Once & Future Wines

Once & Future Wines

Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2018

This was our “back-up” bottle just in case the 1981 Clos du Val Zinfandel was DOA. In the end, the vitality of the ’81 rendered a back-up unnecessary however, we were resolved to open this nevertheless. The Old Hill Ranch is a historic vineyard endowed with a natural beauty that has few peers. Carefully farmed as a field blend with 30 other varieties, the vineyard is thought to be home to the oldest vines grafted to St. George rootstock (some of them are over 130 years old!!). The wine pours a bright ruby with no signs of sediment. On the nose, dark sour cherry, meat fat, brambles, and pie spice. On the palate, a mix of tart dark and red fruits, minerals, and a soft touch of baking spice. The finish is dry and long. Remarkable structure. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid. This is a wine with tremendous vigor and it’s just getting started. While this is drinking very well already, I suspect these will have a very long life and should drink very well into the 2030’s and possibly, beyond. — 18 days ago

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Matthias Hild

Brut Flaschengärung Sekt Elbling

What I want every night of the heat week. Elbling; the future — 2 days ago

Ben, Lyle and 3 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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I haven't had that particular bottle, but other Hild sekt's, and they are great 👍
Erik Longabardi

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@Severn Goodwin If there was one bubbly I could open daily this would be it!

André-Michel Brégeon

Gorges Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne 2013

Same notes as last bottle. Needs air but such a pretty wine once it opens up. — 2 days ago

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Future Perfect Wine

Breakfast Wine! Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Delicious! Guava, lime, circus peanuts(this is a good thing 😁), passion fruit, minerality, floral notes and great acid. Breakfast wine indeed! — 24 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Wow 😳- the label is electric ⚡️
Mark Eastom

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Sunshine’s label 😊 great wine :)
Douglas Braun

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Very cool - love it

Château Soleil

Château Croix du Rival Le Rival Lussac-Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Vintage 2008 | 80 m 10 cs 10 cf pencilshaving, good concentration, cassis, still future — 10 days ago

Andrew, Doctor and 11 others liked this

Château La Tour Carnet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 59 Merlot 37 cab Sauvignon 3 petit Verdot 1 cab franc Rich, still future, swallow reflex — 10 days ago

Andrew, Doctor and 11 others liked this

La Chapelle de Potensac

Delon Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Vintage 2015 elegance, much future, laurel, cedar, good concentration — 10 days ago

Peter, Andrew and 14 others liked this

Domaine Comte Abbatucci

Monte Bianco Sciacarello 2018

Jeremy Shanker

100% Sciaccarello. Hopefully more of this in the future. — 9 days ago

Ira, Douglas and 11 others liked this

Domaine Ramonet

Les Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Beautiful Ramonet showing lemon, citrus, white peach, racy & intense on the palate with notes of mineral & floral tones. Still young with a great future! — 2 days ago

Ira, Aravind and 5 others liked this

Ulysse Collin

Les Roises Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

This is the 60 months on lees, vs the 48 month on lees & I believe a 36 month version exists. This is a 2014 base , March 2020 disgorgement. An explosive & complex nose that is the clue that you will be drinking something very special. Acid that electrifies the mouth. Concentrated flavors of lemon, chalk and pear. A rare combination of richness and weightlessness. An infant with a wonderful future. — 5 days ago

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Shay A

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@Ira Schwartz : It almost drinks more like a red burgundy than it does a rosé champagne. Extremely vinous.
Ira Schwartz

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@Shay A Not surprised given the profile of the 60 month .
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Whoa…need to keep an eye out for this designation. Others I’ve had from producer have been good too.