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Wellington Vineyards

Meeks Hilltop Ranch Zinfandel 2009

One of my favorite vineyards, one of my favorite winemakers. Hope Peter is enjoying retirement. — 15 hours ago

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Domaine Jean Grivot

Échezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Thankful for generous friends. '13 Echezeaux is a super pretty example of Burgundy. Still a baby. Needed a bunch of air to express itself. High toned, red fruited with earth and spice. Feel like this has some incredible days ahead of it. Would love to revisit in a few years. — 20 days ago

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Durant Vineyards

La Casita Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

2015, WV winemakers tell us, was the year everything went right. All of Durant’s 2015 Pinots seem proof of that. This one is the favorite. — 22 days ago

Henry's Drive

Padthaway Shiraz 2000

2000 Vintage. 14.5% Alcohol. Winemakers Sparky and Sarah Marquis before they started their own Mollydooker brand. Still hanging in with great fruit and bouquet. Lovely and bringing back memories of our vacation in the McLaren Vale area. — a month ago

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Those eyes!
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@Sharon B Those eyes are burning 🔥-take me outside and play ball already!
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Joseph Barsky

@Sharon B Those eyes are burning 🔥-take me outside and play ball already!

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Here’s to a New Year — may it hold the promise of peace, health, joy, and wonderful, new adventures for you and your families.

There are no words that could fully express my sentiments regarding the year 2020 and all that it encompassed both personally and for our world. I am grateful to close this chapter. I look forward with hope and an open heart to all of the possibilities that lie ahead in 2021 and beyond.

Happy New Year to all! Now it’s time for an indulgent surf and turf moment with a ridiculously delicious wine pairing. @deked1
— 19 days ago

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Vanessa

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@David T HNY to you !! 🥂🍾 Cheers!
Mario Vaillancourt

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@Vanessa D Happy new year and 2021 will be better
Vanessa

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@Mario Vaillancourt Thank you and happy 2021 to you, too! I am so hopeful that indeed it will be better 🤞 Cheers!🥂

Martin Woods

Willamette Valley Gamay Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Beautiful nose of cherry fruit. Floral with sweet spices. Really lifted and bright nose. Killer. Awesome earth tones and huge breadth and scope. Keeps opening and opening. Enveloping aromas. Gorgeous palate with terrific energy and finesse. Sleek cherry fruit and wispy tannins and minerality that builds on the finish. Needs an hour or two to really express itself. Will be fun to follow. — a month ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Clavoillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 1998

Legendary producer. Shortly after converting to biodynamic? Has a lean mineral energetic quality and while the energy is great and finish quite long and definitely not showing any of those 22 years in aged symptoms there is an opulence I really love in many Puligny 1er I have tasted and maybe expected some of that...nonetheless this is a beautiful style I feel just not worth the $300 for this bottle. Would much prefer invest in something I know will express a Puligny 1er opulence at 22 years and worth every penny. It’s okay it just seems it’s times at a value have passed. Still grateful to have this experience. Definitely one of the crowd faves and my own as well. — 22 days ago

Fletcher

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

No formal notes - dining with friends at a BYO Italian restaurant in Surfers Paradise. Interesting background story - this is made by Australian winemaker, Dave Fletcher, in the old Barbaresco train station. Dave is one of the chief winemakers at Ceretto. Ceretto allow him to make wine under his own label on the side. A well made correct medium bodied rendition showing red fruits and fine powdery tannins. A great match with Fettuccini Puttanesca. — 20 days ago

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Attilio Ghisolfi

Bussia Bricco Visette Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Another winning 2016 Barolo! Bold floral nose. Intense tannins settled down after a few hours of slow ox. Dark cherry, mineral, earth. Long lingering finish. Probably needs more time to express itself fully. — 24 days ago

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domaine des bonnes gagnes

'La Butte' Anjou Blanc Moelleux 2014

Vintage 2014 | Sunday lunch aperitive. Beautiful chenin blanc that show all its characteristics. Colour with gold reflection. A smell with dried apricot, Turkish delight, hint of mango. Sweet taste with enough acidity to express elegance. In former days this used to be a white Anjou, now it is classified as Coteaux de l’Aubance. Hard working family François and Gwenaelle Hery, that operates in the shade of more well known vintners. — a month ago

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