Slow Press

Famiglia Pasqua

Mucchietto Puglia Primitivo

Delicious primitive, bursting with rich fruit and smooth mellow tannins. Worked perfectly with a slow cooked Caribbean goat curry — 14 days ago

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009

Sweaty Animals? Yes please

DAY 1
👃Complex. Distinctive. Amazing. Charcoal, pepper, sweet dark cherries, smoke, barnyard, sweaty animals, earth, garrigue & violets
👅Full bodied. Complex. Balanced. Purple/red fruit, thyme, licorice & pepper. Silky. Finishes with mod+ tannic pull. Delicious
Note: With time in the glass the nose and palate lost some focus and animation. Still drinking well but probably lost 2-3 points

The remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 12
Slow Decanting this wine did not improve this wine. Just as with Day 1, letting the wine aerate resulted in less intensity. The wine did not develop any faults and was still a very nice glass. It just wasn’t the firecracker it was on first pour

Verdict: A fantastic wine. It was best as soon as it was poured on Day 1. I would not decant this wine or give it extra time in the glass.

Question: I have noticed this with many CdPs in the past. They do not do well with aeration. And it seems particularly true of wines with more structure. Anyone else notice this?
— 10 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I usually do not decant nor keep older wines to drink later. Some decade old wines fall apart in minutes. Like a 1975 Cab inhaftiert some time back.
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@Pinotman /// Andreas Very true that older wines can fall apart, even in minutes. And some young wines will shut down if they are aerated too much.
Every wine has a sweet spot for oxygenation and Slow Decanting is a tool for finding that spot. Especially helpful for wines that are “closed” on opening and can become more expressive with a small amount of oxygenation🍷🍷
Thanks for your comments 👍

Press Play Wines

The Headliner California Pinot Grigio

Pretty good for the price! — 20 days ago

Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny the Elder Double IPA

Pliny the great! Pliny the legend! Such a good slow sipper. — 22 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Legendary! Cheers!🍻

Bernard Levet

La Chavaroche Côte-Rôtie Syrah

Sauvage

DAY 1
Served with the Vinloq System
👃Whoa! Rustic with cured meats, earth, leather, blue/black fruits, charred wood, & garrigue. Love this💕
👅Purple fruit, olives, garrigue, licorice & smoke. Rich and savory. Bold and delicious. Old world/old school. Bring on the grilled meat🥩

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 12
👃More pretty and slightly less wild now
👅More composed and maybe less fruit forward

Some may prefer this with more Slow Decanting to add more elegance and tame the beast a little, but I prefer the full-on sauvage form👍

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— 20 days ago

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Orin Swift

Mercury Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The Big Boy!!!! 15.7% abv. 2016 Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon stored for 6 years at 50 degrees in my wine cellar. Decanted for 45 minutes.:
The color is dark but not opaque. Legs are very slow and thick. The bouquet on this is fantastic! I smell Blackberry rhubarb pie fresh out of the oven. As my nose starts to tingle as my taste kicks in before even putting it to my lips. With the first sip, my palate is suddenly bombarded with fresh black berries and dark currant! There is a hint of black licorice. On the second sip, I can start to taste hints of black cherry and black pepper. Then there is a sudden development of white oak and graphite. After another sip and letting it settle with more aeration on my tongue, a quick swallow, and SHAZAM! A Velvety smooth, buttery delicious moderately dry beautiful cabernet Finish. My senses are aching for more!!!!!
— 5 days ago

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Stone House Vintners

B.P. Basket Press Shiraz 2017

A bold, dark, spicy, delicious Shiraz from the stone House Vintners of TX Hill Country! — a month ago

Loersch-Eifel

Alte Reben Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling 2020

DAY 1
Served with Vinloq
👃Peaches, pineapple, apricot, rocks & smoke. Very pretty
👅Fruit & minerality. Some creaminess. So well put together

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 19
👃Tropical fruit, citrus, dusty gravel, & white flowers. Fantastic👍
👅More tropical than Day 1. Added mango and horseapple to the Day 1 flavors. Nice musky minerality. Finish is clean, persistent but lightfooted

This will be showstopper with
significant bottle age🙌 If only I can wait🤔

I only needed one bottle to add Alex Loersch to my rapidly growing list of young German winemakers to follow intently

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— 2 days ago

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This bottle is the 2020 Weingut Loersch Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Auslese Alte Reben 🥂

Calera Wine Company

de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Legendary Loss

Calera founder Josh Jensen passed away earlier this month after a lifetime of achievements that included elevating American Pinot Noir on the world stage

Day 1
Served this with the Vinloq System
👃Bold, sexy, purple fruit floods from the glass endlessly
👅Spicy purple fruit, blood orange, sasafras, and licorice. A gentle tannic pull on the smoke tinged finish. Drinking well

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 10
👃Sweet, spicy, purple fruits with more vanilla, oak, vegetal, and tobacco notes than Day 1
👅Same sweet plummy fruit with tobacco and licorice. Fruit forward but balanced. Soft tannins and no heat

I did not have a preference for Day 1 or Day 10. There were more oak notes on both the nose and palate on Day 10. Two solid showings👍This is solidly in its drinking window & will be there for quite some time 🍷
— 6 days ago

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