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Cà dei Frati

I Frati Lugana Turbiana 2020

I believe this is trebbiano. Nice mid-palate surprise. Better than it looks. — 23 days ago

Austin, Lyle and 5 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Trebbiano di Lugana (Turbiana)?
Austin Hohnke

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It is my understanding through reps and Googling that DNA testing showed Turbiana is in fact Verdicchio. The Wine Bible doesn’t specify “Trebbiano di Lugana” though.
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But I also could just be wrong. Perhaps this is even the more likely scenario.

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Cos d’Estournel tasting. Very interesting trying these at the same time. The 2000 and the 1990 were what I was expecting and great but the 2005-2009 were clearly more refined. 2005 was second best for me. — 12 days ago

Shay, vinokeeno and 10 others liked this

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

From a 375 I bought a few years back and still holding its own. Dark fruit, tobacco, leather, herbs, coco powder, form tannins coating mouthfeel — 8 days ago

Eddie liked this

Raventos i Blanc

de Nit Rosé Cava Blend

Solid. At Corrida in Boulder. — 18 days ago

Severn, Ted and 4 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2008

I rated it higher than I thought. Maybe because of the great meal and converation — 22 days ago

Jae, Josh and 5 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Cathy Corison

Green olives, chocolate, licorice. Intense. Not at all fruity. Tar. Hard. Low acid. I don’t get the hype. Thick. Bitter — 19 days ago

Paul, Austin and 16 others liked this
Ken Z

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Maybe just in a closed down phase? Perhaps a bit more time. I remember. This being good upon release around 2018, but haven't had it since.

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

One of my all time favorites. Wish I had the time for a 4 hour decant per norm — 24 days ago

Jeroen, Shay and 26 others liked this

Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2015


Cool, mineral, fleshy wine with notes of blackberries, hibiscus, hint of herbs and rose petals. Nice concentration and acidity with dusty tannins. Medium+ finish. — 15 days ago

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2018

Popped and poured. The 2018 Produttori del Barbaresco classico pours a garnet color with a transparent core; slightly orange around the rim. Medium+ viscosity with very light staining of a tears; no signs of sediment. On the nose, a mix of deep black and red fruits and wow…loads of tar. It’s bone dry, high tannin and medium+ acid. High alcohol. This is a tar bomb right now and the structure is absolutely monumental. The first time I drank the 2018 Nebbiolos from Piemonte, I thought they reminded me a lot of the 2010 vintage when it was young. And when I think about Produttori specifically, this bottle really reminds me of the way the 2010 drank around 5 years after vintage. Only time will tell if these follow a similar trajectory…but I suspect, yes. Drink now but expect a pile of tannin for at least the next 5-10 years and they should drink well for at least 20. — 16 days ago

Romain, LM and 15 others liked this

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Lower level bottle but still alive and kicking . So elegant and refined with dried red flowers , mulberry , graphite , liquid minerals , burnt sugar blood orange . The palate is elegant yet powerful with tons of dry extract and a little tannins still. I imagine a perfect bottle would be truly incredible but this bottle was pretty darn good . — 10 days ago

Ira, Aravind and 5 others liked this