Fall Creek Vineyards

Quantum Winery

Ein Quantum Chaos Rot MMXVII

Fall in love. — a month ago

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Les Donneurs de Temps

Chardonnay de Murphy

Woowowowow never have I drunk a more tantalizing, elegant yet funky Chardonnay. Tangerine, wild herbs, Meyer lemon fall into a racy acidity full of saline bliss and musty basement vibes. — 17 days ago

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1990

Wine that caused me to fall in love with wine. Still one of the best wines I’ve ever had. — a month ago

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Inertia GSM Blend 2016

Kirk F
9.5

90 minute decant and OMG was this good! Structured and complex, every sip bringing something new. We had a great time visiting @Stanley Barrios last fall and hope to he and Elena in Minnesota this summer! — 2 months ago

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Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2002

David T
9.7

Now, this is a Champagne worthy of my last year in my current decade.

It’s not inexpensive but, there’s a reason for that.

From the moment I put my nose to the glass, I got a a sense of warm, inviting delicacy. There is; cream, soft ginger, fall green apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, green melons, lightly bruised pear, marmalade jam, as soft as white spice can be, grey volcanics, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers.

The palate enters like Tango dancers & cross-fades into ballet. Perfect richness, mousse & micro-oxygenation with gentle, absolute, perfect acidity. The minerality is fine, delicate & straight up in my wheelhouse. Cream, understated, melted butter, ginger, fall, Granny Smith apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/ peel/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, peach, tangerine, green melons, lightly bruised pear, some apple cider, marmalade jam, honeysuckle, herbaceousiness, a shade of mint, as soft as white spice can be, delicate, grey volcanics with limestone, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with, orange blossoms, white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The long, amazing, well balanced finish is simply Mozart.

The 02 is a blend of 39% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Meunier. This bottle spent at least 12 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in autumn 2014.

Photos of; the House of Krug, their very tall & countless stainless steel tanks they hold still wine(s), fermenting or library bottles in their caves & Krug Clos du Mesnil Vineyard.
— 4 days ago

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Ryan Vento

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Very nice.
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Lovely to share this Champagne with you as we celebrate your birthday
🥂🎂💕

Wayfarer

Wayfarer Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Wayfarer Chardonnay. Unlike the 16 that was a PNP upon release. This is certainly not that. The 17 needs an hour decanting. Personally, would wait until late summer, early fall to start enjoying them. Cheers! — a month ago

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Norman Gennaro

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Double checking my year!

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Celebrating my son’s first #birthday certainly merits the serving of some lovely wine 🍾🍷 What a wonderfully challenging yet humbling year it’s been raising a tiny baby into a little boy with a big heart, a loud laugh, and a captivating smile. I hope and pray today’s celebration is but one of many chapters.

My final bottle of Caymus from before the fall (if you will). Drank remarkably well this evening. Loads of mulled spices, eucalyptus and clove, plums, blackberries, and worn leather. Resolved tannins. Very smooth.
— 2 months ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
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Sharon B

Sharon B

Happy birthday to your son!
Ryan Vento

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Thank you @Sharon B !

Poppy

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2016

Bright currant on the nose that leads to a surprisingly lush feel on the palate for its price. As it opens it continues to soften and gracefully fall back in its place with an even and satisfying finish. — 9 days ago

Beth Zitzman
with Beth
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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2011

David T
9.1

Some IGT wine to pair with red meat sauce (Sunday Gravy) on Penne from Lilian’s Kitchen for my birthday entree.

The 2011 Oreno is a blend of; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

The nose as I poured it from the decanter had bright, brilliant, blue & purple florals. Ripe, lush & ruby; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, limestone, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender.

The body is, rich, round & just hits full. Still a shade early on opening. Needs another 3 years in bottle. The tannins are nicely round but, still show chewy tarriness...45-50% resolved. The tension, structure, length and balance are just hitting their groove. Ripe, lush, ruby & floral fruits of; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries as it opens (1-2 hours) & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice with just touch heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & hints of vanillin, limestone, just moist clay & top soil, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, dry underbrush, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender. The acidity is round just about right. The delicious ruby fruit finish is, nicely polished, well balanced, a little flatter than I like and fall into gentle spice & round, slightly tarry & dusty tannins as it takes hold on the long set.

Photos of; Tenuta Sette Ponti, Merlot fruit nearly ready to be harvested, Owner- Antonio Moretti, who took over the estate from his father in the late 1990's. As well, was charged with fraud a few years back but, believe he survived those charges & Tenuta Sette Ponti vines.
— 6 days ago

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Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

Lovely wine and note👌🍷

Tapteil Vineyard

Red Mountain Merlot 2014

The wine that made us fall in love with Tapteil. Such a big Merlot. Love it. — 2 months ago

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