Domaine Laurent Roumier

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Single Vineyard Napa Valley Saint Laurent 2019

Tried this as I happened to walk past a wine bar “Local & Vine” in NYC and met wine reps. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, cedar and big floral and violet notes, aged in French oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and pronounced dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and floral notes. Nice but a bit too floral right now, needs more time in the bottle. — 6 days ago

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Laurent Fayolle

Hauterives Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2020

Dark garnet right to the edge with a nose of black plum & blackberry with a touch of earth. In the mouth slightly fruit forward with same fruit as on the nose. Medium body, mild acidity, low tannins, nice finish. — 2 days ago

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Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

Honestly anything would taste good right now, I'm so starving. I've been moving furniture and taking TikTok videos for my girlfriend all day. Is this my talk therapy app? Alexa where is the closest Fuddruckers? — 11 days ago


Grande Cuvée Grand Siècle No. 24 Champagne Blend

A truly imperious champagne. Exceedingly beautiful in the glass with a crystalline pale gold color. The effervescence is effusive and almost emotional. Nice intensity on the nose with apricots and honeydew initially. Lemon zest and butter along with toasted brioche bread. Faded flowers and honey. Roasted nuts really begin to shine after an hour or so.

As always with Grand Siecle, this is a blend of three years, 2004, 2006, and 2007 for this 24th iteration. Quite the stately and baronial wine. Absolutely ready to drink now but obviously will just continue to grow into itself more over the years. 55/45 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir from 11 Grand Crus, poise is the key here. All is in balance and form. Equally thrilling and reflective. Grace and power. It’s a bit stunning at times.

Very precise and focused, this is pure and driven in the mouth. Citrus is all over the palate, along with crusty bread and fresh herbs. There’s plenty of minerality but also an innate savory nature, as well. This just goes on and on and on, leading to an impeccably long and delicious finish. I’m in lust. A a Tête de Cuvée that drinks like one.
— 6 days ago

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Elegant review as always!🍾
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Jamie Lauder

Willie, you brought me to tears with this description.
I live vicariously through your Champagne addiction.
Well played Sir.


Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2004

This was utterly delicious…2004, red berry, earthy, dried rose petals, high acid and long finish..paired with cheese, crackers, and anything crunchy and salty. — 19 days ago

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Abend St. Laurent Blaufränkisch 2016

Juicy AF but also very zippy! Like a cherry jolly rancher! Some black currant and tobacco as well. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Georges Roumier

Clos de la Bussière Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2019

Medium body for me is a stretch, found it to be rather light, ready to drink now, red fruit and chalk. Roumier can do better especially in a year like 2019. — 3 days ago

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Grand Siècle Cuvée Alexandra Brut Rosé Champagne

Determined too gauche to ask for the bottle shot but not too gauche to perhaps be mistaken for transit Instagram activity. Oh well. Beautiful Pinot balance with a delicate floral / strawberry combo without too much dosage. 2004 is starting to be my go to 2000s and honestly for champs may prefer to 1990 garden variety at this point. — 2 days ago

Camille & Laurent Schaller

Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Pale lemon with fresh fruit aromas of stone and citrus fruits with some nutty notes. On the palate flavors of apple, lime citrus and pear, big acidity, with honeysuckle notes. Medium+ finish, notes of creamy vanilla ending with smoky and flinty citrus mineral spice character. — 14 days ago

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Laurent Benard

Vibrato Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Minerals, mushroom, yeast, toast, nutty. So good — a day ago