Friend & Farmer

Friend & Farmer

La Mancha Verdejo 2019

Fantastic for $11. — a month ago

De Loach Vineyards

Green Valley Pinot Noir

At 7 years old this beauty was showing nicely! Red fruits intermingled with earth and a touch of dried flowers with a tint of smoke.

A friend brought this from their collection and it definitely was a show stopper. Thanks friend!
#pinotnoir #sonoma #deloach
— 2 days ago

Domaine Maestracci

E Prove Vin de Corse Calvi Nielluccio Blend 2016

After reading Eric Asimov’s article on the fallacy of “noble grapes” today, I ended up discussing lesser known regions & grapes with a friend. My love of Corsica was part of that discussion & that prompted me to grab this for tonight. Darker fruit, effortless palate weight & nuanced texture. Beautiful stuff. — 13 days ago

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La Palazzetta (Flavio Fanti)

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1997

This bottle was one in a brace of Brunellos, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

Served blind after a lengthy slow-ox, I knew we were drinking Brunello di Montalcino but that’s it. Visually, there were no obvious signs of age. Initially quite reticent, I found this slow to come around but after an hour or so in the glass, it became quite the charmer! Tart cherries, black tea, earth and minerals. Long, lip smacking finish. Great balance. Seemed ultra traditional to me.

Revealed to be a 1997 “La Palazzetta” Riserva. There seemed to be a youthfulness about this wine that belied its 23 years of age. I have little doubt that we’ll stores examples will be drinking well in 2030. Killer with meal of certified Piedmontese eye of ribeye and simple pasta with red sauce.
— 5 days ago

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Maître de Chai

Massa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Like an old friend.....a safe harbor in stormy waters.....just what I needed to turn to the evening before Thanksgiving. — 8 days ago

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Rombauer Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel 2018

Shared with Neal’s new friend Tammy and her friend Scott. They went to KC for thanksgiving and didn’t have turkey. But they had Italian. She does her hair as it’s 75% gray. They have been to Bobo brewery in valentine which I’ve never been nor heard of .... oh and they liked the wine. And now we have a business contact
RomBauer doesn’t disappoint.
— 2 days ago

Neal Ferry
with Neal


Machado Chardonnay 2013

Brought by a friend. Light gold in color. Notes of lemon creme and citrus fruit, some vanilla and some light dusty earth. Rich in the mouth with nice acidity and a solid finish. A nicely made wine. — 18 days ago

Tom, David and 14 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2005

Color reminds me of old clay bricks, lots of dried cherry, some damp earth.
Our dear friend, Larry loved Gigondas so much!
Miss you friend!
Happy Thanksgiving, wine folks!
— 8 days ago

with Andrew


Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This Chilean Cab has an earthy, rustic nose full of dark berries, leather and sage. The palate shows the blackberry up front and leaves an herbal trail along the lengthy finish. The tannins are firm, but not raspy and the acidity is vibrant enough to promote plenty of lip-smacking. Fans of Napa Cabs may not be wowed by this one, but if you like the Cabs of Paso Robles, you may find a friend in this bottle. — 5 days ago

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Jean Vesselle

Oeil de Perdrix Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne

David T

Introduction Champange from our friend Christina.

Lighter & leaner style of Rosé from what we normally drink. Soft mousse & micro oxidation. Strawberries light orange citrus, cherries, blackberry reduction, watermelon right on the rind, edgy, grainy chalkiness, grey volcanics. spot of saline/sea spray, baguette crust, pink rose pedals & flowers. The acidity is soft & splendid. Excellent finish that is well balanced, has nice tension, smartly polished & persists nicely for minutes.
— 13 days ago

Christina ChampagneJames
with Christina and James
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