Russian River Valley Syrah 2016

The wife and I did a fun Syrah blind tasting with the coravin. We ranked the wines exactly the same. I feel like a Modus Operandi fanboy, but their wines really do perform well in these blind tastings. #1 Modus Operandi 2018 Caldwell Vineyard Syrah #2 Dumol 2016 Wild Mountainside Russian River Valley Syrah # 3 Kimsey 2017 Syrah. The MO and DuMol were much better than the Kimsey. I was really disappointed in the Kimsey. It just wasn’t there. Since DuMol is tagged here, the nose had dark fruits and a bit of funk. Flavors were nice, and the finish lingered a bit, but not as long as I would have liked. Score is for the DuMol. — 14 days ago

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La Vizcaina (Nerea/Raul Perez)

Las Gundiñas Mencía 2017

Tried to Coravin a glass but no luck, this was so reductive that efforts were futile. So I drank a taste of campfire and the day after opened it and tasted for real. The profile is full northern Rhône, maybe with a touch of gamay. Small red berries, bramble, a touch of organic earth, layers of stony complexity and tasty tanning. Extremely elegant showing, very tasty but only after lots of air. UPDATED from 9.4 to 9.2: I. Is tasted it on 4 occasions and the greatness, though there, shows itself only under perfect air and temperature. A bit too finicky — 3 months ago

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Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

First tasted a glass with the Coravin and was disappointed. Read more and discovered BS recommends opening the bottle, not decanting, up to 8 hours before drinking. After doing that, the wine transformed. Relatively little on the nose throughout the tastings but the structure and beauty of the wine shined as it hit the 8 hour mark. Cannot wait to try the Brunello — 4 months ago

Enderle & Moll

Muschelkalk Pinot Noir 2012

Pocked with a Coravin weeks ago. I thought the 12’ was risky. But when you ‘think you know Enderle & Moll you actually don’t’. Dark cherries, lots of lift and freshness, orange zest, touch resinous, crushed rocks, lime, hint kaffir lime, Japanese cypress. Needs more time but shows now much better. After being disturbed and retried. Definitely wait! 13%. So! So little color - elegant. E&M’s Pinot’s are the most unique and most challenging to taste on the planet. World Class. — 2 months ago

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Albert Boxler

Alsace Pinot Gris 2019

New arrival in the shop but had to take a bottle home. Coravin the first night, it was closed and a little bitter on the finish. Pulled the cork the next night and it was a different wine. Tart fruit and great minerality, 14 ABV but didn’t drink hot. No RS. Gong to let the other bottles sit for a while. — 3 months ago

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Classic cab. Drank over multiple nights with Coravin. Best tastes were after significant time to open in the glass, at least 90+ minutes — 4 months ago

Torre dei Beati

Giocheremo Con i Fiori Abruzzo Pecorino 2019

Pound for pound at this price ($25-ish) this is the best pecorino I can think of that I have had. While Pepe's is the benchmark it's also 6-10 times the price in the US! I drank this a week apart over 3 nights from Coravin and it got better every time I went to it. More expressive and complex each time. Loads of pear, golden delicious apple, honey, minerals and florals, medium bodied but densely flavored, super long in the finish, this is a go to wine for me in my house for Italian whites. — 2 months ago

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Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

Drank it through Coravin in a few sessions over 6 months. Bad idea. It wasn’t until I pulled the cork and waited a day that the concentrated bramble fruit showed up and the tannins subsided, revealing a balanced, concentrated and complex wine, with vanilla, anise, deep red cherry — 3 months ago


Margaux Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

I had this coravin-ed from a few years ago. Still drinking great. Rich, espresso notes. More new world in style. Well made. — 4 months ago

Henri Latour

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Pinot Noir 2019

Lovely up front perfumed with cherry, raspberry, and just a bit of blackberry. Medium acidity. With Coravin it did fall off after the second opening. — 5 months ago