Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben-Thanisch)

Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett Riesling 2017

@Byron C Mayes nailed it with his review. I found it a bit on the sweet and heavy side for a kabinett. I like em crisp and clean. Very good. — 2 years ago

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B Kosuge Wines

Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Byron Kosuge, winemaker at Saintsbury for 20 years, makes this label of his own. Dark Ruby with aromas of rich ripe fruit and oak spice. On the palate sweet cherry and berry flavors with herb and clove spice notes. Lingers on a well balanced frame ending with spice, cedar and mineral tones, needs more time to develop. Nice! — 3 years ago

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Bacci Wines

Invetro SuperTuscan Blend

Great Italian blend. Read @Byron C Mayes review for a great description — 3 years ago


Sepia Reserva Cachapoal Valley Carmenère 2017

Best camenere I’ve ever had. Super rich and supple. Excellent suggestion from @Byron C Mayes — 4 years ago

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Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Pretty good. Held up over 2 days. — 2 years ago

Domaine Simha

Field Blend Red Blend 2018

Divine drop from tassy. Super light, punchy and bangy. Throw it down the gullet and smile like you’re on a beach in Byron. Top marks — 3 years ago

Luis Duarte

Rapariga Da Quinta Colheita Seleccionada Vinho Regional Alentejano 2015

Never had this yummy, jammy, dry goodness before. @Byron C Mayes suggested it and he was spot on. It’s has a prune/currant flavor and a wet forest nose. — 3 years ago

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Always my pleasure. Next, you will want to level up to the Reserva.
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Will do!


John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

This developed very nicely over 3 days. It’s good stuff. I wouldn’t wait too much longer to drink. Another year or so. — 2 years ago

B Kosuge Wines

Pinot Noir 2017

Whadda wine! 🇺🇸🍷

Byron Kosuge established himself as a California legend at Saintsbury in Carneros from 1985 to 2001. Saintsbury’s cool climate Pinots swam upstream from the general thrust of American wine at the time, emphasizing a softer touch.

His own label, B. Kosuge Wines, takes it a step further to the West Sonoma Coast at the edge of the continent. 🌊🌊🌊☁️☁️☁️ He has dedicated the rest of his career to doing his part to find the path forward for California wine in a changing world.

Byron felt that 2015 and 2016 were the finest vintages he’d ever produced. So when 2017 rolled around as more of a B+ vintage, he declassified all of his elite Hirsch Vineyard fruit for use in the Sonoma Coast wine. Many winemakers would have used the opportunity to crank up the price, but Byron kept it level. Here at Le Dû’s Wines in Manhattan, it’s $32.99 on the shelf.


Byron is an insightful guy with a lot of thoughts about where California wine is and where it’s going. If you ever get a chance to visit with him, jump on it!
— 3 years ago

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Danube River Plain Gamza 2016

Where has this wine been all my life? Love the chocolate nose and strong tannins and jam. Has a little hint of wet farm and bacon. As it opened it became even more dry and chalky. But still super delicious. Admittedly, I downed the whole bottle in one night...thanks @Byron C Mayes — 3 years ago

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Ah! Another fan of the Gamza comes home to roost! My pleasure as always, Anil!