$24 from Domestique. Really good and fab value — a day ago
Gentle on the nose. Lots of spice and smokiness and finishes smooth. — 12 days ago
When things are great, they’re worth redoing!
The Wagyu Ribcap & Rib Cover steaks comparison from Allen Brothers. The sell only the top 1% of beef.
The Barton is 100% steak wine.
Classic Caret even in a marginal vintage...Anthony to the rescue.
The body is medium to full & sails on the palate. Ripe & ruby; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum, uncooked rhubarb with hue of raspberries. Cedar, sandstone/limestone, tobacco, leather, graphite, dry river stones, dark, rich, earth, licorice, dark cola, dark spice with heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, moist clay, melted caramel & mocha, dark chocolate bar, black pepper with bright, candied, fresh, dark, red, purple & blue florals. the acidity is a gentle, cool to warm rain shower. The finish is, all St. Julien elegance, well intergraded, balanced, landing on earth & spice that is persistent for days. — 5 days ago
Dry, gentle on the tongue, length. Makes a nice sipping wine. — 3 days ago
One of my favorite whites. Clean, crisp, not overly tart. Nice gentle fruit flavors. Good to pair with fish or soft cheese. — 4 days ago
This wine is medium dark in the glass and gives up the telltale Pinot Noir aromas of black tea and cola. There are also blackberry notes in the nose. The palate comes on strong, with dark fruit, cola and a nice acidity. The tannins are on the gentle side of firm. It is a bit riper and brawnier than I like Pinot to be, but that’s how it is so often in California wine. — 15 days ago
Election results week “comfort” champagne # 2: We’ve been opening a bottle of bubbles every night this week for comfort (and hoping they will become celebratory).
This has a gentle and expressive nose of Meyer lemon, apple, yellow plum and minerals. Long, tart, and medium-weight on the palate with a satisfying finish. Way overdelivers for the price. — 20 days ago
Roasted pears and dried apples, gentle warm spice finish, low acid, soft. Easy.
Perfect holiday wine. Buy plenty to share. — 6 days ago
This is really outstanding.
Somehow, this wine shows a lot of Syrah/Mourvedre character. Black cherries, warm blackberry pie, grilled meat, cocoa nibs, Asian spice, damp earth, warm chestnuts... wonderful!
On the palate this has tremendous balance, soft tannines, gentle acidity, no overbearing Grenache-sweetness. Such a terrific mouthfeel. Clean, savoury, not rustic at all.
Superb, and exactly how I like my grenache dominant Red Rhone-blends, which are a bit of a hit and miss in my book...
Completely agree with Jeb’s/TWA score.
Insane QPR, as well.
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21 year in bottle cork. $45 on the secondary market.
Amazing purple, red & blue perfume florals on the nose upon cork pull. Ripe, creamy; blackberries, dark cherries, mulberries, black raspberries, black plums, raspberries, dry cranberries & plums. Mid dark spice, black pepper, clove, cinnamon, vanillin, purple fruit cola, light sweet tarriness, dry crushed rock powder, limestone minerals & steep fruit teas.
The palate & wine are still very solid but, better served 4-5 years ago when it was still peaking. Round, soft, powdery tannins. Ripe, creamy; blackberries, dark cherries, mulberries, black raspberries, black plums, raspberries, dry cranberries & plums. Mid dark spice, black pepper, clove, cinnamon stick, vanillin, saddle-wood, purple fruit cola, light sweet tarriness, forest floor with dry leaves, dry crushed rock powder, limestone minerals, used charcoal, moist clay & steep fruit teas. Amazing ruby & slightly candied purple, red & blue perfume florals. The acidy is a gentle rain shower. The finish is; lush, ruby, elegant, well balanced fruit & earth that slides juicy fruits to earth & spice & persists nicely for minutes. Wine flows beautiful elegance wire to wire.
Treat to drink Joseph Phelps wine at this age.
Excellent back in the day 13.5% ABV that I appreciate & miss!!!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve. 🍁🦃🍽 🎃 — 6 hours ago