Château de Brézé

Crémant de Loire Chenin Blanc Blend

A sort of apricot forward, light frizzy marmalade herb, rosemary, mint bouquet. It’s subtle and almost graceful like a swan’s dance on the surface of water.

Love, love the unapologetic nature of the bubbles and effervescence. It’s the grand entrance to the ballroom. The backless gown that says I’m here because this party would not exist without me, or at least it would not be as great or fun or story-worthy. These are the jeans that are too tight, the pocket square that doesn’t match, the polka dot socks, the nose stud on the guy that’s got the best suit in the house, and just makes the whole damn thing work.

Drink it. Love it. Tell everyone.

Peach soda, light to medium body, umami and the tart sweetness of a ripe mango. Every magnetic sip bursting with pure discovery and, most of all, the thing people forget in high culture, regular old fun.
— 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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You had me at backless gown.

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000


@Todd Abrams this is a stud. Probably committed wineacide. Still many years ahead. Thanks brother!! — 4 years ago

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Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

WOTN!!! Truly in a great, great place right!
A phenomenal Bordeaux showing everything that I adore: pencil shavings, granite minerality , gorgeously integrated and a 90+ second finish. The only thing missing to make this a perfect 10 is my good friend
@Ron R sitting next to me enjoying the bottle that he gifted to Christine & I!!
You are a stud my friend! In the spirit of friendship this was shared and enjoyed with a few of my great friends:
@Drew feinberg and Bill Wachter. Come to Think of it, I think my friend Brandon may have had a glass of this as well? I’m sure they will all add their own tasting notes shortly. @brandon brandon
Im not sure what we traded in order for me to get this bottle but I am 100% certain that you received the short end of the stick!!!!!
I’ll make it up to you, 🙌👏👏👏🙌.
— 4 years ago

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Martin Sher

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Ron R

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Martin, as they say, It feels better to give than receive, and for once, I finally delivered. You have shown me so many gems from Cali, this was nothing in comparison. So happy it showed well. Purchased en primeur direct from the winery. Love you, man!
Drew Feinberg

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A spectacular Lafite, pencil lead, minerality and powerful black currant aromas dance from the glass. Deep, rich yet elegant a true expression of Lafite and the Medoc.

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Me Vineyard Collection Northridge Vineyard Merlot

Really a beautiful merlot, great fruit and very approachable. Another great wine for Charles Smith. He is a stud! — 3 years ago

Benjamin Leroux

Savigny-lès-Beaune Pinot Noir 2015

A double decant did wonders for this young stud.
A Village that goes above and beyond.
— 4 years ago

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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Julienne Reserve was great tonight. Standard STUD from CDP. Elegant fruit with huge body and length. The Salon was beautiful. My one comment about that champagne is the little bubbles. So soft and fragrant. — 4 years ago

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Château Le Gay

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Say what you want about Michel Rolland, but this exudes sooooo much character and is becoming a secondary stud! Killer fruit profile with damp earthen elements at its core. Shares some of the same blue clay soils as it's neighbor (Chateau Petrus!). Thank you to Marcelo and Henri Parent for hosting me and my wife for our stay in Pomerol at the estate!!! — 4 years ago

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Black Guts Shiraz 2001

My first time having this wine. I’ve been holding on to it for a while! Shockingly still young and vibrant. I don’t know Australian wine well but this was a stud. — 3 years ago

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Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Way too soon for this stud of a wine, but I needed to compare it side by side with Cristal 08. Big, bold, in your face... lots of structure and acidity... notes of Apple core and lemon Dom I’ve had... but only showing glimpses of future glory. Sharing lots of nuance and notes with the Cristal... on this day the brooding power of the Dom came across a bit more dumb and slumbering. Patience required! — 3 years ago

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The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

@Mike R just being a plain old STUD. No better way to step off the plane than to be poured a glass and lots of SMILES. Honeyed apricot, Cara Cara orange, hyacinth. A big boy that needs time. — 4 years ago

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Hyacinth?! Damn, Joe that’s some pretty impressive botanical nuance. I need to get out there and smell some more exotic flowers.