Quails' Gate

Ridge Vineyards

40th Vintage Geyserville Zinfandel Blend

PnP from 2019. This is singing out of the gate. — 15 days ago

Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy

Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2015

Pop and pour and just singing out of the gate. On the nose: lovely gevrey funk, perfumed red fruit and loads of spice..so complex. On the palate: fantastic acidity, ethereal mouthfeel and weight, soft red fruit, very finely grained tannin on the lovely, slightly chalky (austere?) finish. Anyway, this was a benchmarking exercise...this has loads in the tank, and I will check back at some point...I only say that because I buried my other bottles just so they would be hard to find.... — a month ago

Peter, Bob and 22 others liked this

Angels Gate Winery

Beamsville Bench Gewürztraminer 2018

If your wife is like mine asking for a fruity wine, but you want something with some sort of masculinity in it; it being a smooth dry taste. This is it. — 2 months ago


Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne 2007

Delectable Wine

The 2007 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon is even better than the last time I tasted it. A total pleasure bomb, the 2007 drinks well right out of the gate. Soft curves push a core of sweet red berry fruit, rose petal and cinnamon into the foreground. Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off the 2007. Why wait? The 2007 is so alluring today. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2021)
— a month ago

Quails' Gate

Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2019

A cherry nose... On the palate, that cherry is restrained with cranberry... Classy one here... Something herbal. The acidity will pair this nicely with a fatty cut of meat. For us, it will be bratwurst. Nice. — 2 months ago

Anita Beishuizen
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Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot

Craipillot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir

The new Céleste Sommelier , Sho, enthusiastically recommended this wine after reviewing our menu with Turbot as main course. Wafting in Cherry straight from the bottle to glass, this wine is brilliant straight out of the gate. Nice long finish. I want it everyday. — a month ago

Jan, Mike and 1 other liked this

La Ca' Nova

Vigne Bric Mentina Montefico Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Decanted and enjoyed. This is great out of the gate. Smooth red fruits with a medium finish. TBL — 2 months ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this