J. Rogét

J. Navarre

Pineau des Charentes Rosé

Not a Rose’ Retailer notes, Blend of 35-50 year old cognac One of the best Cognacs ever to hit K&L, the Navarre Veille Reserve is the pride and joy of importer and K&L friend Nicolas Palazzi, the man behind the K&L Faultline Cognac and Guillon Painturaud expressions. Nicolas has told me time and time again that of all the brandies in his stellar lineup of grower-producer spirits, the Navarre fills him with the most pride. That's probably because it tastes so damn good. Jacky Navarre is one of the last purists among the artisan cognac distillers. The fourth generation of cognac makers in his family, located in Gondeville since 1811, he takes care of his small Grande Champagne estate with a very basic rule, "Let nature do most of the work." With the exception of an ultra-rare, impossible-to-get aged release, Navarre only makes one Cognac expression - the Vieille Reserve. It's made with 100% Ugni Blanc, and Jacky distills the brandy on the lees. The brandy sees no sugar, caramel or boise, and no water is added at the end. The natural 45% cask strength is achieved through evaporation! There are few other Cognac producers who take such care with their product and the attention to detail shows through in the flavor. The flavors of the grape are not overpowered by caramel or nougat, but are allowed to shine alongside supple vanilla. The finish is incredibly rich and wonderful, loaded with barrel spice and toasted nuts, but delicate and almost haunting in its litheness. Amazing in every way.
— 19 days ago

Keith, Casey and 19 others liked this

J. Lohr

Seven Oaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Strawberry blueberry jam nose, strawberry cooler, welches Concord grape juice, dry finish. Lots of sugary sweetness. Delicious wine. A little too drinkable. — 6 hours ago

Lail Vineyards

J. Daniel Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

waves of blackberry, cassis, boysenberry, violets, cigar box, charcoal & licorice on the nose ~ addition of plum & mocha on the palate ~ a rich & voluptuous pure Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in Calistoga, Oakville & Stags Leap District — 18 days ago

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Weingut Josef Walter

Hundsrück Trocken Spätburgunder ,,J" 2015

Relativ pale with a brown tinge. Cedar box on the nose. This is quite earthy and smokey. I am not sure if the wine will jive with a lot of people. Orange zest. Backing spices which become more prominent over night. I am not fully convinced a good wine but 2015 was a ripe vintage and it is a touch prune plumy . I would not mistake this for a Burg it reminds me more of a good Pinot from the Santa Rita Hills with a little bit less fruit and a high acidity. Compared to an 2008 JW I had a while back not convincing. — 20 days ago

Severn, Josh and 3 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2011

Eric S

Got better with air and on the warmer side. — 12 days ago

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Was going to open one of these tonight, actually. It getting better with air means I’ll likely hold on for a bit...
Eric S

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Was way too cold when opened too. That could have been it.
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I’ll open one tonight and check in!

J-M Seleque

Le Quintette Extra Brut Champagne 5 Terroirs Chardonnay

Deg. Oct 2018. 2015 based (80%), 20% solera. Five terroirs: Vertus, Epernay, Pierry, Dizy, Mardeuil — 15 hours ago

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J. Hofstätter

Blauburgunder Pinot Nero Meczan 2018

Delectable Wine

This Alto Adige Pinot Noir packs a lot of varietal character. Peppery herbs, savory spice, notes of bright cherry and strawberry waft up from the glass. Cool-toned, pure and precise, it balances ripe fruit with a hint of fine tannin, while promising several years of positive evolution. $21.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, August 2020) — 25 days ago

Lyle, A and 20 others liked this

J. V. Fleury

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Study time 🤓 🍇!! Exploration of Syrah / Shiraz — from Barossa Valley, Australia to Northern Rhône, France to Central Coast, California — with @win_tries_wine and @deked1 on a Saturday afternoon.
JV Fleury, Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, France. Vintage 2017, ABV 13%. Black currant, black cherry, pomegranate, dark chocolate, clove, leather, game, tar, wet hay, powerful barnyard and Brett notes. Medium + intensity, medium tannins, acidity, and finish. Rustic and savory.
#jvfleury #crozeshermitage
— 6 days ago

with Deked1
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Ehlers Estate

J. Leducq Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchased at winery tasting. Could not hold out longer. Very nice, notice the cab franc right away. — 6 days ago

J. A. Balistreri Vineyards

Colorado Petite Sirah 2018

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, cooked strawberries, oak, light vanilla, licorice, spices, earth, light vegetables, turmeric, black pepper and a touch of honeysuckle.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cherries, sweet strawberries, raspberries, lemon peal, black currants, oak, earth, honeysuckle, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very unique Petite Sirah from Colorado. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Rich, dense, opulent and tangy. Concentrated, but fresh.

This Single Vineyard Petite Sirah does not resemble a California Petite Sirah.

Still young and needs five years in the bottle to mature properly, but already very yummy. I really enjoyed the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while.

Good right out of the bottle. Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Grapes are fermented on their own yeast. Aged in American oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 18 days ago

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