Charles Smith

Charles Smith

M.C.K. (Motor City Kitty) Syrah 2016

One of my all time favorites under $35 and still the only wine I buy by the case. The 2016 vintage sticks to the classic MCK and Washington Syrah notes but turn the black pepper level way up. Never tasted so much black pepper in a wine. Fantastic — 23 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Arden Barnett : I could not agree with you more. This wine punches way above it weight.
Martin Sher

Martin Sher

Had exactly the same reaction - so much pepper.

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Charles "Champagne Charlie" Heidsieck was one of the first to recognize the importance of the U.S. as a Champagne market. A blend with 40% reserve wines, fruit and floral bouquet, with orange blossom & yeasty notes. Fine bubbles, nice mousse, showing quality. Outstanding rich flavors of apple, pear and biscuit, well balanced, good structure, creamy. Long finish ending with toasty nutty oak & mineral notes. — 21 days ago

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My favorite NV champagne under $75!

Charles Krug

Carneros-Napa Valley Chardonnay

Tropical fruits of peach and pear! Smooth finish, delicious with salmon dinner! Would buy this again. 2017 vintage! — 6 days ago

Charles Heidsieck

Blanc des Millénaires Champagne Blend 2000

Life is short - drink vintage Champagne. Hugely complex nose. It’s brown sugar, poached Granny Smith apples, but underneath a tropical baked pineapple note. Tertiary notes of deep white flowers and lemon. This juxtaposition between fresh, bright fruit, and deeply brooding rich sugary toasty notes is...Truly stunning. The nose is one of the most complex in Champagne I can recall to date. Goes on with autolysis but with cinnamon and sugar. Gorgeous. The palette snaps alive with malic notes, good acid, the wine is still quite alive. It goes on and on, the green apple provides such freshness. The mid palette is expansive and rich, it’s teeming soft tannins. The finish is long and beautiful, it begs for another sip. — 10 days ago

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Wow! Great bottle. A favorite producer of mine.
James Webb

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@Shay A It really was! And with bottle variation being what it is, I’m so glad we had an audience with this masterpiece

Charles Smith

The Velvet Devil Washington State Merlot 2013

Juicy, smooth, mellow, light on the pallet, but flavorful!! Don't even notice the high alcohol content. Buying more ASAP!!! — a month ago

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Charles Krug

Napa Valley Merlot 2016

Big and big! Great dark plums, big body, long finish. A steak wine. — 3 days ago

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Charles Smith

Stoneridge Vineyard King Coal Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2016

Great wine. A few more years and this will be unstoppable. — 3 days ago

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Post No. 35 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

2015 vintage drank at the end of 2019. At 4 years old, nice blend of cab and Syrah. Lots of fruit forward berries. Very drinkable — 2 days ago


Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

Cranberry, pomegranate, cooked cherry, rhubarb, raspberry, high alcohol with a high acid finish. Fresh and clean with a nice fruit balance. — 12 days ago

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Rheingau Riesling 2016

Honey, lemon, and chalky minerals. The acid surges at the finish. — 11 days ago

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