Black Sea Gold

Nik Pegasus

Gold Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast in California, is drinking very nicely now, although still young.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, coke, light vegetables, Indian spices, violets, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Dry on the palate, full bodied and elegant.

Grippy tannins (once it opens up), on the finish with tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon. I had it before, but apparently did not let it open up all the way. Really enjoyed the mouthfeel.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and come to itself, so be patient.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.

Nice to see this kind of wine from California at such a low octane.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 16 days ago

Alex, Paul and 12 others liked this

Domaine François Raveneau

Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 1988

Light gold. Looks young. Took 5 hours to open up and show its stuff. In hour 6 this was cruising. Saline and sea shells, wispy lemon fruit, some honey, some white stone. The guesses from the fellas were 2002 Rav Clos and 1996 Rav Valmur. Shows how these properly stored aged Raveneaus can age effortlessly. — a month ago

Jan, Eric and 21 others liked this
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Balestri Valda

Vigneto Sengialta Soave Classico Garganega Trebbiano 2017

This Soave Classico Vigneto Sengialta Balestri Valda 2017 comes from a single hillside parcel of black basaltic soil planted to Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented separately, and matured in neutral 2000-liter botti for twelve months. In the glass, the wine has a saturated, deep yellow-gold color, with flashes of green-gold just at the edge. Aromas of sun-warmed yellow peaches, crystallized honey, marzipan, and acacia blossoms emerge at first, then alternate with fleeting suggestions of beeswax, grated nutmeg, and sage, as the nose evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine honeyed and opulent, with a round, juicy core of sweet stone fruit and honey that echoes the nose, along with plenty of dry extract, deep saline minerality, and ripe tartaric acidity. The layered sweet core of honeyed melon and almond paste is seasoned with delicate bitterness, and the long elegant finish is punctuated with fine mineral grip. Drink now – 2030 (yes, the wine is irresistible today, but according to Laura Rizzotto, a bottle that hid unnoticed for fifteen or more years in a good cellar would be a treasure). — Moore Brothers, Brooklyn — a month ago

Matthews Winery

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Smells of fruity Eucalyptus.

Heavy handed, pie spice, Black smoked fruits, dried currants, tannin/acidity balances like a sea saw at its most even point - balanced. Very well done this one.

— 4 days ago

Robert, Tom and 6 others liked this


Grand Brut Champagne Blend

Paired this PJ with A5 wagyu beef, with a tinge of sea salt and black pepper. Simply perfect for its light fresh long lasting taste that doesn’t mask the taste of the A5 fats. Mootogo! — a month ago

Roland Lavantureux

Les Preuses Chablis Chardonnay

2016 - lemon lime, sea spray,,lees , (med + to high acidity) yellow gold color — 2 months ago

Daniel, Josh and 8 others liked this


Negru de Purcari

White wine made over the black sea? Actually really good, I drank at room temperature. It would do better at 55 to 62 F. This wine makes me wonder if there are good whites from other regions like sochi and russia..who knows. I paid 15 bucks from a local store. Great buy. — 2 months ago

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2019

Every year a beautiful lean potion of dark fruits and the sea. Plums, dried mission figs, black cherries brined in ocean water and lemon juice with flecks of Maldon. — 7 days ago

Alex, Dawn and 28 others liked this

Bodegas La Cana

O'Barino Rias Baixas Albariño

Pale gold, medium weight, primary lime and peach. Nice pair with sea bass.

91 points
— a month ago

Josh, Eric and 2 others liked this


PN VZ15 Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

Had to pop one... way too early. Wine is glorious gold in glass... still tightly wound and reticent. Opened up over the course of an hour to display plenty of rich, ripe dark red and black fruit. Powerful weight, noticeable structure, vivid acidity. Long persistent finish. Think I’ll hold my remaining six. But kudos to a very influential house for bringing forth something totally new. Holds it own alongside Grand Annee and RD.
— a month ago

Bryan, Shay and 4 others liked this