Burgundy, France

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2018

Non-sulfured cuvee shows wild bramble bush and dried herbs. Some funk and fruit and still very sound for four years on. — 5 days ago

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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

The three of us from Omaha were presented this wine upon arrival, double-blind fashion in large burgundy-style glasses. The appearance was a burnished gold color with slight visual signs of gas only when agitated. On the nose, there are signs of oxidization with a slightly cheesy and nutty thing on the nose along with some bruised apple and pear. The palate was like fireworks. Layers of fruits, nuts, spices and the creamiest of textures. At first, based on the smell and the appearance, I thought this might be a vintage Champagne, 1996 or even possibly 1990. However, after tasting it, I was compelled to shift direction as it reminded me of some of the more remarkable NV wines made in a solera-style like Bereche “Reflan d’Antan” or Selosse “Initial”. Welp…basically nailed it. How I wish this wine could be in my life more often. — 11 days ago

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Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2002

The years have been kind. Solid and superb. A true treat to be able to taste this beauty again. Thanks so much J! — 9 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Celebrating with a couple of nice bottles tonight

2.5 hour decant(lots of chunky/fine/cloudy sediment). An astonishing dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: expressive notes of plum, cedar, worn leather, musky earth, floral, and smokey vanilla. Taste: smooth, creamy, rich wine with plum, cedar, tobacco wrapper, burnt earth, and a white pepper- strawberry-graphite long finish. YUM!! Comfortably in its drinking window(with decant) and more years to go.
— 11 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Bonneau du Martray

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2006

Celebrating my b-day today with this beautiful Golden hay Chardonnay and sushi! Yummy!!! Nose is subtle but complex. Initially, Apple-pear and coconut dominate the senses followed by lemon zest, baked apple and sandalwood. Taste - white peach, apricot fruits and floral are soft on the palate, but the texture of a chalky oil feel coat the entire mouth and secondary notes of orange rind, lemon, green melon and minerals give this wine its long finish. A great evening of celebration and gratitude! — 7 days ago

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Ron R

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Many happy returns! 🥳

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

You already know what it is. There’s not much to even say about it because you already know it’s delicious. Quite delicious. Romance in a bottle? Absolutely. Pale copper with salmon accents and energetic effervescence. The nose features sumptuous cranberries and raspberries, as well as baked apple tarts. Some wild strawberry notes to go with the brioche aromas.

This is no hidden gem of a wine, you’ve all tasted it before and you know how good and reliable it is. A benchmark and always impressive. Pleasing, not racy, acidity and that hard to describe essence of quality. 40/30/30 CH/PN/PM and those red grapes truly shine here. The palate references the nose with more sparkling red berries and autolytic notes. Impressively long finish of pure elegance. Flabbergastingly lovely.
— 10 days ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 4 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2015

Wax seal nonsense aside….this Morgon is worth the aggravation to pull the cork. — 14 days ago

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Daniel M

Daniel M

Ahah these wax seals seem to be so divisive. There are real afinicianados (I am) and fierce opponents. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to remove anything before pulling my corkscrew through. One step quicker to the wine 🍷
Daniel M

Daniel M

And of course, great pull, this is my favourite vintage of this one so far

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2004

Taken to the Forest Theater in Carmel. Light gold color. Quiet nose. Soft notes of some citrus and sweet fruit. No flaws but overall uninspiring. Seems like Chez Raveneau missed with this one. — a month ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Mike Saviage Prob just not enough air time? I always open these several hours in advance and then recork for taking to the event
Mike Saviage

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@Doug Powers @Eric Urbani Ha! Search my TNs and you’ll more btls of aged Raveneau than probably anyone on this board. Many of them 20+ years old. This had ~3 hrs in a decanter. Just not loving the 04 MdT… As Meadows says, “tasted multiple times with consistent notes”
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@Mike Saviage, not in any way questioning what you tasted. Like you, I only drink older Raveneau (newest vintage I have is 1990), and actually had a completely dead bottle of 1986 Les Clos that I posted on earlier this year. As my brother always tells me, there are no great wines, just great bottles!! Cheers!

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

My favorite of the night. Super approachable despite being so young. More merlot than 2017 so a touch more fruit right away. Plum, cassis, a little blackberry. Needs more time but super good right now. — 5 days ago

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