Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T

Another go to n/v Rosé Champange because of quality & availability in 375’s. Although, most people think their recent price increases are unwarranted. In large part, I agree. They just haven’t passed my threshold.

Lots of strawberries, black cherries, blood orange, uncooked rhubarb, blackberries, peach, Rainer cherries, loads of white spice w/ heat, sea fossils, dry yeast, some bread dough, weighed, crispy, crunchy minerals, excellent, powdery chalkiness, red flowers & both pink & red rose, lively, crisp acidity, great length and balance with polished, ripe fruits and falling onto pronounced minerality on the long set.

The bottom photos tell you all you need to know as to why the region of Champange is so excellent. Not many places in the world have that kind of chalk & for me, that’s what makes them special.
— 11 days ago

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Dom Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Saturday fun w the Pujol’s. — 2 months ago

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%.
To start, as noted, the Ruinart! Paired with ribboned cantaloupe, sugar snap pea, ricotta, and tarragon salad. 💕
— 8 months ago

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Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

From magnum. Very bright, slight toast, citrus, apple/pear and great acid. First night in Paris. — 5 days ago

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Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Always a favorite. Such a refreshing Champagne — a month ago

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1729 Rosé Brut Champagne Blend

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ — 4 months ago

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Happy Valentine's Day! Lovely strawberries.


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

My second favorite after Ruinart. Lovely fine bubbles exuding citrus, orange marmalade, and just baked brioche. Delicious for brunch and Sunday football. — 9 months ago

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Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé Blend

Fly fishing in Colorado with dear friends! — 11 days ago


Millésimé Brut Champagne Blend 2010

Ron R

This is in a great spot right now. Nice roasted nut presentation on the nose and palate. Bold bubbles give way to baked bread and a hint of honey. Our fave producer. — a month ago

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Ditto - sounds magnifique!
Stef Van Der Vorst

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Ruinart always good !!
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@ESF, @Stef Van Der Vorst, great produof champers. We are aligned.


Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T

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.
— 8 months ago

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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.