Slo Down Wines

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

At this stage Ferrando Carema White Label ‘16 blows away Produttori Barbaresco ‘16. Produttori is very ripe, and the alcohol is less in balance. The ‘16 normale does not really exhibit the freshness and elegance I associate with classic Barbaresco. Yes, the concentration and depth is impressive, and maybe at 10-20+ years the wine will achieve harmony. For now it exhibits more climate change character than the high tone energy desired. This is a Grey Market bottle purchased recently. I wonder if less than pristine storage and/or transit was an influence. I will compare notes with bottles purchased on release and via authorized Importer somewhere down the road. — 12 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 4 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Big bouquet, full bodied with plenty of spices. Currant plenty with hints of tobacco and leather. Definitely needs to be decanted for hours. Recommend laying down for a couple of years. A winner. — 5 months ago

Rich DiekmannMichael Cammarata
with Rich and Michael
Ericsson and Romain liked this

Beaux Frères

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Raspberry, cherry, cranberry, baking spices, medium plus acidity. The wine was a bit off on the first day but when I opened up again on day 2 the wine was singing. The 2017 should be sat down for a few years boy it’s a lovely wine. — 2 years ago

Ellie K
with Ellie
Shay, Severn and 9 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Needs a 7-10 split of years to lose the baby fat and precocious ways. Undeniably delicious now and don’t see this shutting down in a noticeable way over that decade. 4.8.23. — 2 months ago

Aaron, Severn and 24 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2004

Columbia county 2.0: end of a meal, nightcap of sorts. So so perfumed with dill & vanilla & tree sap, as if Willy Wonka decided to get into winemaking. Really just lived for a while breathing this in. On palate it’s remarkably agile & light, even though the body of red fruits is firmly medium boned. No signs of decay or slowing down- even the cork was perfect-easily can go on another several decades ( it feels). God what a treat. — 4 months ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Severn, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This was great with Steak, the magnum went down a treat. Great example of the vineyards Cabernet. — 10 months ago

Ericsson and Mike liked this

Chapel Down

Classic Non-Vintage Tenterden Brut Pinot Blend

elegant and refreshing. red apple, citrus, mineral and strawberry. Dry, crispy high acidity, a touch of mineral bitterness. creamy mousse. ABV12% — 2 years ago

Ken liked this

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Paul K

Glad I picked up a bunch of these from Costco a few years ago. Great value! Looking forward to enjoying for the next few years. Don’t think this is a long term lay down but over next five years a great mid week bottle. — 2 months ago

Vanessa, Severn and 27 others liked this

Chapel Down

Flint Dry White Blend

Delicious, fruit, not too sweet — 5 months ago

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Paul K

Got a great deal on 6 pack of these two Bordeaux greats. Both got scores of 99, but the range of scores was pretty wide for both as well. I know I have to lay them down for 10 years+ but I wanted to try both for a baseline.
The Palmer is showing a lot more than the Ducru. It’s very enjoyable now! Nose is fantastic if a touch muted but still get nice cedar, black cherry, hint of floral, and something herbal. The palate is slate, cherry, blackberry, and currant. Not muted or closed in the least, but the slate thing overlays the fruit. Does that make sense? Help me describe that.
All in all I love this wine. Can’t hardly wait for 10 years from now. Guessing I won’t!
— 6 months ago

Joel, Eric and 31 others liked this
James K

James K

I just picked up some of these two as well! Thanks for taking the hit and doing the early research. Much appreciated.
Deborah M

Deborah M

Beautiful 🤩!!
Paul K

Paul K

Thanks @Deborah M ! You’ve been on a tear lately!!!