J. B. Becker

J. B. Becker

Wallufer Walkenberg Auslese trocken Riesling 2011

Liquid gold in the glass. Amazing depth of flavour and complexity. Ripe fruits and earthy notes in the background. Would instantly drink again! — a month ago

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Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

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10

1991 Dominus. Dinner with J&L B and D&M H, while staying with D&M in Santa Ynez. Opened and decanted right before serving. Loved it. Drinking beautifully. Still had some fruit in it but well balanced and some good earthy qualities. JB and I preferred this to the ‘94 Screaming Eagle we drank afterwards. — 3 years ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

B
10

1968 Lopez de Heredia. HB w J&L B and J&J Koz. Wet cork broke apart, so we filtered and decanted. Still had fruit in it, though it was a bit thin in the finish. Went completely flat after abt an hour. — 3 years ago

Mike liked this

Thumbprint Cellars

J & B Schmidt Vineyard Petit Verdot 2011

First-rate, just like everything from Thumbprint Cellars. — 13 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Hermitage Syrah 1990

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10

1990 Jaboulet Aine La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah. Post Thanksgiving dinner w J&L B and Ash/Sush at Tosc. We thought the bottle might have been off. No savory notes, very uni-dimensional, abrupt finish. — 3 years ago

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 1998

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10

1998 Sassicaia. Dinner w J&L Sh and J&L B at Cr. Had been standing this up for a few weeks. Decanted when we sat for dinner and drank abt an hour later. Great- nice fruit and richness to it. — 3 years ago

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Rosé 1990

B
10

1990 Dom Perignon Rose Champagne. Virtual date w B&KK, J&LB, and R&GB. It’s prob getting to the end of its life. Not a ton of bubbles but still delicious. — 2 years ago

Eric and Mike liked this

Screaming Eagle

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

B
10

1994 Screaming Eagle. Dinner w J&L B and D&M H while staying with D&M in Santa Ynez. Opened and waited about an hour. Decanted right before serving. Tons of jammy dark fruit. Opened more in the glass. JB mentioned full palate and balance. Great finish. Preferred this to ‘91 Dominus once this opened up. — 3 years ago

Bodegas Mauro

VS Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Tempranillo Blend 2007

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10

2007 Mauro. HB w J&L B, J&J Koz. Drank last, after the ‘95 Artadi and ‘68 Lopez de Heredia. Great! Most lush and fruit-forward of the bunch. Loved it. — 3 years ago