My Essential Wine Co.

Kweichow Moutai Co., LTD.

Kweichow Moutai Liqueur

Always a treat. Such an incredible and unusual distillate. Currently being served in the Air Canada LHR lounge, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. — 18 days ago

Vinhos Barbeito

The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series Boston Madeira Special Reserve Bual

9/2023. My dessert at Chive Blossom, Pawleys Island SC. Nice full flavor with good caramel. Not too sweet either. — 9 months ago

Eddie, Ted and 2 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Clean, crisp, nice acid/fruit ratio. Lemon, lime, kiwi notes with nice weight on the palate and length with a touch of stem bitterness that works well. Morgan’s SB’s are often among my favs... and this one holds its own. True bargain! — 3 years ago

Eric, Bryan and 7 others liked this

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Anniversary Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Nose has mashed blackberry, ripe black current, ripe black cherry, wet saddle leather, horse barn, dried mint, fried green herbs, chopped bacon, muddy garden soil, constantly developing...

Palate has mahogany shavings, black cherry 🍒, dried garden soil, day old bacon bacon 🥓, over-ripe black currant, warm dark chocolate, (minor) baking spice with a very long and intense finish. This wine has at least a decade in front of it tonight. Perfect, supple cork on extraction.

Still quite tannic, decanted 4h, needs much more time to reveal it's true self.

My retailer commented this was not a standard CA Cabernet, more Bordeaux-like, and he was fully on point. The stink on the nose really pointed us away from CA right away.

Paired to some expertly grilled, medium-rare Delmonico steaks from my favorite, local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), well salted (in advance). Finished with Maldon smoked sea salt, best which exists in the world, IMHO. Also roasted beets with goat feta from VT, where I can only image goats listen to Phish and eat Ben & Jerry's ice cream daily, because only a stress free life like that could yield cheese this good.

I'd like to know the blend on this, should anyone know, I can't believe it's 100% Cab based on the stinky nose, which we appreciate.
— 4 years ago

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Nice

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

By far my favorite varietal and maker. — 7 months ago

Nury Wood
with Nury

Clos du Val Wine Co.

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Really good but drink around now. Stewed fruits but still fresh. Not a Bordeaux style but a bit larger with elegant and a bit of power. Glad I could share this with my folks. Fruits are rhubarb now after about an hour. Leaning down a little but still good. Definitely open the bottle of you have it soon imo — 9 months ago

Cruse Wine Co.

Rancho Chimiles Vineyard Valdiguié 2019

I had higher hopes for this guy. Mostly because of my respect for Cruse. All things considered I preferred this years Valdiguie Nouveau.

This is mineral laden with salts and cinnamon and black cherries. Could use more harmony and symphony.
— 3 years ago

Arden, MaJ and 17 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine Zinfandel 2020

Dark, moderately rich, brambly blackberry fruit mostly, very fresh and lively on palate, avoids the jammy, overripe notes that mar some Zins, seems quite youthful and capable of further development, my first Zin from Morgan T-P, very impressed!! (Drank MANY of his father’s Zins, dating back to the 1976 Vogelsong, his first!!) — 8 months ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Severn, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Clos du Val Wine Co.

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Still a solid 91+ in my book.

91+ points
— 3 years ago

Shay, Jason and 7 others liked this

Enfield Wine Co.

Heron Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

I literally gave up on domestic Chardonnay...but I love the flavor profile—Tart, juicy Granny Smith and ripe sweet pear. No discernible oak, light crisp acid/ fruit balance and ABV under 13. What a food wine! Every time I pop an Enfield, I congratulate myself on my perspicuity and good sense. It’s not hard to drink well, just ignore the big names and hype. — 4 years ago

Ira, Shay and 13 others liked this