Enjoyed celebrating birthday with LV while shoving food down Geo's mouth while avoiding blocking his view of the iPad and trying to enjoy a med rare dry aged bone in ribeye. — 2 months ago
Dry but not too dry. Last glass left me wanting more. — 15 days ago
This was a really fun follow up to the duo of 2010 Saint-Damien’s. Same consulting wine maker (P. Cambie). Consistent with my previous experiences with this wine, it was beguiling from the start. Lush, amazing example of Grenache with brambles for days and while that sounds like this is massively fruit forward (and it is) it’s just so pure that you can’t help but fall head over heals for it. Sadly, all good things must come to an end and this was my last bottle. Tremendous. — 2 months ago
Named for Lance Ellmans’ daughter, Alexis, the fruit comes from Claire’s Vineyard, in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Ruby with aromas of berry fruit, citrus & floral spice. On the palate, raspberry and cherry, tangy, with cedar notes & earthy tones. Bright acidity, soft expressive tannins, lingering finish ending with hints of woody spice. — 3 months ago
Brilliant combination of dark fruit, if not black currant, with an ever so slight hint of pepper. Balanced and smooth and showing very nicely more. I ❤️ Swanson. One of Best 2 of my wine clubs — a month ago
Dark ruby. Big nose. Pungent vapors, led to a silky red fruit, powered by black currants. Matched up well with pork roast. Long finish. — 2 months ago
Thanks to Alexis’ folks — 3 months ago
Chateau Lascombes has been producing fine wine on the same location for about 300 years or so. In the 1855 Classification it was ranked as one of the 15 “Second Growths” of Bordeaux, which meant it was one of the 20 best vineyards in France and therefore - at least according to the French - the world. It’s had its ups and downs over the years but has been a top performer in most rankings for the last 30 years or so. At one point in the 1970’s I believe it was owned by one of the worlds best known wine critics, Alexis Lichine (with financial backing from David Rockefeller). I think it was bought from them in the late 1990’s or so.
Known for its smooth flavors and never overly tannic, I would bet it tasted great!
Parker gave this one a “94” when he tasted it and said to drink it between 2014 and 2020. In Honor of Nick! — 6 months ago