Taken Wine Company

Taken Wine Company

Napa Valley Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Great aroma upon opening, well balanced, good by itself or with a meal. — 11 days ago

Alex, Romain and 4 others liked this

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

Mike R
9.8

1961- I mean 1961 - the Somm delivered and @David L and I were blown away - cork was in excellent shape - tannins were strict but silky - - nose on par - pine peach licorice- the color was brand new - crazy - I mean all you ever want in every way - it could go another 20 years - I was taken back - extraordinary- a Bordeaux grand cru that is actually grand — 4 days ago

David L
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Sharon B

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@Mike R not too far from me! Wanted to go for our anniversary last year but couldn’t get a reservation. I waited too late. Cheers! 🍷🥩
leon egozi

leon egozi

61 was a great year- especially because it’s my birth yr!😊
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@Sharon B do it when you can as Berns is back and then go to Haven - their sister property about 100 yards from Berns and @leon egozi - you lucky man - 61 was a great year for Bordeaux and of course your birth year 😉

San Giorgio

Ugolforte Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

From our honeymoon to Italy. We had the first bottle upon returning and this one four years later on our anniversary. It had taken on an orange hue and a slight port wine aroma. After decanting an hour this wine sang. — a month ago

Pol Roger

Champagne Vintage 2008

Youthful with some good complexity in the nose. No notes taken but this is showing well and was a great start to the weekend! — 3 days ago

Tom, Eric and 17 others liked this

Kir-Yianni Estate

Single Vineyard Xinomavro 2012

Now we’re cookin. This wine has taken a long time to come around. Note to self, wait 10 years before opening the first bottle in a case of these… still pretty tannic, prominent on the tongue but not so grippy around the rest of the mouth as before. Spice and cigar box box flavours mixed with earth and tart forest berries, though fruit fairly restrained. Must try and save one of these to try in another 10 years. And one more to try 10 years after that. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Morey et Fils

Les Caillerets Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2004

Taken to Flowers in Saratoga. Straw almost medium gold. Great color and weight. Inviting nose from the get go. Notes of citrus, apricot, river stones and tan spice. Great volume and impact in the mouth. This was singing. Great juice to go with great sharing plates at the restaurant. — a month ago

Tom, Juan and 21 others liked this
Mike Saviage

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California...
Severn Goodwin

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Ok, well welcome to Eastern Daylight Time for a brief respite. 👍
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Ah, the west coast Saratoga! Nevermind.

Valdespino

Viña Macharnudo Alto Cask Fermented Palomino 2018

Beautifully crisp, dry, yeasty. Taken to a garden party ( yea!) to share. Enjoyed w appetizers, phyllo, and even salmon. — 16 days ago

Ted, Lyle and 1 other liked this

Umberto Bortolotti

Extra Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco

To all the children of North East Italy who cannot play soccer because the fields are taken over by the Glera grape. — 21 days ago

Kirin Distillery Co

Fuji-Sanroku Signature Blend Whisky

A well made clean and flavoursome Japanese whisky coming in at 50%ABV. An interesting story about the source of the water for the distillery which is near Mt Fuji. The purity of the water is always a key issue in the making of quality whisky. As the story goes the water used at Fuji Gotemba distillery is taken from 3 underground bores that tap into underground streams which are 100 metres deep. Analysis has shown that the water used today fell on Mt. Fuji as snow 50 years ago. — a month ago

Juan, Severn and 10 others liked this

Rochioli

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2019 Chardonnay Estate is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. Bright, floral and finely cut, the 2019 possesses terrific energy and cut, all in a gracious, airy style that is hugely appealing. Lemon confit, melon, dried flowers and a touch of spice linger. The Estate is a blend taken from across the property, and that complexity makes for a highly intriguing wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— a month ago