Vintage in solera 2010,2011,2012 and 2013 a great choice, very delicate and top delicious anytime. — 14 days ago
I admit to not being a big Dom fan but this was flat out disappointing. I know they usually need a bit of age to really shine but I simply don’t find the potential in this (vintage).
Picked up from the “High-end” cabinet under lock at Raley’s for $230 with the intent of using a 20% savings coupon for “1 bottle of French Wine”.
At the register:
Me: ...and then I have this savings coupon”.
Employee: “it doesn’t seem to scan. (looking closer at the bottle) Oh yeah - it has to be a French Wine”.
Me: “but?? it is”
Employee: “No, Sir, this is a Champagne. The coupon is only valid for a French wine”
Me (slightly perplexed): “Have a nice weekend”.
— 12 days ago
Very good. Pleasant, full of taste. Lots of structure. Would definitely buy again!
— 9 days ago
Back in 2013, we opened a bottle of 736 in celebration of our nephew William’s birth. Our latest nephew, Asa, is now here! The 738 is still drinking very young. Apples, lemon curd, white peach and a hint of brioche. A Champagne that’s bursting with energy; acid and minerals for days. My last of six and a fantastic glass of bubbles to toast the arrival of our new member to the family 😊. Disgorged June 2015; Dosage 2.5g/l — 3 days ago
It must be the dog days of summer. BBQ’ing in the backyard, music up and video only NFL! 🏈 Chilling before heading to Napa in the morning for a “Matter of Taste.” Lots of good wine to taste. But, cheers tonight with one of favorite NV Rosé Champange’s to kick-off the evening. 375ml. Numerous previous notes all still apply.
Hope you all enjoy some nice bottles this weekend. Cheers. 🥂
Photos of, the House of Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, their caves and Grand Cru Vineyard. — 6 days ago
Light straw gold. Tight nose at first. With an hour of air this blossomed to show notes that show a cross of buttered toast and citrus. Rich and powerful in the mouth. With more air the nose resembles a bowl of bread dough rising. The complexity is amazing. Reinforces how some champagnes need that air to shine. — 6 days ago
The start of watching NFL Football 🏈 in the backyard for the dog days of summer. Reason enough to break out the BSR. Still my favorite N/V Rosé Champagne. Really refreshing on a hot day for our neck of the woods, 83 degrees and 90 plus in the sun.
Happy Friday & weekend all! Cheers 🍾🥂! — 13 days ago