This was such a nice, well balanced Cab. I loved it. — a month ago
Late night Friday night dinner @Cornerstone. Too many people drinking on Peel Street, the loud honking of cabs trying to make their way down Hollywood, and we were tucked away having another wonderful meal thanks to Shane Osborn’s kitchen (thanks, Nick!). The wagyu. The salmon (how is salmon SO GOOD in this town?). Oh and octopus and carpaccio as well. This is their house red. So easy to drink. At the right temperature. It was a great way to close out a hectic week. — 25 days ago
DB asbury kitchen — 9 days ago
Really good. Drank at Michael’s genuine kitchen in Miami $48 a bottle — 9 days ago
Actually a cleanskin of the Lindemans bin 5687 Traminer Riesling and I am not sure if the Riesling was instead a semillon at that stage.
The wine was absolutely past its peak, but had some freshness and a long after taste.
Bought on auction from James Halliday' cellar collection.
1979 was a great vintage in Hunter Valley
Surely happy I tried, but not the greatest.
After 4 hrs I go back on the remaining half btl of the wine which was left unattended on the kitchen bench with a random cork inserted since its own obviously crumbed at the opening.
Well, don't ask me, but the wine has opened up aromas earlier hidden of white chocolate, macadamia, hay, ginger, apricot jam, a bountiful of flowers, lemon grass, English breakfast tea and so much more. Not so sweet at all and very enjoyable now. Definitely something I might not be able to experience again perhaps.
🙏 — 11 days ago
Got it from Aria in Hell’s Kitchen — 11 days ago
Ruby red color with red pepper and rose on the nose. Rose, on the nose... is as delightful as it sounds. Savoury, medium bodied with a well balanced lip-puckering-give-me-more acidity. A bright, easy going, stable wine to throw on the table at anytime. Your friends will love it. Sounds like the perfect boyfriend. Happy to have a little splash of Hungary in my little Copenhagen kitchen. Köszönöm to Vin de Table 🇭🇺 — 5 days ago
Like many I opened a bottle of ochota last week to toast the life of Taras Ochota who passed on Monday. I have long loved the Ochota wines and have felt lucky to have them in the Charleston market, but this “A Forest” Pinot was a gift from afar and one I have held onto for a year knowing the right time would come to open it. Well, last week seemed perfect time to celebrate a person who was a leader in making natural wines that were vibrant, beautiful, and sound. Any article about Taras and his wife Amber brimmed with their positive energy, and I loved this quote from him that appeared in a Imbibe tribute:
‘We could make more,’ he said to a room full of journalists, sitting round his enormous kitchen table last year. ‘But then I’d have to work harder, and then I wouldn’t be drinking wine with you guys.
‘I just want to make wine and have a nice life.’
Here’s to a life well lived! ❤️
— 2 days ago