East Amon Re

Domaine des Rutissons

Isère Etraire de la Dhui 2018

What a crazy wine. 5 ha of this grape on earth. From isere, a region next to savoie in the mountains in the east of France.

Nose is grapes and piney. Very alpine. Some flowers as it opens. Lilacs ? Lavender? Really a beautiful wine in such an unexpected and different way.

Palate is Really delicious. Incredibly crisp and fresh. Hints of pine. Silky tanins.

Lovely fresh alpine finish.

This is almost like if a parcel of volnay was transported to the mountains.

I served this with veal tongue soup. I wanted a re but an elegant red. Mountain wine made sense. I’m glad I had this in my cellar.

Bought from fass selections.
— 2 years ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc 2006

Loaded intense yellow
Cedar, kiwi, floral, musk, minerally, aromatic herbs, sage, spearmint, ginger
Balanced sip between the freshness and the fatness
Interminable salinity
Great substance
Already complex
It will age gracefully
Very fascinating and sensual
Hints of middle East spices
To buy and re-buy👍
— 4 years ago

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Simply beautiful stuff!
Ceccherini Cristiano

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Not bad at all👍

Stone Brewing Co.


Re-review of this classic landmark beer, why? New label, new description on label, this was and still is such a important beer in the craft beer Community, brewed since 1997 and still stands as one of the best IPA' s in the world, Centennial, Chinook and Magnum hops give it that classic base of West Coast IPA, that started the whole IPA movement in other beers and breweries, this was the beer that set the stage for what is now the great IPA 's in the west and east coast, such a monumental and important beer, The influence cannot be understated, still as I said, it holds its place as a great beer today — 6 years ago

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Classic Series Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Chilean Sauv Blancs at mid-price rival pricey French Sauv. Nice full tropical bouquet on the nose. Tart and "minerally" finish (I'm still making up my own descriptors.) What a Sauv should be (at 10:35 a.m.)......."Makes me want to shirk all my duties and line up three bottles and re-watch all of Flight of the Conchords AND East Bound and Down and finish in time to watch The Pats destroy." Anyway, Sauv Blanc is my fave. — 7 years ago

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