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Jacquesson & Fils

Cuvée N° 742 Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Celebrating the ticket to go back HOME
It's worth a 10 out of 10
— a day ago

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Bob McDonald

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You could probably become the Somm at Roscoli in Rome again or you may choose a different direction.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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I have been offered a job from them already😄😄
It is a possibility
Thanks mate👍
You take care here downunder
I guess we missed out on meeting for now, but you never know
Plus i will try to stay active on delectable 🙏
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All the best Cec. We had a great meal at Roscioli some years ago and if I ever go back to Rome I will go there. Who knows - you may be there. I will look forward to reading your posts on Delectable. All the best!

La Stoppa

Ageno Malvasia di Candia Blend 2017

A revelation. Had the 2012 at Have & Meyer a few years ago and thought the food and place colored my judgment. Enjoying this at home confirmed my bias this is one of the best orange wines from Italy. — 21 days ago

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Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2014

The 2014 vintage was the last harvest while Serge Hochar was still alive. He tragically drowned while on holiday, NYE in 2014. I have no logical reason to be wary of Musar’s future as the team involved in producing the wines have been in place for some time. However, Serge’s death was for me, the loss of an wine hero. This is my first experience with the 2014 and I can’t help but reflect on the unforgettable experiences I’ve had drinking wines that he produced.

Decanted for several hours prior to dinner, the wine appears a deep purple turning garnet after plenty of air with an opaque core. High intensity, medium+ viscosity, a touch of sediment. On the nose, this is a wild carnival for the senses with cherries, mulberries, rhubarb pie, Twin Bing, harissa, kofta, pipe tobacco, oud, teriyaki, and event canned peaches (though only after some time in the glass). On the palate, things are much more modest with a very compelling cherry compote and bright cranberry notes with some tobacco and baking spices. Very primary at this stage. Medium tannin with medium+ acid. The finish long…forever and a day with dried cherries and dates bringing me home. While still an infant, this is shaping up to be a lovely and long-lived vintage of Musar Rouge. Cheers, Serge. Your legacy lives on.
— 20 days ago

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Daniel M

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This is for this kind of note that everybody comes back here again and again, pour after pour. Thank you!

J.M Dreyer

Origin Auxerrois Maceration 2019

Funky on the nose; hits you with subtle notes of gorgonzola or blue cheese, and green tomatoes. Viscous texture, but does not coat your mouth. Flavors of plum, pear, and nectarine. Crisp and acidic on the finish. Awesome wine. — a month ago

Caillez-Lemaire

Cuvée Jadis Extra Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend 2008

Just another outstanding bottle! All the rest of these 2008's are safely in storage, this was our last in the home cellar. Future sampling 2028+.

Prior notes apply:
Nose has effervescent limestone water, crusty sourdough bread, excessively zested lemon and lemon creme pie.
Palate has saline lemon juice, lemon slice peel, an amazing level of acidity but equally balanced; what a finish!
— 15 days ago

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Thanks @Lyle Fass You, and this producer, have changed our lives. 🙏
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That’s the goal!!

Revana Family Vineyard

Terroir Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K
9.4

It’s been 1.5 years since I drank this last. I remember it was right at the beginning of working from home / COVID. At least time has been good to the wine! — 24 days ago

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Dancing Hares Vineyard

Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

[Tasted on September 6, 2021 at Home with Jay Yalowitz]

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Dark purple in the glass. Black currant, plum and blackberry compote, with dark chocolate, an herbal note and dusty tannins. Big, rich wine.
— 20 days ago

Tamber Bey

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Nice deep ruby color with a nose of dark berries, chocolate and a hint of tar. Nice flavors consistent with the nose. A smooth wine with good tannin structure and balance. Nice finish. Tannins are there to allow at least another 2-3 years of aging if not quite a bit more. Nice date at home with my bride of 20 years and a couple of months. — a day ago

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Allora Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2012

Shay A
9.3

One of the bottles we brought back from our annual Napa trip last month. We try to visit 1-2 small/off the radar wineries during our visit, and this was a recommended stop by one of the wineries we were visiting.

Off the beaten path outside of St Helena, behind Ehlers. Alycia Mondavi makes the wines for this very small family operation. All winemaking takes place at the family home on a beautiful secluded property. Luckily for me, they are known for their cab franc. They allowed some library purchases, and this was one of them. The main note that sticks out is raspberry fig. Aromatics are very floral, but lean more red fruit as opposed to purple. Elegant red fruit like raspberries wrapped in cocoa with fig and baking spices. This 2012 was in a really nice spot as it wasn’t overly tannic, yet the finish is still sporting a touch of alcohol (14.4). It borders on integrated, which to me means this is just now entering prime drinking. Floral + raspberry fig and plenty of spiced rhubarb give this cab franc a richness without sacrificing structure.
— 4 days ago

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Awesome note @Shay A - this was tried at the winery while there or did you purchase and bring home - thanks
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@Mike R : We tried the 2015 while there, and ended up buying some 2010, 2012 and 2014 to bring home. This was one of the 2012s we brought back and opened.

Myriad Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.4

After my annual Napa trip, and a few days home of drying out, I wanted a well aged Napa cab to bring me back in.

I gave this a 3hr double decant before trying. I snuck a small glass on opening and it was sporting an uber youthful bite and not much on the finish. After I gave it time, it really fleshed out and bulked up quite a bit. Poured alongside a 2012 Alpha Omega Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper, the Myriad was the group favorite, but it obviously depends on a style preference. The AO was more elegant and finesse driven whereas the Myriad was powerful. Had a classical DrCrane scorched earth flair on the nose but plenty of ripe red and black fruits alongside mocha, dark baking spices and sweet toasted oak (very much in the background). The palate was licorice, tar, and mixed dark berry pie with fine grained tannin on the finish. I’d say this is now in a prime window if you can give it time, but I’m hard pressed to say this gets better…I think it just gets different.
— 15 days ago

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