The Elements

Marguet Père et Fils

Elements 11 Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Moschus und Geranien. Steine.
Vollmundig. Scharf.
Langer Abgang.
— 7 days ago

Rusack Vineyards

Ballard Canyon Estate Reserve Syrah 2014

Huge Syrah but very well balanced. Blueberry pie with cinnamon ice cream and some forest elements. Very nice! — 5 hours ago

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Weak vintage showed true.

1hr+ decant. Dark red color. Restrained nose with mild smoke and oak elements. Wine has medium depth and was just my style. Medium finish. Not as good as other vintages, but very enjoyable. It was just toned down in all facets.
— 14 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Buty

Rediviva of the Stones Syrah Blend 2014

Best bottle I’ve had yet of this. I think that wee bit of Cabernet provides some cassis and dark cherry fruit that balances the ashy, mineral-savory elements of Rocks District Syrah. On the palate it’s fairly subtle and has a very silky texture, unlike the more tacky feel of a lot of Rocks Syrah (which I like, to be sure). — 16 days ago

Severn, Ira and 11 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Fun. Vicki’s birthday present. Solidly delicious. Broad spectrum of elements, and delicate bubbles. — 10 days ago

Eli BartonVicki Sliwa
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Eli Barton

This was a real treat, delicious depth, graceful flavors. Happy birthday Vicki!

Clos des Gailhards

Chinon

Super smooth with soft, supple tannins, sweet ripe berries and autumn baking spices. There is a buttery creaminess to it the compliments all the other elements so well. — 6 days ago

Aaron Trenouth
with Aaron

Fritz Haag

Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2008

Superb balance of savory, floral and fruity elements, acid and texture! Hitting all those notes. Nose has a hint of petrol and floral character and then the palate is major fruit; yellow raspberries, gooseberry, apple, jasmine, clover honey, hay, custard. Brisk fruit snaps into savory acid and a long finish. And the texture is silky; more weight than many a Mosel Riesling in this price range. So good! — 13 days ago

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Keaton Kail

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What was the sweetness level on this if you don’t mind my asking?
Josh Morgenthau

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@Keaton Kail I suppose I’d say typical Spatlese; but the acid balance makes it a great dinner wine, by no means too sweet to pair with a wide range of food.
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@Severn Goodwin kicking myself for only buying one bottle!

Enzo Pasquale Praesidium

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo Montepulciano 2014

Oxidative flair on the nose, which I look forward to with Praesidum. The age took off the bright berry elements leaving it well mannered and mature. I wished for more, but hey who doesn’t? — 11 days ago

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Eli Barton

Eli Barton

This was a delight to drink, even if it may not have been as energetic as I was hoping for. Still in good shape, lovely fruit flavors.

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Enjoyed this aged Bordeaux over the weekend. Probably passed it’s peak but still lots of fun. Elements of tobacco, leather, and plum. — 19 days ago

Mike, Peter and 5 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Kröver Paradies Auslese Riesling

2010 is this mislabeled ? This is zero star. Does not Taste like that.

This is sick off the bat.

Nose is elegant peach and peach flower. Crazy density. Some aged Riesling. Complex ... but I’m so blown away I can’t focus on detailing every little thing.

Palate is concentrated perfectly ripe peach. Crunchy confectionary elements. Juicy. Crazy fresh. It has the concentration of baked peaches but the freshness and clarity of perfect fresh ones.

Epic levels of almost tart acidity. Wow.

Whatever I bought it was a massive under buy.

Bought from fass selections.
— 5 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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VVintage?