Drop In The Glass Wines

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

This wine paired perfectly with wagyu short ribs that I had smoked all day. In the glass it looks like a light wine, but it’s definitely not light. Well integrated tannins, subtle fruit, and a hint of earth. Really lovely. — 22 days ago

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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Initial is the most produced in quantity and can be referred to as the “entry level” bottling for Selosse but really, it is anything but, and should not be overlooked. Particularly so with some bottle age. 2018 disgorgment is in a great spot and wafts from the glass with distinctive Selossien aromas of caramelized stone fruit, roasted nuts, honeycomb, gun smoke and floral undertones. The palate is rich, powerful and deep with racy acids and a chalky mineral core. It has both freshness and oxidative complexity yielding a complete, balanced and utterly seamless Champagne. Selosse perfection for me is 5-6 years post disgorgement and this is entering that window in great fashion. Always a treat. — 2 months ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1953

My last bottle, with a mid-shoulder fill. Reddish tawny color, thin and translucent in the glass. Earthy nose. Notes of black fruit, pencil lead, balsa wood, tobacco/cigar and leather saddle. Rich and palate-staining in the mouth. Still has some pucker. In the end, it's all about the great nose and perfume it gives off. — 2 months ago

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Byron Hewett

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I had this about 7 years ago and like your bottle, it was terrific!

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1991

Taken to Ridge Vineyards to pair with their Library tasting. Deep scarlet color, almost opaque. Fragrant nose. Notes of blackberry, blueberry, tobacco, earth, saddle leather and some anise. Silky in the mouth like 70s valour. Awesome juice. Served a glass blind to a sr. staffer who guessed it as the 92. Well done sir. — 24 days ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

1985. Synth laden moment. Depeche mode. Tears for fears. But I digress. Just opened this. It’s quite a structured wine. The nose is a little muddled right now but that’s because I didn’t decant. That said, after 15 minutes of opening in the glass the nose is indeed tannic cherry skin. Musty and such, but that fruit profile is obvs right up front. I would say that the same is true on the front palate. Cherries with immediacy and extremely full fruit. That is what drives my initial rating here. So rich and definitive fruit. Finish not real refined but it’s only been 15 minutes and this wine has just had the wires jacked out of it Matrix style. It doesn’t know itself yet. Will post some notes in a few hours to see if the landscape has changed. Cheers! — 2 months ago

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Domaine Coche-Dury (J.F. Coche Dury)

Meursault Chardonnay 2004

Taken to Selby's in Redwood City. Medium gold color. Heavy in the glass. Killer nose with notes of apricot, petrol, citrus, wet river stone and lots of tan spice. Palate staining in the mouth with a ton of acidity that is balanced against the rich fruit. Can't believe this is a Village wine. — 2 months ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Lead pencil and red fruit. Medium body keeps on evolving in the glass. Superb effort still ways to go. — 2 months ago

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Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2004

Just wow! Blown away by this one. New private wine bar in Dallas had this on the list! Surprised to see this wine. The wine took some time to open up in the glass. I would have decanted this wine for hours if served at home, but not an option last night. Plenty of smiles as this evolved in the glass. Expressive nose, no tannins, nice acidity. Beautiful expressions of dark fruit peeking through, but not enough time to really shine. Still a fabulous bottle that I’m grateful I was able to enjoy with friends. — a month ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

I recommend a decant for at least a couple of hours (or more after testing). For some reason this wine takes time to express itself. Good luck!!
Shay A

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When these are on, they are excellent! What is the new wine bar in Dallas?
Deborah M

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@Shay A 55 Seventy in Preston Center. Grand opening was last night. Wine bar and tasting room and storage. Park Cities in Preston Center. A friend of mine joined. I will go back. So fun. https://www.55seventy.com/

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1991

bought on release, given away compared to current pricing, opened tonight. Gorgeous wine from the get go with room to run, super nose of iron, a bit of meat, licorice, dark fruit, all echoed on the palate, dark fruit and plum, hints of smoke, just gorgeous. Silky palate. Wife rarely has more than a glass or so, but tonight kept pace with me the entire bottle, emptied too quickly. 91 reds are a forgotten vintage, far better than considered when released in the shadow of 90. — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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This is a great bottle!
Agreed on '90 dominance, can't say I've had any '91's yet, but I'll find some with careful storage. 🤞
Ira Schwartz

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@Alan Weinberg I have enjoyed ‘91 burgundies

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

The initial nose was marginal but improved tremendously in the glass as the Cabernet franc came to the fore. For a lessor known vintage I was surprised by the youthful vigor and freshness of the wine. — 3 months ago

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