California Red Blend 2019

Loved this! It wasn't too dry, nor too sweet. Update: tried this again and it just tasted watery. Very disappointing. Will try it again for a final verdict. All the same year — 6 months ago


Friuli Doc Grave Pinot Grigio 2019

Bright aromas of apple and citrus with notes of lychee and pears. — 2 years ago

Laura Gregory
with Laura


Quimera Mendoza Malbec Blend 2003

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dried black cherry, dried tart cherry, dried black currant, slight eucalyptus, dark chocolate, stewed raisin, mashed blackberry, faint chalkboard dust and dried rose.

Palate has sweet prune, semi-dried black cherry, sweet-roasted red pepper, dried boysenberry, briar and dry earth. Honestly, somewhat reminiscent of an Amarone-style. Medium long finish is satisfying.

Decanted ~60 minutes. In an aged, but happy spot today, certainly ready to drink, but could likely make a 20th birthday in proper storage.

Unfined & Unfiltered, this bottle threw the most amount of sediment I can recall of any bottle we've ever opened, even in comparison to older Port or Zinfandel.

40% Malbec / 28% Cabernet Sauvignon / 27% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc (4,976 cases)
— 3 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yes @David T and happily we have more.

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Hit that Numanthia in the background.
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@Eric S It's going to happen at some point, lots of Spanish bottles came up, that Numanthia is also '03, an expected big wine.

Agrapart & Fils (Pascal Agrapart)

Terroirs Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Alder Yarrow

Is there anything better than sharing a good bottle of champagne with a friend? Yes. Sharing a great bottle of champagne with someone as you become good friends. The flavors of nostalgia and memories of childhood pair so well with the gorgeous seawater, brioche, lemon pith and wet chalkboard minerality of Champagne, as expressed by Pascal Agrapart, organic maestro of limestone, and in this case Chardonnay. One of my favorite champagnes. — a year ago

Shay, Chris and 11 others liked this

Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 30 Cornas Syrah 2013

Alder Yarrow

Steely blackberry and black cherry have a wonderful crystalline lightness to them with gorgeous acidity and wet chalkboard minerality with the faintest of tannins. Lovely. — 2 years ago

Martin, pascal and 14 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Côte-Rôtie Serine 2015

A stunning nose, wafts of deli-sliced ham mingling with ripe fruits, and a near-black dark color had me primed for a beastly wine - this did not disappoint. We opened it too early but all the elements are there: juicy plum, chalkboard, black pepper and soft tannins reminiscent of dark roast coffee. Looking forward to trying this again in a few years. — 3 years ago


Rosé Blend 2018

Lisa B

Very nice rosé. Crisp and sweet but not too much so. — a year ago


California Chardonnay 2018

Yummy yummy yummy. Nice mellow fruit and cream. Right up my alley, definitely buying again. Trader joe's? — 2 years ago

Spiegelberg Winery

Somlói Juhfark 2011

Alder Yarrow

Juhfark!!!!!! Holding up beautifully as it converges towards the strange attractor that is the heart and soul of Somloi wines - liquid volcanic stones. Still offering a whisp of bee pollen and chamomile along with its rainwater and wet chalkboard core. #govolcanic — 2 years ago

Alder, Alex and 11 others liked this

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I bought a bottle of this based on your article post Hungary visit. It was excellent. Thank you for expanding my mind and palate.


Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Silky smooth with fine bubbles. Notes of limestone, chalkboard eraser, lemon. Wonderfully drinkable. — 4 years ago

Drew Jacoby
with Drew
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