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Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

Belatedly celebrating @Deked1’s special day with his favorite bottle of bubbles! 🥂🥂

This wine was disgorged in 2017 after aging on the lees in Ruinart’s chalk cellars for a decade. It’s spent the last 5 years in the bottle.

With a pale gold hue, this wine is showing some delicious signs of age, but also remains incredibly vibrant.

It offers a fine mousse with rich notes of lemon curd, flint, hazelnut, marzipan, toast, and brioche. Yas!! 👏🏻 It’s so darn good. We don’t want this bottle to end.

HBD
@Deked1 🎉🎉🥂🥂
— 4 days ago

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Vanessa

Vanessa

@Ron R Dannnnng. We love this wine, too!! It’s a favorite 🤩 Happy 4th to you, as well! 🎉🎉🥂🥂
Ron R

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I’m English by birth, so July 4th is not a good look for us. I’ll be keeping a very low profile on that day 🥲
Vanessa

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@Ron R Your secret is safe with me 😅

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1729 Brut Champagne Blend

Loved it! Not sweet not sour not bitter — 4 months ago

Dow's

Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T
9.3

Allen Brothers Lava Cakes/Soufflé & 1977 Port. Pinch me!

Whenever I have wine this old, I always ask the people I share it with, what were you doing in 1977?

The beautiful thing about really old Port is how it softens all the edges & the elevated ABV. Smooth as silk.

This was a 375ml and farther along than a 750ml. The color was more Tawny than Port at this point. Wine on the leaner side. The fruits were; Thompson raisins, dates, figs, prunes, and some dried blackberries. Caramel, molasses, melted brown sugar, Cognac & Brandy presence, subtle wood shaving, nuts, butterscotch, graham cracker, dark withering flowers with beautiful acidity. The long finish was; rich, polished, well balanced, smooth and persistent for minerals.

If we had gone out for this dinner, it would have been $2500 plus tip & it wouldn’t have been this good which, is why we choose to cook rather than go out.

Cheese Course $25 pp
Salad $18 pp
Allen Brothers 6oz Ribcap $85 pp
Carrots $9 pp
Crispy Potato Wedges $12 pp
Soufflé $20 pp
Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs N/V Champagne $150
Glass of 2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc $25 pp
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Rose $75
1967 Bertani Valpolicella Amarone $625
2003 Chateau Lascombes $325
1977 Dow Port 375ml $275
Glass of Ruinart N/V Rose $35 pp
$2591 plus tax and gratuity
7 Hour Dinner

Nor would the music & ambiance been as good.

Interesting exercise penciling it all out.

Photos of; the boats used to transport Port from Douro to Oporto called a “Barcas”, grape stomping in a Lagare and our Allen Brothers Lava Cake/Soufflé.
— 2 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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You had a nice evening. Beautiful described 👍
Severn Goodwin

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I chose not to do the math on many evenings...
In '77 I was soiling cloth diapers.

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Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2009

Chard in stainless. Clean, focused, bright, with a bit of nuttiness. — 21 days ago

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Nice 13 year old 👍
Mark Eastom

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Was really good.

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Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé Blend

Dependable and awesome ! — 2 months ago

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Dom Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Di Ana
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Merry Christmas 2021 — 6 months ago

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1729 Rosé Brut Champagne Blend

Celebrations are in order — a month ago

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Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Congrats to all you mothers out there. Cheers! — 2 months ago

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Brut Champagne Blend

Great nose with hints of fennel. Fresh and well balanced. — 4 months ago

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Familia Zuccardi

Concreto Mendoza Malbec 2017

... and then there was dinner. Grilled balsamic / soy marinated skirt steak, roasted and herbed baby bell peppers, and grilled ciabatta, paired with Zuccardi’s, Concreto, Malbec from Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. Delish!!!! Vintage 2017. ABV 14%.
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To start, as noted, the Ruinart! Paired with ribboned cantaloupe, sugar snap pea, ricotta, and tarragon salad. 💕
— 2 years ago

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