a long and vibrant finish. Excellent already, with a long life ahead! — 17 days ago

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Domaine Ponsot

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Definitely the best bottle of this we have had - and unfortunately our last! No decant, but let this “slow ox” for several hours. Fun wine to cap off the week of our son’s first birthday. Dusty rose and some lovely earthy red fruit on the nose - almost like cherries or strawberries growing in a mushroom patch. Exquisite mouthfeel - hits every part of the mouth, perfect acid, great length, exceptionally seamless. Really one of the best wines I’ve had, ever. Paired with a simple roast chicken with mushrooms cooked in the chicken drippings. — 15 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Awesome wine, probably 10-15+ years to go, 99's might live forever.
Lyle Fass

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nice
Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

wow! happy 1st 🥳🥳

Fulldraw Vineyard

Interpretation Paso Robles Tempranillo 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.2

For me this is the best wine they make and a rich and sumptuous #Tempranillo from #pasorobleswine — 4 days ago

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Vincent Dancer

La Romanée Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Certainly one of the absolute best 1er crus in Chassagne, 2018 La Romanée from Dancer is superb tonight, of Grand Cru quality and particularly exceptional for the vintage. It’s bouquet is layered with ripe stone fruit, white flowers, toasted hazelnut and attractive reduction and its deeply concentrated palate has incredible vibrancy and lift, totally in focus and elegantly textured, giving way to a notably long mineral inflicted finish. Fantastic bottle. — 9 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Reserve Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2015

JJG
9.0

Drank on Aug. 11 2022; todo acid still can wait for a few more years not the best bottle I’ve had in this label — 4 days ago

Enderle & Moll

Buntsandstein Pinot Noir 2018

If you have not tried German Pinot yet, aka Spatburgunder, this is a very, very good entry point, though not the easiest to find. Their Liaison might be an easier find and a worthwhile search as well.

Tasted over a few days: Fruit for days, earthy tones, some spice and lots of florals. The nose is med+, while the body is med, acidity is med/med+, abv is at the edge of med/med+ at 13.5, tannin are med and very finely grained, supple.
Day 1 was more fruit, day 2 the complexity deepened, day 3 was a few days later (first 2 were via Coravin) it was about the same as day 2.

Probably the best Spat for me to date, a few more of these from time to time would be nice.
— 16 days ago

Lyle Fass
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nice pull
9.4