Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Classic raspberry bramble of a nose.

Light to medium bodied - strawberry jam, a touch of green tea and sarsaparilla. The well integrated acid rear up, and sings it’s way through till the end.
This is a classic wine house, and although it leans a little to the hotel side of the wine world, it’s worth to let sit for a couple of years, and blow off some of that over reaching Cali flavor.
— 18 days ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Les Folatières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1996

Medium gold color. Enticing nose. Notes of Meyer lemon, allspice, white stones and white acacia flowers. Rich with lots of fruit and big structure. Acidity is powerful but in balance. Gave this 3 hours of air and it benefitted from the aeration. Some petrol and mineral notes show up later in the night. Great showing. — 23 days ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Great lineup of bottles this weekend it seems
Alan Weinberg

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man, I want to drink w you!

The Quivira Collection

Wine Creek Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2018

I think Quivira is quietly making some of the most enjoyable Sauvignon Blancs in Sonoma. I fell in love with their Alder Grove designation but this version from their “Q Collection” is no less interesting. In fact, the oak treatment is rather unique as this was aged in a combination of new and used acacia barrels as well as used barrels from the Jura and Champagne. I’m not sure how those all translate to the wine but the result is compelling! It presents a very pale straw color in the glass. The nose is powerful, pungent even with pomelo, jalapeño pepper (you know, the garden fresh ones you chop up and throw into a margarita) and tarragon. On the palate, it dazzles with bright key lime, passion fruit and minerals. So zippy and delicious and yet, there’s a deft creaminess to it that is remarkable. So balanced. This was sublime with Peruvian-styled ceviche. — a month ago

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Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Here is what think... the California people are creating possibly some of the best Sauvignon Blancs anywhere. We bought 2 cases of 24 different Sauvignon Blancs when the daughters were home and seldom did we find something that wasn’t enjoyable. We switch to a $20 New Zealand wine in the middle and it was a acid trip...if you haven’t tried the 2019 Rombauer SB... you’d better, pair it with raw Oysters.... Fantastic Primo....


Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

Paired well with my kick ass beer can chicken. — 3 days ago

Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Savennières Chenin Blanc 1999

Amber in color, drinking quite well. It’s a bit exotic, and alcohol is a little elevated. Bruised yellow apples, orange oil, a touch of oxidative notes, baked hazelnuts and acacia honey. Persistent finish. — 2 hours ago

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Caroline Morey

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

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One of the best Chassagne villages that I have had in 2017. Henri Germain was the best Meursault village in 2017 that I have drunk. The 2 producers are among those at the top of the qualitative pyramid in my opinion. For this Chassagne from the opening we have notes of honeysuckle, acacia and hazelnut. Pale yellow color with greenish reflections. On the palate, the attack is powerful on lemon, acacia and the mid-palate is sustained with a finish worthy of a premier cru. Certainly very young but I had to try it to know the starting point. A great success for the appellation
— a month ago

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A By Acacia California Chardonnay 2017

For a $5+ it’s fantastic! Classic Chardonnay flavoring with moderate oak. Medium dry and longer than you would ever expect. — a month ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 1998

Oh it was lights out. Perfect condition. 98 Blanc is a special bottle. Showed exactly how you want a mature white Rhône to be. Layered complexity and terrific depth and richness showing marzipan, dried flowers, acacia honey and fall spices. Longggg finish. — 7 days ago

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What a combo

Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot

Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Pinot Noir

Another wonderful sparkler from Tissot. Like biting into the freshest apples. Lime zest, flowers (acacia, iris?) seashells, a little Jura oxidative twang, long finish. Throttles most champagne in the price range. Disgorged 2019 — 2 months ago

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Louis Jadot

Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2017

Apple, lemon, quince, honeysuckle, acacia. Bracing acidity! Great value for a white Burgundy. Like this. — a month ago

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