Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Very dark purple robe with slight “brick” on the rim, very cabernet nose with blackcurrant, asphalt, cigar box, tobacco and top soil notes, fresh, balanced and complex, floral notes and hints of oak spices, its complex and balanced. Pretty long and great with food. We loved it !!! — 17 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
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Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2013

Nearing a decade of bottle age and some great secondary stuff starting to emerge—wet earth, fall leaves, leather, campfire complement the lingering primary black cherry and violet. Beautiful and worth the wait as with other top Cru Beaujolais — 2 months ago

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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

2014 vintage. Already rocking and a-rolling splishing and a-splashing. No one does silk and gossamer elegance better. Only getting better in the near term and far beyond. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc and 6% Petite Verdot. Always a top fave. — 5 months ago

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Inertia GSM Blend 2019

Nice summer Red with bbq chicken 🐔
Needs a big decant at this time, don’t confuse this with Austin Hope pop & pour. This is built to last at least 10-15 years if not 20
— a month ago

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Joule Rosé of Mourvèdre 2020

2020 Vintage. Just lovely on the patio on a warm day. — 3 months ago

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Heidsieck & Co.

Monopole Blue Top Brut Champagne Blend

Solid entry level. Champagne has such a high floor! — 3 months ago

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2020

Today was not a day I will soon forget. Getting to walk through Harlan Estate with the legendary Don Weaver is truly a highlight of my career (and life!). A kinder and more hospitable man does not exist, I’m sure of it.

To top off Don’s hospitality was having the 2017 and 2020 Vintages side-by-side. In a word: breathtaking. Both vintages are very emotional due to tremendous pressures felt from fires, the pandemic, and other factors. You can almost taste that tension in the wine. But the Masterful wine growers and wine makers at Harlan Estate were able to find harmony and balance with some help from Mother Nature with both vintages.

The 2017, having had some time in the bottle expresses more floral and aromatic notes of leather and asphalt. The pallet it is expressive, structured, and broad shouldered with herbaceous bay leaf and dark cherry flavors that find their way into parts of your pallet reserved just for things that taste so good you get chills. Undoubtedly a wine that will age gracefully over time.

The 2020, by contrast, was tasted out of the barrel. It already shows a tannin profile that is a hallmark of Harlan Estate; I can’t wait to drink it once it’s been in bottle for a few years; drink it to remember 2020, drink it to forget 2020? Either way, it will be representative of the special place that is Harlan Estate.

Grateful, grateful, grateful.
— 6 months ago

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@Kellin great write up! Cheers from a fellow Logistics guy

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Axis Grenache Blanc 2017

Delicious Grenache Blanc. — 2 months ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2017

Another one from last night’s birthday dinner. I had a little left to revisit on day 2 and it is still amazing. What a classic. I could sit with this for a long time. The smokey, deep dark fruit/licorice, and velvety mouthfeel, all make this wine shine. This one will definitely improve with more age. Easily one of the top 5 wines of the year for me. — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Belated happy birthday 🎉

Pride Mountain Vineyard

Mountain Top Vineyard Merlot 2019

Paul K

Flight delayed and stuck in DTW. This was a very nice consolation. So good. @Ron R you’re the man. — 5 months ago

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@Paul K, excellent choice! Wish I could tip a glass of that with you. Hopefully, you got home this evening. Cheers!