Eagles Trace

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

A little spicy but flavorful, not able to pick out specific flavors — 6 months ago

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2013

Deep inky purple and not a trace of brick. Heavy tar and jam (not off-putting) on the nose and not surprisingly a bit of alcohol. Delicious balance of jaminess and ripe black fruit. Enjoy in next couple years though to taste the fruit. Drinking with berebere chicken and rice. — 2 years ago

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Riserva Nipozzano Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese Blend 2015

Light on it’s feet, nice acidity and delicacy of Rufina .Not a ton of funk but no trace of the barrique. Poured out an hour or so before Amatriciana.Delish. — 3 years ago

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Molasses, brown sugar, nutmeg. Spicy oak finish. Very good, but has a kick. 128.7 proof. — a year ago

Brud Baker
with Brud

Seavey Vineyard

Caravina Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Opened to celebrate my son’s 15th birthday and poured alongside the 2006 Eagle’s Trace “Latitude 38”. The 2006 Seavey Caravina pours a deep garnet color with a completely opaque core. No obvious signs of age in the glass. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, medium+ intensity, with strong pipe tobacco notes, currants, black cherry, figs, some green bell pepper and leather. On the palate dark fruits dominate with black cherry, black currants and blackberries. The tobacco and leather is also there accompanied by semi-sweet baking chocolate, baking spice and some anise. The wine finishes dry with medium tannins, most of which are well integrated at this point. Medium+ acid. Medium plus alcohol. The finish is long. Another very lovely vintage of Caravina, aging gracefully.
— 2 years ago

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Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1990

1990 vintage. Wow. Whattanose. Best BDX nose I've ever had the pleasure to dip into. Trace amounts of barnyard brett overwhelmed by the Ron Burgundy traditional leather-bound books and mahogany. All that + spices galore. In its' infancy, this wine rocked a medium-heavy bod with generous baby fat and overt blue fruit. That be gone with the bod now a light-medium impression. Elegant, yet, concerted finish. Hadn't tasted this vintage in fifteen years but not removing my disclaimer of this as the best Lynch-Bages vintage ever. This is singing and swinging. More Jeff Buckley/Sam Cooke vs Ozzy/James Brown. No rush to crush as it's at the top of the bell curve and smells/tastes like it'll be there for the majority of the next decade. Drinking as desired and expected. Decanted and open for approx 4 hours. Respectable but underwhelming/less than expected amount of sed. A massive "Thank you” to Sir Bill Bender, Esq. @Bill Bender for his heavy lifting here. — 5 months ago

Bill Bender
with Bill
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The ‘91 holds a special place in my heart in relation to my Mom’s passing @vinokeeno i did a long post on it here back in ‘17 or so….I’d love to drink it there with you


@Bill Bender I would too but that’s how rumo(u)rs start…
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Domaine William Fèvre

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2007

2007 aucune trace oxydation. — 2 years ago

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Bodega Comando

La Bruja Avería Rozas de Puerto Real Grenache 2018

fresh squeezed grapefruit on the nose and palate upon opening. tightly wound out of the bottle but opened up after an hour in a decanter. time reveals a kiss of cherry and an underlying salinity mixed with a trace of iron. light to medium body and color. not a cocktail wine, but EXCELLENT with food. paired perfectly with black pepper chicken. definitely a go to for weeknight meal pairings. — 3 years ago