Baron D

Baron-Fuenté

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.

I opened this as a starter for everyone and was very pleased. For around $25, this is a wonderful champagne. Roasted lemon & lime alongside brioche aromatics. Very creamy mousse. Chalky minerality on the palate. Honeyed guava, touch of honeycomb. Really good acidity. I was introduced to this by
@David T ; thanks David!
— 2 days ago

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Shay A

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Definitely a steal at that price.
David T

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Bought more of the Baron Fuentes with the Launois Veuve Clemence allocation that just landed.
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Love this as a great value!

Rossa

Amara Amaro d' Arancia Orange Liqueur

NV / lovely digestive based on Blood orange Peel — 6 days ago

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Mollydooker

The Maitre D Cabernet Sauvignon

Very rich, mouth-filling, long finish that tastes like blackberries. Excellent with pot roast. — 15 days ago

D & L Carinalli Vineyards

Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Best $18 bottle Pinot that I’ve had in quite some time. Thank you to the great people at the California Wine Country podcast for turning me on to this wine... — 11 days ago

Ashes & Diamonds Winery

No. 2 A & D Vineyard Red Blend 2015

Shay A
9.2

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

Solid. Merlot and CF blend. It’s very floral with loads of potpourri, tobacco, tar and red fruit. High acidity and light on the palate. Fun.
— 12 days ago

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Château Baron

Gaillac Red Blend 2011

The smoothly balanced tannins and vibrant fruit benefit from the whole bunch fermentation at Chateau Baron. Delicious, easy-going, and completely drinkable in all situations. Dimension, character, and palatable french personality! — 2 days ago

Rupert & Rothschild (Anthonij Rupert & Benjamin de Rothschild)

Baron Edmond Merlot Blend 2014

Superb Bordeaux blend. slightly red fruit like. now enjoyable and can keep longer. — 12 days ago

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Mouton Cadet La Bergerie Red Bordeaux Blend

Magnum! Found this at a great price at a wine store in Sendai, Japan. Could not pass this up - red meat and blue cheese on the menu to open this old friend up and enjoy. Viva lá France in the heart of Japan! Trustworthy old world big French Bordeaux - open it up, let it breathe and even decant if you can - lovely and what you expect...big bold flavor, earthy and a tobacco like finish. — 8 days ago

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

David T
9.5

The nose reveals, perfume floral, dark, ripe cassis. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, strawberry flesh, sweet tarriness, black licorice, steeped, dark, fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry stone, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, dark spice, rich, moist dark soil, just a hint of herbaceous notes, mint, leather, fresh tobacco, graphite, dark berry cola, fresh, dark red, blue and purple florals with violets.

The body is; rich, lush, gorgeous, sexy, and full. The tannins are; round, velvety, still a little firm and sticky with tarriness. The structure, tension, length and balance are just hitting harmony. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blueberries, plum, strawberry flesh, sweet tarriness, black licorice, steeped, dark, fruit tea, limestone minerals, dry stone, wet clay, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, dark spice with heat, rich, moist dark soil, dry crushed rocks, just a hint of herbaceous notes; mint, bay leaf, thyme, leather, expresso roast grounds, cigar with ash, graphite, dark berry cola, fresh, dark red, blue and purple florals, lavender with violets. The acidity is a fresh water stream. The finish is unbelievably; elegant, well balanced & polished, lush, rich, ruby, gorgeously sexy and lasts minutes.

Warm, ripe Bordeaux’s vintage with roughly two decades of good drinking ahead of it.

Photos of, my favorite Chateau in Bordeaux, their newer barrel room that sits under the bottom photo, field hands harvesting their Estate fruit and the outer building that is their barrel room.
— 13 days ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Was an amazing add to our lovely meal tonight at Alderwood in SantaCruz
Sharon B

Sharon B

The Chateau is beautiful if I ever go to Bordeaux I’m definitely visiting this place!

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Mouton Rothschild For Philippine Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

I have had the pleasure of experiencing this vintage a few time and found this time delivered just like the past. Decanted four hours and drank over the next 4+ hours. Classic Bordeaux on the nose with no sings of age. Could this be a 50+ year wine? Red fruit with truffle and Asian spice on the palate. Tannins and acid are nearly perfect with an lingering finish that sails for over a minute. What I find so intriguing is the wine only got better as time went one. Stellar! — 20 days ago

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@Bill Bender : 😂 You know if I had one, it would be at your disposal! But @Mark Flesher is right, we will be poppin some special bottles that day with our 4th Friday group since we both have April birthdays. You & @Shawn R should join us!
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Shay A you have been holding out on me about your G6?
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Sounds like I have some flight to check!