Judge Palmer

Palmer & Co

Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

My father (a man of very humble beginnings) suggested to me that if you need to ask how much it costs you probably can’t afford it. Thank heavens I can. Absolutely terrific commune effort. — 19 days ago

Daniel, Ron and 2 others liked this

Mas de Boislauzon

Tintot Special Cuvée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

We pulled this from our cellar and brought it to V. Mertz for dinner. We enjoyed a couple of other wines as aperitifs and then ultimately did what anyone given the opportunity should do: pair it with lamb chops. We poured it into a decanter while we enjoyed the conversation and opening courses. Given the setting, there were no formal notes however, I can confidently report that the 2015 “Tintot” absolutely slaps. From the first sip to the last, it was all balance, power and class. It was also a spectacular showcase for Mourvèdre. It was hard to fully judge color because the lighting was so low but it appeared to be nearly opaque. A touch feral with a slightly gamey element to it but there’s a great big ol’ basket of black and blue fruits with red and purple flowers, garrigue, some black pepper and cedar chest. Structure is still quite firm but totally enjoyable. While this is an unusual assemblage for the region, it still comes across as a wine from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This was my first “Tintot” and it has left quite the impression. Drink now with an hour decant or over the next 7-10 years. P.S. it probably goes without saying, but the pairing with lamb chops was sublime. — 4 hours ago

Severn, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Anaïs Fanti

Costa Rawa Gewürztraminer Orange 2020

Grippy, tea-like orange, kinda like a flat Arnold Palmer or something. “Forty year old vines planted over sandy, alluvial soils in Ammerschwihr. The fruit was fermented as whole bunches for a fortnight before being pressed off to vats for a short élevage.” — a month ago

Ira, Jiga and 1 other liked this

Château Palmer

Echantillon Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Rich and lush, still plenty of life in it but a real gentle giant of a wine. On the adolescent side age wise, a pleasure of a drink — 11 days ago

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Whitehall Lane

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019 vintage. Robert Palmer nailed it. Simply irresistible. — 15 days ago

Ted, Shay and 8 others liked this

Palmer & Co

Champagne Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

From magnum. Perfect drinking, great champagne — 2 months ago

Charles, Peter and 1 other liked this

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Remarkably young in the glass, with a bright bouquet. Dark fruit, graphite, and plenty of tannins after an hour decant that evolve in the glass. Time to drink now or in many years to come. — a month ago

Eddie liked this

Palmer & Co

Brut Champagne Blend 2017

Great stuff from Palmer. — a month ago

Peter and Ron liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Another strong showing from Bedrock benefitting from the vintage’s low crop yields and drawing from the Ubaldi, Judge and Bedrock estate vineyards. Pale gold, huge aromatics that are grassy, lemony and maybe a bit of melon; big mouthfeel with a nice jolt of acidity, a hint of oak, and some nice citrus and saline flavors. — a month ago