Domaine De La Grande Pallière

Drappier

Grande Sendrée Brut Champagne 2009

Powerful yet refined! Tons of red fruit, brioche, honey, roasted nuts. Creamy texture with a good acidity to balance things out. Now THAT was fun! — a day ago

Vanessa, Aravind and 13 others liked this

Saucelito Canyon

Estate Reserve Zinfandel 2013

Previous bottles were bomb but this one tasted kind of sour for some reason — 5 days ago

Quinta da Foz

Grande Reserva Douro Red Blend 2016

Dark bramble fruit on the nose. Blackberry, fig and earth on the palate. Good balance of mouthwatering acids transitioning to tobacco and leather lingering tannins on the finish. More sophisticated than sweet. — 10 days ago

Vilmart & Cie

Grande Réserve 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Refreshing. Mouthwatering lemon citrus with a clean mineral finish. Would be awesome with oysters on the half shell. TBL — 2 months ago

Shay, Martin and 9 others liked this

Talley Vineyards

Estate Bottled Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Great wine and it’s not even their top Pinot Noir at Talley Farms it was very easy to drink with nice fruit notes great acidity and fantastic medium body wine — a day ago

Field Recordings

Foeder Old Potrero Red Blend

This overdelivers in spades. Blend of Syrah, Zin, and Mourvedre - this oozes ripe blackberry, plum, and other dark fruit, campfire, roasted meat, wet concrete and earth, all with a healthy dose of American oak that just really works. Creamy and full body with medium + tannins, this doesn’t drink like a 5 year old wine at this price point, and I could be fooled into thinking this was produced by Ridge pretty easily. Few things are quite as satisfying as the rare $20 home run! — a month ago

Brian, Severn and 6 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuveé 167ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

1st anniversary champagne and caviar. My first bottle of Krug and it was spot on. Light on its feet with more toasted brioche notes as it opened up. Can I drink another bottle now please? — 13 days ago

Shay, Jim and 9 others liked this

Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Rosé 2012

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2012 La Grande Année Rosé is airy, gracious and so wonderfully inviting. Crushed flowers, mint, white pepper and red berry fruit are all gracefully woven together. Today, the 2012 is naturally quite young and still shows the tension of a Champagne that was disgorged just a few months ago. Readers who prefer Champagnes with softer edges and a bit more flavor complexity will want to cellar the 2012. I have to admit, I very much like the wine today, in its youthful state, where its energy and focus are front and center. The 2012 is a blend of 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay taken from 21 villages built around a core of Aÿ and Verzenay Pinot Noir and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry Chardonnay, crus that are quite complementary. Disgorged January 2020. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. (Originally published in August 2020) (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2020) — 8 days ago

Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Grande Reserve Vieilles Vignes Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

This is a very tasty Chenin Blanc from France. Showing honey, yellow apples, apricots, tropical fruits and spices.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Semi sweet on the palate and very tasty.

Nicely balanced with a slight buttery feel. Nice and elegant.

I've had a few different vintages before, and it keeps on being consistent and yummy.

12% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 14 days ago

Alex, Paul and 16 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Was meant to be a slight diversion, but ended up knocking back two of them and spending the rest of the night drinking champagne... — 6 days ago