Joe Gambino

Gut Oggau

Maskerade Rosé

Watermelon color, super light red. Nose of rose water, salted watermelon, szechuan peppercorn. Drank with Joe and Christian on the patio in the DC house. — 3 days ago

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Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

A complete and luscious P-C, in a perfect place now. Leather, camphor and pencil nose ahead of bright cherry and blackberry fruit, nicely extracted with hints of meat and smoke. Wonderful, thanks @Joe — 2 months ago

Joe
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ESF

ESF

Always loved this estate, probably my fave and I agree this and nearby vintages are in a great drinking window

Montebruno

Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2013

Integrated VA. Joe was like “Do you like VA?” I responded “Sure, if it’s integrated..” (I dont like that in my own wines but it’s like going to dinner at someone’s house). Naturally i taste shortly thereafter. It’s good. A light bodied PN that is beautiful with a little ugly. I can’t like a perfect all the time but this has soul. — 2 years ago

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El Coto de Rioja

Reserva Coto de Imaz Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Color of blood. Nose of new car leather and tobacco. Notes of cherry pie, cedar, vanilla, and clove. Drank with Christian, Sarah, and Joe on our DC patio. — 3 days ago

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Heitz Cellar

Lot C-91 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Another 2nd day wine with 3 hour decant. Doesn’t have that typical fruit forward nose like the Sinegal. Distinctive & on par with old school Heitz. Hopefully new ownership keeps this style.
Store notes,

Lot C-91 is a new wine from Heitz, inspired by a very old one! In the fall of 1969, Joe Heitz played with creating a high-end blend of small lots from some of Heitz's top single-vineyard sites. He dubbed it "Lot C-91." Some 47 years later the current team at Heitz has once again taken select barrels of fruit from legendary sites such at Martha's (Oakville), Trailside (Rutherford) and Linda Falls (Howell Mountain), to create this Napa Valley "Super Cuvée." This wine beautifully showcases the incredible 2016 vintage in Napa, which I think will go down as one of the all-time greats.
— 5 months ago

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Eric

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Great stuff. I’m with you on hoping they keep the style.
Laura Purdy

Laura Purdy

I had the 2016 a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I was too impatient and only gave it an hour

Jean-Louis Chavy

Les Folatières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Ron R
9.5

When you’re in the smoke (London), white burgs are front and center. @David L, @Bill Bender, @Shay A, @Mike R, @Joe Lucca, @Carl Fischer, @Eric LaMasters, and @Shawn R would wet their pants over this. Killer expression of burg. Regal, pristine and focused. Extends and expands on the palate. Head-spinning presentation - Chelsea, London. — 2 years ago

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Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

A good ol’ pant wetter

Ashanta

Calypso Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

Color of garnet. Nose of fresh cut grass, fig, new paper, and nostalgia. Notes of fatty fennel salami, ripe plums, figs, and crisp sunshine. Drank with Joe and Christian on the DC patio. — 3 days ago

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Franz Hirtzberger

Singerriedel Smaragd Riesling 2011

Alinea
Joe severenio & paul hicks
4/17
— 2 years ago

La Kiuva

Arnad-Montjovet Nebbiolo 2014

Sppiaggia 4/16 joe severino — 2 years ago

Le Macchiole

Messorio Toscana Merlot 2012

Shay A
9.5

This is one of the best Italian wines I’ve had, and it’s coming on the heels of trying the ‘11 vintage of this a few months back. Lots of similarities. A more ripe/modern/New World style. Super ripe dark fruits, cocoa dusted dates, sweet pipe tobacco, and a powerfully tannic finish. Mid palate is dense and seductive with outrageous texture and flavor. This could be a monster in a few years. What a wine, @joe leatherwood ! — 3 years ago

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