Bucket List

La Pialade de Rayas

Côtes du Rhône Grenache Blend 2010

What a wonderful wine. Jumped at this when I saw it on the list at Keens for less than retail (if you can find it). The nose is just so deep - like a ripe forest full of wonderful fruits and earth. Had the tannins and acid to stand up to the steak, would not have guessed it was 14 years old other than the somewhat slightly deep raisin fruit note.

Lots of earth and moss on the finish. Just delicious. What a treat. Have looked to buy Pialade many times and just can’t find it - fun one to have.
— 3 months ago

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Matt Perlman

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Wow what a find!

Josh Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

In Kauai doing the Costco under $20 cabs. This will stay on the list. — 3 years ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Always a great choice for a 2nd btl off the list to finish lunch. Lots of berry fruit, citrus, pastry dough in a creamy finish — 3 years ago

Jan, Josh and 11 others liked this

Miguel Torres

Milmanda Conca de Barberà Chardonnay 2014

This was rich in style with citrus, apple, pear fruit showing notes of wet stone, mineral & white flower. Off their list — 9 months ago

Juan, Tom and 4 others liked this

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Clean, elegant, precise. Drinking really well despite its youth. 2015. Can’t miss with this producer. At King restaurant. What a wine list! Amazing selection without obnoxious mark ups. — 3 years ago

Jae, Ira and 7 others liked this

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Black List XIV Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

Anybody know that house in the background? — 3 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Falcon Crest (aka Spring Mountain)?

Fontanafredda

Gavi del Comune di Gavi Cortese 2017

An elegant wine... So floral on the nose... And not in a subtle way... On the palate this comes alive... Yellow apple... Golden sunshine... Sunsets... To be honest, this goes on the list for seeking out in the future. — 3 years ago

Anita Beishuizen
with Anita

Realm Cellars

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

From back when I could afford Realm (was one of the early people on their mailing list thanks to a chance meeting with Juan Mercado), this wine was absolutely breathtaking. Classic Napa cab…and one of the few 10s I’ve ever given out. Just amazing. — 2 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

Utterly unique - thought provoking, challenging, complex, and delicious. The list of different aromas and flavors could go on and on. I love these white wines. — 3 years ago

Jay, Dawn and 11 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Yup 👍👍👍👍

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

This has been on my bucket list for a while, and we just got a few bottles in my area. I went in to this with high expectations and it totally delivered. One of the most complex wines I’ve had - there is just so much going on here. The nose on this just doesn’t stop evolving. Beautiful oxidation and so many distinct aromas that I’m not going to rattle them off. Texture, flavor, this has everything to offer for my palate. Need to hunt down an older bottle next time. For me, this lived up to the hype. — 3 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yeah, great young, epic 15-20 years from now!
Josh Morgenthau

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These are so good. This is the reserva no? Gran reserva current release somewhere in the 90s I think...
Adam Beasley

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@Josh Morgenthau correct, it’s the Reserva. I did snag a bottle of the 2010 Grand Reserve Rose though, which I’m pretty pumped to try.