Domaine J. A. Ferret

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2011

Shay A
9.5

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

This is spectacular. The cool vintage only strengthened this sparkler in its aging capability. Has everything you could want from a Rosé sparkler...bright red fruit accompanied by underripe mixed fruits like black cherries, hint of oxidation, potpourri, minerality, and a battle of tart and sweet notes on the finish. Great now, likely fantastic with a few years of age.
— 5 days ago

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Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett

Hard to beat a J. Schram. Hope to catch up soon!
jesus g

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I can’t wait for the april release of the 2011 j schram. It will be so much more bright and elegant. I walked past those stacks for 5 years now! Was great to hang out and catch up with you and the fam

J. Calvet

Prestige de Calvet Bordeaux Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Boar goulash with dumplings, no climbing this week but with a nice dry wine. Good with a stew! — 11 days ago

Dominic Alstead
with Dominic

J. Doran Vineyards

Pinotage 2013

Dry. Red berries. Holds up to a spiced dish. Very drinkable. Delicious. — 9 days ago

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2010

Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Third year in a row to hang out with
@jesus g as he pours some amazing Schramsberg and JDavies wines for us. One of the best hosts in the entire valley! If you find yourself in Napa, don’t miss out on doing a tasting with him!

When pouring next to the Reserve, this always shows a much more brighter and tightly coiled profile (as expected with BdB). I’ve found that I enjoy the Reserve younger and the JSchram older (as it starts to channel similar Reserve tasting notes with more age). Lemon confit, buttered fresh biscuit, sea spray and grilled aromatics. The acid is almost racy, yet it still is amazingly commanding in how it evolves with complexity.
— 5 days ago

Mike, Tom and 34 others liked this

J. Lohr

Riverstone Arroyo Seco / Monterey Chardonnay 2017

Straw-hued. Aromas and flavors of butter, coconut, cream, oak, papaya, passionfruit, pear, and vanilla. Medium-full body and medium-high acidity. A finish of lemon and minerals on the palate. Very approachable and easy to drink; a solid example of a sub-$15 California Chardonnay. — 8 days ago

J. Brix

Wild Wild Sea Jurassic Park Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018

Lemon, lime, decent minerality, a bit of green. — 6 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A real treat. Something different. Most enjoyable. Long lingering back pallet taste — 24 days ago

Shay, Hugh and 1 other liked this

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1985

Alex Lallos
9.5

Stupidly good. From half bottle (I personally killed the whole thing) lovely aromas of cinnamon, hoisin, dark cherry, crushed rose petals, dusty earth and all spice. Almost amarone in the nose. Add cigar and butter chocolate on the nose as well. Lost the sweetness and drinks like still wine. I’m about to offer a whole bunch of these if anyone wants in please let me know. Prices will be silly good. — 8 days ago

Andrew, Shay and 6 others liked this
Robert Evans Jr

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@Alex Lallos I’m definitely interested
Alex Lallos

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@Robert Evans Jr @Shay A shoot me an email at alex@nolimitfinewines.com and I’ll fire you off the list
Robert Evans Jr

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Ok Alex it’s sent

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2019

Enjoying a Caviar and bubbles brunch with a family of spectacular sparkling wines paired with a great meal. J Schram is so rich and bright. The acidity is so nice — 16 days ago

Shay, Paul and 3 others liked this

W. & J. Graham's

Crusted Port 2013

Been a while since posting with dry January and not drinking as much as usual. Had opened this at Thanksgiving for guests. Brings us back to Portugal instantly! Smooth and delicious 😋 — 4 days ago

Sara Davenport
with Sara