Judge Palmer

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Way too early. I have a few 375mL bottles and was curious to learn how a wine like this might be even though it was well before it’s suggested drinking window. The bones and structure are evident and this should grow into a monster. It was still a very pleasant wine it was just holding back the whole time. Unfocused fruit and a bit too sweet but I think this score will be significantly higher for round 2. — 3 days ago

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Château Palmer

Mähler-Besse La Réserve du Général Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

A gift from friends.
Great stuff.
— a month ago

Jose Roberto Palazzoveronique paillardAdriana Pagliano
with Jose, veronique and 1 other
Adriana, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Palmer & Co

Vintage Champagne Blend 2011

Sunday evening champagne, delicate and delicious stuff — 3 months ago

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Napa Valley Chardonnay 2021

Very good for this style of wine but the Judge is where it’s at. But priced accordingly lol. — 7 months ago

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Palmer & Co

Brut Reserve Champagne Blend

Palmer turned my head in general at a recent tasting—if you can get your hands on the 1996 vintage my gosh…but for exceptional Champagne at (if not everyday) more frequently do-able prices lean in. Toasty white bread with these citrus notes that…can I be honest? It reminds me when as a teen vegetarian in St Louis I’d do late night runs to Steak and Shake where my friends got burgers but I’d order toast and butter with a lime freeze. Those toasty but piquant and refreshing notes. Expect like that on a platter with even more nuance. Obvi it doesnt taste like that precisely but its toast and citrus vibes don’t let go and cream and apple butter are backup singers. Do drink Palmer. — a month ago

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Château Palmer

Alter Ego Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Bought En Primeur, and kept until now to drink. Drinking well right now, but has legs to go for a few more years easily.
Blackcurrant and dark fruits nicely balanced with strong tannins very enjoyable
— 3 months ago

Olivia Faith
with Olivia


Judge Bell Amador County Zinfandel 2018

Another great Turley Zin — 4 months ago

Brian Broxson
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Christopher Tynan Wines

Judge Family Vineyard Bennett Valley Syrah 2016

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Consistent notes throughout although this bottle showed slightly reductive on Day 1. The 2016 Christopher Tynan Syrah, "Judge Family Vineyard" pours a deep ruby bordering purple color with a near opaque core. Medium+ viscosity with staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is very expressive. A mix of black, red and blue fruits with lavender, bacon fat, black pepper, burnt pie crust, fine baking spices, black olives and stony minerals. On that palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and savory. Alcohol is medium, bordering medium+. Drink now if you will allow yourself some time to enjoy the ride and should drink well through 2036, with ease.

Every time I drink one of these Tynan Syrahs, I'm consistently struck by their beauty...and it's not like I don't know what to expect. This time, I tried something a little different and poured it alongside a 2018 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Saint-Joseph and served them both double-blind to a few of my friend. Everyone was fairly certain that both were from the Northern Rhône and when asked which they preferred, it was unanimously a slight nod to the Tynan. I agree. While both were outstanding examples of Syrah, the Tynan has better balance and is ever so lovely! That may have something to do with the Chave being a couple years younger. Anyway, both were great and I was very pleased to have enjoyed them both together...and helped me appreciate the work that Christopher Tynan is doing every year with the Judge Family Vineyard. Oh...and both wines were a knock-out with grilled lamb chops. Duh.
— a month ago

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Shiraz Viognier 2013

Pepper and spice and all things nice as the saying goes as well as a violet note. Very youthful at 10 years of age. The following night a blackcurrant peppery note. Good persistence and length on the medium bodied palate. Tom Carson, the owner and winemaker of Serrat (a Catalonian word meaning close planting - in this case 8800 vines per hectare - one bottle of wine per vine). Tom is also the chief winemaker at Yabby Lake and an in demand Show Judge with a very good palate - Serrat is his private venture with French wife, Nadege. They also import a small excellent range of Burgundy. — 3 months ago

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Palmer Vineyards

North Folk of Long Island Albariño

Really liked the 2022 vintage. Crisp and not too sweet — 7 months ago