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Château Du Ballandreau

Cuvée Excellence Bordeaux Supérieur 2015

Always a good option, not too light and fluffy, but you’re not chewing on it either. — 4 days ago

Catherine et Pierre Breton

Trinch Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2018


Teeth staining excellence. Had this with chorizo gnocchi. Warm blueberry pie. Wow. — a month ago

with Jeni
Sylvain, Dawn and 10 others liked this


Duo Syrah Grenache 2018

Cote-du-Rhone evening: 2nd
Dominant Syrah this time (92%), with black fruits and a generous nuance reminiscent of peach or pear, quite characteristic of well-worked Syrahs.
A sort of Cote-du-Rhone in finer form. Beautiful freshness, a wine for friends par excellence.

Soirée Cote-du-Rhone: 2eme
Dominante Syrah cette fois, avec des fruits noirs et une nuance généreuse évoquant la pêche ou la poire, assez caractéristique des Syrah bien travaillée.
Sorte de Cote-du-Rhone en plus fin. Belle fraicheur, vin de copain par excellence.
— a month ago

Tom, Peter and 12 others liked this


Excellence Brut Rosé

This is our favorite bottle at our favorite restaurant. It is ALWAYS good. — 24 days ago

Bodegas Ostatu

Reserva Rioja Alavesa Tempranillo 2014

Beautiful tempranillo that just falls short of excellence. Earthy and powerful, nice dusty and liquorice notes. Feels a little too alcoholic for me. May need a little more time in bottle to mellow. I feel it is better without food. — a day ago


Trout Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Arnot Roberts, expecting and getting excellence. Love Santa Cruz mountain wines. — a month ago

Ellen Christen
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Josh and Emily liked this

Maxem Wines

UV Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

One year later and now trying the 2016 vintage again, it is spot on from the 2015 I reviewed. Winemaker Sam Kaplan continues to extract excellence from the UV Vineyard. — 2 months ago

David, Daniel and 8 others liked this


Brut Excellence Cremant de Loire Sparkling Blend

This salmon-pink Loire crèment is a bottle of pure pleasure. Cab Franc rosé Brut, with all the trimmings. Great fruity nose, a bit of toast in it. The palate offers a fabulous swath of cherries, strawberries and a hint of raspberries. The fruit is all on the ripe side, and the acidity is nothing short of a razor line. Great sipping, great pairing with just about anything. — a month ago

Serge, David and 5 others liked this


IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

Drinks great in 2020 and still has a lot of years left to go. (Watching Mulan with nieces) — 2 months ago

Daphne FengKevin Tao
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Jason liked this

Equipo Navazos

La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada 59 Capataz Rivas

Rich, saline, in the pocket. 15 yr old wines on average. Minimal flor. Caramel colored, mouth filling. With olives and almonds par excellence! — 2 months ago