Gábor Kiss

Tessier

Femme Fatale Christie Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Tessier has never let me down. It’s got that balance of fruit and earth that is *chef’s kiss — 10 days ago

Eric, Severn and 7 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Hühnerberg Feinherb Kabinett Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Ahhh. Been a while since i’ve tasted a Müllen THKF. 2015? Maybe? Nose is ethereal and heavenly. Huge spice and earth. Tons of intense wet dripping minerals. Lovely peach. Vulcanized rubber. Sea breeze. The spice on this is just beyond. Wow this is stunning. So sleek, so refined, that little bit of sugar is just incredible. A kiss of sugar. Perfect balance. Amazing peach clarity here. Extraordinary concentration and density but light as a feather. Brilliant. Hidden structure that suggests decades ahead. Now the nose has lime blossom. And citrus blossom. What a core! This is an incredible wine. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Michael and 10 others liked this

Rocca delle Macìe

Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Crunchy, funky red fruits, bergamot, dried herbs, dusty earth and a kiss of spices. Dry. Long, savory finish. Perfect with pasta all’arrabbiata. Massive value. — a month ago

Ely, Eric and 6 others liked this

Tuscan Kiss

Sangiovese Blend Rosé

The overall effect is a beautifully pale
blush Rosé, light and refreshing in taste with just
a hint of sweetness as a result of the Syrah
grape, typically used in red blends. Impressively
versatile and easily paired.
— a month ago

Suenen

Oiry Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2017

Subtle, beautiful champagne. Stony, chalky minerals with a kiss of salinity. — 19 days ago

Eddie liked this

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Mölsheim Riesling 2018

Nose is mineral. Some Riesling age.

Palate is green apple. Mineral. Very good.

As this opens savory. Complex. As it opens lime zest. Great density. Such fine minerality. Wow.

Intense dried lemon. Amazing.

As this opens white flowers on the nose. Holy shit gorgeous. Holy shit! Field of white flowers.

Lingering kiss of honey on the finish.

Approaching perfection. Balance. Elegance. Wow.
— 15 days ago

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Cuvée Fleuron Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Chardonnay Champagne 2014

Always find this cuvée Just a joy of a BdB from Gimmonet and the 2014 is no different. Incredibly fragrant, supple and rich fruit backed by an immediately vibrant acidity and mineral core. Creamy, postured, fun. Satsuma, ripe pear, a kiss of something yellow and plummy, crushed chalk, jasmine, citrus peel. 58 Cramant/Chouilly 42 Cuis/Vertus; 5g/l dosage; 12/2020 disgorgement — a month ago

Shay, Ira and 4 others liked this

McHenry Vineyard

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2019

Popped and poured; served with cedar plank salmon for Father’s Day. No formal notes but consistent with previous experiences. Bruised strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, mushroom, a kiss of baking spices and a touch of VA. Way more open for business than typical from McHenry at this stage, but the challenges of the vintage explain it all. Drink this vintage now. — 5 days ago

Tom, Brian and 6 others liked this

Ferren Wines

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2019 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a heady, effusive wine. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, mocha and a kiss of new French oak lend raciness to this gorgeous, extroverted Pinot Noir from Ferren. Soft and open-knit, with no hard edges, the 2019 is a terrific introduction to Matt Courtney's Ferren wines. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2022)
— 8 days ago

Sharon liked this

Vieux Château Certan

La Gravette de Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Popped and poured; no formal notes. The 2010 “La Gravette de Certan” pours a deep ruby, almost purple color with some fine sediment. Gorgeous aromas of ripe brambles, plums, purple flowers, cocoa, graphite minerals and baking spices. That palate is treated to a luxurious silken blanket of flavor with ample fruit that is deftly balanced by minerals, earth and a gentle kiss of spices. The structure, which is wonderfully integrated, props everything up. The finish is long and effortlessly charming. This is classic Pomerol. Even though this is the second wine of VCC, it’s treated like (and drinks like) it’s one of the great wines of the appellation. Everyone who shared this bottle tonight was completely smitten. Drinking so well now and should continue to do so for at least another 5-10 years…but no reason to wait. — a month ago

Ely, Andrew and 13 others liked this