Folk Machine

Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2015

OK so finally opened my first bottle of this beautiful stuff. Loving the cellar time machine right now… it’s bigger on the inside. — 3 days ago

Anne Renna
with Anne
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Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

2014 vintage. Super dry and powerful. Medium bodied but drinking like it’s (ballad of a) the thin man. Smoke/char in the nose. Upfront coffee/tobacco and raspberry flavors but little else. Not a good introductory Bordeaux for the masses. For those already smitten, I can see this going 40+ years but there will never be fat years. This is a (c)lean machine. Monolithic and totally old-school Bordeaux. — 3 months ago

Ruud, Ted and 14 others liked this

Vending Machine Winery

Pét-Nat White Blend

One of the first Pet Nats that I had and still such a pleasure to drink. Yeasty zesty and slamable. Great for porch sitting on a hot night in the South. — 3 months ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny


North Fork of Ling Island Rosé 2020

S Wood

Clean biodynamic Rex mad scientist farm cuss machine — a month ago

Tree House Brewing Company

Queen Machine Double American IPA

Tree House Brewing Co. Queen Machine Galaxy. Double American IPA 8.0 % ABV — 2 months ago

Pierre Brisset

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Perfect Bourgogne rouge.

Nose is elegant. Some lilacs.

Palate is delicious fresh fruit. Good grip but not so much it’s annoying or making me want to age it. Fresh raspberry / light wild blackberry crushed in your hands with lilacs. Almost like a cote rotie thing going on.

Damn! Brisset. You are the magic man. Man. Wow.

What you want ina Bourgogne rouge. All I need is a bunch of French folk smoking in my house and some Saucison Lyon and lentils.

Billionaires should buy this and have it with proper roast chicken. No better wine on earth.

Drinking this wine is like viewing the best still life ever. Both are something every artist has to make. But the best version is still a thing of beauty even if it’s a dead rabbit , 4 carrots, a leek and a potato.

Bought from fass selections
— 2 months ago

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Paul Bara

Comtesse Marie de France Grand Cru Champagne Pinot Noir 2010

**If interested, I’ve posted more pics of this visit and trip on my Instagram account - check me out @sips_ensemble**

We also had the pleasure to visit Champagne Paul Bara, another family-owned and -managed winery with only 8 employees! 💪 💪

It is a small but high-quality operation, producing approximately 100,000 bottles per year made exclusively from the free run juice. ✨✨✨ Thanks to the likes of @kermitlynchwine , the U.S. is a major exporting market for this wine. 🙌🙌

Paul Bara’s wines are sustainably farmed on numerous vineyard plots located throughout Bouzy, a Grand Cru village within the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne. 🏔 🏔

Bouzy is known especially for its Pinot Noir-driven Champagnes and also for its still red wines, a specialty of the region, called Coteaux Champenois. 🍇🍇

Paul Bara uses mostly stainless steel vessels for its vinification, designed to accentuate the purity of the fruit. They also use subterranean concrete vessels for the Pinot Noir used in rosé blends and for the Coteaux Champenois (still reds). 🥂

On our tour it was fascinating to see bottles being disgorged, dosaged, corked, capped, and caged on a machine in seconds — these are some of the last stages of the Méthode Champenoise. 🤓

We also learned that Paul Bara is a member of the ‘Club Trésors de Champagne’ an association of 28 vignerons formed to promote quality wine growing and winemaking practices and to highlight the beauty of terroir, demonstrating the excellence achievable outside of the major houses whose names are globally renown such as Veuve Cliquot and Moët & Chandon. 👏

Our favorite wine of the tasting was the 2010 Brut Comtesse Marie de France 🇫🇷 made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes 🍇 It had a richness and abundance of orchard fruit, including baked yellow apple, also toast, bread dough, yeast, and dried white blossom notes, still offering finesse and precision, retaining incredible vibrancy.

We are grateful for our visit to Paul Bara and we look forward to visiting again the future! 🙏❤️
— a month ago

with Deked1
Deked1, Dawn and 24 others liked this


Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Had this in June 2021 and it was the showstopper. We did all the reserves, special lots, etc.. 2006 Landslide crushed them all. It has plenty of aging left to do, but don’t drink it too young. I see some other (older) reviews on here and I feel genuinely bad for those folk.

Incredible structure and power in the glass. A velvet hammer approach of cassis and blackberry, vanilla, with briar and chocolatey coating.

I even compared this next to a 2006 Alexander Valley Silver Oak and this won in a… wait for it… LANDSLIDE.
— 6 months ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian