Epic Negociants

Browne Family Vineyards

Do Epic Shit Red Blend

No regrets joining the wine club after having this one! Superb. — 18 days ago

Domaine du Collier

La Charpentrie Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2011

Alder Yarrow
9.4

Positively epic Chenin last night with dinner at @themorris_sf with some friends. Angled towards its mineral core, this wine offered citrus pith and unripe pear flavors with herbal overtones and a hint of flowers. A sappy membrillo note crept into the finish at the end but the pith and wet chalkboard minerality dominated with shimmering subtlety. A knockout from this tiny tiny producer working their 15 acres in Saumur to make 1200 cases per year. The wines are not racked, and have no added yeasts or sulfur, and are often aged for multiple years in the bottle. This particular bottling comes from 100+ year-old vines. — 4 days ago

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La Stoppa

Ageno Malvasia di Candia Blend 2017

When oranges wines are a dime a dozen, it is a special moment to drink one as epic as this. Golden brown and translucent. Very sherry-like against the light. There definitely is a sharp acidity but kept in check by aromas of dark fruit, honeyed tea, and an intriguing incense-like note. Taste is smooth and rich with citrus fruits, dried appricot, and a touch of sweetness. Medium-length finish and there is definitely some lingering tannin. This is a skin-contact wine to contemplate that keeps on giving. Very food-friendly, too. — 5 days ago

Montioni

Ma Gia Montefalco Sagrantino 2015

Lyle Fass
9.3

Insane nose. So so perfumed. Deep black fruits. Huge provocative minerals. Big but so refined. Quite stunning. Amazing cherries. So vivid. Palate is ripe and substantial. The fruit is ripe and velvety tannins and length are there. But it’s backwards. Let’s see if this integrates better. Terrific fruit soak. So velvety. I think this is going places.

Ok integrating quickly. Super concentrated but balanced and so pure and fresh. 9.2 to 9.3. I see this being epic in a few hours.
— 25 days ago

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Yount Ridge Cellars

Epic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Wow!!! This is a great wine!! Dense and well structured, soft - medium tannins, tons of black and blue fruits with a hint of vanilla and savory herbs! Made by Celia Welch from Scarecrow — a month ago

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Robert Biale Vineyards

R.W. Moore Vineyard Zinfandel 2010

Nose has charred cherry, dried blackberry, dehydrated cranberry, old wet leather, dried blueberries, saturated cedar plank and crushed fresh blueberries.

Palate has ripe/dried blueberries, light creamy oak, dark chocolate, dried strawberry, strawberry jam, rioevblackberry, violets and wet garden soil.

Finish is forever, tannins are velvet Elvis! I can't believe I'm commiting this to actual notes, but this might be the best Biale bottle we've ever had, and it's hard to top the equal vintage from the Monte Rosso vineyard. MR is dear to my heart from most producers, but this is epic. At peak enjoyment at only 11yo! Decanted 5H.

Paired to mesquite smoked pork chops from a 1/2 pig purchase from our dear farmer friend Courtney at Highland Farm (Old Chatham, NY). Please support your local resources.
— 18 hours ago

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Had a 12 Carlisle RR Carlisle Vineyard. Great fruit, soft earth, elegant but lacked some pizzazz until it had two plus hours in the decanter.
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Oh, last night.

Lioco

Old Vine Lolonis Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

Palmer Emmitt
9.4

Epic. 62% Sauv Blanc, 23% Semillon, 15% Chard (by weight) co-fermented in neutral oak. Mouth watering acids beautifully tempered with barrel texture. Bright green fruit with undertones of acacia honey and yeasty character. I’m all in with this wine. — a month ago

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Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 1997

This was an EPIC wine experience. Perfectly aged, beautiful in the decanter and glass, smooth, complex and lovely. Can’t imagine a better Pinot Noir. — 2 days ago

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Montepepe

Grand Vintage Toscana Vermentino Viognier 2010

Lyle Fass
9.6

Nose is like a blend of Condrieu and sea salt. Very intriguing. Apricot pit. Floral and mineral but I get a sense it’s holding back. Now some terroir notes are coming through. Nose is nuanced and complex but right now is showing maybe 10% of itself. Has that earthy funky dirty Burgundian thing. Palate is epic. Juicy, structured, deep and very complex. Super dry on the finish. Really lingers as well. Also showing only 10% of what it could be. Very delineated on the finish and superbly mineral. Not much fruit to speak of as of yet. Acidity is good and there is lovely balance and it definitely floats on your palate. Good concentration and depth. Needs time. Maybe 1.5 hours and I will check in again.

Ok nose is a bit better now. Huge spice. Very floral. Like an elite condrieu but much earthier and reminiscent of white burgundy. Gorgeous citrus. Really needs a bit of air here. Sugar cane. Palate is now gaining finesse and has no hard edges. Gorgeous structure and finesse. Really massive 1er cru/grand cru elite white burg structure. Long finish. Amazing how young this shows. Awesome finish. 9.4 to 9.6.
— 6 days ago

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ESF

ESF

What a blend!
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@ESF special stuff. A top 5 Italian white.

Azienda Agricola Giuseppe Filippo Barni

Cantagal Appassimento Autunnale 2005

Lyle Fass
9.7

Nose of white raisins, caramel spices, marmalade, really clean. Super expressive and deep. Palate has crystalline texture, icing on a cake texture, superb freshness and stunning decadent sweetness that is cut by the acids and freshness and there is a even a hint of dryness on the finish from minerality. Ok, this is worth getting exciting about. Erbaluce is so good for sweet wines as the acid is bonkers. Awesome inner mouth aromas and vibrant peaches and other fleshy ripe stone fruits. Also raisins and caramel all anchored by the most ridiculous freshness. Epic. Just incredible. — 24 days ago

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Erik Longabardi

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You are single handedly brining back the joy of Erbaluce!
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@Erik Longabardi best damn grape!
Erik Longabardi

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@Lyle Fass we need a Erbaluce tasting promptly!