Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Always trust your senses in the game of options.
I held back from calling this out but nailed it in the end.
Glossy classic GS style.
— a month ago

Bob, David and 5 others liked this

Horsepower Vineyards

Sur Echalas Vineyard Grenache 2014

Too heavy. Remarkable balance and structure, just too full-bodied for me. Steps all over food. — 24 days ago

Josh, RJ and 7 others liked this

Giant Sky

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp pineapple, ripe honeydew, and a hint of peach on the nose. Medium mouthfeel, bright acidity, subtle capsicum, and a crisp, dry finish. Lingering floral notes in the aftertaste. Intriguing and satisfying. Delicious with roasted/broiled asparagus. — 2 months ago

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

This is definitely a Giant Schnauzer wine. Dark ripe fruits, like purple plums or olallieberries. Smooth, like a newly discovered berry bush refreshed after a spring rainfall. Bold, yet humbled. — 2 months ago

Giant Steps Winery

Maison L'Envoye Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Perfumed stinky candied cherry on the nose. Great acidity and a medium finish. Quintessential pinot noir... couldn’t ask for more textbook in the best way. So many jammy messes on the market this stands way ahead of the rest at this price point. Need to try the Burgundian and Wilamitte bottlings. — 25 days ago

Corey Ryan

Little Giant Grenache 2020

Good stuff 👌🏻 — 2 months ago


Il Segno Red Blend 2017

fantini 🇮🇹 wines tasting hosted by the israeli importer.

9th is il segno is a luxury south italy blend of sangiovese, primitivo, aglianico, nero d'avola and nerello mascalese.

massive wine and it better be for it's high price (300 nis)

14.5% abv

full body obviously.

red and black fruit, light earth and dirt and spice shop galore.

an elegant giant.

not my style because of taste and pricing but this is a marvelous wine with great wine work behind it.
— 2 months ago

Eric, David and 2 others liked this

Beaux Frères

The Giant Pinot Noir

This is a delicious, earth deep red Pinot. — 23 days ago

Tom, Shay and 10 others liked this

Giovanni Rosso

Cerretta Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Opened about 30min before serving; consumed over a three hour period. A wine that seems to be mostly about aromatics at this point. Initially, the nose was bing cherry, alpine herbs, tar, wet river rocks…but that shifted after about an hour when fresh raspberries and chocolate covered citrus candies entered the mix. And then, after about 90 minutes of air, then…came the roses accompanied by watermelon Jolly Rancher™️. Really quite captivating!

On the palate, things were a bit more subdued: tart dark cherries, blackberries, tar and minerals were the most obvious…but I have found many 2010 Barolo’s remain pretty reticent, locked behind a giant wall of tannins and really, this is no exception. Lovely acidity. This finish is quite long and, notably, quite saline. While this is enjoyable now, I believe the best is yet to come. Drink now, with some patience, through 2035+?
— a month ago

Eric, Tom and 7 others liked this

La Pousse d'Or

Corton Bressandes Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Nose has ripe black cherry, wet leather, distant wood smoke (spring vine burn), cherry reduction and dry garden soil.

Palate has tart cherry, under-ripe plum, wet slate, green herbs, lightly creamy oak barrel notes with mild tannins. The energy in this bottle seems restrained.

Decanted 6H, and this is not enough time for this youthful wine. This bottle will likely need a decade to concentrate.

The third of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected, needs another 10-15+ years (2031+) to show its truer self.

(Notes will be updated tomorrow, this wine needs much more airing out.)

24 Hour Update: Nose is black cherry compote, cherry jam, wet leather and dry garden soil persists. Palate is dried cherry/blackberry, wet leather and dried tart cherry. More accessible then yesterday, yet only years of rest will open this wine for full enjoyment.

48 Hour Update:
Nose is black cherry jam, cherry juice concentrate, dry crushed rocks with light acetic acid notes. Palate is loosing a few steps today, and gaining some tannins, dried cherry and dried green herbs, yet still interesting.
— 2 months ago

David, Byron and 30 others liked this
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Damn, @Severn Goodwin, drinking all that great Red Burgundy and all!! ;-)
Severn Goodwin

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@Doug Powers This bottle needs more air (and years) to strut its stuff properly. On our prior bottles, as we work thru some P d'Or reds, we decanted about 10+H; I got to opening this one too late in the afternoon. We expect it to be much better today.