Champagne Blend

Ruinart

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

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.
— 3 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

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 🍾🥂!
— 10 days ago

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David T

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@Shay A Yes, Dallas can cook but, at the CA coast, a constant 75 in the summer for the most part. The reason I settled in here. Did you get The Standish? If the bottle is solid & you bought one, you’ll be back to buy the other for sure. 👍
Shay A

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Curiosity got the best of me so I bought both. For $100, why not? Hope to open one soon.
David T

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@Shay A A steal on The Standish. I’ll be surprised if you don’t fall in ❤️!

Krug

Krug Collection Brut Champagne 1996

Shay A
9.7

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

One of the best examples of champagne I’ve ever had. The moment I saw it in the glass, I was sold. Then I smelled it, and I was in love. Just absolutely mind boggling. I was between Jacques Selosse or older vintage Krug, and eventually felt very confident in my JSelosse guess. Supremely and beautifully oxidized. Sherry, candied ginger, honey drizzled stone fruits with orange marmalade covered scone. Nutty too. I can’t get enough of this style of champagne.
— 17 days ago

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@Shay A Cheers 🥂
David T

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Amazing vintage for them. A very special treat.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Served blind. This was the first of 8 wines. I guessed older Vintage Krug or Bollinger. I was thinking this might have been older vintage Bollinger given that it had a little more reductive style to it than I usually get with Krug (then again, this is my first 90s Krug). Everybody was definitely on this one, although I don't think there were too many votes for Krug specifically. Notes of brioche and a nutty character on the front. This was served with scallops and lentils, and I think that this one rounded out perfectly with the food and showed a different side that was definitely less jagged. I think this one is in the wheelhouse, and probably will be for the next 5 to 7 years.
9.7

Krug

Grande Cuveé 160ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

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. — 3 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

160–a bit older. Nice.

Moët & Chandon

Dom Pérignon Disgorged 2008 Oenothèque Brut Champagne Blend 1996

Disgorged 2008. Deep and zesty on the nose. Coiled and bright acidity. Real balance and tonnes of material here. Still tightly wound but fantastic with minerality, acidity and real punch. This is glorious and will only get better. — 10 days ago

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@Delectable Wine see Conrad's comments.
@Conrad Green thanks for the feedback.

Perrier-Jouët

Grand Brut Champagne Blend

Dinner with some dear friends at Lucio’s BYOB. Two couples, each couple brought 3 bottles.
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PJ is always a welcome kickstarter to an evening. Nice body, good depth, plenty rich.
— 9 days ago

Krystal Vento
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Great bottle, for the price.

A. Margaine

Demi Sec 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Gosh this is wonderful and unique. A prick of sugar. Crystalline. Delicate white flowers, cantaloupe, and toasted graham cracker. The integration of sugar and bead is haunting. Something you’ll remember. — 2 days ago

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Baron-Fuenté

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.1

After a long afternoon in the yard of cleaning up and replenishing flowers, for the dog days of summer, it’s just Sofia, me and the Baron before BBQ’ing.

Still absolutely one of the best Champagnes at $24.99 and slightly higher price points.

Bright lemon, lemon curd, lime zest, pineapple, bruised pear, cream soda, notes of wood, brioche, light herbaceous notes, volcanic minerals, sea shells & spray, jasmine, spring flowers, Juniper, very lively acidity and a delicious, well polished finish.

As a digestif after a night of nice red wine; golden apple, golden raisins, pineapple, bruised Bosc pear, Juniper, brioche, cream soda, touch of caramel, gray volcanic minerals, sea spray & fossils.

If you start with Champagne, save some for the end of the night after red wine. You’ll be glad you did. Changes the profile, intensity and pleasure dramatically. Night & day!!!

Photos of, Baron Fuentes, bottle labeling machine, Chardonnay grapes freshly harvested and our chilling spot in the D & S Lounge.
— 16 days ago

Sofia, P and 18 others liked this
Shay A

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Yes, a wonderful value champagne!

Gonet-Médeville

Cuvée Theophile Grand Cru Champagne Rose 2009

Roasted peach and strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, cherry, toasted brioche, white chocolate, slight sour dairy in a great way, dried pineapple, dried papaya, slight herbaceous notes. Phenomenal!!!! — 10 days ago

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J.M. Labruyere

Prologue Propriétaire de Vignes Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Previous disgorgements have been Brut. This is the first Extra Brut disgorgement I have seen. Almost 5 years en tirage. — 6 days ago

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