Row Thirteen

Sokol Blosser

Twelve Row Block Estate Pinot Noir 2018

Don’t sleep on Willamette valley pinots from Sokol Blosser! Absolutely delicious. Elegant and complex. Very impressive. — 23 days ago

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Müller-Catoir

Haardt Riesling 2019

Nice german riesling. Drinking on the first day we are finally breaking the string of nine consecutive 100 degree days in the row. High acidity, fruity, tangy edge. Okay. Nothing to get too excited about it. — 22 days ago

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Joule Rosé of Mourvèdre 2019

Mike R
9.3

Two years in a row that this ride is the best ruse still wine I have had - I think the 19 might be slightly better too — 3 months ago

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Hey Mike- ready now or hold a bit???

Saracina

Skid Row Vineyard Malbec 2018

Really great taste, mild yet flavorful. — 5 months ago

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Charles Ellner

Seduction Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Prior notes still apply, delicious bottle.

Nose has toasted brioche, grilled lemon, warm lemon creme, lemon zest, oxidized pear slice and fresh, rising bread dough. Palate has lemon pound cake, cold toast, limestone chips, dried lemon slice and (light) candied orange.
Great mid-palate, a restrained richness is all elegance, acid balance is perfect and not pulling you one way or another. At 15 years past vintage, a great example of finesse in Champagne.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!
— 5 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Para Maria de los Tecolotes Ballard Canyon Syrah 2019

Punctuating a row of B Day wines, up in Columbia county. No notes but juicy-black fruits, juicy mid palate. 80% Syrah, 20% petit Verdot. Balanced- not open knit like my only Cali Syrah reference point, Tensley. — 2 months ago

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Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend 2018

A blend of younger vines, declassified Clos Erasmus and the remaining Cabernet Sauvignon. In all, 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Indigenous yeasts and matured in a combination of oak vats, concrete, used barriques and amphorae for 16 months. I’ve been somewhat leery of Priorat over the last ten or so years, largely because the wines were overblown for so many years but after getting offered this wine three years in a row, I finally took the advice of my retailer and picked up a couple of bottles. I should have picked up at least a six pack. Poured into a decanter a couple of hours prior to service. Visually, it’s quite a brilliant wine to behold. The deepest of ruby but it’s the way the light reflects off this wine that transfixes the beholder. The nose is drop dead gorgeous, redolent of red cherry fruit with the brightest, freshest of bramble fruit, underbrush, Herbs de Provence, dusty gravel road. The palate displays more cherry and bramble fruit with some Near East spices. Well endowed with structure and a texture to die for. So much verve! This is unbelievably fresh for 15%. This is a wine (and perhaps a region) that I need to pay more attention to. Paired very well with Osso Bucco and saffron risotto. Outstanding now with some air. — 4 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Inspiring. For the same reason I do not cellar Priorat. I must defy condescending glances from winefriends 🤭🤔

Domaine Henri Boillot

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

Nose has fresh lemon slice, cut green & yellow apples, Italian bread, vanilla cremé and wet slate.

Palate has fresh pineapple, cold yellow apple, white flowers, sandstone and mild vanilla notes. Great acidity (as expected in the most youthful of stages, current vintage) with some drying, chalky aspects.

Decanted 90m. Another great Boillot Bourgogne Blanc to stock the cellar with for enjoyment 2023-29.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!
— 5 days ago

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You do this every year with the orchestra don’t you?
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@Sharon B Yes, but we got shut down last summer because of the pandemic. So I had more time for grilling, it worked out.

Cardedu

Caladu Cannonau di Sardegna 2016

Big black fruit good two days in a row. Grilled food matches best and matches the barnyard that always tempts my palate — 2 months ago

Checkerboard Vineyards

Kings Row Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

My last of these- they just kept getting better — 4 months ago

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